15 emperors write 福 – a word for blessings, good fortune and luck.

Writings by the 15 emperors of China

Just 12 days to Chinese New Year! For those celebrating, I’m sure you’ve started planning, preparing and perhaps becoming a bit stressed too😱?!

福 means blessings, good fortune and luck. This chinese character is found on a lot of Chinese New Year decorations.

The Chinese have a saying 五福临门 which literally translates to “the 5 blessings/good fortune.” These 5 blessings, not one less makes a perfect life.

  • Longevity
  • Wealth
  • Health
  • Virtuous
  • To die a natural death at old age

May these 5 blessings be with you too! Have a beautiful day!

DIY Origami mouse 🐭 to celebrate year of the rat 2020!

I’m not strong in the area of art and craft. I mean I need instructions 😉. As an example, other than making occasional origami, cross stitch is the only other craft I can do reasonably well.

Origami helps boost my mindfulness, patience and attention to details. Miss or skip a step and the final product will either be impossible to make or look “different”.

Do you know that 2020 celebrates the year of the rat based on the Chinese zodiac calendar? According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the first day of the rat year is January 25 2020.

For the Japanese, it’s also the rat year though it begins January 1 2020.

So why not surprise your friends with hand made new year cards or crafts with origami mouse 🐭? You can mount the origami on recycle cardboard/ paper or simply as table decorations. Check out my slideshow of the steps here!

Thanks for dropping by to read this post and hope you’ll enjoy origami too 😊