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.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2009
- 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.
- New Year's greeting rubber stamp
- Gold-ink pad
- Red envelopes
- Patterned paper
- Gold cord
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