Then I saw that Uncle Sam posted these on Facebook.
But what do they mean? I'll start frpm upper left. "Four directions safe" right? 4 lei ping on. Errr next one I don't know. I see ping on dai gut. Long ma jing sun... long fei fung (???errrrr) Luk hup dai jong. Teen ha tai ping (that's world peace yeah?) Okay I total need need more help But good number of these are easier to write than say a long couplet you might see in an image taken in China. I could totally copy these and so could my kids.. or at least color them in or something.
What are your favorite Chinese New Year's sayings and their meanings?
Update: Here is what they look like on the wall
(Photo credits: Sam Chan)