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Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

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Chinese red envelopes are generally rectangular in shape as this is to represent a shield that symbolises protection. The size of the envelope also can vary from small, to accommodate folded banknotes, to a larger sized red envelope which can accommodate banknotes as well as a written personal note.

What is put in red envelopes?

In China, it is the tradition for red envelopes to be gifted containing money to children and single people. Red envelopes are also typically given at other special occasions such as birthdays and Chinese weddings. The amount gifted to the recipient usually ends with an even digit as amounts ending with an odd value tend to be given at funerals.

Why red envelopes?

The colour red symbolises good luck, happiness and is a symbol to ward off evil spirits.

We have a wide range of red Chinese new year envelopes that are perfect as use for gifting. From small red gift tag envelopes to larger C5 red envelopes. Shop red envelopes for Chinese new year

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