These elegant Red Packets have the Chinese characters 一 帆 順 風 (yī fān shùn fēng) a traditional Chinese blessing meaning “smooth sailing; free from any obstruction” embossed in striking gold foil against a bright red background. A golden wealth ship, laden with treasures, signifying incoming wealth, abundance, success, and prosperity, adds to the auspiciousness of the Red Packets.
Chinese Red Packets, commonly referred to as “Ang Pow” or “Hung-Bao are actually small gift envelopes, (usually in red but nowadays other colors are used too) decorated with good luck symbols and wordings for greetings and best wishes. In Chinese culture, red is known to be the most auspicious color and is powerful for warding off misfortune. The most widespread use of the Red Packets is during Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year when they are given to children, unmarried adults, or elders with money inside them. Red packets are also given as gifts at weddings and birthdays or any other important event. Nowadays, employers give red packets to their employees as a year-end bonus as well. Red Packets can also be used to keep and enhance your talisman or good luck charms such as lucky Chinese Coins or jewelry. Over the years, with all the stunning and eye-catching designs available, Ang Pows have even developed into a much sought-after collector’s item.
Get a set (total of 18 pieces) of these lovely Smooth Sailing Wealth Ship Red Packets to present your monetary or jewelry gifts for any happy and auspicious occasion. Or you can use these pretty Ang Pows to keep and empower your charms and amulets, and/or to add to your Red Packet collections.