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Island of Lights 2012 Christmas Card and Ornament Now Available for Purchase

The 2012 Island of Lights Christmas Card. (Below): Is the 2012 Island of Lights Christmas Ornament.

The 2012 Island of Lights Christmas card and ornament are now available for purchase at businesses in Carolina Beach The design for this year’s card and ornament is the sixth in the series of ‘Island Creatures’. 
The card artist is Barbara Bayer who also painted the 2006 card design. Barbara specializes in watercolors and illustrations.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from East Carolina University.  As an award winning artist, Barbara has participated in numerous juried shows and competitions.
Combining her fine art and design expertise, Barbara has created over fifty commissioned original watercolors for stationery collections.  Her works have been used in annual reports, national periodicals, greetings cards, chamber of commerce brochures, culinary and historical books, packaging design and a wide variety of products for the giftware industry. Barbara’s art always displays a wealth of experience and refined attention to detail whether working with corporations, small businesses or community events. Using the design, Mary Jo Madden is continuing to hand paint her wonderful ornaments for the Island of Lights, as she has done since 2001.  She is a talented tole painter and has been selling her work locally for many years.
The cards are $10 per pack of twelve and the ornaments are $14 each. They can be found at these local businesses in Carolina Beach: The Checkered Church. touché, Island Tackle & Hardware, Sumthin Beachie, Squigley’s, and The Frame Shop. This sale is a major fundraiser for the Island of Lights.  We deeply appreciate our many loyal customers. We hope to keep our Island ‘glowing’ during the Holiday Season for years to come. The Card and Ornament reception will be held on September 27th.  Barbara and Mary Jo will be available to autograph cards and ornaments at that time.  Details on the reception will be announced soon. The Island of Lights group is a non-profit organization was created to promote tourism on Pleasure Island during the off-season.  Over the past twenty plus years they have made Pleasure Island one of the top spots to visit during the Christmas Holiday and through New Year’s Eve.  The list of available activities occurring during this time is one that all the family can enjoy. The Island of Lights members volunteer their time and help to organize the Light up the Lake Celebration, the Christmas Parade, the Holiday Flotilla, the Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration.  During the non Holiday season, the Island of Lights Fashion Show has become a popular event. 
The group is always in need of more volunteers.  To join, just come to any meeting.  The meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at the Carolina Beach Community Center at Raleigh and 3rd Streets at 7 PM.  For more information, visit