I don't suppose I'm all that great at remembering and celebrating all of the Chinese festivals and holidays for my girls. But, I do try to make a special effort for Chinese New Year.
No, I don't give the house a super cleaning.
No, we don't all get new haircuts.
Or new chinese outfits in red to wear.
I don't buy red envelopes or give chinese money.
But we do celebrate Chinese New Year in our own way. Some years I try a new Chinese recipe. Some years we just get Chinese take out. Every year we decorate our house and our table. We generally give the old chopsticks a fair try (for a few bites, anyway). And sometimes we even go to a Chinese New Year Celebration.
This year, I tried a new kind of decoration thanks to my friend Vera's suggestion.
It was very easy and turned out great.