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The History of the Lucky Red Envelope

The History of the Lucky Red Envelope

Here at All Colour Envelopes, we offer a wide range of coloured envelopes for business and for personal use. Whether you are using coloured envelopes for a marketing campaign or to send greeting cards to loved ones, there is so much behind the colours that we choose.

In the UK, we associate the colour red with love, passion and romance, but in South East Asia, a red envelope means so much more. Red envelopes, also known as lucky envelopes or lai-see is a Chinese tradition which is popular for Chinese New Year and other celebrations throughout the year. Red envelopes traditionally contain money for the recipient and the intricate gold detailing on the envelope's exterior express messages of good tidings and general good luck.

If you're planning your Direct Mail campaign calendar, perhaps this is something to think about for Chinese New Year? Shop online today and find a whole range of coloured envelopes, including gold envelopes, silver envelopes, sleek and stylish black envelopes, pastel envelopes, metallic or pearlescent envelopes and more.


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