Don't you just love getting surprise packages in the mail?
I do, and I received one today! Lucky me!!
The box looked special from the outside, just like a Christmas or Birthday present. :)
And when I opened it, there was a lovely handmade card sitting right on top of some pretty pieces of golden yellow and red floral fabric. I thought these very appropriate colours for the Chinese New Year!
Red symbolizes good fortune and joy in Chinese culture and it is found everywhere during the Chinese New Year and other family holidays or gatherings. Red is also the colour representing good luck, joy and happiness.
Yellow/Gold is considered the most beautiful colour, it symbolizes neutrality and good luck. It also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism; Monks garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples.
Underneath the fabric, were lots of carefully wrapped packages.
Inside those packages were these . . .
. . . aren't they just the cutest wee things? I love them and they will make perfect props for my tiny dolls to play with. Though the Petite Nendoroid, Leon Magnus with his perfect, very serious expression and sword drawn, may well stay sitting on my desk as he is at present.
Thank you so much Alasse for your thoughtfulness and kindness.