CUSHING – Pine Tree Society’s holiday cards have been a New England tradition for more than 50 years. This year, the organization brought back one of its most popular cards, Cushing artist Marieluise Hutchinson’s “Holiday Village,” depicting a picturesque Downeast Maine scene.

“People can relate to the old house sitting in the snow covered field with the warm glow of lights in the windows,” said Hutchinson. “They look at that scene and feel the importance of family and Christmas and warmth.”

Hutchinson is a Copley Master at the Copley Society in Boston and an Artist Master at the Cape Cod Art Center. Her work is shown in galleries spanning from Florida to Maine and she’s featured in the permanent collections of The Cahoon Museum of American Art and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. She splits her time between Cushing and Yarmouth Port, Mass.

Hutchinson is proud to share her work to support causes she believes in.

“When I know it helps someone, it’s a good thing. I’m always happy to give back and every year there is more and more need. I’m proud to paint what I love to benefit worthy causes,” she said.

One hundred percent of proceeds from card sales support Maine people with disabilities. Cards can be ordered online at pinetreesociety.org or by calling 207-443-3341.

Pine Tree Society helps people with disabilities lead richer, more socially connected lives. Too often, people with disabilities feel left out, even isolated. With the help of Pine Tree Society, they’re not alone. We share a spirit of innovation and desire to discover new ways to break down barriers that many find insurmountable. It started as a bold new idea in 1936 and it continues every day. Headquartered in Bath with offices in Scarborough, Auburn and Pine Tree Camp in Rome.