Sure giving red envelop to friends and relatives during various festivals or particular events is a tradition in China, is it a proper way to show our concern to these people we care about? I doubt.
I can say that the more popular the person is the more it would cost him/ her. During the May holiday, how many invitations have you gotten? How do you feel? Half delightful and half sorrowful, is it right? As the invitation cards are rolling in you would be very worried about your wallet getting thinner and thinner, is it true? There is no shortage of netizens here begin to calculate how much money do you budget for the wedding gifts or red envelops. Somebody even wants to hide himself/ herself from the hot water.
I gave away 1000 Yuan for my best friend’s wedding. Actually money can not represent my willing at all, our friendship can not use any thing to measure. But unexpectedly, she game me back 2000 Yuan. I totally don’t know what to do, for a long time I feel I own her a lot, so I try everything possible to express my gratitude, so tired.
The more tragic thing has happened to my friend, who has spent almost half year savings for various of evens and festivals. It is really a headache for her.
I can understand why Chinese give red envelop during particular events, a newlywed couple are trying to pay for their wedding for a honeymoon, down payment on a house, it is a great idea to collect money together, and every little helps, so they can solve a lot of issues.