Almost Lunar New Year!
It’s almost Lunar New Year on 1/25! This coming year is going to be the year of mouse, and in Chinese culture, gifting red envelopes is also a big part of celebration. You give red envelopes to your younger relatives, and you put money or sometimes lottery tickets in there. Yes, red envelope is just for holding money : ) Red is a good fortune color, and passing the red envelopes also means sharing luck and fortune with everyone. These two particular red envelopes comes with “Happy New Year” in different sayings and they are decorated with coins, gold, flowers and golden mouses. It’s also common to put fresh money in there — as in the money has to be clean, unused. and fresh from bank. And some red envelopes are also perfumed to have the refreshing smell!