Not too long from now – on February 8 – the Lunar New Year will be celebrated. During the celebrations it’s a custom to give children red packets or small decorated envelopes (pochi-bukuro) with money, as a way to share your blessings. Those money envelopes come in many colours and shapes and I’ve picked a few cute ones that you can print for free. And if you don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year, you could also use them to wrap money for birthdays or weddings.
Morishita Manami has been illustrating cute pochi envelopes for the last 5 years, you can download the free (pdf) printables at her website.
2016 will be the year of the Monkey, so you’ll find them on many prints, such as these kawaii envelopes from KF Studio.
Megurin has got a nice selection of cute printable money envelopes with dogs and hamsters, which you can use all year round.
Akinko and Sanpo Doh both share some money packets for you to make. And if you’re looking for more variations you can also check out the Japanese Canon website.
Natasja lives in the Netherlands with her husband and works as a freelance web designer. She likes to spend her free time browsing for cute stuff, blogging and reading. Natasja is currently taking a break from writing, as she’s got to prioritize family and work. But she does miss SCK and its readers, once things settle down, she’ll be back to write occasional posts.