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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
What is Chinese New Year?

What is Chinese New Year?

The Lunar New Year includes the celebrations for kicking off a brand new year in the Chinese lunar calendar and is celebrated by countries that ha...
Red Envelope Etiquette - Tips for Giving and Receiving

Red Envelope Etiquette - Tips for Giving and Receiving

After thousands of years and millions of red envelopes exchanged, few true etiquette rules exist for the tradition of hong bao. Each family has th...
Behind the Chinese Red Envelope

Behind the Chinese Red Envelope

What’s a Red Envelope? Thousands of years ago, Chinese people were gifting each other coins strung together with string as symbols of good luck. B...