Newsletter #126

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Dear Friend,

Father's Day and the end of school are fast approaching. To help you with your gift giving this month, ChinaSprout has introduced a great Free Gift offer for fathers and teachers. We have also extended our Grab Bag promotion. Make sure to take advantage of these gift opportunities before they run out! Our latest product additions include enchanting accessory and jewelry items for both kids and adults, as well as charming oil and watercolor paintings. These lovely pieces are sure to warm your heart and home. Kids are also sure to love our books and music additions, which are sure to keep them busy this summer.

ChinaSprout Free Gift Offer for Dad's and Teachers

Silk Scarf - Free Gift! 

Father's Day and the end of school are fast approaching. To help you say a special "thanks" to the influential people in your life, ChinaSprout is offering a special Free Gift promotion. With a minimum purchase of $50, you will receive your choice of a free silk tie or scarf  to give to the father, grandfather, or teacher, who has done so much for you this year. To receive your free gift, add the tie or scarf to your shopping cart and enter coupon code 1086058031 in the coupon box. This offer is good as long as supplies last. Our Mother's Day Special Gift ran out two days into the offer, so don't miss out on your chance to receive a free ChinaSprout Father's Day or teacher's gift!


Grab Bag Sale ContinuesChinaSprout Grab Bag 

ChinaSprout's Grab Bag sales have been a great success! Take advantage of this offer to receive unique gifts and fun freebies. Each $20 grab bag consists of 5 items and has a total retail value up to $100.00. In order to qualify for the Grab Bag Sales, your order must equal $25 or more. Just add the grab bag in the shopping cart page. Limit one grab bag per order, while supplies last.  Place your order today before our grab bag supply sells out! 



Father's Day Page and Teacher's Gift Page

Chinese Calligraphy Silk Ties 

Be sure to visit our Father's Day page and Teacher's Gift Theme page for great gift ideas for dads and educators. Here, you will find many wonderful gifts that are as unique and memorable as your recipients. Choose from jewelry, ties, scarves, books, games, stationary, picture frames, clothing, and more! 



New Products

Brocade Gift Bag
Brocade Gift Bag
Dragon Silver and Stone Pendant
        Zen Sense Waxed Essentials
Speak and Sing Chinese With Mei Mei
       One is a Drummer
One is a Drummer Book
     Sing&Sing Chinese
 "Born In My Heart" Pendant


We have added more captivating jewelry items that are sure to appeal to all tastes. Lovely cloissone necklaces will dress up any outfit. Our newest bracelets range from a stunning white stone and silver addition to a whimsical porcelain beaded bracelet. Be sure not to miss our new pendants and ring. Each evokes special meaning and will touch the heart of your recipients.

 Beautiful Card


ChinaSprout's latest accessories will hold everything from your business cards to your deepest thoughts. Our newest carry-alls include gift bags, pouches and purses, business card holders, and cosmetic bags. The cherry blossom notebook is perfect for jotting down notes or special moments. And, the exquisite earth tones of the fan silk scarf will compliment any outfit.

 Chinese Conversation for Foreigners

Home Decor…

Bring nature indoors when you burn an earthly-inspired Zen Wax candle. The delightful watercolor and oil paintings are great for livening up any room and many reflect special moments and evoke lovely memories of happy times. To store your own special memories, be sure to check out the beautiful blossom brocade photo album.

 Chinese Character Workbook

Kids Stuff…

Little girls love to dress up. Indulge their desires with a beautiful brocade ponytail holder, or a meaningful "Ai" (Love) child's ring. For dressing up and going out or even bedding down, be sure to check out our beautiful baby longevity Mandarin suit. Our latest red envelopes are perfect for gift giving when you want to share a little money.

 Little Bear's Friend

Books and Music…

With school coming to an end, be prepared to keep little ones busy with a craft or counting book or even a simple but challenging game of Go. If learning Chinese is on your wish list, check out the fun and educational "Yu Wen Bao" magazine subscription, Chinese characters book, or the latest installment of "Speak and Sing Chinese with Mei Mei".


 A Garden in My Heart

Jimmy Books…

Jimmy has been a best-selling author and illustrator in Taiwan and Hong Kong for many years. His charming books mix adult issues with whimsical children's illustrations. Told in poetry format, Jimmy's stories address subject matter such as beliefs, imaginations, relationships, nature, and more.



ChinaSprout's Rewards ProgramChinaSprout's Rewards Program

As a member of  ChinaSprout's Rewards Program, the more that you shop at ChinaSprout, the more you will save . Individual purchases began accumulating on April 1, 2004. Once you have reached $200 in purchases, you will automatically be enrolled in the ChinaSprout Rewards Program. You will receive an automatic 5% discount on all of your future purchases. After you reach $300 in purchasing, your discount increases to 10%. To find out how to save up to 15% on all of your ChinaSprout purchases, visit our Rewards page.


Spring Cleaning Sale

We’re still clearing our shelves in order to continue making room for more unique items. Many products across all categories are now available at greatly reduced prices. This is a great opportunity for you to scoop up some of our quality merchandise or to stock up on gift items for future giving! Check out these sale pages:

China in the News


By MITCHELL SILK as told to Tanya Mohn

May 25, 2004

I speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Yiddish and English. In Mandarin, there's plenty of opportunity to upset somebody. For example, ''chou'' can mean to smoke a cigarette, to be worried, to be ugly or to stink, depending on the tone of your voice...

Get the whole story here (NYT)




May 24, 2004

Chinese Baseball League All-Stars, China's first professional baseball league, is in its second season; China is gearing up to host 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where it will compete in sport for first time...

Get the whole story here (NYT)




May 29, 2004

Thanks to a growing number of reliable, organized shopping tours, more and more people are making the trip to the mainland to buy Chinese antiques...

Get the whole story here (IHT)


May 30, 2004

Nearly 60,000 Chinese smokers joined the International Quit & Win 2004. "The number of Chinese participants this year almost doubled the figure of last competition in 2002...

Get the whole story here (XIANHUANET)



May 24, 2004

National Basketball Association assistant Del Harris has taken over the coaching duties of China's national basketball team, in an attempt to lead Yao Ming and his teammates to a medal at the Athens Olympics...

Get the whole story here (People Daily)

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"Read ten thousand books and walk ten thousand miles." - from One Hundred Pearls of Chinese Wisdom

This proverb tells us that reading will enlarge one's second-hand knowledge. But, to enrich one's first-hand knowledge, we must experience the world around us. Both are indispensable for one to achieve true wisdom. 


As summer approaches, we hope that you will make the opportunity to get out and experience the world around you. Read a good book, go for a walk, and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors.  


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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