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Everyday Gifts Under $15
Issue 45 Celebrating our 20th Anniversary
Newsletter

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With all the gifts you give throughout the year, you'd like to keep the costs down, but still keep the "WOW" factor up. Why not give a personalized ornament? Bar Harbor, Maineís Christmas Spirit® Shop has a large selection of gifts under $15 to fit almost any occasion. (See our Website News section below for an easy way to find gifts under $15)

Make a purchase on our Website www.ChristmasSpiritShop.com and we will pay standard shipping to one address. To take advantage of this offer, order by April 28, 2010 and enter the promotion code GIFTS at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process.
Thank a teacher
Thank a teacher
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Personalized Milestone Memories

Commemorate a graduation
Commemorate a graduation
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Personalized ornaments are a great way to mark milestones and remember special occasions. Commemorate a graduation, retirement or birthday. Congratulate a new driver, someone on their promotion or new job. Say "thank you" to a Teacher or Coach. Personalize one today for an upcoming event. Browse all our special events ornaments.
Congratulate a new driver
Congratulate a new driver
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Celebrate a retirement
Celebrate a retirement
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Mom and Dad

With Motherís Day and Fatherís Day right around the corner, browse our Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Words of Wisdom ornaments to find the perfect gift. Don't forget the special aunt or uncle, grandparent, godparent, or other person who has been like a parent to you. Browse our family member section to see some of our suggestions.
Celebrate a special relationship
Celebrate a special relationship
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Say Happy Mother's Day
Say Happy Mother's Day
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Say Happy Father's Day
Say Happy Father's Day
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Friends and Neighbors

Welcome new neighbors
Welcome new neighbors
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A "just because" gift is a thoughtful way to bring pleasure to both the one giving and the one receiving. Browse our Friends ornaments to show a special friend you care or welcome a new family to the neighborhood with one of our Neighbors or New Home ornaments.
Celebrate a friendship
Celebrate a friendship
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Express your feelings
Express your feelings
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Any Occasion

Need a get well gift? Is there a new baby on the way? Find a gift for anyone with our Fast Ornament Finder. Simply select the person you are shopping for and see our suggestions. Or, browse our Special Events ornaments to find a gift for any occasion.
Offer GET WELL SOON wishes
Offer GET WELL SOON wishes
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Celebrate some good news
Celebrate some good news
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Welcome a new baby
Welcome a new baby
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Reminder - Get FREE SHIPPING year-round

Just a reminder for 2010, in celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we are still offering you, our loyal customers, a special offer good any time this year. For all orders of $20.00 or more, placed on our Website, the Christmas Spirit® Shop will pay for standard shipping to one address when you use the promo code NEWS.

So, for example, if you want to order something for Anniversary gifts after this promotion ends, you can still get FREE shipping. Just order $20.00 or more and enter the promotion code NEWS at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process.
Anniversary Ornament
Anniversary Ornament
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ISLAND UPDATE

Weíre Open for the Season

Well, Spring has arrived in Bar Harbor. The consensus seems to be that the weather change is 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule. No one is complaining! The tulips and daffodils are up, the Forsythia is in bloom, the birds are singing and everyone is anxious for the warm weather to come. All the shops are getting their Spring chores done, getting ready for a new season of visitors. The paint cans are out, the windows are washed and the shop signs are up.

Forsythia in Bloom
Forsythia in Bloom                             Photo by Beverly Bono

Spring Tulips
Spring Tulips                                    Photo by Beverly Bono

We opened for the season on April 16th and so did Acadia National Park. We always try to open the weekend before Patriotís Day, a state holiday in Maine and Massachusetts. The children are out of school and many families come to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for a visit.


CHRISTMAS SPIRIT®'S SAMANTHA

After a winter of "belly-high" snow, Samantha smells Spring in the air. In spite of a problem with one of her hind legs, she has a spring in her step and lopes slowly out to the field to investigate her domain. Her morning trips are lasting way too long, however, ...how can there be that many new smells???? She's hard of hearing so trying to get her to cut her trips short by calling her name is next to impossible! My only hope is that she'll look up long enough to see my "COME" hand motion. Thank goodness we learned hand signals when we were young.

Samantha loves to help our customers
Samantha loves to help our customers     Photo by Glenn Cooper

Are you talking to ME?
Are you talking to ME?                          Photo by Beverly Bono

Samantha is looking forward to a new season of visitors, too! One of her favorite "jobs" is greeting our customers at the door, especially the ones who have had to leave their pets at home. She earns lots of "pats" from those folks. The little visitors like her, too. She is just their size. Soon, Samantha hopes to see some of you in Bar Harbor. If you can't find her on the shop floor, just ask for her. She's usually there every weekend, taking 2 days off during the week to recharge her batteries. She's 13 years old, so we try not to work her too hard!


WEBSITE NEWS YOU CAN USE

Weíve recently added a new feature to our Website that lets you sort results in 4 ways: by Price, by Newest Item, by Item Code and by Description. Hereís how it works. First, narrow your selections by using the Navigation Bar to find a specific category or use the Search Box to find a specific theme of ornaments. Once you have an array of pictures pertaining to your selection (such as those pictured below), use the green buttons near the top of the page to refine your search.

New Sort Layout

Sort By Price Button Sort By Newest Items Button Sort By Item Code Button Sort By Description Button


Click on "SORT BY PRICE" and all the pictures on the page will be arranged from lowest to highest price. This is an easy way to find gifts under $15.

Click on "SORT BY NEWEST ITEMS" and the pictures will be displayed with the newest items at the top. This feature is especially useful for our customers who have been buying from us for years and want to see "what's new".

SORT BY ITEM CODE" will array the pictures in alphabetical order by Part Number. All the Part Numbers begin with a group of letters, unique to each artist. Consequently, this sort lets you see all items by the same artist, grouped together. Many of our customers have favorite artists they have been following over the years. This is a quick way to find all their items in a particular category.

Finally, if you "SORT BY DESCRIPTION", you'll see the ornaments arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the ornament. For example, if you search for "lobster", you will get a random assortment of lobsters, lobster buoys, lobster traps, etc. This sort function alphabetizes the descriptions so that all the lobster buoys are together, all the lobster traps are together, etc.
In summary, any array of pictures can be sorted in four ways: PRICE, NEWEST, NUMBER and SUBJECT. We hope this helps you refine your search and makes it easier to find just the right ornament.


CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"Just a note of thanks. I ordered an optometry ornament and you even took the time to personalize it with red hair. The ornament was received and was a tremendous hit. She was so very touched and will cherish this ornament - thanks to you. I will recommend your site to friends and family." Angelina from SC. "I received my order yesterday and just wanted you to know that they are spectacular, don't remember the last time that I was so pleased with something that I ordered on line. Keep up the great work." Janet from MO.
"Hi, I just received my order yesterday and I LOVE it! I ordered a family ornament for my son and daughter in law who just had their first baby. This is the perfect gift and I love your workmanship. Thank you so much, I am sharing your website with my friends!" Gayle from MO.


www.ChristmasSpiritShop.com
80 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
1-800-242-2913


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