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Shiba Inu Couplets on Gate for Chinese New Year

The one Chinese New Year decoration we can’t live without (which is also the easiest to do) is spring couplets! And since this is the year of the dog—tons of doggy designs and doggie rhymes.

There’s still time to buy some of the most creative dog-themed Chinese calligraphy couplets to decorate your home and office. Do you know what designs are in style this Chinese New Year? Let’s find out!

 

What are the most popular Chinese New Year couplets this year?

Gong Xi Fa Cai Shiba Hongbao

Gong Xi Fa Cai Shiba Hongbao

Shiba is in the spotlight! Not just because they’re the best, but also because chai (shiba in Mandarin) rhymes with cash!

Zhao Cai Jin Bao Shiba Red Envelope Shiba is Rich Small Couplet

Zhao Cai Jin Bao Shiba Red Envelope | Shiba is Rich Small Couplet

 

Chinese New Year couplets are either one-word or one-phrase blessings written in calligraphy, often with a creative twist to rhyme with the animal zodiac of the year.

French Bulldog Couplet Dogs Greeting Chinese New Year Card

French Bulldog Couplet | Dogs Greeting Chinese New Year Card

So, “ Wang!” is what you’ll see and hear the most this year! The dog’s “woof” is exactly what “good fortunes” sounds like in Mandarin.

Dog Goes Woof Couplet Fat Dog in the House Couplet

Dog Goes Woof Couplet  |  Fat Dog in the House Couplet

Dog butt is obviously a favorite! The fatter the better (fat implies wealth!)

 

Handwritten Calligraphy Year of the Dog Couplets

Handwritten Calligraphy Year of the Dog Couplets

Corgi, husky …  here’s a parade of your favorite dogs, and all the dog-related Chinese New Year blessings you need! See descriptions at Dear Honey’s shop.

 

What if I have a cat household?

No worries—there are cat couplets just for you!

Treat a cat right: the reward will last you a long time.

 

What’s a good style for offices and businesses?

Welcome the Fortune Paper Cut Chinese New Year Couplet Lots of Fortune Calligraphy Chinese New Year Couplet

Welcome the Fortune | Lots of Fortune Calligraphy

For any type of business, the key is to have couplets that says something about money! As for styles, we suggest cheerful, colorful couplets for businesses and elegant designs for offices, such as papercut and traditional calligraphy styles.

 

I’ve done this before. What can I do differently this year?

Minimalistic 2018 Dog Year Greeting Card (Set of 3)

2018 Dog Year Greeting Card (Set of 3)

We’ve seen a postcard-couplet trend: postcards that double as couplets. They’re printed on square cardstock, designed by illustrators, and are perfect for both keeping and gifting.

Union for NYE Postcard Bang! Set of 5 CNY Cards

Union for NYE Postcard | Bang! Set of 5 CNY Cards

 

Also, there are several paperless choices.

Wooden Couplet Magnets on metal gate

Wooden Couplet Magnets

Functional, reusable items are creative ways to show the importance of Chinese New Year. For example, the wooden magnets above, and CNY-themed tableware, pillow, and fabric couplet below.

“Spring” Hand-painted Dish Gold Ingot Pillow Lucky Cat Felt Couplet

“Spring” Hand-painted Dish | Gold Ingot Pillow | Lucky Cat Felt Couplet

 

How about smaller Chinese New Year decorations?

Use mini couplets and Chinese New Year-themed washi tape to decorate your office, planners, or even your cookie jar! (You want the cookie jar to be always full, don’t you?)

Kid’s First Calligraphy Couplet Washi Tape Taiwanese CNY Washi Tape

Kid’s First Calligraphy Couplet Washi | Taiwanese CNY Washi Tape

 

Put couplets on doors and walls, as well as containers (of things you want more of) to welcome wealth and prosperity!

Chinese New Year of the dog Noren Short Curtains and festive red pillows in living room

Noren Short Curtains

 

Hurry, the year of the dog only comes around once every 12 years, so buy the decor of your choice and set up your space for the cutest and happiest Chinese New Year yet!

Get ready! 

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Text: Melissa

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