Last update10:22:37 PM

Font Size


Menu Style

Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Life on the Island Island of Lights 2013 Christmas Card and Ornament Now Available for Purchase

Island of Lights 2013 Christmas Card and Ornament Now Available for Purchase

The 2013 Island of Lights Christmas card and ornament are now available for purchase at these businesses in Carolina Beach: The Checkered Church Gift Shop, 800 Saint Joseph St.; Island Tackle True Value Hardware, 801 N Lake Park Blvd.; touché 201 N Lake Park Boulevard.; Jeanie's Jewels, 1009 N Lake Park Boulevard.; Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N Lake Park Blvd.; Nautilus Art and Frame, 1009 N Lake Park Boulevard. The design for this year’s card and ornament is the seventh in the series of ‘Island Creatures’. The card artist is Raffaele Paglia who moved to Carolina Beach seven years ago.  Currently, his work is featured at Artful Living Group, Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. Using the card 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. 
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 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 info, visit