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Issue 49 Celebrating our 20th Anniversary
Newsletter

Proudly we say, Everything we  sell, is made in USA!

In this issue, we’d like to showcase some of the NEW designs our artists have created for this year. There are 2 ways to easily find the newest designs. As you search through the many categories, narrowing your selections, you’ll come to a page of pictures, specific to your selection, i.e. KARATE. The easiest way to find the new designs on a specific page is to click on the button, SORT BY NEWEST ITEMS, at the top of that page. The newest items will appear 1st on the page. The NEW THIS YEAR label under each picture let’s you easily spot the items that have been recently added to the Website.
Tropical Christmas
Tropical Christmas
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Delivery by Thanksgiving

It's best to order early so you don’t miss out on the new Christmas designs. Since all our ornaments are handcrafted in the USA, once they are out-of-stock, they will likely not be back in stock before Christmas. So order quickly and give everyone’s favorite gift, a personalized ornament, at Thanksgiving for maximum enjoyment this holiday season.

To help you with your selections, Bar Harbor, Maine's Christmas Spirit® Shop will pay for standard shipping to one address for all orders placed on its Website www.ChristmasSpiritShop.com by November 10, 2010. To take advantage of this special offer, enter the promotion code NEW at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process.

What's New for the All-American Family

Christmas Bells Ornament
Christmas Bells Ornament
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Every year, our customers ask us “What’s New?” this year. They have established a tradition of giving a family ornament to family and friends each year and want to select the newest designs. Here are a few Family Ornaments to start your gift selection. Christmas Holly Ornament
Christmas Holly Ornament
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What's New for Families with Pets

Cat & Dog Snowman Family Ornament
Cat & Dog Snowman Family Ornament
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In the “pet” department, we can now offer you more group sizes with 1 or 2 dogs or cats. You can easily find the selections under Family Ornaments with Pets. If you need more than 2 pets on the ornament, let us know. Cat & Dog Stockings on Stairs Ornament
Cat & Dog Stockings on Stairs Ornament
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What's New for Large Groups

Santa Family Tree Ornament
Santa Family Tree Ornament
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For Large Groups, we’ve increased the variety of styles and sizes. Several styles can accommodate over 30 individuals. And YES, some even have pets! Cat & Dog Snowman Tree
Cat & Dog Snowman Tree
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What's New for Couples

2010 Snowman Couple Ornament
2010 Snowman Couple Ornament
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For Couples, who are Dating, Engaged, getting Married or celebrating anniversaries, there is more to choose from this year. We also have some new designs for those special milestones…25th and 50th Anniversaries. 50th Anniversary Ornament
50th Anniversary Ornament
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Bear Couple Ornament
Bear Couple Ornament
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Engaged Moose Couple Ornament
Engaged Moose Couple Ornament
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Wedding Ornament
Wedding Ornament
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25th Anniversary Ornament
25th Anniversary Ornament
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What's New for Individuals

Rocking Horse Ornament
Rocking Horse Ornament
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Some of our most popular artists have several new styles this year. They are sure to make you smile, not only because of the bright colors but because of the clever designs. The new selections range from gifts for new babies to adults... we didn’t forget your pets! Yoga Ornament
Yoga Ornament
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Star Ornament
Star Ornament
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Bug Ornament
Bug Ornament
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Kitty in Stocking Ornament
Kitty in Stocking Ornament
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Red Tractor Ornament
Red Tractor Ornament
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What's New for Vacations

Lighthouse Vacation Ornament
Lighthouse Vacation Ornament
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Finally, for those who want to remember a Vacation with a personalized ornament, we have some new designs for some classic themes: lighthouses, western, camping to name a few. Tropical Family Vacation Ornament
Tropical Family Vacation Ornament
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RV-5th Wheel Ornament
RV-5th Wheel Ornament
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Southwestern Fireplace Ornament
Southwestern Fireplace Ornament
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Gold Bar Harbor Christmas Tree Ornament
Gold Bar Harbor Christmas Tree Ornament
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ISLAND UPDATE

AIDAluna at Anchor
AIDAluna at Anchor                             Photo by Beverly Bono

Our busy Fall season came to an end with the last cruise ship visit of the season from the Queen Mary 2. Her majesty was obscured by the morning fog, but by late afternoon, the sun had burned off the fog for a spectacular view of her anchored just offshore. The weather has been wonderful, with only 2 cruise ship cancellations, one for Hurricane Earl, over Labor Day.

Tender en route to Queen Mary 2
Tender en route to Queen Mary 2         Photo by Beverly Bono

The autumn colors lingered until the end of October, offering some brilliant reds and oranges to the delight of the “leaf-peeping” visitors. Overall, the weather during the Spring, Summer and Fall has been everything a New England town could hope for!

Autumn View down West St.
Autumn View down West St.             Photo by Beverly Bono

We’re wondering what winter will bring? On Halloween, there were unconfirmed reports of snow on Cadillac Mt.! Some, but not all, shops have closed for the season. REMEMBER, we will be open until December 23 and we ship from our Website year-round.
Our town enjoyed one of the busiest cruise ship seasons ever. The AIDAluna took the prize for the most unusual cruise ship, not only for the diverse array of passengers from all over the world, but for the interesting way her hull was painted. The photo gives you an idea of her size compared to the Schooner Margaret Todd with her brown sails and the smaller sailboat to her left.

Queen Mary 2 at Anchor
Queen Mary 2 at Anchor                     Photo by Beverly Bono


Park Fountain in Autumn
Park Fountain in Autumn                     Photo by Beverly Bono


CHRISTMAS SPIRIT®'S SAMANTHA

1st of all Samantha wants to apologize for dissappointing “Snowball”, who came in to meet her this year. Samantha is semi-retired, spending most days at home, with an occasional day at the shop. We’re trying to get her to rest, in an effort to heal her elbows….. TRYING being the operative word! REST is not something Labs know much about!

Samantha's
Samantha's "bumpers"               Photo by Beverly Bono

Samantha licking her chops
Samantha licking her chops                Photo by Beverly Bono

The good news is her elbows are healing thanks to what we affectionately call “bumpers”. They are just pieces of pipe insulation with a hole cut, strategically, to take the pressure off her elbows. We got the idea from a website that specializes in such things for dogs. For more information, Contact Us.


WEBSITE NEWS YOU CAN USE

It’s our 20th anniversary as an all American made in USA Christmas Shop, and we’re celebrating by taking you into the workshops of our local artists in a NEW video series now playing on our Website.

You can access our new video series from the Navigation Bar on any page of our Website. Simply click on Videos – Artists at Work.” next to a tiny TV symbol directly under “Personalized Christmas Ornaments” or “More Gifts”. Also, on the Home Page, there is a larger TV screen playing clips of the videos. Just click on the TV image.
Home Page Left Side
Home Page Left Side
Home Page Right Side
Home Page Right Side
You can watch how handmade Christmas ornaments and hand carved Santas are hand crafted in the USA by merry Maine artists in this new video series of "American Artists at Work." We invite you to play the videos. See our artists' skills, feel their spirit, and wonder at their work.


CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"I received my 2 "Evan" angel ornaments yesterday, and just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am with them both! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! Will order again and refer you to others!" Janet from PA. "I have ordered from you for years...I just wanted you to know how much we enjoy your ornaments!" Tammie from UT.
"We gave a friend of ours one of your personalized ornaments this year and they were very, very thrilled to receive it. Thank you for helping us bring joy to their Christmas tree." Barbara from TX.


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


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