5 cool ways to ring in the Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon CardHappy Chinese New Year, mamas, or as my Chinese relatives say: Kung Hei Fat Choi. I’m doing a little extra celebrating this year because it’s the Year of the Dragon, which just so happens to be my own Zodiac sign.

For those of you with babies being born this year, or kids who just want to get into the spirit, I’ve rounded up a bunch of cool gifts, crafts, books, and cards to help you and your kids celebrate The Year of the Dragon right along with me.

Year of the Dragon picks: Chinese Zodiac birth year boxes
I’m a huge fan of Tree by Kerri Lee, whose Chinese Zodiac birth year boxes are always a lovely way to honor a new little dragon into the world. They also come as keepsake blocks which you can have personalized with a name and birthdate.



Year of the Dragon picks: Zodiac Zoo dragon onesie


The Zodiac Zoo dragon onesies come wrapped in a Chinese take-out box. Fab baby gift! Fortune cookies not included.



Year of the Dragon picks: Chinese New Year cards


Our friends at Minted have a wonderful selection of Chinese New Year cards, which will help your ring in the New Year and alleviate any guilt you might have for not sending your holiday cards. A two-fer! We also love the Dragon Dance Holiday Card shown at top, from Etsy’s Fushan 159.



Year of the Dragon Picks: kids' Chinese New Year dragon craft


Here’s a fun Chinese New Year craft to do with the kiddos. Just print, fold and play.



Year of the Dragon: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac book


And teach your kiddos about Chinese culture with Oliver Chin and Jennifer
Wood’s book “Year of the Dragon,” one in a collection of Chinese Zodiac
books that we’re huge fans of.



How will you be celebrating the Chinese New Year today, mamas?

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Kristen is CEO/Co-Founder of Cool Mom Picks and a busy mom of four kids who lives in the Philly 'burbs. Though really, what mom isn't busy?

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