The Lunar New Year is on January 22nd this year. This year, we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
The rabbit is the fourth in the twelve-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to have a soft and tender personality. They keep a modest attitude and are quite easy going. They tend not to quarrel too often and are not easily irritated.
I created this red envelope for the Lunar New Year and for the Festive Friday FF0125 Challenge. I used the Mini Pocket Dies, Sweet Citrus Bundle and Easter Bunny punch. We were challenged to use 3 items or techniques from the list. I chose red, gold, rabbit and envelopes (4!) for my project.
A red envelope is a gift of money inserted into an decorative red pocket of paper. The red envelope is given on important occasions like Lunar New Year and weddings. These envelopes are often given to children and the elderly.
Red symbolizes happiness and good luck in Chinese cultures. Giving gifts of money in red envelopes is said to bring blessings and good fortune to the receivers.
This red envelope was fun to make. I made quite a few of them as a custom order and I’m so glad I was able to share them for this Festive Friday Challenge. Check out their blog and see other creations based on this challenge list.
If you celebrate Lunar New Year, I will you good fortune, health and happiness. Happy New Year!