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Dear Friend,

The holidays are in full swing and we hope that you are enjoying this special time with family and friends. There is still plenty of time to do some last minute shopping at ChinaSprout. Whether you have yet to begin, just need a few fillers, or are simply looking for a couple of thoughtful hostess gifts, visit our Christmas Page to find many wonderful gift ideas. Shop at ChinaSprout this week and you can also take advantage of our "buy one get one free" United We Stand ornament promotion. This week, we have added more apparel, accessories, kids' stuff, New Years products, and of course more Christmas ornaments and music. There's something for everyone on your list at ChinaSprout!


Special Events

Last Minute Holiday Shopping!

Have you put your holiday shopping off until the last minute? Never fear, it's not too late to order from ChinaSprout! You can still visit our Christmas Page for great gift ideas. Our holiday shipping dates are as follows: West Coast customers can order until Dec. 16th, 12 p.m. and still receive packages by ground shipping. East Coast customers can order 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 p.m., choose Next Day Air, and still receive their goodies by Christmas Eve.  

FREE Holiday Gift

To show our appreciation to you for shopping at ChinaSprout this holiday season, we are offering a "buy one, get one free" promotion. From now until December 26th, when you purchase one Hand-Painted Glass Ornament - United We Stand, you will receive a second one for Free (make sure to add two items to your cart). These ornaments make lovely presents for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, or Secret Santas and are also great for use in gift baskets.


Happy, Healthy Holidays

Letha Hadady is one of the nation's leading experts on natural Chinese remedies and author of books on health and beauty, including Asian Health Secrets and Healthy Beauty. In this second article for ChinaSprout, Letha talks about how Traditional Chinese medicine has long treated the energetic symptoms of depression, including fatigue, poor digestion, and weakened immunity. You may not be able to go home for the holidays, you may not want to--but healing foods and Chinese herbs boost morale, endurance, and immunity. Learn More.

New Products

Baby Double Happiness Dress

New Year Good Luck Greeting Cards

Cloisonné Snowman Ornaments 

Christmas Songs By Black Duck


ChinaSprout has beautiful new jackets that will keep you and your little ones toasty warm and stylish during the seasonal chill. Wear them to holiday parties, family gatherings, or for special portraits. We have also added a gorgeous dress and two lovely new blankets for baby.



Looking for that perfect gift? ChinaSprout has some great gift ideas for you, including our beautiful new brocade bags, distinctive earrings, and stunning wool shawl. For favorite teachers and special friends, consider one of our new pendants designed especially for these exceptional people in our lives.


Fun Stuff for Kids

Fill their holidays with fun-tastic toys and gifts from ChinaSprout. Pucca enthusiasts will love our newest hairclips, stickers, and slippers. Our fan hairclip, brocade flower mirror, Asian baby, and jeans set for Mini Calin will please the little lady in your life. And, you can introduce your child to 3D puzzle work with our fun Fortune God Craftswork puzzle.


Home Decor

We have many thoughtful little gift for friends, co-workers, and colleagues. Our teacups, pen holders, and magnets are great for the office and can be given alone or as part of a gift set. Decorate your gift with one of our authentic Chinese ornaments or wall hangings that can be displayed as a lucky token.


Stationery, Books and Music

We have two new notebooks that are perfect for the writer or artist on your list. For the business entreprenuer, check out our newest business card holder. And, spend family time this holiday enjoying Christmas music from some of China's most popular performers, learning Chinese with one of our new texts or workbooks, or sharing a truly engaging story about a special Chinese adoption experience.


Chinese New Year

Everyone will love receiving one of our richly colored and detailed New Year greeting cards. Send them out to spread happiness and well wishes for the Year of the Dog. We also have a wide selection of calendar styles and designs for you to choose from. And, our greeting children keychain and dog ornament provide a commemorative reminder of the joy that New Years brings.

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. 


"Little Red Riding Hood" - Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

B.D. Wong ("All-American Girl") provides the voice of the wolf in a Chinese-style adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood," known here as Little Red Happy Coat. Voices: Amy Hill (Mama, Mrs. Oolong), Vu Mai (Red) and Brian Tochi (Tailor). Thursday December 15, 2005 9:30am-10:00am on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Children's Show / Entertainment


Animated Tales of the World - The Magic Paintbrush

A boy receives a magic paintbrush that makes anything he paints become real in this tale from China. Thursday December 15, 2005 12:45pm-1:05pm on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Children's Show / Entertainment


Cirque du Soleil: Dralion

The Canadian-based circus troupe presents a show that draws on ancient Chinese circus traditions. The presentation celebrates life, air, water, fire and earth. Friday December 16, 2005 10:00pm-12:00am on BRAV - Network Series / Entertainment


Click here for more listings

China News

The Spitlers' Family Blog

Travel Blog - December 8, 2005 ·  I love this city! Nanchang is so different from Beijing. In Beijing, international people were abundant. Nanchang is a city in the center of China, ringed on three sides by mountains and on the fourth by the massive Yangtze River. She is a city of 5 million people and so far the only non-Chinese I have seen are adopting parents. In our hotel there are Canadians, French and Americans - all here to adopt Chinese baby girls. 

Read the full article here


Steeped in 50 Years of China's Subjugation

New York Times - December 1, 2005 · There is nothing in Western culture that quite corresponds with the traditional teahouse in China. The corner pub or Old West saloon come to mind, but as the captivating and beautifully acted production of Lao She's "Teahouse" by the Beijing People's Art Theater makes clear, there is no place that offers as broad a panorama of its society. 

Read the full article here


Artist Captures Spirit of Forbidden City  

Xinhuanet - December 9, 2005 - For most of the time since mid-October, oil painter Jiang Guofang has locked himself at home, sweating away at new pieces in a secluded courtyard in the small county town of Yanjiao, on the east border between Beijing and Hebei Province. In his spacious studio, visitors may find some of the artist's favourite paintings depicting pretty women and young men in ancient costumes against the backdrop of the Forbidden City.

Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week

 "If people are of one heart, even the yellow earth can become gold." - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom


The adversities of the past year have brought many people together to display enormous acts of generosity and create hope from where there seemed none. These were truly golden moments in our history that displayed a unity of cause and a commitment to one another. In the spirit of this holiday season, we wish you great happiness and health in the New Year. We hope that you will be blessed with the season's warmth and goodwill  throughout the coming year.


 Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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