Happy Chinese New Year 2022
Happy New Year from all of us at Coohom. Here at our Shanghai headquarters, we’ve just finished ringing in the Year of the Tiger with the traditional Chinese new year celebrations. Whether you’re familiar with these, celebrate them yourself, or have never experienced a Chinese New Year before, we thought we’d take a moment to share some of the customs we took part in earlier this month.
Being in the design business, we understand the value of home as a place for family to gather together and enjoy one another’s company. And our family has grown significantly, kicking off the new year with our highest number of average weekly users (over 30,000) to date!
Chinese New Year gives us some unique ways to celebrate family. Here are just a few we’ve participated in recently:
Speaking of design, it’s extremely common for Chinese homes to display the character 福 (fú) on the door during the new year season. The character itself means “good luck” or “fortune,” but you might notice something odd about the picture above: the character is upside-down! This symbolizes that “fortune” will be entering the house during this new year.
Gift-giving is an important tradition in family gatherings all over the world. One of the most common gifts for Chinese New Year is the 红包 (hóngbāo), a fancy red envelope with cash inside! The red envelopes are often emblazoned with well-wishes, and contain crisp new bills of different denominations. Different amounts carry different meanings, so make sure to study up if you plan on giving out some red envelopes. Dirty old bills straight out of your wallet are not acceptable!
No matter the size or design of your kitchen, it’s going to be put to maximum use if you plan on hosting a Chinese New Year Gathering. A multitude of dishes, drinks, and snacks comprise a typical Chinese New Year’s feast, and the hosts put in many hours of work to create a perfect event. If you find yourself at such a gathering in the future, don’t forget to leave a little fish left over on the plate; it’s a custom meant to ensure plenty in the new year.
What’s Coming for Coohom in 2022
We’ve got some exciting things coming up in 2022, not the least of which is our new Kitchen & Bath MVP product, launching in early March. This product will introduce some exciting new ways for organizations to use our kitchen and bath tools and make them their own. Complete data-sharing and e-commerce integration will allow manufacturers and retailers to use their gorgeous customized experiences as a way to get eyes, clicks, and conversions on their e-shopping destinations.
Speak with one of our experts to find out more about this offering.
For our designer community: whether you’re looking for the perfect kitchen design to host incredible holiday gatherings, or want to create a living room fit for creating the most wonderful of family gatherings, Coohom can help. With photorealistic HD rendering and an enormous library of furniture, decoration, and appliance models, if you can dream it, you can do it.
Click here to try it now for free, and Happy Year of the Tiger!