Chinese red packets, also known as ang bao or hongbao, are an important part of the Chinese New Year traditions. Giving ang baos is a blessing of good luck and happiness, from the married couples to unmarried children, friends and relatives. These days, many companies and brands get really creative with the designs, with some skipping the conventional red colour and opting for a mix of pastels and textures. Here are some we’ve received so far:
DBS/POSB is feeling festive with a watercolour design, and animated characters.
BBC Studios made a beautiful Chinese paper-cutting design.
Uniqlo plays with different auspicious motifs, but look closer and you'll see clothing designs too.
Fashion brand Shanghai Tang partners with Raffles City Singapore for this year's design.
Courts features adorable rats on the packets.
Swarovski kept to traditional red, and if you look closer, you'll see a crystal embedded in each packet.
Streaming platform HBO Go features gold rats on pink matte envelopes.
Great World mall added a flower blossoms design for a cheery touch.
Who can resist ang baos with a cheesy (pun intended) twist?
Scene Shang opted for a range of local and exotic flowers as part of the design.
Design Orchard features flower motifs.