Lucky Chinese Red Envelope Craft

Lucky Chinese Red Envelope Craft

Chinese red envelopes are commonly given out during the Chinese New Year, weddings, and birthdays and are considered to be very auspicious gifts. Red symbolizes fire and fire is thought to ward off bad luck.  During the Chinese New Year, they are given out by married couples to small children, teenagers, and single adults.


While the tradition of giving red envelopes centers on children, they are given to friends, family, colleagues and many other relatives – and different amounts of money are customary for each relation. For example, parents and grandparents get the most, but employees and even casual acquaintances can expect a red envelope. Source: Google Arts and Culture- 8 Things You Should Know About The Lucky Red Envelope  (The story of hóngbāo)

  • Red Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock or heavy paper
  1. Click on template below and print out your lucky envelope.
  2. Cut out and glue together to form an envelope.

This envelope contains money for the recipient and brings luck to the giver.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a template below to open it in a new window to print in the correct size


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