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Dear Friend,


Don’t let the post-holiday blues get you down – Chinese New Year is a mere month away! Prepare for a memorable Year of the Rat by ordering greeting cards, decorations, lanterns, books and party clothes for your family now. Those who have resolved to save money in the new year will appreciate the amazing bargains now on sale, including accessories, apparel, calendars, ornaments and more.

Special Promotions

Celebrate the Year of the Rat

We have what it takes to create an authentic Chinese New Year celebration, from greeting cards to lion dance costumes to festive clothing, books, music and decorations. Just add friends and family! For a deeper understanding of what this grand holiday is all about, see our great selection of books on Chinese New Year.

New Year's Savings!

To start the new year off right, we have put hundreds of items on sale. Check out our new sale items including apparel, accessories, calendars, ornaments, home decor, crafts, and more. 

FREE Year of the Rat Ornament

ChinaSprout offers you a FREE Year of the Rat Ornament when your order totals more than $25. To apply the coupon, please add the ornament to the Shopping Cart first, then enter the coupon code 1198359530 in the coupon box on the Shopping Cart page and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. Offer good while supplies last.   

New and Recommended Products

Eternity Silk Dress

Gold Flowers Papercut Greeting Card 

Mascot Thermos 

Chinese For Kids Flash Cards 

Xiaoning's Picks

As the owner of ChinaSprout, Xiaoning personally approves almost every one of the thousands of products we stock. Beginning this week, Xiaoning will share her own favorites with you. We hope you'll enjoy them, too!

  • Eternity Silk Dress
    "I love the color combination of this silk party dress. The beautiful yet durable fabric makes it a smart choice for active girls."
  • Double Carved Doors Greeting Card 
    "I send this elegant card to my own friends and family, who appreciate the detailed lattice work and quality paper."
  • Silver Disk Necklace
    "This classy necklace elicits compliments every time I wear it - which is often!"

Red Envelopes and New Year Cards 

Make the age-old tradition of giving red envelopes to children part of your own Chinese New Year routine! They’ll love opening the colorful packets to find your good-luck gift of money tucked inside. We are also offering a nice selection of greeting cards, from fun to formal, to commemorate the Year of the Rat.

Olympic Products

2008 isn’t just the Year of the Rat, it’s also the year of the Olympic Games in Beijing! Get set with our expanding collection of Olympic-related items, from attractive T-shirts to handy thermoses to lanterns. Be sure to check out our one-of-a-kind ceramic vanity set. 


Learn something new in the New Year! Explore the traditional Chinese art of paper cutting and paper folding (origami) with new, easy-to-follow kits. Or acquire Chinese vocabulary and grammar through fun music with CD-book sets, a Pinyin textbook or posters.

Letha's Health Secrets

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “Letha Hadady, one of the nation’s leading experts on natural Chinese remedies, is leading a quiet lady-like revolution to bring herbal medicines from the Far East and elsewhere into everyday use in American homes.” Read the latest on her blog Letha's Health Secrets.


Winter Beauty Treatment

During winter we need more calcium. The sun shines less so we lack vitamin D3. Our bones lose calcium during winter, which weakens muscles and causes pain in the back and legs. Our skin is dry.

Read the full 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. 


Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - China

A trip to China through Beijing and Chengdu, where Bourdain indulges in local food and experiences oriental culture, including super hot pepper-infused dishes and an acupuncture tune-up. Thursday January 03, 2008 8:00pm-9:00pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel


Click here for more listings

China News

Christmas in China

NPR - Morning Edition, December 25, 2007 · In the second part of our series on Christmas celebrations in countries that aren't predominately Christian, we look at predominately Buddhist China.
Read the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week

  If others succeed by making one ounce of effort, I will make a hundred times as much effort." - Wise Men Talking Series


As you look toward the exciting opportunities the new year presents, may these words from Confucius inspire you to achieve the goals you set for yourself.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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