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 More of this Feature
• Part 1: NS Christmas
• Part 2: The Perfect Tree
• Part 3: Big Red - Lobster
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There's something about being born Nova Scotian that carries with it an inherent sense of place. Once a Nova Scotian, always a Nova Scotian. That's why at Christmas Maritimers return home, if only in their imagination, by eating the traditional foods, listening to the unique music of the coast, and giving each other gifts that carry memories of their roots in Atlantic Canada.

Porcelain NS Tartan Santa
© Nova Mercantile

Being 'Maritime' is a special knowing, an unspoken culture that is carried in the hearts of Nova Scotians, wherever they are. If Nova Scotians are anything, they are loyal and their nostalgic Christmas shopping often includes a gift of Nova Scotian wild blueberries, salt cod, summer savoury or perhaps a lovingly handstitched quilt.

This is a boon to craftspersons and artists working in Nova Scotia today. They have come a long way since the days when the choices offered to tourists consisted of a Catherine McKinnon tape, a painting of Peggy's Cove lighthouse, hand knit socks or a schooner in a bottle. Today's Nova Scotian artists, musicians and craftspersons are sophisticated. They possess market savvy and a quality consciousness that far surpasses the practical and social function of creative endeavors of yesteryear. Nova Scotians take pride in producing a quality product, whether the medium be oil and canvas, a musical instrument or natural raw materials harvested from the land or the Atlantic Ocean.

Here is a selection of fine quality products to help you celebrate a Nova Scotian Christmas.

Music Food
Gaelic Music Live Lobster
Anne Murray A Dish of Fish - NS Packers
Slainte Mhath Goodie Baskets
Rita McNeil Taste of NS Giftpaks
Murder Records - Sloan Nova Scotia Maple Syrup
Lennie Gallant Willy Krauch Smoked Atlantic Salmon
Natalie McMaster The Newfie Store
Matt Minglewood's New CD Appleton Chocolates

Arts/Crafts Giftware/Shops
AGNS Reproductions Bluenose II
Art Prints - Maud Lewis  
David P. Stephens The Cape Breton Store
Fish Carving Art Christmas by the Sea
"Folk Art Found Me" Video De Weever's Wovens
Grohmann's Knives The Environmental Store
Jarvis of Halifax Learn the Pipes
Me Design Cards 'n' T's Moosehead Beer Gear
Mi'kmaq Artistry 'Moose is Loose' Wear
NS Tree Ornaments Museum of the Atlantic Shop
NS Slate Welcome New Natural History Books
Pat Burstall Prints Nova Mercantile Christmas
Seagull Pewter Mills Brothers
Suttles and Seawinds Theodore Tugboat
Twila Robar-Decoste Titanic Gifts

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