My parents were born and raised in Taiwan and I was born and raised in Southern California. Like so many children of immigrants and like any other kid or teenager, I wanted to fit in and was more interested in being like everyone else and sadly not at all interested in my heritage, culture, holidays, or traditions.
I begged not to go to Chinese school (because not more school on the weekends !! but now I wish I understood the language better and could read and write in it), I didn't want “weird” foods in my lunch (now I enjoy sharing them!), and since my parents were so far away from their families, we didn't really have big gatherings or traditions for Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, etc.
It wasn't until I was in my 30s that I had a renewed interest and appreciation for these things. But it's never too late to learn, to discover and get to know different parts of ourselves better, or to create some new traditions! So in that spirit, I shared ways to celebrate in my newsletter, Atiliay Notes, and also created a set of Lunar New Year Printables! 🎉🧧
This Sunday, Jan 22nd, is Lunar New Year and when the year of the water rabbit will begin! To help us celebrate, I created some red envelope templates and card PDFs for my shop--Lunar New Year lasts for 15 days so there's still time to send out snail mail greetings :)
You can find all Lunar New Year items in my shop by clicking here!
I also shared some freebies with my newsletter subscribers including "Happy Year of the Rabbit" cards and tags as well as a blank red envelope template. For instant access to the free downloads along with an entire library of PDFs, sign up for my newsletter!
I hope these printables help you celebrate!
Happy Year of the Rabbit!
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Lunar New Year full of happiness, prosperity, and good health! 🐰❤️