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Introducing: Coordinating Greeting Cards

Introducing: Coordinating Greeting Cards

Major events and celebrations - whether it's a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday or New Years - are at the heart of each occasions where yo...
Stories: How We Celebrate Baby Milestones - Red Egg, Doljanchi and Zhua Zhou

Stories: How We Celebrate Baby Milestones - Red Egg, Doljanchi and Zhua Zhou

Whether it’s celebrating the first few months of a child’s life or the first year, there are many ways that Asian communities celebrate these tradi...
What is a Zhua Zhou first birthday ceremony?

What is a Zhua Zhou first birthday ceremony?

Your beautiful baby just turned one year old! And you survived a year! There’s no better way to celebrate your kiddo’s first birthday than inviti...
Hosting a Red Egg Ceremony

Hosting a Red Egg Ceremony

Red Egg Ceremonies are a festive way to celebrate and welcome a new baby, as we mentioned before. What’s better than showing off your new little on...
Stories: How Our Family Celebrates Passover

Stories: How Our Family Celebrates Passover

Here at Gathered Gifts, we love sharing the ways that families celebrate their traditions, whether it’s introducing an old tradition to new famil...
What is a Red Egg and Ginger Ceremony?

What is a Red Egg and Ginger Ceremony?

A red egg and ginger celebration celebrates the first 30 days of a new baby’s life. In some families, this celebration may also occur after 100 da...
Using Red Envelopes Beyond Chinese New Year

Using Red Envelopes Beyond Chinese New Year

Did you know? Red envelopes are not just a New Year’s thing. While it’s a time when they’re the most popular, red envelopes are also very appropr...
Make It: DIY Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Make It: DIY Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Resembling little purses stuffed with riches, it is a long standing tradition to eat plenty of dumplings during New Years because they symbolize ...
How Gathered Gifts Red Envelopes are Unique

How Gathered Gifts Red Envelopes are Unique

  At Gathered Gifts, we are very proud of our debut product - our own fresh and modern take on Chinese Red Envelopes. We wanted high quality, beau...
Select Chinese Superstitions and More Things Grandma Says

Select Chinese Superstitions and More Things Grandma Says

I have something to admit to everyone. Whenever I attend a Chinese banquet—which happens several times a year (weddings, birthdays, retirements, N...
Throwing a Last-Minute Chinese New Year Party

Throwing a Last-Minute Chinese New Year Party

It’s February 15 and you forgot, and we don’t mean someone’s birthday or Valentine’s Day. It’s Chinese New Year’s Eve. The Year of the Dog is bark...
What's Your Sign: An Introduction to the Chinese Zodiac

What's Your Sign: An Introduction to the Chinese Zodiac

  My mom is a pretty up-to-date mom as far as things go. She video-chats with her siblings in Taiwan and her granddaughter in California, checks he...