*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
It may seem early to start talking about the New Year holiday, never mind the Lunar New Year (which falls on February 19th, 2015), but as we all know, time flies at this point in the year. I was just marveling that it’s less than a month to Thanksgiving!
Growing up in San Francisco, the Lunar New Year was very much a big deal. We often simply referred to it as Chinese New Year, though it’s in fact celebrated in a number of Asian countries, and the Chinese themselves do not call it “Chinese New Year”, but refer to it as the Lunar New Year or simply as the Spring Festival.
Whatever you call it, it puts a cap on winter and reminds one that spring is just around the corner. Lunar New Year means to me: a profusion of dragon imagery, loud firecrackers and the little red envelopes for good luck (and cash!), as well as hearty cries of “Gung Hei Fat Choy”
One thing I always enjoyed was finding out what animal was associated with the upcoming year. We’re currently in the Year of the Horse. I was born in the Year of the Rooster. The upcoming New Year will be the Year of the Goat. What year were you born in?
It made me both happy and nostalgic to hear that Best Buy is offering an Asian-inspired Giftcard and eGiftcard for this upcoming Lunar New Year (which will be the year 2566, for those who are counting), available for purchase or gifting from BestBuy.com through February 22nd, 2015. Featuring the lucky red color scheme and depictions of koi, this card is the perfect gift for those in your life who celebrate the Lunar New Year.
To order a hard copy of this gift card please visit: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/lunar-new-year-gift-cards.
For an eGiftcard, scroll to the right until you see the Gift Card with the Two Koi Fish: http://www.bestbuy.com/egiftcard.
The physical Lunar New Year gift card and the eGiftcard will be available online at Best Buy from November 1, 2014 to February 22, 2015.
How do you celebrate the Lunar New Year?
Jennie has contributed to Imperfect Women since its inception in 2009. She writes about politics, celebrity news, and anything else that catches her interest.