January 30, 2012

Year of the Dragon Red Envelopes & Crafts ~
A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 57

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The Lunar New Year is celebrated in many Asian countries throughout the world and will be celebrated this year from January 23 through February 6.


Welcome to 
"A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday No. 57!
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post,
you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to 
join the party after the features below.


This week's features pay homage to the Lunar New Year and celebrating the Year of the Water Dragon.

from The Silly Pearl
Year of the Dragon DIY Red Envelope Printable
During the Lunar New Year in China, envelopes containing cash or shiny new coins are given to unmarried people (particularly children).  The red symbolizes luck.  Who wouldn't feel lucky getting one of these adorable envelopes?

...at The Silly Pearl, you'll also find
a recipe for Congee (Jook)
This traditional rice porridge is
Comfort with a capital "C".


From Jellyfish Jelly, we have two wonderful Asian New Year projects to make with your kids:

Red Lanterns


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If you're a fan of the fun finds, foodie tomfoolery
and crafty shenanigans here at Rook No. 17, would
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  1. Thanks for hosting Jenn!! I hope you're having a great week! :)

  2. Thanks for the features, Jenn! The dragon puppet looks like so much fun!

    Thanks as always for hosting! :o)

  3. Thank you for hosting!

  4. I love seeing the Chinese new year crafts & traditions. I work with a team of people in Asia that we outsource with and they tell me about it. So interesting!

    It's also become one of my favorite holidays because I have less work when they're off :)

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Jan. 31, 2012. Thanks again.

  6. Thanks for hosting Jenn! I love your dragon-esk features!


  7. Thank you for featuring my Dragon and Lantern!

  8. Hi there friend!! I am linking up!! Thank you so much for hosting such a fab party!! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! HUGS~

  9. Thanks for hosting! Have a sweet week!

  10. Love all of the Chinese New Year features. How fun! Thanks as always for hosting Jenn.

  11. lovely collections


  12. You always have the best features Jenn!!! Thank you for sharing a little about a holiday that I didn't know much about!!!

  13. Hi Jenn, Thanks for hosting. It's always so much fun to be here with all you creative cats. I'm sharing a maple apple tarte tatin with maple cream. Have a great rest of your week.

  14. I was in the mood for PINK! So I posted my spiced beet mousse recipe. Have a great day. ~Camilla

  15. Hi Jenn,
    I'm a new follower. Thanks for the linky party, I love your blog.

  16. Hey Jenn- Hopefully there are not thirty of my projects linked up...I keep trying to link and it says it worked but I don't see it...I will try later!

  17. Good Morning Jenn
    I see wonderful stuff this week in this party :)
    I've linked up my Brioche Cinnamon Rolls" and my "Cherry Coffee Cake"
    Thanks for hosting, and have a wonderful rest-of-the-week

  18. Hi Jenn! Thanks again for hosting and for your kind words on my blog:) Great recipes and crafts here as usual. Thanks for sharing:)

  19. Hi Jenn! Sorry I'm tardy to the party! All linked up and your cookies look divine!

  20. Such fun features, as always! Hope you're having a wonderful day and thanks for hosting!

  21. How you come up with these Gift Card envelopes..I will use it when i needed.

  22. These cards envelops are available in a variety of designs and colors. Apart from that one can design their cards as they like and can include as many scratch panels on the front as desired! Due to the availability of many businesses for its printing now scratch cards is just an order away!Plastic Cards Printing
    a way to solve many printing problems.


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