Off White Vancouver - Lunar New Year Red Envelopes
We produced these red envelopes for our clients over at Off White's Vancouver chapter. These will be given out by Off White for Lunar New Year 2022. Off White's sleek designs always stand out in the fashion world and we are always excited when they ask us to help with a project!
A red envelope (hongbao in Mandarin, lai see in Cantonese, and ang pow in Hokkien) is a gift of money inserted into an ornate red pocket of paper. They are given on some important occasions, such as Chinese New Year, birthdays, and weddings in China and some other Asian countries as a way to send good wishes.
The color red symbolizes energy, happiness, and good luck in Chinese cultures. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with beautiful Chinese calligraphy and symbols.
The significance of red envelopes is the red paper, not the money inside. Wrapping lucky money in red envelopes is expected to bestow more happiness and blessings on the receivers.