HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!
I bet many of you are partying it up! (Or eating a lot of food, like me!) A large population of Sailor Moon fans are Chinese, and this is an insanely huge holiday. The makers of Sailor Moon did not fail to notice this, and manufactured an item just for the Chinese New Year!
Some of you are thinking, “Whaaaat? Really?” Its no surprise! In Japan, there are Sailor Moon Christmas trees. In the United States, there are Sailor Moon Valentine cards. In Korea, there are Sailor Moon Birthday wrapping paper. For the Chinese, there is the Sailor Moon red envelope. And yes, its authentic.
In the Chinese culture, it is important to give away red envelopes during the Lunar New Year. People hand them out to their loved ones, because this red envelope embodies their blessing of love and happiness into a small deliverable package. The fact that a red envelope was manufactured specifically for Chinese fans, is an extremely sweet and enduring gesture from the folks behind Sailor Moon.
( Read more about the Sailor Moon red envelope here. )