Archive for February, 2011

Miss Corolle Lou Doll

Congratulations to Gina Yokel Farmer for winning our Chinese doll giveaway! She won our newest doll, the Miss Corolle Lou Doll. Lou is the latest in the Miss Corolle Classic Dolls line. She is 14″ tall with a soft, huggable body, and beautiful brown eyes and hair. Her long hair can be brushed and styled in many different ways. Her party dress, striped tights, and ballerina flats make her ready for any fun outing with your child. Doll is appropriate for ages 3+.

Check back often for our next giveaway!

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Winter Clearance Sale

It’s been a busy few months between Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chinese New Year. Schedules are finally starting to calm down from all the festivities but don’t let the post-holiday blues bring you down with them! Nothing cheers me up like saving money and that’s why AJ Panda’s Winter Clearance Sale is going on now! You can save up to 50% off ChineselanternsjewelryChinese New Year cards and crafts, and much more. Or spruce up your home decor with new Chinese cushion covers or brocade picture frames. Happy shopping!


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Chinese Doll Contest!

Here is your chance to win an adorable Chinese doll from AJ Panda! To enter, go to the ‘Our Favorite Chinese Dolls’ photo album on AJ Panda’s Facebook page. Tag yourself in the image of your favorite doll to enter yourself into a random drawing. If your name is picked, you win that doll!

One entry per person. Winner will be drawn on Monday, February 28th, 3PM (Central Time) and will be notified via Facebook. We are currently out of stock of the blue Mini La Newborn Asian Doll.

Good luck!




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5 Questions: Adoption of twins leads to new online business

STLtoday.com interviewed our owner, Christopher Deck, on his  experience with Chinese adoption and how it lead to the creation and launch of AJPanda.com. Chris speaks about how he and his wife got involved in international adoption, how they celebrate their twin daughters’ Chinese heritage, and the AJ Panda website. Read it here.

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Year of the Rabbit

We’re a few weeks into the Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, and we hope that you got to celebrate with friends and family. We were fortunate enough to be able to be a part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Northern New Jersey Huaxia Chinese School, Kwong Kow Chinese School, Great Wall Chinese Academy, and The Chinese Language School of Connecticut.

The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac and is a lucky sign. Tradition states the Rabbit brings a year that will allow you to catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is associated with home, family, diplomacy and peace, which will help this year be a calmer one than 2010 on all levels.

People born during the Year of the Rabbit lead a peaceful life, but also possess a strong will. They are lucky in business and financial transactions and have impeccable manners. You can always rely on the Rabbit to be in control of himself and they really know how to live and let live. The Sheep, Dog and Pig are most compatible with the Rabbit and will also find 2011’s circumstances bring them great personal and professional happiness.

AJ Panda has a good selection of Rabbit items to help you celebrate all year long. Check them out! Here’s to a lucky, peaceful, successful Year of the Rabbit to all!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone from all of us here at AJ Panda! We hope you get to spend some quality time today with the people you love. Here are a few Valentine’s Day fun facts you might find interesting today:

  • Valentine’s Day is the second largest card-sending season of the year, coming in only behind Christmas. About 1 BILLION Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in the U.S. alone each year!
  • Women purchase 85% of all valentines, but men buy 73% of Valentine’s Day flowers.
  • To be awoken by a kiss on Valentine’s Day morning is considered to be very lucky.
  • One Valentine’s Day superstition states that if you see a squirrel on Valentine’s Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard your money. LOL
  • In my opinion, the most romantic Valentine’s Day superstition I have heard is if you find a glove on the road today, your future beloved will have the other missing glove. It kind of reminds me of Cinderella and her glass slipper.

Whoever you’re spending today with, don’t forget to say Wo Ai Ni!

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