Red Money Envelopes for Chinese New Year

I’ve updated another one of my Chinese New Year Printables for the Year of the Rooster! These Red Money Envelopes are traditionally given to wish a healthy and happy new year.

The red colour of the envelope symbolises good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. The amount of money contained in the envelope usually ends with an even digit, in accordance with Chinese beliefs. There is also a widespread tradition that money should not be given in fours, or the number four should not appear in the amount, such as in 40, 400 and 444, as the pronunciation of the word “four” is homophonous to the word “death” I found a fascinating article about Chinese red money envelopes, which goes into greater detail about the traditions.

Red Money Envelopes for Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster

Red Money Envelopes

I have created these free printable red money envelopes for you to download and make for your Chinese New Year celebrations. Print as many templates as you need and cut out. Score along the lines, and fold the flaps towards the back, as shown in the image below. Fix with a little bit of glue or double sided tape, add some money then fold the final flap down and seal with some tape, or just slot into place.

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Red Money Envelopes for Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster

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Red Money Envelopes for Chinese New Year

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