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Dear Friend,


As you create the special Chinese New Year traditions your family looks forward to year after year, we'll do our part by offering a top-notch selection of red envelopes, greeting cards, party clothes - even books and dolls with a Chinese New Year theme. Don't miss the new Year of the Rat wall hangings and other new products that just arrived in our warehouse! Bargain hunters will also appreciate New Year Savings of up to 50% on must-have items in accessories, apparel, calendars, ornaments and more.

Special Promotions

Celebrate the Year of the Rat

In just three weeks, the most spectacular Chinese holiday of the year begins. Stock up on supplies now for your own Chinese New Year celebration, with greeting cards, festive clothingmusic, lion dance costumes, dolls and decorations. A wide range of books and video introduces you to the holiday's fascinating customs and dances!

New Year's Savings!

It's tradition in China to start off the new year wearing new clothing, and we're making that more affordable for you this year with our huge New Year's Sale. We're discounting hundreds of fabulous finds this week, including apparel, accessories, calendars, ornaments, home decor, crafts and more. Enjoy!

FREE Dragon and Lion Dance Posters

ChinaSprout offers you FREE Dragon and Lion Dance Posters when your order totals more than $25. To apply the coupon, please add the posters to the Shopping Cart first, then enter the coupon code #1200324810 in the coupon box on the Shopping Cart page and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. Offer good while supplies last.   

New and Recommended Products

Sports Pictogram Silk Scarf

Embroidered Rat Hanging

Welcome Spring

The Year of the Rat

Xiaoning's Picks

  • 200 Chinese Phrase Cards
    "Absolutely great little tool for anyone who travels to China! I helped develop these cards after watching too many Westerns struggle to get directions using little scraps of paper. "
  • Olympic Silk Scarf
    "This classy scarf is so handy for hectic mornings, because it matches almost anything you grab from the closet. Made from high-quality silk, the pictogram has all the Olympic games in Chinese calligraphy style."
  • Celebration Red Silk Tie
    "The ultimate Olympic power tie! Elegant and unique, this high-quality silk tie features the Beijing Olympic logo interwoven in the design."

New Year of the Rat Decorations

One look at these loveable little rats, and you'll welcome them into your home with open arms! Our new wall hangings, ornaments and papercuts feature rats that carry glowing lanterns and cymbals, clutch good-luck grapes, and dangle adorably beneath traditional Chinese knots. Others grin from glittery red envelopes. Decorate for Chinese New Year with one or all - the latest additions to ChinaSprout's holiday collection.  


Dolls for Chinese New Year

Play is the perfect way to teach kids about Chinese New Year. These dolls are all dressed up and ready to celebrate the Year of the Rat with your family! Authentic accessories include silky brocade clothing, lucky red envelopes and New Year decorations. Little girls love to reenact traditional Chinese dances with poseable Mei Ling, who carries festive fans, ribbons and drums.

Books about Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the lively characters in these books as they make dumplings, watch the lion dance, light firecrackers and don festive clothing. There's something for every age, from beautiful picture books to Grace Lin's new novel, "The Year of the Rat," based on the author's childhood. Click here to see more books about Chinese New Year. 

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.


Herbalist on Vacation

What would I take with me to a desert island? I searched among my hundreds of herbs for health and beauty and chose Green Tea and Hingvastak. They help me to stay slim and digest anything–from snails to crocodiles.

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. 


Walking the World - China: The Great Wall

The Great Wall is an immense thread across China, which not only served as a defence, but also gave the Chinese people their identity. Its symbol is everywhere you look - on stamps, on tourist visas, on the police badge, and it's even a brand of car. Tuesday January 15, 2008 5:00pm-6:00pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel


Click here for more listings

China News

Fortune's Sisters

NYTime - January 1, 2007 · THERE is an ancient Chinese myth that people who are destined to meet are connected from birth by invisible red thread. For three Brooklyn mothers who were strangers until a few years ago, the legend has a deeply personal resonance.
Read the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week

  The whole year's work depends on good planning in the spring, and the whole day's work depends on good planning in the early morning." - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom  


The start of the new year is a great time to remember that we need not only fine goals, but good planning to achieve them. We hope you find time in the coming weeks to map out the path to your dreams!


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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