Lunar New Year 🧧
“My mom who is the driving force for my love of handicrafts, would introduce different paper crafts and letterings to write into “fai chun” these are written in black script onto red paper and placed around the house. We would also cut the character representing spring from the red paper and hang them around the house.
My mom would tell us about how the characters evolved over time from pictographs to the scripts we know now. Without the internet, my mom would spend days researching and reading books from the library to validate and ensure that she would pass the most accurate information about her traditions to her children born outside of Asia. Her dedication and love for both the heritage and her family is something I always think of and try to resonate with my own daughter.”