Lucky Red Envelopes

"An avaricious person is like a snake trying to swallow an elephant." -Chinese proverb Nevertheless, a laisee always cheers me up. In fact, the upcoming lunar new year (January 31, 2014) has me thinking about these lucky red envelopes. They're given away on special occasions or holidays (especially the Chinese New Year). For years, fascinated by their beautiful designs, I kept a collection of them. (As you can see, I still have a couple stowed away.) A few fun facts about the … [Read more...]