Order early and Bar Harbor, Maine's Christmas Spirit® Shop will pay for STANDARD SHIPPING for all orders placed on its website www.ChristmasSpiritShop.com by November 12, 2008. To take advantage of this special offer, you must enter the promotion code EARLY at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process, like this:

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Hand Carved Birds

With over 20 different birds to choose from, there is sure to be one for every tree. From blue birds to woodpeckers, Lance hand carves each bird while his wife, Kim, hand paints them. Maybe you want a loon or a puffin to remember your Maine vacation, or maybe you want a heron or flamingo to remember your Florida vacation. We personalize these birds at no extra charge to make your gifts more memorable.

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Large Group Ornaments

Looking for an ornament for a large group of people? Browse our Business Ornaments or Family Group Ornaments and look for the right number of people in your group. Need faces in different skin tones, like the ones pictured here on the tree? With light, medium and dark faces available, we can build an ornament that is just right for your diverse family or business group. For ornaments with item numbers that begin with "CARR", just specify skin tones in step #3 while personalizing your ornament.

Meet Our American Artists

Lance, a woodcarver, and Kim, a college art major, combined their talents in 1986 to hand carve old world St. Nicholases. Lance uses only knives and chisels to create his carvings. Kim hand paints her husband's carvings, choosing just the right colors to complement the wood tones. Their carvings have a medieval appearance similar to the Black Forest carvings of Germany.

Christmas SpiritŪ is proud to carry Lance and Kim's hand carved Santas, birds, and nativities. Each one is an original one-of-a-kind quality carving, made in the USA.

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Santa Collectors

Know someone who collects Santas, but has just about every one you can find? With our individually hand crafted Santas, made in the USA, you're sure to find the perfect one for any Santa collector. Browse our ceramic Santas, hand carved Santa plates, Santa slates, or hand carved Santas.

Know someone who likes Santa ornaments? Click here for Santa Ornaments that can be personalized.

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Christmas SpiritŪ's Samantha

Samantha's favorite time of year is Christmas, and she always gets everyone in her family and circle of friends an ornament to remember all the special times they had together. This year Samantha has chosen the Snow family sleigh for all her fellow employees to remember a great year at Christmas SpiritŪ.

Samantha has already given her wish list to Santa this year, and is hoping for a new ball to play with!

Website News You Can Use

Pets rule on our website, and we've recently made it easier for you to find our pet ornaments:

1. Family Ornaments with Pets can be found as a new drop down item under Pet Ornaments on our Navigation Bar, that looks like this:

2. Family Ornaments with Pets can also be found on our "Family Ornaments Index Page" after you click on Family Ornaments from our Navigation Bar. You can jump down to it from a link at the top of the Index Page, that looks like this:

3. Ornaments for just pets, or a cat or dog with just one person can be found under the drop down in item 1 above, or on our "Pet Ornaments Index Page" after you click on Pet Ornaments from our Navigation Bar.

Customer Testimonials

"I just wanted to tell you how amazing all the ornaments I ordered from your company are! We gave my son's preschool teachers the apple ornaments with 16 personalized Santa heads and they couldn't get over them. One of the teachers even started to cry. What a great find. I can't wait to give my daughter's kindergarten teachers theirs tomorrow. Thank you!" Alicia from CT.

"I just received 6 ornaments that I ordered from you and I couldn't be happier! They are just what I was looking for for a large family and they are beautiful! You can be sure that I will be back for more and that I will share you with other relatives and friends. Thank you so much for a job well done!" Sharon from AZ.

"Hard to believe I am this ahead of the game for Christmas. Thanks for the email newsletter; it helped me get started early. Hope you are having a nice season." Susie from LA.

Island Update

The streets in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are quieter now after the busier May through October season. Our town is now "downsized" to a half-dozen restaurants, a dozen gift shops(including Christmas SpiritŪ), and two dozen hotels or inns. Tourists are still coming, but in greatly reduced numbers. Visitors this time of year include couples on their honeymoon or anniversary, and Mainers day tripping on the weekends. Daytime temperatures are in the forties and fifties, with nights in the thirties. No snow yet, but we could see some in late November or early December.

Here's a quiet picture of our quiet shop on our quiet street in our quiet town of Bar Harbor, at night time in November:

Photo by Glenn Cooper (theonic@verizon.net)

80 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

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