Chinese New Year actually starts on the 25th of January as of next year, which is relatively early considering last year’s Chinese New Year happened in February.
Time ticks quick and six months will pass by in a flash. Do you know how to prepare for the upcoming Chinese New Year? Do you want to impress all of your Aunties and Uncles? Here is a guide on how you can up your game this CNY!
Definitely, prepare some red packets for the little ones. We are not talking about those ordinary red packets that you receive from the banks; I am talking about those that have different textures to it. You’d be surprised by what you can find. [tip: place more money in it to become everyone’s favorite Uncle/Auntie ;)]
Definitely freshen up your look.
No one wants to visit someone who looks crusty and worn out. Get a nice haircut, cut your nails and get yourself a new outfit. It’s that simple!
Spring Cleaning is also a must!
Be sure to sweep your floors before Chinese New Year as many believe that sweeping your floors during Chinese New Year would mean sweeping away your luck and prosperity.
Grow your own Chilli plant!
Chilli represents prosperity and improvement, whether it be lifestyle or your business. You don’t see a Chilli plant every day so why not plant your own!
Craft your very own Traditional Chinese Character for your wall!
The traditional art of paper cutting is where thin red pieces of paper are simply cut into intricate animals and traditional Chinese characters. There are many online tutorials out there, why not try your own!
Last but not least, decorate your place.
This will definitely put your relatives into the CNY mood. At Prince, we decorate our workplace with lanterns, red packets and most importantly, Plants! Plants not only help fill in those empty gaps in your house, but they all have their own unique meanings. There are pussy willows which signify the start of spring, money plant which like its name symbolizes fortune and prosperity, tangerine trees to usher in wealth and many other more!
To summarize, make sure you, your house, and your red packets are as good looking and you are all set!
If you can’t decide on what plants to get for your home, do check Prince’s Landscape out at 53 Sungei Tengah Rd for more plant options!