Christmas Spirit Logo Celebrate the Mothers in Your Life
Newsletter Celebrating our 20th Year

Celebrate the mothers, and others, who have touched your life with our Mother's Day ornaments! Bar Harbor, Maine's Christmas Spirit® Shop will pay for standard shipping for all orders placed on its Website by April 30, 2009. To receive this special offer, you must enter the promotion code MOM at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process.

Grandmothers listen with their heart Ornament
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For Expecting Mothers

Expecting Couple Ornament
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Waiting for you Pregnant Couple Ornament
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Whether they're expecting their first child, or adding to their family, they can't wait for the new arrival. Celebrate this special time in their lives with an expecting couple or pregnant lady ornament to be cherished throughout the years.

For That Special Someone

These 3 or 4 inch blown glass ball ornaments are a great way to celebrate anyone who has brought a special mothering touch to your life. They come in a variety of beautiful colors, and are perfect for moms, grandmothers, aunts, godmothers, sisters and friends. When displayed on an ornament stand in a sunny window, their colors sparkle as a daily reminder of your love and appreciation.

Watermelon 4 inch glass ball ornament      Water Garden 3 inch glass ball ornament      Harvest Wine 4 inch glass ball ornament      Dragonfly 3 inch glass ball ornament
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Mommy and Me

Mommy and me ornaments are a terrific way to celebrate that special bond between mother and child, grandmother and grandchild, godmother and godchild, or aunt and niece/nephew. These handcrafted ornaments can be personalized, at no extra cost, with names, dates, and special messages. They make a wonderful family tradition to pass on to the next generation.

Angel Mom and Me Ornament
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Mom and Daughter Ornament
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Special Words Of Wisdom

Not quite sure what to say to let someone know they have touched your life? Say it with a words of wisdom ornament. Each one is as unique as the special person you want to celebrate. With so many choices, it's easy to find the perfect ornament to let anyone know how you feel.

My mother, my friend. Ornament When a child is born so is a grandmother. ornament If Mom's were flowers... I'd pick you. ornament
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Female with Dog Ornament
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Samantha, Christmas Spirit®'s mascot, is a mother herself who had eight pups. After the pups were adopted many years ago, Samantha was rescued by her current owner. Consequently, today, 11-year-old Samantha enjoys a special relationship with her mother/owner and in turn, mothers us all. During the workday, she makes her rounds, checking on all of us to make sure we're OK. Sam seems to sense when anyone needs extra care and comfort, spending more time with them. Or, is it because they have some cookies for her? Either way, thanks for mothering us Samantha, and Happy Mother's Day to you and YOUR Mother, too!

Samantha our yellow lab


We're proud to announce that our Website has just earned three new "trust seals" which appear at the bottom of every page of our Website. They're from three independent sources that monitor the trustworthiness of our Website, When you are on our website, you can click on these "trust seals" for up to date verification that our Website is safe and secure, and our business is accredited.

Our first "trust seal" is from GeoTrust, certifying our Website provides the highest level of encryption and security possible. This means you can rest assured that communications between your browser and our site's web servers are private and secure.

GeoTrust Certificate
Network Solutions WatchDog Certificate

Our second "trust seal" is from Network Solutions, certifying that our Website has been tested and passed their WatchDog security scan. This means you can shop and share personal information on our Website, with confidence knowing that our Website is safe and secure from the latest threats from hackers and identity thieves.

Our third "trust seal" is from the Better Business Bureau, certifying that the our Website meets all BBBOnLine participation and Better Business Bureau accreditation standards and is authorized to display the BBB Accredited Business seal. As a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Christmas SpiritŪ Shop follows the BBB Code of Business Practices representing sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business.

BBB Accredited Business Seal


"I just received my order today. The handmade glass ball ornaments are more beautiful than they looked on your Website. I have used them in an arrangement of all glass balls in a large brushed steel bowl adjacent to a Kandinsky print with the same colors! They look fantastic! Thanks again for the lovely ornaments, I will definitely use your company as a resource in the future!" James from NC.

"Just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for my order. I was in tears of excitement at how beautiful they are. I will definitely be ordering again!" Mary from IL.

"I am very happy with my purchase and have been showing off my ornaments to everyone here at work. I cannot wait to put them on the tree! I looked everywhere for family of 14 and finally found your site! I will be back!" Evelyn from VA.

Spring buds in Acadia
Spring buds in Acadia                                                          Photo by Beverly Bono

After a long Maine winter, spring is a wonderful thing! Both Mainers and visitors to our island are out and about enjoying sunny daytime temperatures in the 50's, greening grass, budding trees, and colorful wildflowers. This week, there's a burst of activity in the village of Bar Harbor too, as local schools are closed for their spring break. Lots of "day trippers" (Maine visitors from around the state) are joining other tourists from around the country, to shop, eat, and sit in the sun on one of the many benches along downtown streets, in the Village Green, and in Agamont Park overlooking Bar Harbor's waterfront. Our Christmas SpiritŪ Shop re-opened for its 20th year on Friday, April 17 along with several other shops that had closed for the winter.

On Saturday, April 18, Bar Harbor's College of the Atlantic celebrated Earth Day with a full-day festival of booths, concerts, and speakers. From April 18 through 26, Acadia National Park is hosting a weeklong celebration of National Park Week, with various events being held throughout the park in honor of Mother Earth's beautiful creations. And on April 25, our island residents will celebrate Earth Day with Friends of Acadia by helping keep our roadsides clean! Every year, hundreds of volunteers gather to collect trash from area roads. Last year, nearly 400 people collected more than 8,500 pounds of garbage. We're sprucing up our island for our own enjoyment, and for over 2 million expected visitors this season. Come visit us this year. You can easily plan your trip on our Chamber's Website at Spring view of Cadillac Mountain in the distance
Spring view of Cadillac Mountain in the distance                                                   Photo by Beverly Bono
80 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

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