Red Paper Envelopes

Don’t forget to get your gifts ready for Chinese New Year’s in red paper envelopes. Beautiful ones are available at the Far East Oriental store on Park Street in Whitehall.
Just a few guidelines so you don’t bring on any bad luck. Put even numbered amounts of money in the envelope, avoiding any that include the number 4. So give $6 or $10, but not $4, $14 or $40. Odd numbers are associated with bad luck, so, to be safe, give even amounts. These gift are generally give to children and unmarried people, but it is nice to include all those to whom you wish prosperity and good luck. We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!! Don’t forget to open your windows at midnight, and don’t eat that whole can of tuna!

Red envelopes for Chinese New Year
Red envelopes for Chinese New Year

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