Enjoy the Oriental class and glamor that these red paper lanterns have to offer, and your choice of shape, size or design are sure to shed you their glow of luck, warmth, and joyfulness.
Red Paper Lanterns Facts and Features
These red paper lanterns
are made of fine and sturdy wire frame or ribbings, and finished off with:Red rice paper, which is a sheer, gauzy-textured, and cloth-like paper material that is similar to the ones used in Japanese and Chinese calligraphy writing;
Red eyelet paper, which features floral cutout patterns on their surface that lets light from within the lantern pass through the surface and cast a mesmerizing array of floral shadows; or,
Red nylon, which is a plastic and glossy-surfaced material that gives your red lantern an added sheen and ability to withstand the drizzles and rain in the outdoors.
Within our selection of red Chinese paper lanterns also are the red silk lanterns and the red flower lanterns
, which are fully-charmed with faux red rose flowers.
Red Lanterns Assembling and Decorating Tips
To decorate, carefully unfold each round red paper lantern, insert the metal expander into the hole through the top, and secure the metal expander's hook to the hoop that is found along the top and bottom edges of the paper lantern. When electrical lighting is feasible for illumination, you can simply attach your red paper lantern to an existing ceiling mount or fixture, or suspend it using an electrical light kit
, and then insert your light bulb
through the bottom hole. Otherwise, a lantern hook or string may be used to hold your red paper lanterns, and electrical bulb or LED light bulb
can be used to illumine them.
To maximize their auspicious Oriental symbolism, make sure to have at least a red paper lantern on your wedding, party, home, office, or store's front pathway, facade, and lucky areas to create an inviting atmosphere and enhance the positive flow of luck, wealth, and protection. Also buy these red paper lanterns wholesale and use them with other paper lantern
colors and Asian party supplies
to fill your party place with a glamorous touch of the East.
Please see also our Paper Lantern FAQ
to catch more design ideas and tips about paper lanterns.
Red Paper Lanterns and their Rich Symbolism in China and Asia
Red paper lanterns symbolize the paper lanterns' history
in China, and their auspicious red color for good luck, prosperity, and fortune have made them become so stitched within the lives and tradition of the Chinese people around the world.
Thus, red paper lanterns are a basic necessity in Chinese festivities, especially:Chinese New Year to symbolize good luck for the coming year;
Lantern festivals which is a celebration dedicated for the iconic Chinese lanterns; and,
Weddings, as red wedding paper lanterns can help to bless the newlywed couple good luck, prosperity, fertility, and protection from evil.
Across Asia, the display of red paper lanterns both along the streets in China and the Chinatowns and buildings in many Asian countries are a feast to the eyes, especially for the tourists, who eventually made them one of the finest Asian gifts or souvenirs.
See a red lantern, and it is sure to make you think about the history of lanterns
and the grandeur and rich culture of China.