Newsletter #150

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Dear Friend,

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8th. There is still time to order unique gifts from ChinaSprout for the special women in your life. Visit our Mother's Day Page to find many wonderful gifts to let her know just how much she means to you. ChinaSprout is also offering FREE Mother's Cards, perfect for gift enclosures, with purchases of $25 or more. If you don't have time to send a card in the mail, send a free ChinaSprout's Mother's Day E-Card to convey your feelings electronically. We have added great new apparel for kids and adults, as well as accessories, arts and crafts, and home decor items.  With so many new products to choose from, we encourage you to learn about our Rewards Program so that you can take advantage of extra savings when you shop at ChinaSprout!

FREE Mother's Card For Mothers!  

ChinaSprout is offering TWO FREE Mother's Card for Mom with any purchases of $25 or more. These make great enclosure cards for your gifts or you can send them separately to a mother who is far away but always near to your heart.  To take advantage of this offer, enter coupon code 1115053484 while on the shopping cart page.  Please make your purchases early before these special gift items are sold out.

Last Minute Shppping For Mother's Day!  

Have the days have passed so quickly that you forgot that Mother's Day is almost here -- in five days? Never fear! ChinaSprout is pleased to offer shipping options that will ensure that all Mothers receive their special gifts before Mother's Day.  East Coast customers can order up until May 4th 12:00pm and still receive packages on Saturday by ground shipping (NY, CT, and NJ residents can even wait as late as May 6th). Customers outside of the East Coast can order until May 4th, 12:00pm and choose 2nd Day Air, to receive packages by May 6th or order by 12:00 pm May 5th and choose Next Day Air to receive packages by May 6th. Visit ChinaSprout's Mother's Day page to choose from many unique gift ideas for the special moms in your life. You can even wrap your presents in ChinaSprout's gift wrap for a lovely finishing touch! And don't forget to send Mother's E-cards to your Mom on May 8th!

Frequent Shopper Program Returns!


We have brought back our popular ChinaSprout Rewards Program as a way to say thank you to our loyal customers. The more that you shop at ChinaSprout, the more you will save. Your purchases began accumulating on March 22nd. Once you have reached $200 in total purchases from ChinaSprout, you will automatically be enrolled in the ChinaSprout Rewards Program. It's that easy! To find out how to save up to 10% on ALL of your ChinaSprout purchases, visit our Rewards page.

New Products

10 Children Fun Take-Out Boxes

Tiger Coin Purse  

Dragon and Eternity Mandarin Dress

Revivify The Army Corps

Apparel and Accessories for Adults …

ChinaSprout has added many lovely apparel pieces that will have you celebrating Mother's Day and the summer season in style. Whether you are heading to the office or dressing up for an evening on the town, you are sure to find one of our dresses, jackets, or handbags  just right for the occassion. We also have added a wonderful Grandfather T-shirt, cloisonne ballpoint pens, and an endearing coin purse, which will be loved by young and old.


Apparel for Kids …

We have added many stylish clothes for the little ones to wear to anything from the playground to parties. Choose from exquisite dresses, shirts, suits, and pant sets, which vary in style from traditional Chinese to Asian contemporary.  Your kids will love these outfits! 


Arts & Crafts for Kids…

Don't let your little ones' hands and minds sit idle once school is over. ChinaSprout has a fabulous collection of hands-on learning craft kits that will keep them busy for hours! Not only will kids enjoy staying active, they will love being creative. Just let them have fun with our Chinese Army excavation, painting masks, models, lantern kits, and 3-D Chinese Zodiac decoration. It will be our little secret that they're learning while they play.


Home Decor …

Spring and summer herald the end of school, parties, and wonderful weather. ChinaSprout's latest home decor items will help you to enjoy all of these seasonal luxuries. Our beautiful tea sets make great gifts for Moms and favorite teachers. Use our festive Take-Out boxes to hold party favors. And, our peony container can decorate your home everyday with a special Asian flair.



Adults will enjoy the compelling storytelling of Amy Tan and other classic Chinese writers, as well as the opportunity to learn more about China via our latest books about the women, proverbs, and provinces of China. Children will be enthralled with the wonderous adventures of Yang, as she discovers life, as only a child can.


Popular Products are Back…

Some of our best selling products are now back in stock!  Our shelves are full again with popular books, music, clothes, accessories, arts & crafts, toys, and more. Do not miss out on your chance to purchase these highly anticipated items before they sell-out again!



Arts & Crafts:

 Books, Music, DVD:

China in the News

The Natural and the Sacred in China  

New York Times, April 24, 2005
AT Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Yunnan Province of China, you can hear two forces of nature collide. The Yangtse, with the accumulated might of a 16,000-foot drop from its start on the Tibetan Plateau, hurls millions of tons of water from hundreds of tributaries between the Jade Dragon and Haba Snow Mountains.

Get the whole story here

Beijing residents face steep fine for tearing down ancient heritage 

Asia Pacific News, May 2, 2005

The residents of China's capital Beijing could face a fine of up to 200,000 yuan (US$24,000) for tearing down or damaging old buildings listed for protection, state media said.

Get the whole story here

China's workers celebrate May Day by kicking off shopping spree 

Asia Pacific News, May 1, 2005

China, which has more Communists than the rest of the world combined, celebrated May Day not by revering the toiling masses but by spending huge sums of money on shopping and travelling.

Get the whole story here

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"Better to make a net than to yearn for fish at the edge of the pond. " -- Chinese Proverbs

It is easy to stand at the edge of our yearnings and wish for those things seemingly beyond our reach. However, in order to attain what we desire, we must be resourceful and find the means to grasp it with both hands. We hope that your net will be continually full of the fish, which bring you happiness.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team 

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