Every Christmas these colorful, mostly red, envelope chines are being used by ninongs (godfathers) and ninangs (godmothers) in giving money to kids. I see how these envelopes started from simple ones to now more presentable pieces. These money envelopes are being sold everywhere like in a market place, store house and in a bookstore. It is very affordable and there are variety of sizes, decorations and colors I can choose from.
Hubby and I usually used these envelopes too on Christmas time not only to our godchildren but also on some solicitations during holidays. Aside from the fact that the amount of money we put inside the envelope will be kept secret and will be made known only by its recipient, we find it more formal and presentable to give the money in that way. All envelopes show different lucky Chinese characters and letters. Some can be sealed with water but others can be sealed with a golden sticker.
I bought ours in a bookstore. For every 5 small red envelopes with 6 golden stickers I only have to pay Php10. It is so affordable and yet the recipient will feel very special. The envelope, aside from its golden sticker, is made from hard red paper material perfect to accommodate bills folded in half. Hubby appreciates the envelopes because he used the same in his office on some solicitations.