Chinese New Year 2020: Unique Red Packets To Give Your Blessings In Hong Kong
When it comes to lai see, also known as lucky envelopes, red packets or hong bao that are stuffed with cash and passed around during Chinese New Year, it’s not just about what’s inside. The envelopes themselves say a lot about you, so why not go all out with unique and bespoke designs to make sure they don’t get lost in the pile?
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1/5 Joys Red Packets
Joys Red Packet has a huge assortment of red packets with designs that cover everything from double happiness and longevity to fortune and “cool greetings,” some of which translate roughly into “a little something” and “big fat wallet.” Bespoke designs can also be ordered with your family surname or company information for corporate handouts. Don’t have a Chinese surname? Joys Red Packet can also create red packets with English initials from A to Z, complete with a golden faux buckle on the envelope.
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EcoArt takes the cake when it comes to the fanciest and most high-tech red packets. Not only do they have intricate, colourful designs of “Bright Blessings”, “Flower Clusters” and “Lucky Mouse” for the Year of the Rat, they’ve even implemented AR (augmented reality) into some lai see packets that spring to life on video when viewed with your smartphone. The regular, two-dimensional designs include those of the Chinese Zodiac, funny cartoons and nostalgic Hong Kong icons like neon signs.
Discover more at redpacket.co and learn more about the AR (augmented reality) lai see packets here
3/5 Custom red packets by Photobook Hong Kong
If you’ve always wanted to put your face or family on a red packet, look no further than Photobook Hong Kong. While their main business is photobook production, they also have a slew of other products that you can customise, including lai see packets that you can insert photos into. Choose from “Prosperity Rat”, “Kindred Spirits” and “Family Delight,” which allows for an image of your family on the front and personalised message on the back.
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From geometric, iridescent designs of majestic creatures to classic and traditional designs for the Year of the Rat, SpecialtyPaperSupply has a full range of unique Chinese New Year red packets that’ll definitely rise above the crowd. Keep it simple with clean motifs including Chinese ingots (aka. gold nuggets), flowers, and mouse whiskers, or go all out with butterflies, tassels and laser-cut lace edges.
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Laser cut designs have never looked better than FabspaceKLStore’s Year of the Rat custom red pocket designs on Etsy, especially when they can cut your name right into the design. Mouse motifs include an actual mouse going head-to-head with a computer mouse (will they ‘click’?) and three not-so-blind mice with adorable buck teeth. What’s more—you can even choose the colour combinations of the inner and outer pockets to make them completely personalised.
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