Year of the Dragon
Ni hao and welcome to the Chines New Year Blog Hop! This hop is in honor of Guan, the little boy April's family is adopting from Taiwan. To celebrate his culture, we want to share some Chinese-inspired projects with you! If you arrived here from Maria's Blog then you are in the right place! If you just joined us, please go back to April's blog atwww.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com to see everyone's amazing creativity!
For my project, I created a "Red Envelope"
It is custom for elders to give a gift of money to a child for New Year's in a red envelope. By doing so it is to bring you and the child good luck, prosperity and happiness. The color red is a symbol of happiness. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with gold Chinese characters like happiness and wealth. There is a custom way to give and receive this red envelope as well. When giving someone a red envelope, use both hands to present the red envelope to the recipient. The red envelope is also received with both hands.The recipient of a red envelope at Chinese New Year or on his or her birthday should not open it in front of the giver. This is for respect.
We have some great blog candy to offer from April Nourse and PSA Essentials.
To be eligible, you must simply comment on each blog on each day's post. We'd love for you to become a follower of each of our blogs too. If you are on Facebook I would love to meet you and have you following along with me at my fanpage...here is the link:
Here is the complete line up:
April - http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
Lynne K. - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Shannon - http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
Inga - http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
Maria - http://www.mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com/
Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Ellen - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
PSA Essentials - www.psastampcamp.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Dena's Blog to see what inspiration she has to share with you with her project =D And remember to wish your Chinese friends "Gong Xi Fa Chai"!