Every year since MO (my son) has been in school, I have sent along little gifts to his classmates for all the holidays, including ones that most Americans don’t celebrate.
Actually, I especially like to send things for the smaller American holidays, like Chinese New Year. It’s unexpected and fun!
Chinese New Year–also known as the Lunar New Year–is an annual holiday celebrated by millions of people and is chock full of wonderful traditions. One of the most prominent traditions is the giving of Red Envelopes.
One of my favorite traditions from Chinese New Year is these cute envelopes!
Red Envelopes usually contain money, but I’ve always slipped chocolate coins (usually left over from Christmas stockings!) in them.
My version of Red Envelopes uses plain red card stock and uses Cricut gold markers to draw traditional Chinese symbols for Prosperity, Happiness, Peace and Love on them.
This is a quick and easy to make Cricut project that you will want to make a lot of!
Because this Design Space file has six different symboled envelopes–which all fit on one sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper–it’s easy to churn out a dozen or so of these adorable little envelopes. All you have to do is glue the edges and stuff them with the chocolate coins.
How fun is that?
Here’s the Pinterest link to this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146112058/
Here’s the Design Space file: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/127066857
“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”
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