When my older son was younger, I would go into his class once a year to read books about Chinese New Year. I’d bring along some decorations to leave with the teacher so the kids could enjoy them longer than an hour. And before the school district outlawed food treats at school, I would bring in Chinese candies. But for some reason I didn’t buy decorations for my home.
This year we changed that.
Today I took the kids to an Asian grocery a couple miles away to pick out some decorations. I like this pineapple design with a girl and boy on the bottom. It has a red velvety texture and glitter. The big Chinese character in the middle means good fortune.
Here is Rachel with the other one we bought. That large character means spring. Although it certainly feels like winter outside, another name for Chinese New Year is Spring Festival. This one also has that same red velvet, gold glitter, and a similar girl and boy.
I still hope to pick up some more decorations the next time we go to Chinatown. In the meantime, the kids love what we bought today.