Newsletter #117

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Dear Friend,

The Year of the Monkey is officially in full-swing and our newly updated website is getting rave reviews from customers both near and far. If you haven’t had time to take a peek at our brand new look, we invite you to do so today. We hope that you will love it as much as we do.!

The ChinaSprout Team

Valentine’s Day Page

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and to celebrate we have prepared a special page filled with both fun and beautiful items perfect for giving to that special someone in your life. Whether you are looking for a sentimental tale of love and family to read to a precious child, dazzling silver or gold jewelry for her, or decorations adorned with the character for love, we have everything you need all in one place. Come and see all of our lovely favorites! If you want to do a quick search for Valentine's Day gifts, you can find them right here.


FREE Zodiac T-Shirt for Adults & Children

Receive a FREE Zodiac T-Shirt for Adults or Children, with a $25.00 minimum purchase between 01/26/04 and 02/08/04! Simply enter this special coupon code: 1075148327 while on the shopping cart page, then hit 'Recalculate' and your FREE gift will be added to your cart!

The gift offer is valid only while supplies last.  So order today!  Please indicate if you want the t-shirt for adults or kids.  If no preference is stated, we will ship the adults t-shirt. Limit is one t-shirt per household.



New Products

China Modern

Complete Origami Kit for Children

Business Chinese

Dr. Seuss: The Cat's Quizzer


Books about Chinese Culture…

Explore the origins of Chinese martial arts, music and art, food, people and culture through an excellent series designed for readers of all ages, and indulge yourself in learning more about the art of Chinese interior design, and authentic papercut designs for craft project galore.  Choose your favorite today:


Activity Books for Children

Children of all ages love crafts and interactive books that are fun and easy to read. They will be excited to learn the craft of origami and let their creative abilities shine through with dragon and Chinese theme stencils, and two high quality fashion and Chinese design coloring books. Your child will love them!


Language Learning Books

Love to learn? Our newest language related titles are the perfect addition to any personal library to encourage the learning and understanding of written and spoken Chinese. Check out the teacher’s handbook for the Ni Hao series, business Chinese tips, and analysis of Chinese characters.  A brand new bilingual Dr. Seuss book rounds out our selections this week. Browse the titles to find your favorite! 


Popular Products Back in Stock

Check out the books and the folk paintings which have just arrived in stock as a result of popular demand:


2004 Calendars on Sale!

Our ever-popular calendars are now on sale! Get your From China With Love Calendars, the Jinshan Painting Calendars and the Monkey King Chinese Knotting Calendar.  Unique and authentic, they are sure to make beautiful decorations for your home.


ChinaSprout Outlet …

Our Sales Outlet is brimming with winter clothes, holiday products and even Valentine's Day gifts. be sure to check it out today: 

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China in the News

Love is in the air and in the news this week.  Read about China’s love affair with the monkey, see how a family tradition returns for the New Year, and loving care for Beijing’s elderly. Also featured is an article about Chinese New Year celebrations in Paris:

With Fanfare and a Grand Parade, Paris Celebrates France's Ties to China


The Eiffel Towers turned red, and a parade went down the Champs-Élysées, the first of its kind!  Yes that is how the French celebrated Chinese New Year.

Get the whole story here

Love for monkeys heats up as Chinese New Year sets in


From postage stamps to babies, and hopes for a monkey mascot for the 2008 Olympics, China’s monkey love affair grows.

Get the whole story here

More people prefer dining at home on Lunar New Year's Eve as tradition stages comeback


A cozy atmosphere, good food, and the company of family tugs at Chinese heartstrings.

Get the whole story here


The elderly get festive care from volunteers


With warm hearts and kind spirits, volunteers are visiting the elderly during the holidays.

Get the whole story here

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"Read ten thousand books and walk ten thousand miles." - From 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom.


This proverb tells us that reading will enlarge one’s second-hand knowledge, while observing will enrich one’s first-hand knowledge. Both are indispensable for one to achieve true wisdom.

As we come to the end of another edition of the newsletter, we would like to invite you to explore the community section of the ChinaSprout website for information and bulletin boards filled with an amazing variety of information and topics, as well as our wide variety of products searchable by theme, age, price and more.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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