by Donna M. Airoldi | January 05, 2011

People around the world just welcomed the arrival of 2011 a few days ago, but the Chinese Lunar New Year doesn’t kick in until Feb. 3, when the Year of the Tiger makes way for the lucky Year of the Rabbit.

If you have top employees or valued clients who celebrate the Chinese New Year, a new reward or gift option is a limited-edition Year of the Rabbit gift card from American Express that features an image of a paper-cut rabbit on a red background.

“Working in collaboration with our internal Asian Network at American Express, we are excited to introduce this gift card celebrating Chinese culture,” says Alpesh Chokshi, president of global payment options at American Express, in a statement. “I, along with American Express, wish the Chinese-American community a happy, healthy, and prosperous Year of the Rabbit.”

The cards come in denominations of $25, $50, $100, and $200. The funds do not expire and there are no monthly fees, but each card has a purchase fee of $3.95. The cards also can be replaced for free if lost or stolen.

The cards are available for purchase online, with free standard shipping for orders placed through Feb. 28, 2011, at www.americanexpress.com/gift when using the promotion code “Rabbit.”