For younger children, the equivalent of about dollars is fine.More money is given to older children and teenagers.Immediate family like parents and siblings give more money than casual friends.It is not uncommon for business partners to be invited to weddings.Folding the money or giving dirty or wrinkled bills is in bad taste.
When giving the gift, the recipient may not immediately open it because it might embarrass them, or they may appear greedy.
Business partners often put more money in the envelope to strengthen the business relationship. The money inside a red envelope should always be new and crisp. So wrapping paper, ribbon, and bows in these colors are best.
Less money is given for birthdays than is given for Chinese New Year and weddings because it is viewed as the least important of the three occasions. Folding the money or giving dirty or wrinkled bills is in bad taste. Avoid white, which is used in funerals and connotes death.
Never write a Chinese person’s name in red ink as this is considered bad luck.
If you are giving a red envelope, there are a few points to remember.
Not only is the choice of gift important in Chinese culture, but how much you spend on it, how you wrap it, and how you present it are equally important.