Chinese New Year decorations include vases of pretty tree blossoms, platters of oranges and tangerines, candy trays with eight varieties of dried sweet fruits, Chinese paper lanterns and poetic couplets, happy wishes written on red paper for door and wall decoration.
These happy Chinese New Year messages sound interesting, adding meaningful home decorations for Chinese New Year celebration. May you enjoy continuous good health and May the Star of Happiness, the Star of Wealth and the Star of Longevity shine on you sound optimistic and kind, creating a wonderful atmosphere for lunar New Year celebration.
Plants and flowers are great Chinese New Year decorations. Every traditional Chinese household has live blooming plants in beautiful decorative vases or gorgeous paintings in Asian style. Blooming tree branches and spring flowers symbolize rebirth and new growth.
Flower arrangements for Chinese New Year celebration
Flowers are believed to be symbolic of wealth and good career. Lucky is the home with a plant that blooms before New Years Eve, bringing prosperity, health and wealth to people living in the house. Fruit tree blossoms are arranged with bamboo and pine sprigs. These floral arrangements are meaningful home decorations that symbolize friends and friendship.
The plum tree flower arrangements and blossom paintings signify reliability and perseverance. The bamboo is known for its compatibility, strength and flexible stems that are used for furniture and crafts. The evergreen pine branches symbolize longevity and steadiness. Pussy willow, azalea, peony and water lily or narcissus flower arrangements are highly popular Chinese New Year decorations also.
The Chinese remember that without flowers, there would be no formation of any fruits. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to have flowers and floral home decorations for Chinese New Year celebration. Evergreen plants and blossoming flower arrangements are the emblems of reawakening of nature and the symbols of happiness during the ensuing year.
Chinese New Year decorations made with citrus fruits
Oranges and tangerines are symbols for abundant happiness. Ancient Chinese etiquette dictates that you must bring a bag of oranges and tangerines and enclose a red envelope lai see when visiting family or friends anytime during the Chinese New Year celebrations that take two weeks in February.
Tangerines with leaves intact assure that relationships remains secure, happy and strong. For newlyweds, citrus fruits with leaves represent the branching of the couple into a family with many children.
Sweet treats for home decorating
Candy trays arranged in either a circle or octagon are called The Tray of Togetherness. They are meaningful Chinese New Years decorations also. A candy tray has a dazzling array of candy to start the New Year sweetly. After taking several candies from the tray, adults places a red envelope lai see in the center of the tray. Each item represent and attract good fortune.
by Ena Russ
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