One of the most exciting things about Chinese New Year is that aside from all the good food, you also get to receive (or give) red packets. Every year, designers always try to come up with all sorts of designs for the envelops with different patterns, shapes and even colors. Red packets are no longer just red. They come in a variety of colors such as purple and gold as well. The different designs not only look attractive but also help the givers (like myself) differentiate the value of each packet as people tend to give out red packets in different values depending on the relationship with the receiver.