Red Envelopes Lunar New Year 2018AsianArtMuseumStore
Red envelopes always contain money in China, and are given most commonly to kids from their parents, grandparents and others as Chinese New Year gifts. Actually, the significance of red envelopes is the red paper, not the money inside. Wrapping money in red envelopes is expected to bestow more happiness and blessings on the receivers. It is impolite to open a red envelope in front of the person who gives it to you.
In China, the red envelope is called yasui qian (压岁钱 /yaa-sway chyen/), which means “suppressing ghosts money.” Those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year.
- 4 ¾ x 3 ½ inches
- Printed in the U.S.
- Set of 10 envelopes