Happy Chinese New Year

I've been lucky to have been invited to Chinese New Year celebrations before! They are wonderful, heartwarming, family-oriented gatherings with an amazing smorgasbord of cultural delicacies to feast on.

I even have been the recipient of my own Lai See - a red envelope that contains "good luck" money inside. Traditionally, these packets are gold (representing fortune) or red (representing luck), and are bestowed from a senior to a junior, for example from an elder to a young child, or from a boss to an employee. The act of giving a red envelope during Chinese New Year shows that you wish that person luck and prosperity in the new year!

In celebration of Chinese New Year, I decided to design my own Lai See envelopes with a complementary greeting card design. The "Year of the Dog" was a zodiac year I was absolutely thrilled to illustrate...especially given my fondness (ahem - slight obsession) with Corgis.

Wishing you all luck and happiness this Lunar New Year!

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