Chinese New Year: Year of The Dog Gift Wrapping Guide
Also known as Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog will start on the 16th of February 2018. This event is an auspicious occasion in the Chinese calendar and is marked as an official holiday in China celebrated all over the world by the Chinese community.
Fun Fact: On the eve of Chinese New Year, it is traditional for families to get together for a “reunion dinner”. It is also traditional for people to thoroughly clean their homes to remove any bad fortune in order to make way for good luck in the coming Lunar New Year.
If you are considering purchasing a gift for friends or colleagues who will be celebrating Chinese New Year, there are a number of key things you need to consider when selecting gift wrapping that will be appropriate and more importantly, does not cause offence.
In China, colour symbolism is important. Some colours are more auspicious than others. Therefore when you are selecting colours for Chinese New Year gift wrapping, there are some colours which I strongly advise you stay away from . These include:
White: this is the colour of mourning and is predominantly used in funerals
Black: represents bad fortune
Colours that are great for including in your gift wrapping:
Red: represents happiness, success and good fortune
Gold: represents richness and nobility
Green: represents money, wealth and fertility
Some Final Helpful Gift Wrapping Hints & Tips
- Make sure the gift wrap is presentable and at a minimum add a ribbon and bow
- Never use red ink to write the recipient’s name as this is considered bad luck
Luxury Gift Wrapping Service In London
If you would prefer to have your Chinese New Year gifts wrapped professionally, My luxury gift wrapping service in London can take care of it all for you. I will ensure that the gift wrapping does not cause you embarrassment or offend the recipient.
My service also extends to gift pick up or personal shopping to find the perfect gifts for your recipients.
Once the gift(s) have been wrapped, I can ship directly to recipients in over 50 countries worldwide.
Contact me to discuss your Chinese New Year gift wrapping needs.