Even before the Spaniards came to our country, our ancestors were already bartering with citizens from other countries, most notably, China. We hate to get a little historical here but yes, the Chinese have been doing business with us that long. As a result, they have a wide and deep influence on our culture This includes anything out of traditional beliefs.
Chinese New Year is fast approaching and talks of Feng Shui are already radiating from all media. You hear about it on TV and radio, and read about it on newspapers and magazines. Weird as it may sound, some may even go as far as saying you aren’t totally Filipino if you haven’t heard of Feng Shui.
According to The Chinese Zodiac, Feng Shui is the art and science of organizing and designing environments that enhance the optimal flow of energy. The understanding of this statement is based on two things: that you believe the energy flows through the universe, and that you believe there is a way to take advantage of that energy.
They say Feng Shui focuses on the premise that your home is a reflection of how you view life. It is you projecting your perspectives to the physical world. This is why Feng Shui experts can learn about you just by looking into your home. And whether we like it or not, Feng Shui plays a part in Chinese New Year decorations.
2018 is the year of canines, and it won’t be long until you hear about the important lucky charms for this year. Given the Chinese’s influence on us, there is no surprise that many Filipino homes have adapted to the practice of keeping lucky charms throughout the year.
If you don’t have the patience for long lines especially during this time of the year, hit us up. We can make 3D-printed CNY decors and lucky charms for you. And how about you “increase” the luck by having more than one of them inside your home? Of course these items can also be placed in your office or any commercial establishment.
In no particular order, here are a few lucky charms and Chinese New Year decorations for 2018 that you must have to ensure an awesome year:
The Laughing Buddha – Easily one of the more popular lucky charms, the Laughing Buddha signifies happiness. It has been said that nothing in this world would make Buddha happier than seeing all of humanities’ worries turn to glee.
The Money Frog – Allow us to present to you what the Chinese believe to be the most important symbol of prosperity. It ensures wealth while keeping you away from illnesses and other troubles.
Wind Chimes – Place one outside of your house to net all evil intentions. Apart from blocking negative energy, wind chimes also attract wealth.
I-Ching Coins – I-Ching Coins can attract luck from your home and office. For the right effect, take note of proper placement. For example, to get positive energy, it must be strung on a red thread and worn on your left wrist.
If any of these Chinese New Year decorations fancy you, just contact us and we’ll 3D print them for you!