We did it, you guys. The year 2017 is finally coming to a close, and it's about time to welcome January 1 with open arms. While the holiday will likely prompt sentimental posts from family, friends, and all the other random people you follow on social media, we say ring in 2018 with funny New Year's Day memes. I mean, after this heck of a year, we can all use a healthy dose of comic relief.
Besides, sharing hilarious holiday memes is a great way to poke fun at any occasion that people can sometimes take a little too seriously — not that there is anything wrong with that. In the case of New Year's, everyone becomes obsessed with their New Year's resolutions, even though most disappear come January 2. One might argue that making small goals is a better approach, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
Either way, once January 1 hits, you can expect your feeds, from Insta to Twitter to Facebook, to be filled with sparkly recaps from the night before. But what happens if you're spending the night at home, trying to control excited kids who stayed up way past their bed time and have no glitter, confetti, or even cute shoes to show for it? Opt for a meme of course. One that not only reflects how your night is actually going, but also captures your feelings about those pesky resolutions that you already know you are not keeping. You can be sure to find something that will crack you up.
1. Do Better
Why is everything better when babies are involved? Oh right, because they're freakin' awesome (most of the time). I already feel motivated just looking at this.
2. January 2nd
Year after year, this meme manages to be painfully accurate. Share this one if you're guilty of being a gym rat, but only on January 1. You can be sure that other people will relate.
3. Me Versus 2018
Some people are focused at the turn of the year. When you just don't want to face real life and the responsibilities that come with it, post this hilarious meme.
4. Ur Beautiful
This little guy has the right idea. Basically, as soon as 2018 begins, we should channel this rabbit's self-confidence with the help of some wine.
5. 10 PM
New Year's Eve plans got you stressed about staying up way past your bed time? Us too.
7. Black On Black
If you just went from black to sparkly black to black again, this meme is screaming your name, sister. Fellow all-black lovers will adore this one.
8. The Master
Don't feel guilty if you left a party before the ball even dropped. Instead, dub yourself as the master at leaving parties early. It sounds way cooler.
9. The Gym
There's just something about gym memes that capture the air of a new year. This amusing one featuring a woman who knows her priorities, is no exception, of course.
10. Chocolate And Wine
When you're not about making New Year's resolutions, give everyone a look into what your real goals are for 2018.
11. Rough Patch
2017 was one heck of a year, and there's a good chance your followers will agree. Here's to hoping 2018 is a little less ridiculous.
12. I'll Be The Same
Sometimes you just got to be honest with yourself and everyone around you.
13. Heads Will Roll
Grumpy Cat has been around for years, but honestly, who can get tired of this face? It's pure meme gold, especially if you've got a million fingers crossed for a good year.
14. No Expectations
Here's another way to tell it like it is.
15. Since Last Year
Eventually those jokes are going to get old, and if you think it happened in 2010, then this one's got your name on it.
16. Keeping It Casual
And if you're not obsessed with the idea of resolutions? Start calling them "casual promises" because in all honestly, that's exactly what they are. We're pretty sure this post is going to make a lot of people feel better about setting their goals for next year.
17. Didn't Die
Post this meme to break up the string of mushy, nostalgic recaps on your news feed. Ain't nobody got time for that.
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