Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DIY Chinese New Year red envelope

As a child, one of the highlights during Chinese New Year was receiving hong bao or red envelopes from my parents and relatives we visited during the new year. Usually it was filled with a few dollars but sometimes I'd be lucky and find $20 bills, that was like hitting the lottery!

I want to share an easy DIY red envelope that I created for Chinese New Year, which falls on February 10th this year. Click HERE for a free printable.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Red paper
Scissors or X-acto knife
Glue

STEP 1: Print and trim
STEP 2: Fold & glue
STEP 3: Insert "lucky money"



Join in the celebration and sharing the tradition of passing a red envelope to your child on Chinese New Year. It's suppose to bring luck to the person who gets it and to the person who gives it.

Do you have something that you do to "bring luck"?
Gung hey fat choi! May prosperity be with you!

Eva

5 comments:

  1. This is seriously so cute! I've never thought to DIY the red envelopes, what a great idea!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. Thanks so much Yi-chia, glad you like it! Wishing you a happy new year :)

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  3. What cute envelopes. Now I just have to find some red paper...and money...hehe...

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Red paper at Michaels, A.C. Moore or local craft store. Money hmmm... Alan's wallet? hehe
      Happy New Year!

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