Christmas Spirit Logo Honor Your Loved Ones
Newsletter Celebrating our 20th Year

Good news for you and your loved ones (including your everyday heroes). Bar Harbor, Maine's Christmas SpiritŪ Shop will pay for standard shipping for all orders placed on its Website by March 31, 2009. To receive this special offer, you must enter the promotion code HONOR at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process.

firefighter helmet Ornament
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For Those Who Help and Protect Us

Female Nurse Ornament
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Female Police Ornament
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They're there in our time of need, helping us get well, or protecting us from harm, every day. Honor that special nurse, doctor, firefighter, or police officer with a personalized ornament that says, "Thank you for helping me."

For Those Who Fight Our Battles for Us
Male Marine Ornament
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They fight for our freedom 'round the world every day. Honor that special military man or woman with a personalized ornament that shows your heartfelt support and gratitude. Our yellow ribbon ornament is a popular choice for the troops or their families.

Navy Ball Ornament         Snowman with Yellow Support Ribbon Ornament
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For Those Who Wage Their Own Battles

Some of the toughest battles are waged by cancer survivors. Celebrate the personal victories of breast cancer survivors by giving them a pink ribbon ornament, or pink hand-blown glass ball ornament. Honor survivors of other cancers with a purple ribbon ornament.

Gingerbread with Purple Support Ribbon Ornament         Pink Blown Glass Hope Ball Ornament
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Pink Support Ribbon Oval Ornament
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For Those Who Love Us, No Matter What!

They're our favorite relatives, closest friends, and family pets who love us, unconditionally. Honor them and their special place in your life with an appreciation ornament that says, "Thanks for all you do for me."

You CAN make a difference in someone's life by reaching out and truly caring. Ornament
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To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Ornament

Cat with Fish Angel Ornament Dog Angel
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Samantha, Christmas SpiritŪ's mascot, is everyone's favorite friend and unconditional confidant. She's our "therapy dog" who always listens to our problems, and often turns them into unforeseen opportunities for us. "One door closes, and another one opens," is her philosophy. And, yes, she often opens her own doors of opportunity, by herself, with a determined nose nudge or predominant paw push, as if to say, "Don't let anything get in your way!" Thanks, Samantha, for your words of wisdom. They work wonders for all of us.

Samantha saying Come sit let's talk
Dogs leave pawprints on your heart dog bone ornament
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Speaking of Samantha being our unconditional confidant, our Website is your unconditional confidant, meaning it's always safe and secure. uses state-of-the-art encryption technology for the secure transmission of any personal information you send to us. You can easily monitor this yourself by looking at the Web address (URL) at the top of your browser window. The first few letters will change from "http" to "https" after you press the "checkout" button and you're on the order form page. The "s" in "https" stands for "secure."

Screen shot of HTTPS in the address bar
Screen shot of the lock and privacy statement

You'll also see a picture of a locked padlock, indicating a locked or secure page with secure transmission of your order to us. Read our Privacy Policy for more information about how we handle information you give us and information we collect from you. You'll find this padlock with our security statement on virtually every page of our Website.


"We just received our order and wanted to say thank you. My sisters and I unexpectedly lost our mother in September 2005, and our father in 1990, and I came across the Merry Christmas from Heaven ornament and ordered five of them in pewter to keep our parents close to our hearts. The ornaments are beautiful, and each of us will display them on a single pewter ornament hanger so the ornament will proudly and beautifullly stand alone. Thank you so much." Liz from CA.

"I just received my order and have been so excited about getting these ornaments! I just love them... Thank you so much for doing such a great job! I am just imagining the joy on everyone's face when they open their own personalized Christmas ornament! These are wonderful Christmas gifts that will be cherished for years to come." Kelly from TX.

"Thank you! We have recently added to our family with our baby turtle Marvin. I searched everywhere for a cute turtle ornament for his first Christmas... no luck until I found your site! I received the ornament today (super quick) and its adorable. Thanks again!" Cindy from CA.


Spring thaw on the ponds in Acadia                                        Photo by Beverly Bono

The birds are singing because spring officially arrived last week to our island. But, Mainers know that usually doesn't apply to them, as snow is still on the ground. It can snow here in Downeast Maine as late as the first part of April. Of course, when it does snow here in late March or early April, it melts away much quicker than a February snowfall. We do, however, get spring "teaser days" which are sunny and mild for a short time, followed by a return to cold winter weather. By late April, this roller coaster weather pattern finally settles down to our spring season, which we all welcome with a great sigh of relief. We can finally put away our snow shovels and winter coats, and get outdoors to enjoy the long awaited season of nature's re-birth.

After a long, cold, and snowy winter, spring is nature's gift to us, and many of you will soon be coming to Bar Harbor to enjoy it with us. We're getting ready now to welcome you when you arrive. Our Christmas SpiritŪ Shop opens April 18 for the 2009 tourist season. Come if you can, but if you can't, our Website is always open at Have a great spring, and Happy Easter!
Spring thaw on the rocks in Acadia                                         Photo by Beverly Bono
80 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

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