Celebrate the Year of the Tiger and Lunar New Year with our newest Friendship Box. Inside you'll find:
Treats to Bring Good Fortune. Eat your way to luck with ginger sweets, lucky candy, mandarin jellies, and haw flakes. Sweets are for a sweet year while mandarin oranges stand for gold and prosperity. Haw flakes come from the hawthorn berry, the candied version of which is a popular Lunar New Year and winter treat in parts of China, due to its refreshingly tart flavor and auspicious red color.
Year of the Tiger Item. People born in an tiger year are believed to be brave, confident, and decisive. What better way to celebrate them than with cute tiger items you can enjoy all year long?
Red Money Envelopes. Also called hong bao or lai see, these envelopes aren’t for mailing letters. They’re for gifting money, the crisper the bills the better. Children and singletons will especially benefit: traditionally, married couples are supposed to give hong bao to the young and unattached.
Lucky Charm. Attracting good fortune is imperative during the New Year. You can do so with a lucky charm such as an ornament with Chinese coins (representing prosperity), a gourd (which wards off evil), or diamond knot (symbolizing longevity).
Noisemaker. Setting off firecrackers to scare away evil spirits is a Lunar New Year tradition. But anything noisy will do, whether a drum or party blower, or symbolically clamorous item like a firecracker decoration.
Zodiac Activity Book. The little one in your life can learn about the animals of the Chinese zodiac with this cute coloring and activity book.
Pocket Chinese Almanac. What will 2022 bring? Find out in this mini book of predictions for the Year of the Tiger. Translated and annotated by Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, the almanac provides old-fashioned household tips, health remedies, and recommendations for auspicious times for a wide range of daily pursuits. Plus this year is extra special: the cover art is by Pearl River friend and former artist-in-residence, Kam Mak.
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Learn more about the Year of the Tiger.