If you’re a Hynie, you know that the Boot Shot Tradition is something that is of the utmost importance. As a Hynie, it’s something that I look forward to every year. Yes, I am fully aware that to anyone else, it’s just a bunch of women hanging out on Facebook Live and taking a shot with a celebrity.
But it’s so much more than that.
It’s a way to celebrate the ups and the downs of the year. It’s a way to connect and realize you aren’t alone.
Tyler’s Boot Shot tradition began with friends and family. In an interview he said, “I sort of began with my family and friends where we take a tiny little shot out of a tiny little boot-shaped shot glass. It looks like a boot, a Santa boot.”
He took his tradition to the fans in his Official Fan Club Facebook Group. We sit and talk and drink a shot.
And it’s something that has reinforced his genuine connection with the fans that love him and he loves.
“The folks who watched these movies in this specific Facebook group, they sort of joined in on this tradition last Christmas, and we did a live where we just all took a drink together, and people made collages, and they shared it with each other of everybody’s screenshots at that moment,” he said in a previous interview, “I think it just made people, while being sort of splintered apart from COVID, feel like they were with other folks…without too many material possessions being involved.”
Last year, he made boots for fans to join in the tradition and they sold out quickly. Like really quickly. But part of the greatness in what Tyler makes is that the boots come in packages of 5, one for the person buying and four to give away (or keep, totally up to you).
With them selling out last year, Hynes decided to do a preorder this year to make sure that there were enough made for everyone who wants them.
“So many of you have made it clear that you want more of this tradition and I’ve heard you. From all walks of life you have shared your stories of how this has enriched your lives and your relationships. This couldn’t touch me more. This was the dream I had when I first began this journey and I can’t tell you what it does to me seeing it fulfilled. This was the intention behind that first spark of an idea. To connect, to enrich, to warm hearts come the holiday season ( or year round, it seems many of you love celebrating at all kinds of occasions 🙂 ). Whether this year you wished to get your first Boot Shot Box or expand your circle of friends and family joining in, I wanted to do everything I could to make sure you got what you wanted and as many as you wished. And if we’re climbing that mountain again, why not make it unique & special. All I ask kindly is that you please be patient. This is a labour of love from people close to me working to bring you joy. So without further a do…as you’ve so graciously requested, here it is. The 2nd Edition . It’s been my honour to bring it to you once again. 🙂,” Tyler wrote on the order page.
Be sure to preorder yours here and join in the tradition that unites us Hynies together every year.