Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is Wednesday, but tonight we celebrated Chinese New Year with a family dinner (my husband side).  One of the traditions of Chinese New Year is to pass out red envelopes to the unmarried children, to wish them good luck in the new year.  The envelopes are usually filled with some crisp new bills.  This is the first year I said to myself, "I should probably make these envelopes", since I have an entire room of crafts supplies.

I used one of the mini envelope templates from JudiKins.

Red is a symbol of good luck - so I used red card stock.

This happens to be the year of the rabbit, so I searched for rabbit images on the internet and cut them out and glued them on the envelops.  These are the ones I passed out at dinner tonight.
Now, that's much better than buying them.


  1. Is that cute, or what?!! I love those and never would have thought to make my own red envelopes! Very clever!

  2. So cute with the rabbits. My daughters usually get a few red envelopes from neighbors and friends for Chinese New Years. I took a bookmaking class with your sister yesterday taught by Julee Hermman. Have a Happy New Year! Valerie

  3. Super cute and very Chinese red envelopes I've ever seen...can't decide which one I like best! F

  4. Love this idea of making your own red envelopes. Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. great idea..wish i could keep up w/ u!