Kung Hei Fat Choi!
(I think I made a post about it a couple of years ago when I was in Chiang Mai Thailand. Most men in other Asian countries from India and Bhutan to Laos and Cambodia use shawls and scarves all the time. It's like an all-around fabric for them. They use it to warm themselves against the cold, as makeshift bag to carry objects (even babies, actually), and for many other purposes. It comes very handy).
Anyway, just getting back into the swing of things.
It's Chinese new year in an hour and it seems everyone is in search of more luck this year and lots of enterprising people out there are cashing in on the demand. My take on it is actually simple: If it helps you think more positively, then by all means go all out with the rituals.
KUNG HEI FAT CHOI EVERYONE!!!