Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, Chun Jie — it all means the same thing, and it’s time for the most important holiday in China to usher in the Year of the Ox!
As we heed the government’s call to stay safe, let’s continue enjoying the new year’s traditions but with health and safety in mind.
Here are our suggestions to prepare your home the traditional way and what to do if someone visits you!
How to decorate your home the traditional way
Some of the more popular decorations to put up for the new year are red lanterns to drive away bad luck, couplets with words of wisdom and good luck, paper cuttings for luck and happiness, and an upside-down Chinese character, fu 福 to symbolise luck falling in!
Instead of worrying if you have the correct traditional Chinese decorations, let Sam’s help you. The box your decorations come in is so lovely it doubles as a conversation piece in your home!
Getting ready for visitors
Celebrating the new year this year could be a little different as many will visit virtually. But in case you have visitors at your doorstep admiring your front door decorations, please prepare yourself to welcome them in!
A traditional Chinese host will welcome guests with light snacks served in an eight-sided snack tray that radiates good wishes for the home. All you need to do is fill it with delectable delights from Sam’s!
What do I do when visitors leave my home? What about virtual visitors? What should I do?
Depending on which part of China you come from, there are different ways for a host to show their appreciation for visitors. But the one common tradition is to give your visitor a gift as they leave.
And treat the virtual visitor as if they had graced your home and send them a gift.
Here are a few of Sam’s favourite items to give your visitor, even if they’re virtual visitors. Order online, and get your quality and exclusive-to-Sam’s items delivered to your doorstep, often within an hour!
Enjoy the year of OX
And please let Sam’s take care of the new year items you need as you sit back and enjoy this special time of the year!
Gong Xi Fa Cai 恭喜发财
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