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Chinese New Year! Make your own red envelopes

Ravina Rama

24 January 2017

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The Chinese New Year Red Envelope is one of the favourite and most fun East Asian traditions for kids and their families. The colour red is seen as a symbol of energy, happiness and good luck, so red envelopes are usually sent from Grandmas and Grandads, Aunts and Uncles, and Mum and Dads to wish little ones well for the New Year.

Red envelopes are often filled with shiny coins or crisp notes, but you can use chocolate coins if you want. Make sure to avoid the number 4 – it’s bad luck in Chinese culture! The number 7 is seen as especially lucky – we wouldn’t say no to seven chocolates!

It’s so easy to make your own Chinese New Year red envelopes with your kids! Just open the printable template below and watch our step-by-step guide.

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Ravina Rama

24 January 2017

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Ravina Rama is the PR, Content and Social Media Executive for Day Out With The Kids and finds therapy in both shopping and writing for her own blog.

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