The word FU means blessings or blessed in Chinese. It is one of the most widely used characters in the Chinese culture especially during the holidays of Christmas and New Years. It is used to wish blessings upon friends and family as well as to indicate the state of being blessed. The character is turned upside down and hanged on the front door of an apartment or home during the holidays to wish blessings to the home and others outside the home. The most popular character colors In the Chinese culture are found in a red background and a black or gold character.