How To Use Tendr To Celebrate The Year Of The Rooster
For the first time ever, we’ve got cards celebrating Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rooster!
Whether you call them hongbao, lai see or red envelopes, the traditional gift of money for Lunar New Year is something we’re proud to incorporate into Tendr.
Red symbolizes energy, happiness and good luck, while giving money on family and friends in a red packet is a blessing and well-wish for the year ahead.
In China, young people have taken to giving friends and family red envelopes digitally, more than 8 billion in 2016 alone.
Now, we’re bringing that same easy, digital simplicity to the U.S.!
With Tendr, you can send red envelopes to anyone with an email address and American bank account.
Choose from our artist-designed cards and write a personalized note.
Wondering who to send a red envelope to?
Giving a red packet is a way of sharing blessings and well-wishes with family and friends. Here are some traditional recipients of these blessings:
Elders: Giving to your elders, like grandparents is traditional. Married couples will traditionally also give money to their parents. These gifts are usually in the $100 to $300 range.
Younger relatives: Your cousins, nieces and nephews who are younger than you (and likely without a job), as well as children of close friends are all traditional recipients of red packets. Depending on your relationship, these gifts typically range from $10 to $30.
Your kids: If you have kids of your own, giving them a red envelope is a way to wish them well for the year ahead. A popular typical amount is $20, give as much as you feel comfortable with.
Other things to keep in mind
The number eight is considered a lucky number, and even numbers are preferred over odd ones. Avoid giving gifts with the number four in it, since it’s considered to be unlucky.
So, for example giving a gift of $88 is very lucky, while $44 is super unlucky. A gift of $20 is preferable over a gift of $25.
Want to learn more about the traditions of giving red envelopes? Click here!