|the back side of the envelope -- the flap tucks in to close it|
|the front side of the finished envelope|
Friends of ours have invited us for a Chinese New Year dinner tomorrow night. I asked my son's girlfriend about how she celebrated Chinese New Year when growing up. One of the things she told me about was making a gift to children (and unmarried young adults) of money, in a red envelope.
So, I set out to make a couple of red envelopes. I bought a square of scrapbook paper, and followed the instructions on this youtube video for an origami envelope. I practiced once first, on a square of newspaper. I thought it was quite easy to do. Also, I thought it might be a good solution for other gift envelope needs, like a gift card, or a homemade coupon-type gift.
|not tucked in, the small item or cash slips into the folded up lower edge|
Just thought I'd share. And happy Chinese New Year!