It is a time of feasting with the family, celebration, fireworks and Lai see (Red envelopes)- giving. During Chinese New Year a Chinese candy box is used for storing candies and other edible goods. The box usually has a lid; some are fancier and elaborate than others. It is usually colored with a red or black motif, since traditional candy boxes were lacquerware. Also red symbolizes good fortune and joy.
Usually it consists of 8 or 6 (Chinese auspicious lucky numbers) kinds of sugar preserved dried fruits or even dried vegetables like the bittergourd.
Even you don't need to give Lai See (if you do not know the meaning of Lai See, please see text below from Wikipedia), you will love this Lai See envelopes box set from Anteprima , the printed Wirebag texture gives a more glamorous look to this coming CNY !! Kung Hei Fat Choi !!
"In Chinese and other Asian societies, a red envelope or red packet is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions.
It is known as hóngbāo in Mandarin, angbao in Taiwanese (also Singaporean Hokkien), angpau in Min Nan and lai see (利市/利是) in Cantonese.
Red envelopes are gifts presented at social and family gatherings such as weddings or on holidays such as the Lunar New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. The act of requesting for red packets is normally called (Mandarin): 討紅包, 要利是, (Cantonese): 逗利是. Red packets are usually given out by married couples to single people, especially to children.