Newsletter #138

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Dear Friend,

The holidays are  just around the corner and ChinaSprout has added more seasonal products including festive ornaments, 2005 calendars, and New Years greeting cards. For even greater inspiration, visit our special Christmas Page, where you will find even more lovely ornaments, holiday decorations, gift wrap, greeting cards, and gift ideas. We also created a new Stocking Stuffer Page, which is full of fabulously fun gift items that are  just the perfect size for filling the stockings of those you love. And, to show you our appreciation for shopping at ChinaSprout, we are offering FREE gift wrap paper for orders totalling more than $75. So, grab a hot cup of cocoa, settle in, and enjoy your holiday shopping at ChinaSprout!


Splendid Christmas Tree Decorations!Your Wish List


Add a stylish Asian flair to your Christmas tree with ornaments and decorations from ChinaSprout. You will find many wonderful items to decorate your tree on our new Christmas Page. Look for exquisite cloisonne and hand-painted glass ornaments, as well as beautifully handcrafted butterfly and panda decorations. Your tree will sparkle and glow with the warmth of the holiday season and memories of China.

Christmas Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gifts Under $50 and $100! 


As the holiday season approaches, ChinaSprout wants to make sure that you are well-prepared for the Christmas season. From decorating your home, to embellishing your tree and stuffing the stockings with goodies for your children. Check out our Stocking Stuffers holiday page to find unique toys, precious bracelets and accessories for your girl or boy. 

Visit our Gift Finder and Themes Page where you can select from a variety of categories and price ranges to find gifts for everyone on your list.  Choose from gifts under $50 or under $100 in accessories, clothing, toys, books, videos, home decor, and more.


FREE Gift Wrapping Paper Free Wrapping Paper 


We're spreading a bit of holiday cheer early this year. As a way to express our appreciation for your patronage, we are extending a special offer to customers who spend over $75 at ChinaSprout from November 16th to November 30th. If your purchase exceeds $75, you can receive one FREE gift wrapping paper. To take advantage of this offer, simply add the wrapping paper of your choice in the shopping cart and enter the code 1100583199 in the coupon code box at check out. Get your holiday gifts from our Christmas Page and wrap them with this very special wrapping paper.  Limit ONE FREE PAPER PER ORDER, while supplies last.

New Arrivals from China

 Pucca Bracelet

Christmas Ornaments and Home Decor...

Decorate your home for the holidays with beautiful cloisonne ornaments from ChinaSprout. For early gift giving ideas, be sure to check out our Filter Teacups, Yi Xing Teapot, Tea Lantern, and the ethereal Buddha oil painting. Keep a couple of traditional clothes wine bottle covers on hand as party decorations or as a unique accent to a holiday hostess gift.

 Pucca Bracelet

2005 Calendars...

Start the New Year off right with a calendar from ChinaSprout. Choose from wall, table, or coaster calendars with a variety of lovely Chinese designs. There are many beuatiful calendars to choose from and each would make a delightful holiday gift.

 Pucca Bracelet

New Year Greeting Cards and Decorations...

Get ready for the New Year by stocking up on some of ChinaSprout's beautiful New Year greeting cards. Choose from a variety of designs and greetings to express your warmest sentiments for a happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster. These cards are great for both the Chinese and Western New Year! 


 Good Luck Silver and Blue Stone Earrings


Our latest jewelry additions of cloisonne earrings, cinnabar bracelets, and silver and stone pendants make great stocking stuffers for mom. Little girls will giggle with glee when they find a Pucca Hair Tie, Wallet, or Hanging Ornament in their stocking. And, for New Year celebrations, make sure to check out the greeting children balloons and satin Kung Fu suits, which are sure to make any celebration festive.

 Good Luck Silver and Blue Stone Earrings


Young children can learn about Chinese culture and holidays with our picture books, which bring together fun facts with colorful drawings, and delightful story crafting. Older children will appreciate "The Chinese Americans," an in-depth look at the impact that Chinese immigrants had on North America and the place that they have found in America today.

 Chinese Character Workbook

Popular Products are Back...

Our shelves are full again with popular arts & crafts, toys, books, music, and more. Do not miss out on your chance to purchase these highly anticipated items before they sell-out again!

Newsletter Exclusive Offer!!!FREE SHIPPING OFFER


ChinaSprout is offering a special Free Shipping promotion for your holiday shopping.  With your minimum purchase of $150 per order, ChinaSprout will pay your US GROUND shipping charge! To take advantage of this FREE shipping offer, place your order for over $150 and select the Free Shipping option on the shopping cart page. Please note this promotion is valid from November 16th to 21th and is provided on GROUND SHIPPING WITHIN UNITED STATES ONLY. This offer does not cover 2nd Day or Next Day Air or international shippings. This offer does not apply for selected items. Don't miss out on your chance to receive free shipping from ChinaSprout.

Save up to 30% for FCC Calendar

ChinaSprout in Glamour Magazine! 

Do you know you can save up to 30% if you order 25 copies of this ever popular FCC "From China With Love" calendar ? Featuring adorable photos of girls and boys adopted from China, these calendars make great gifts for friends and family! The proceeds from this calendar go to support Chinese children who remain in orphanages and Chinese Cultural Heritage learning opportunities for FCC-Indiana kids. Order the calendar now. Single and multiple copies are also available.

China TV

The China Related TV list is compiled weekly by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. Kirby, an adoptive parent of three Chinese girls, has one of the most comprehensive TV listings of programs on China and from China that are in the English language.


Life's Little Miracles - "Xiuzhen's Open Heart Surgery"

Chinese orphan Xiuzhen travels to Toronto for heart surgery. Cerebral palsy patient Shannon hopes to be a candidate for surgery to reduce her severe rigidity and muscle spasicity with a pump that delivers medicine through her spinal column.
Wednesday November 17, 2004 6:30am-7:00am on Discovery Health Channel - Special / Health

Jackie Chan's Hong Kong

Jackie Chan is Hong Kong's favorite son. Tour Jackie's hometown, from the Star ferries where he used to wind down from his grueling martial arts training to the Hollywood Road antique shops he prefers today.
Wednesday November 17, 2004 10:00am-11:00am on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel

Beijing Bicycle (2001) (Shiqi sui de dan che)

After his bicycle is stolen, a Chinese delivery boy clashes with a student who bought the bike on the black market. Guei: Cui Lin. Jian: Li Bin. Qin: Zhou Xun. Xiao: Gao Yuanyuahn. Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai. (Click the title above to have a new window open to the Internet Movie Data Base entry for this movie)
Thursday November 18, 2004 6:00pm-8:00pm on IFC - Independent Film Channel - Movie / Drama

More listings... 

China in the News

A Melting Glacier in Tibet Serves as an Example and a Warning

New York Times, November 9, 2004

YUREN, China - Seen from afar, it looked like much of the surrounding landscape, even to the scientists who know these Tibetan wilds intimately: the looming, massive, soot-black shoulder of a mountain.

Read the full story here


The Long-Distance Treasure Hunt; Behind the Met's 'Golden Age' Exhibition, Many Miles of Travel Through China

New York Times, November 2, 2004

Ximude, the director of the Jerim League Museum in Tongliao, a city in Inner Mongolia, was perplexed by the American visitor's strange interests. Why was he mesmerized by tiny objects that Ximude didn't find all that significant -- a three-inch-long gold pendant in the shape of a crouching horse.

Read the full story here


A new cultural revolution as China sees art boom  

Independent UK, November 15, 2004

The new rich in China are spending fortunes on instant art collections, sending prices soaring and buying up work that was sold abroad. Jasper Becker reports from Beijing

Read the full story here


'My mother always wants to save money - I want to spend it'  

Guardian Unlimited, November 12, 2004

Go Jin was born into a family of illiterate peasants. Her daughter, however, became a state engineer. And her granddaughter? She lives in a yuppie flat and works for a Japanese company. Emma Brockes meets three women who tell the story of modern China

Read the full story here


Chinese Wisdom of the Week

 "Standing by the side of the river, Confucius sighed, "Time is going on like this river, flowing away endlessly day and night."" from Quoatations from Confucius.


As we experience the last two months of another year, it is easy to see how quickly time does move by us. We hope that though the river of your life  may flow swiftly, it curves gently along the steady banks of trusted friends, loving family, and special moments.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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