We sent them. We ate them. We wore them. There were so many ways emoji brought joy to our lives, saying so much with a tap here and swipe there. While we can鈥檛 wait to see how 2015 will take emoji to the next level, we鈥檙e looking back on our favorite emoji moments from this year now!


1. Cook With Emoji: Yes, you can search recipes with emojis now.


2. Wearable Emoji: Emoji jumped from the screen to adorn our necks, ears, wrists and more 鈥 and we loved every piece.


3. Nick Offerman鈥檚 Hand-carved Emoji: Give us all of the emoji faces you can make, please and thank you.


4. All the Halloween Costumes: So. Many. Costumes. (We can鈥檛.)


5. And Even More Halloween Decor: Pumpkin carving, schmarving. Paint and printables were the best thing that happened to traditional Halloween doorstep decorations.


6. Bitmoji:聽Those little yellow faces are so last year. If you haven鈥檛 yet, design your own emoji avatar and make it say (or feel) all the feels.


7. Music Videos Starring Emojis: This is the closest we鈥檒l get to a revival of Pop-Up Video, kids of the 鈥90s. Embrace it.


8.聽DrawType: Can鈥檛 stop doodling? This app lets us draw anything we wanted to turn into an emoji. This is the best pizza invite we鈥檝e ever received, hands down.

9. Bill Nye the Science Emoji Guy: Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! In less than two minutes, the scientist we all grew up with and have loved since childhood explains everything with our beloved tiny characters. *mind blown*


10. Taco Emoji (Kinda): We鈥檒l take any opportunity to have a taco for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So naturally we threw emoji confetti when Julia Hefferman designed one for GroupMe messaging.


11.聽Emojiary: Here鈥檚 a new way to document your days in 2015. (That memoir isn鈥檛 going to write itself.) Take a cue from Andy Cohen and kickstart your day-to-day chronicles with this free app that asks you how you鈥檙e feeling each day.


12. 3D Printed Emoji: The folks from Good Custom Goods brought the best emoji expressions to life with a 3D printer.聽You can get your hands on your fave emoji to keep you company at your desk or spruce up a bookshelf for $20. The entire set goes for聽$360.


13. iDiversicons:聽After a petition was posted on聽DoSomething.org聽in August for emoji to more closely resemble realistic skin tones, the聽Unicode Consortium released a proposal with draft skin tones for changes to the Unicode Standard, which won鈥檛 be set until June 2015. Thankfully a mother-daughter team released iDiversicons with a new population of characters to personalize our texts.


14. LOLy: Fashionistas rejoiced when this line of聽uber stylish icons was released


15. Emoji Slippers: Oh and then remember that one time you could buy a pair of slippers with the poop embroidered on them for鈥 $340?!?!?! Yeah, 2014 was outrageously awesome like that.

What was your favorite way to use emoji this year? Tell us in the comments.