Ang Pow in the market exist in many size and shapes, depends on manufacturer and designer, the most common ones are either square or rectangular. The reasons for been for easy placement of money in the envelope.
Red Packet Size Does Matters
The standard full size red packet (usually rectangle 80-90mm x 155-165mm) will accept most banknotes (depends on the size of the banknotes) inserted flat in, without folding the notes. It ensure new notes fresh from the bank are delivered at the best condition. However full size Ang Pow might not be pocket friendly as the smaller size Ang Pow do (usually rectangle 75-85mm x 110-120mm). Another variant of Ang Pow is the mini sized square Ang Pow, which is “wallet Friendly”. However in this type of mini square Ang Pow, the notes likely need to fold two or three time before inserting, depending on the size of bank notes.
For more information if a banknotes can fit in, please read more on the next section, “Bank Notes Compatibility”.
Ang Pow in Portrait Format
The design on the Ang Pow comes in either portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal), just like a postcard or a photo. It is a general classification based on orientation of designs.
portrait format Ang Pow will have the lid opening at the top of the Ang Pow for money insertion. Mini square Ang Pow are usually in portrait format with lid open at top.
Below is the basic parameters that can be measured on an portrait format Ang Pow.
Ang Pow in Landscape Format
Landscape format Ang Pow is less common than the portrait format.
Landscape format Ang Pow usually have lid opening at the top. when inserting banknotes, it might feels like inserting in a wallet.
Below is the basic parameters that can be measured on a landscape format Ang Pow.