Chinese New Year Envelope Place Setting
Giving red envelopes filled with coins is a custom at Chinese New Year (which starts January 26), designed to bring good fortune to the recipients. Here's how to share the luck with dinner guests.
- New Year's greeting rubber stamp
- Gold-ink pad
- Red envelopes
- Patterned paper
- Gold cord
Rubber-stamp a red envelope with a New Year's greeting -- in any language -- using a gold-ink pad.
Fill it with change, and then lay it on a folded napkin wrapped with a band of patterned paper.
Tie in back with gold cord.