Newsletter #140

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Dear Friend,

A gift from ChinaSprout is a gift from the heart! It's only two weeks until Christmas and there is still time to shop at ChinaSprout, where you will find unique and special gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Our latest shipment includes beautiful jewelry and jewelry boxes, fun apparel and accessories for kids, calendars, and a return of some of our most popular products.  Be sure to read about our new promotion, the ChinaSprout Referral Program and familiarize yourself with our Last Minute Holiday Shopping schedule to make sure that you have everything you need in time for the holidays.  

Recommend ChinaSprout and Receive up to 10% Discount

ChinaSprout is pleased to announce an exciting referral program for all of our customers. Here's how it works: Every time you send your wishlist to friends or family, tell-a-friend about an item on product page (see the bottom of this product page for an example), or use our free e-cards service, the recipients will be added to your personal list of ChinaSprout referrals.

When your first referral makes a purchase from ChinaSprout, you will receive a 5% discount* on the next order that you place with us! You will receive a 10% discount* on your order once two referrals purchase items on our site.

Cllick to see more details here.  

*This coupon is non-transferable. Order must be placed with a valid credit card and valid email address (check orders do not count). The offer does not apply to wholesale orders. This program is subject to change without further notice. Coupon expires with the end of the program.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping! Gifts Under $50 and $100

For all of you last minute shoppers, here is our schedule of shipping times from now until Christmas: West Coast customers can order until Dec. 15th, 12:00pm and still receive packages by ground shipping. East Coast customers can order up until Dec. 20th and still receive packages by ground shipping (NY, CT, and NJ residents can even wait as late as Dec. 22nd). Really last minute shoppers can order on Dec. 22nd by 12:00pm, choose Next Day Air, and still receive their goodies by Christmas Eve.  

 It's not too late to get great gifts from ChinaSprout! While you're at it, you can take advantage of our super sale on select ornaments, too! Visit our Christmas Page for gift ideas and more details about last minute holiday shopping!

New Products

 Chinese Decorative Doll

Tianjing Folk Paintings 2005 Wall Calendar

  Christmas Tree on The Great Wall

Padded Brocade Vest

Apparel and Accessories for Kids…

ChinaSprout has added great new appareal and accessories for kids, just in time for the holidays. Choose from whimsical Pucca accessories, stylish Mandarin clothing, beautiful silver pendants, and charming notebooks and stationary sets. Each would make great stocking stuffers or gifts from Santa!


Accessories for Ladies…

For the ladies in your life, ChinaSprout has lovely new pendants that are sure to become treasured keepsakes.  We have also added bracelets and earrings, which beautifully compliment these silver pendants. Package your gift in one of our jewelry boxes, flower pouches, or silk wallets to make it truly memorable!


Home Decor…

Add a little Chinese flair to your holiday decorating with ornaments from ChinaSprout! Our new products include many wonderful decorations, perfect for both Christmas and the Chinese New Year. You will also find lovely gift items for all ages, including lovely tea cups and sets, decorative jars, and a heartwarming doll from Precious Moments.


New Year Greeting Cards and Calendar…

Send special holiday greetings with a card from ChinaSprout! Our Christmas and New Year cards are both unique and beautiful and are perfect for both the Chinese and Western New Year! We have also added another colorful Tianjing Folk Painting calendar, which makes a wonderful present for teachers, co-workers, or gift exchanges!


Red Envelopes…

Stock up now for the Chinese New Year. ChinaSprout has already begun receiving a fabulous variety of Red Envelopes. These brightly-colored envelopes are also great for using during the Christmas and New Year holidays! Use them to wrap small presents or gift certificates or insert money or gold coins to create special stocking stuffers.


Popular Products Back in Stock

Some of our best selling products are now back in stock!  Our 2005 calendars have been flying off the shelves! We just received a new shipment of these sought-after calendars, so order yours now before they sell out again. Don't forget to check out our replenished stock of popular  jewelry, books, videos, and home decor items. With such a great demand for these products, you won't want to miss your chance to get them for your holiday gift giving!

Calendars & Cards
Arts & Crafts
Jewelry & Other Accessories
Music & Video

China in the News


New York Times, December 13, 2004
In July 2003, Samuel J. Palmisano, the chief executive of I.B.M., traveled to Beijing to explore the sale of the company's personal computer business. But he did not start by making the usual visit with executives of I.B.M.'s preferred partner, Lenovo, China's largest personal computer maker.

Get the whole story here


New York Times, December 5, 2004
In one sense, Sidney Rittenberg can be viewed as just another international business consultant scrambling to cash in on the China boom. He certainly appears to fit the mold, driving an expensive late-model BMW and serving as an adviser to a long list of companies that have included Microsoft, Intel,...

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China Daily, December 14, 2004
A 1,200-year-old village lies complete in the mountains of Central China. Shanggantang Village, 25 kilometres south of Jiangyong Town, Hunan Province, is home to 433 households, 1,865 people, almost all of whom belong to one ancestral family.

Get the whole story here


The Star, December 13, 2004
If you’ve always believed that an intricate piece of art takes time and effort to complete, there’s a group of craftsmen from China who are just too happy to prove you wrong. The 14 men and women from Shanghai’s Yuyuan Traditional Cultural Troupe are famed for their speed in producing their specialty Chinese folk art. 

Get the whole story here

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.


Travel Cafe - Hong Kong: New Year Celebration

No Description Available (yet)
Wednesday December 15, 2004 1:30pm-2:00pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel

That's My Baby - "Silvia"

A red panda at the Knoxville Zoo gives birth.
Wednesday December 15, 2004 3:30pm-4:00pm on ANPLAN - Network Series / Nature

World's Greatest Auto Shows: Beijing

2004 Beijing Auto Show.
Wednesday December 15, 2004 10:00pm-11:00pm on SPEED Channel - Other

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

The proverb "A speck of time is more precious than an ounce of gold, " tells us that time is the most precious thing in the world.  - from 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom.


Time passes quickly so do not forget to slow down this holiday season to savor the things that are truly special about this time of year -- friends, family, and a feeling of warmth,  joy, and compassion  that we should extend throughout the coming year. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday and that you take the time to enjoy all that the season brings.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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