Pine Tree Society’s holiday tradition begins each year in June when our Bath office is flooded with paintings depicting Maine’s beautiful winter landscape.
“In the 1960s, Pine Tree Society had the idea that a Maine-themed holiday card would be a perfect fundraiser,” said Noel Sullivan, president and CEO of Pine Tree Society. “More than fifty years later, that tradition is still going strong and, through the sales of these cards, we have raised more than $3 million dollars to support and transform the lives of Maine people with disabilities.”
One hundred percent of proceeds from annual holiday card sales support Pine Tree Society’s programs.
Our 2018 cards feature beautiful paintings by two celebrated Maine artists: Richard Hasenfus of Georgetown and Marieluise Hutchinson of Cushing.
Hasenfus’s “Winter Lighthouse” and Hutchinson’s “The Perfect Snowman” capture quintessential Maine winter scenes. These featured artists have both designed cards for Pine Tree Society before. In fact, Richard Hasenfus’s first card design was in 1969 and that painting entitled “Peaceful Harbor” was instrumental in setting this annual fundraising tradition on a course for success.
Cards are available in two formats, folding and postcards, and each purchase has a very important purpose: to help Maine people with disabilities lead richer, more socially connected lives.
Holiday cards can be ordered online or by calling 207-443-3341