Chinese New Year is a holiday spent celebrating with family member and greeting the new year with wishes of good luck, prosperity, happiness, and fortune. Exchanging gifts is one important tradition, and these gifts usually come in the form of red envelopes called ampao that are filled with money. For the year of the rat, supplement your ampao with a gift that will bring good health and good luck – a green jade rat pendant. Jade is a stone that is thought of to be good for your health. Just keeping it in contact with your skin is said to purify your thoughts and quiet your mind.
Green jade rat pendants, or jewelry made out of green jade, can be found at the Chinatown nearest you or on the internet.