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Issue 43 Celebrating our 20th Anniversary
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Proudly we say, Everything we sell, is made in USA!

Need gifts for special occasions this year - wedding, anniversary, graduation, or business function? Order personalized ornaments/gifts from Bar Harbor, Maine's Christmas Spirit® Shop, and we will pay standard shipping to one address on all orders placed on our Website www.ChristmasSpiritShop.com.

To take advantage of this special offer, order by March 2, 2010 and enter the promotion code WINTER at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process.
Customize with names and wedding date
Customize with names and wedding date
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Tray Verse
Tray Verse


Custom Designs & Discounts

Capture a favorite saying
Capture a favorite saying
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As part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are pleased to offer custom designs from some of our artists. If you have an idea for a special design, please Contact Us. We will match your ideas to an artist who will be able to interpret your design. If you like a particular artist's design, often we can easily modify it to reflect your unique request, as in the customized motorcycle plaque pictured below.


Get these price breaks through September, 2010 when you order one of our styles in quantity or Special Order a dozen or more custom designs of the same style.

For 12 or more ornaments of one style save 5%
For 25 or more ornaments of one style save 10%
For 50 or more ornaments of one style save 15%
For 75 or more ornaments of one style save 20%
For 100 or more ornaments of one style save 25%

A single part number defines "one style" of ornament.

Be sure to order in plenty of time since it could take a month or more for our artists to handcraft these items. Discounts will be automatically applied to your Website order when you reach the various discount levels.
Motorcycle Couple - Original Design
Motorcycle Couple
Original Design
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Motorcycle Couple - Custom Bride and Groom
Motorcycle Couple
Custom Bride and Groom
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School Days

Celebrate your team’s winning season or honor a favorite Coach with one of our personalized Sports and Hobby ornaments. Celebrate commencement or a class reunion with one of our Graduation ornaments. Find unique gifts for your children’s teachers or a new job ornament for the job hunting graduate. Browse through our personalized Job & Career, Sports & Hobby or Graduation ornaments to find the perfect gift.
Teacher Gift from Class
Teacher Gift from Class
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Sports Gift from Team
Sports Gift from Team
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Teacher Gift from Student
Teacher Gift from Student
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Business Gifts

Gift from Realtor to Clients
Gift from Realtor to Clients
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Choose from a wide variety of ornaments which can be used as thank you gifts for your clients. Are you a realtor? Choose something from our New Home selection. A dog breeder? Find the perfect dog ornament. Find something to suit your business in our Job & Career ornaments or in our Words of Wisdom ornaments. Contact Us about personalized gift ideas for your business.
Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom
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Gift from Breeders to Owners
Gift from Breeders to Owners
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Wedding & Anniversary Favors

50th Wedding Anniversary Favor
50th Wedding Anniversary Favor
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Planning a wedding? Is a special anniversary coming up this year? Personalized ornaments commemorating these Special Events make wonderful party favors. They can also be customized to suit your Special Occasions. If you need a large quantity for the event, you might qualify for a quantity discount. Contact Us for custom designs that will make your day more memorable.
Wedding Shower Gift
Wedding Shower Gift
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Wedding Favor - Custom Colors
Wedding Favor - Custom Colors
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Reminder - Get FREE SHIPPING year-round

Just a reminder from our last Newsletter, 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 St. Patrick's Day after our Winter Specials 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.
St. Patrick's Day Ornament
St. Patrick's Day Ornament
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ISLAND UPDATE

Things are pretty quiet this time of year. There are not as many visitors; some shops are closed for the winter. The weather in Maine this month has been pretty quiet, too. Our neighbors along the mid-Atlantic coast have been really taking a beating! We’re sorry about that for 2 reasons: 1.) they are not used to having several FEET of snow ALL AT ONCE and 2.) The skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers in Maine are really crying the NO SNOW blues.
Sand Angels and Sand Castles - Sand Beach
Sand Angels and Sand Castles - Sand Beach
Snowmobile Speed Limit Signs - Eagle Lake
Snowmobile Speed Limit Signs - Eagle Lake
The ski resorts can make snow, although it has been fairly mild; but the snowmobilers are stopped dead in their tracks, so to speak, with nothing to ride on but dirt. On the opening day of the Winter Olympics, a newscaster reported that 49 of our 50 states had measurable snowfall; only Hawaii escaped! As you can see, our snowfall has been unremarkable.
This quiet time of year is great for recharging our physical and mental batteries. It is also the time when we make improvements to our towns and businesses. The weather has been ideal for that, since many of the changes are happening outside: new roofs on buildings, new docks on the waterfront and one VERY exciting addition to our town...BRAND NEW RESTROOM FACILITIES! This year, when our customers ask the #1 Question, "Where are the nearest restrooms?", we don’t have to send them "Up the hill to the Police station" or "Down the hill to the dock." We can say "Right around the corner!" They are being constructed right at the top of the park, overlooking the water in Bar Harbor! It might seem like an odd thing to be excited about, but recent visitors will know exactly why it is such good news!
Construction of New Restroom Facilities in Bar Harbor
Construction of New Restroom Facilities in Bar Harbor


CHRISTMAS SPIRIT®'S SAMANTHA

Samantha's Search for Treasures
Samantha's Search for Treasures
I have to admit, Samantha is very happy that the snow pack is down! She was getting weary of the snow tunnels she had to follow into the woods morning, noon and night. In January, she even missed out on some of her daily walks that she loves so much. Her walks are much more interesting now since the melting snow has uncovered a lot of buried treasure along the way...and believe me she stops to smell EVERYTHING! But by far the best part of this mild weather for her is that she has her favorite field back. She patrols it faithfully every day...sometimes several times a day. Oh, the wonderful smells!
Samantha Patrolling her Field
Samantha Patrolling her Field


WEBSITE NEWS YOU CAN USE

During the 1st part of the year, our artists have a little "down time", too. This is when we work closely with them, stretching our collective creativity, to develop new designs. Many of these design ideas come from you, our customers, so keep those ideas coming! Contact Us.

This is also the time of year when the artists can more easily handle large orders. So, we’ve teamed up with our artists to offer quantity discounts that encourage our customers to place their orders early. To make this process easy, we’ve done 2 things: we have a link on our Home Page that explains the discount structure and we’ve added a feature to our website that automatically calculates the discount, based on the quantity ordered.
Quantity Discount Icon on Home Page
Quantity Discount Icon on Home Page
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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

We got such a wonderful response from our December Newsletter where you got to meet our "Elves", that we wanted to share some of these comments with you. Thanks to all for your feedback!

"Loved your newsletter about your "elves." You cannot have too many elves at Christmastime, and since I've been accused of being one myself, I love to see more of them.

I first discovered your shop during my first (and only) trip to Bar Harbor - going home with lots of goodies which appear every year on my trees - and now order online each year. (Well, this year, I ordered three times, since we had to wait for the late October baby to appear and we didn't know what he was!)

I love your service - I love your ornaments - I love your elves!

Merry Christmas to everyone at Christmas Spirit Shop!" Marilyn from MN
"To all the elfs and Pete, I received a gift ornament from a friend. I loved it. I ordered several for gifts for family members. Now, after receiving your newsletter, I am even a happier customer to see that this is a "made in America or North Pole" operation. I am spreading the word among friends of The Christmas Spirit Shop. I hope your blessings are many in the coming years." Rose from NJ.
"I loved your newsletter. It is so well done. I liked seeing the happy, smiling faces of all the "elves." I think your "elves" really do have the Christmas Spirit - and they all deserve a raise. Love and blessings for good health and prosperity are sent to each of you." Betty from GA.
"Thank you and all of the elves for their beautiful and brilliant work each and every year! Our family has made it a tradition to include at least one family ornament per year to mark a special occasion or acheivement that member had the past year. This year I ordered 3 unique ornaments from CSS, and today on our tree there are at least 20 ornaments that originated from Bar Harbor Maine. Thank you again, have a Merry Christmas!" David from CA. "Thank you for the e-mail! It was nice to see the faces of the elves that have become such a huge part of my family tradition. We have put personalized ornaments on our trees for years and the last of our daughters moved out of our home into hers last year............ We now have three daughters' homes who have personalized ornaments for their trees - their favorite part of Xmas is waiting to see what their ornaments are going to look like for the new year! Thank you!" Kay from FL


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80 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
1-800-242-2913


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