PHOTOS: Ang bao designs to collect in 2020

Asian woman holding red envelope, woman wear cheongsam, chinese new year
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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 red packets. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
DBS/POSB red packets. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

DBS/POSB is feeling festive with a watercolour design, and animated characters.

BBC Studios red packets/ang pow/hong bao for Chinese New Year 2020. (Photo: Teng Yong Ping/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
BBC Studios red packets. (Photo: Teng Yong Ping/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

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. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Uniqlo. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

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. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Shanghai Tang x Raffles City. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Fashion brand Shanghai Tang partners with Raffles City Singapore for this year's design.

Courts features adorable rats on the packets. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Courts. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Courts features adorable rats on the packets.

Swarovski kept to traditional red, and if you look closer, you'll see a crystal embedded on each packet. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Swarovski. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

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. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
HBO Go. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Streaming platform HBO Go features gold rats on pink matte envelopes.

Great World mall added flower blossoms design for a cheery touch. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Great World. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Great World mall added a flower blossoms design for a cheery touch.

Who can resist ang baos with a cheesy (pun intended) twist? (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Club21. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Who can resist ang baos with a cheesy (pun intended) twist?

Scene Shang opt for a range of local and exotic flowers as part of the design. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Scene Shang. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Scene Shang opted for a range of local and exotic flowers as part of the design.

Design Orchard also played with flower motifs. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
Design Orchard. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Design Orchard features flower motifs.

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