Happy CNY 2013! The year of the Snake

(source from Etsy)

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in China, so much so that the factories typically close shop for a few weeks and go home to celebrate with family and loved ones. I say typically because while it is typical I can only attest to the factories that we work with, and every factory has it's own policy for length of time off. On our end we've spent the past few months making sure all product and packaging was sent to meet all our deadlines. On their end they've put in a lot of hard work to make sure they've met our deadlines and can shut things down without any delay in shipping or manufacturing. So this CNY I'd like to acknowledge all the hard work and dedication that goes into making these products!

Now onto the celebration... the Chinese New Year is based off the lunar calendar and there are 12 zodiac signs that rotate each year. Last year was the dragon and 2013 brings the Snake! The snake is a good mediator and therefore good at business. He is also cunning, intelligent, and wise. With regard to the home the snake is very sophisticated and cultured in home decor. They tend to like muted colors and prefer quality over quantity. With this in mind we've scoured the web for ways you can add a little snake to your life.