Fine Art Greetings Cards


Christmas & Winter Collection 2012

Featuring A Superb Collection Of Paintings

By Artist Sera M. Knight Of Surrey England

Xmas Cards Supporting
Children In Need
& Local Charities

Including Woking Hospice,
Sam Beare Hospice Weybridge
Elmbridge Community Link
The Counselling Partnership

Non-Seasonal Cards
Other Cards, Posters & Prints

 

CHOIR SINGING - CHARITY CARD

Suitable as Christmas Card or General Greetings Card

CHOIR SINGING - CHRISTMAS CARD
 
Charity Christmas Cards / Seasonal Greetings Cards
This beautiful painting of a Choir Singing In Concert is available as a greetings card supporting vital Charities.
These high quality cards are available as a mixed pack, or as a pack of cards of 1 design.
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
Ideas: Suitable as Birthday Cards in the Winter Months, Thanksgiving, New Year Cards, Concert invitations and for many other Greetings & Celebrations.
Your own message will be far more personal than printed words which may not be what you would wish to say.
Blank inside also makes the cards suitable in countries or communities where English is not the common language.
 
About The Charities
 

Choir Singing in Concert - Christmas card is of This Choir

OUR CHOIR SINGING IN OLD TOWN SQUARE PRAGUE
- TRIP INSPIRED BY GARETH MALONE'S CHOIR TRIP TO CHINA

 
Supporting Vital Charities
Woking Hospice (Woking Surrey) and Sam Beare Hospice (Weybridge Surrey) - 2 Charities needing your kind help  Walton on Thames Surrey Charity - Community Counselling Partnership
 

You can choose which charity you wish us to support:

Woking Hospice
Sam Beare Hospice Weybridge
Elmbridge Community Link
The Counselling Partnership
Elmbridge Choir (Creating more money for other charities)

About The Charities

CHORAL SINGING IS GREAT FUN

BBC Series 'The Choir' Inspires Numbers In Elmbridge Community Choir To Grow

2 years ago I realised that I was in a rut and not having a lot of fun. Life seemed to be all about going to work and paying the bills, but I didn't feel part of the community.
I took the decision to join the local community choir, and have had a great time. Every week I look forward to meeting up with other people and singing anything from Pop & Gospel to Music from West End Shows
We get a great buzz out of doing concerts and our choir has raised £43,000 for charities. What a great way to do so much good, helping others while having fun. It also brings families together, my parents and friends have come along to concerts and really enjoyed themselves.
Inspired by the first series of 'The Choir' on BBC where Gareth Malone took a choir to China, our choir went to Prague last Christmas and took part in an international Choir Festival, singing in the Old Town Square
This might have been daunting, since other choirs there were the standard of 'World Choir Championships' but our Choir Leader explained we were a Community Choir and everyone was welcome of any standard (no auditions) - that we sing for the enjoyment.
Although not being technically as good as the other choirs, the audience loved us and we received a rapturous applause. The leader of the choir from Portugal which followed us made an announcement 'how can we follow that?"
The choir had grown to over 120 members in 3 years and it was remarkable that despite work commitments we had 100 members who came to Prague.
The second series of The Choir - 'Boys Don't Sing' is something else I can relate to. I hadn't really sung for 40 years. Stopping singing happened when I went to secondary school and nobody dares sing in assembly. Then your voice breaks and you don't have the vocal range you used to. There are no longer the opportunities and you lose confidence.
When I first joined our choir I was the 5th tenor and there were about 4 basses. So the men were in a distinct minority and there was a risk of us having to try too hard to make ourselves heard. But I think Gareth's programme made a number of men realise that they were missing out on the fun and by capping the ladies numbers, the men's sections have steadily grown to a point where the 'wall of sound' is well balanced between the 5 voice parts (2 soprano, alto, tenor & bass).
The popularity of the choir and the cap on ladies numbers led to a large waiting list of ladies, so a ladies choir was formed from this waiting list. In a few months the new ladies choir has grown to 90 and is now full.
Next followed a Community Big Band - this launched in September 2009 and was full by the end of October 09 with 45 musicians.
In parallel with this was the 3rd series of 'BBC's The Choir - Unsung Town'. This was very much something that our choir members could relate to, since Gareth's adventure paralleled the formation of our own Community Choir.
In Gareth's South Oxhey Choir there was a lovely gentleman who had recently lost his wife and singing in the new community choir brought him so much joy and companionship. A year earlier, my neighbour lost her husband to cancer and I persuaded her to come along to our community choir. it brought her so much joy, singing in her own home practicing as well as the companionship of the rehearsals and concerts.
The South Oxhey Choir performed the same arrangements of some of the songs we sing, including 'Hallelujah'. When you hear a choir of 100 plus, it's a magical experience to take part or to be in the audience - it really can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
We had a big outdoor concert where our multiple choirs performed separately and together in the summer, just like at South Oxhey, Hertfordshire.
We are now all practicing for the Big Christmas Concert.
Another development has been a Children's Music Society and plans in the future are likely to include children's choir and youth choir.
So just in case I've left you in any doubt, joining the local choir has been great fun - and life changing. Maybe you've seen 'The Choir' but haven't really done anything about joining in.
Well please don't put it off - you can be on the sidelines watching people have fun, or you can join in and have fun yourself!
The painting based on our choir in concert is one of a set of Charity Christmas Cards or seasonal Greetings Cards
We are supporting 5 very worthwhile local charities, including Woking Hospice & Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge.
The hospices are running an emergency appeal since they have had to close day care facilities due to financial difficulties.
 
Choir In Concert - Christmas Cards & Seasonal Greetings Cards - Pack of 10 Charity Greetings Cards

Choir In Concert - Christmas Cards / Seasonal Greetings Cards

 

To order cards, select
the charity you wish us
to support

Only £4 including Charity Contribution - UK Addresses
Art: Pack contains 10 Cards of the Painting ' Choral Group'
10 Cards with Envelopes. Card size: A6 (148mm x 105mm)
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
To view large pictures of these cards, see the animation at top of this page
 
 

The 'Choir In Concert' Card is one of a set.

The animation on the left shows the 5 cards in this collection, which are available as a mixed set or a pack of a single design.

To order any of these cards, please see the options for the sets below.

 
 
Christmas Cards & Seasonal Greetings Cards - Mixed Pack of Charity Greetings Cards

Mixed Pack of 10 Christmas Cards / Seasonal Greetings Cards

 

To order cards, select
the charity you wish us
to support

Only £4 including Charity Contribution - UK Addresses
Art: Mixed pack contains 2 of each the 5 designs
10 Cards with Envelopes. Card size: A6 (148mm x 105mm)
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
To view large pictures of these cards, see the animation at top of this page
 
 
 
Snow Storm - Christmas Cards & Seasonal Greetings Cards - Pack of 10 Charity Greetings Cards

Snow Storm - Christmas Cards / Seasonal Greetings Cards

 

To order cards, select
the charity you wish us
to support

Only £4 including Charity Contribution - UK Addresses
Art: Pack contains 10 Cards of the Painting ' Snow Storm'
10 Cards with Envelopes. Card size: A6 (148mm x 105mm)
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
To view large pictures of these cards, see the animation at top of this page
 
 
 
 
Windsor Castle Skating - Christmas Cards & Seasonal Greetings Cards - Pack of 10 Charity Greetings Cards

Skating At The Castle - 10 Christmas  / Seasonal Greetings Cards

 

To order cards, select
the charity you wish us
to support

Only £4 including Charity Contribution - UK Addresses
Art: Pack contains 10 Cards of the Painting ' Skating At Windsor Castle'
10 Cards with Envelopes. Card size: A6 (148mm x 105mm)
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
To view large pictures of these cards, see the animation at top of this page
 
 
 
 
Choir In Concert - Christmas Cards & Seasonal Greetings Cards - Pack of 10 Charity Greetings Cards

Choir In Concert - Christmas Cards / Seasonal Greetings Cards

 

To order cards, select
the charity you wish us
to support

Only £4 including Charity Contribution - UK Addresses
Art: Pack contains 10 Cards of the Painting ' Choral Group'
10 Cards with Envelopes. Card size: A6 (148mm x 105mm)
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
To view large pictures of these cards, see the animation at top of this page
 
 
 
 
Snow Scene - Christmas Cards & Seasonal Greetings Cards - Pack of 10 Charity Greetings Cards

Snow Scene - Christmas Cards / Seasonal Greetings Cards

 

To order cards, select
the charity you wish us
to support

Only £4 including Charity Contribution - UK Addresses
Art: Pack contains 10 Cards of the Painting ' Snow Scene'
10 Cards with Envelopes. Card size: A6 (148mm x 105mm)
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
To view large pictures of these cards, see the animation at top of this page
 
 
 
 
Skating At Hampton Court Palace - Christmas Cards & Seasonal Greetings Cards - Pack of 10 Charity Greetings Cards

Skating At The Palace - 10 Christmas  / Seasonal Greetings Cards

 

To order cards, select
the charity you wish us
to support

Only £4 including Charity Contribution - UK Addresses
Art: Pack contains 10 Cards of ' Ice Skating At Hampton Court Palace'
10 Cards with Envelopes. Card size: A6 (148mm x 105mm)
The cards are blank inside, so you can use them as Christmas Cards or as Seasonal Greetings Cards or Notelets (for example as Thank You cards).
To view large pictures of these cards, see the animation at top of this page
 
 

About The Charities

* Charity donation of 10% of profits on cards sold, plus additional support worth another 40%.

Help Save Our Surrey Hospices - Woking Hospice and Sam Beare Hospice Weybridge needing your kind help

The following links are for direct donations to the Charities (official websites) for anyone who wishes to give further help.
They are unrelated to the contribution we make for purchases of the Christmas Cards & Greetings Cards
Donate To Woking Hospice (Just Giving)
Donate To Sam Beare Hospice (Just Giving)
Our Hospices in Woking and Weybridge are here today because in Woking the local community spent five years raising money for one to be built.
In Weybridge the community fought hard to ensure that Sam Beare Hospice continued to offer a palliative care service to the people of North Surrey.
As demand for the expert specialist care we provide reaches an all time high, our income has been hit by economic pressures way beyond our control.
On 9th October 2009 day care facilities at both Hospices were suspended at both Hospices. All other care services will continue and the hospices will still carry out procedures to day care patients such as blood transfusions and administering intravenous medication.
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have now launched an emergency appeal to raise £2.4million in 12 months.
It is an enormous amount of money in very little time. The desperate reality is that we need to raise the first £600,000 by the end of December 2009 to ensure we do not have to suspend any more vital services and also safeguard other aspects of our work.
Please can you do what you can to help us to provide the vital service in these difficult economic times?
The beacon of light that hospice care gives to those who are going through far darker days cannot and must not be allowed to go out.
Every pound helps. Please donate whatever you can.
The following links are for direct donations to the Charities (official websites) for anyone who wishes to give further help.
They are unrelated to the contribution we make for purchases of the Christmas Cards & Greetings Cards
Donate To Woking Hospice (Just Giving)
Donate To Sam Beare Hospice (Just Giving)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Woking Hospice - Charity in Woking Surrey

Woking Hospice
Registered charity number 1082798
Woking Hospice was opened in 1996 to provide palliative care & support for patients & their families living in central Surrey.
The Hospice is situated in Hill View Road on the edge of the town of Woking Surrey.

Sam Beare Hospice - Charity in Weybridge Surrey

Sam Beare Hospice
Registered charity number 1115439
Based in Weybridge Hospital, the Sam Beare Hospice re-opened in 2006 under the management of Woking Hospice and provides palliative care and support to the residents of North Surrey.

The Woking & Sam Beare Hospices respond to the needs of each individual, helping people achieve the best possible quality of life. Hospice care is based on the belief that each person is more than their illness, and that each of us has unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

More Information about this Charity: Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Website

 
Elmbridge Community Link
Registered charity number 1035501

Elmbridge Community Link received the coveted Queens Award for Voluntary Service in July 2009 from Mrs Sarah Goad JP, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey. This is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon groups of this kind and is the equivalent in status to the MBE.

Elmbridge Community Link support people with learning difficulties and their members come from all over Elmbridge. Drop-in Coffee mornings, music, cooking, soft indoor sports, arts and craft, befriending and advocacy are some of the many ways that the organisation supports it's members with the aim of developing new skills and gaining self esteem and confidence in their own chosen pursuits.

Based at Walton Methodist Church in Terrace Road, Walton on Thames where Elmbridge Community Link operates with only three part time staff and an army of excellent volunteers. These enthusiastic and incredibly supportive people strive to improve the life of their members.

 
The Counselling Partnership
Registered charity number 1076244

The Charity does amazing work in the community every week when 26 volunteer counsellors see up to three clients each; up to 78 people able to talk about debilitating issues that can be as varied as depression, exclusion, unemployment, domestic violence, rape, terminal illness......

As no one is turned away, and each pay what they can afford, in the present economic climate this is putting more pressure on our meagre funds. Over 2000 people have been referred since the Charity started in 2002.

This is 78 people a week able to talk about debilitating issues; seeing one person normally means that this has a positive knock -on effect with their family, friends and wider community.

The region covered by The Counselling Partnership is Elmbridge & surrounding areas. Up until the end of last year we had lottery funding to cover our administration, but this has now ceased.

North Surrey Community Counselling Partnership - Charity in Walton on Thames Surrey

This Charity was previously known as
North Surrey Community Counselling Partnership

More Information about this Charity:
Counselling Partnerpship Website

 
Elmbridge Choir - Elmbridge borough includes Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Hersham, Esher, Oxshott, Claygate, Cobham, East Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Thames Ditton, West Molesey
Elmbridge Ladies Choir - Cobham Surrey England
Elmbridge Community Big Band - Cobham Surrey England
 
Music With A Heart!
Elmbridge Choir is a non-auditioned Community Choir based in Cobham Surrey.
The mixed choir formed in 2005 has grown to over 120 members, performs about 5 concerts a year.
In March 2009 the Elmbridge Ladies Choir was formed due to the level of demand from ladies to join the choir. The Ladies choir has grown to almost 60 members and in mid-July 2009 held their first peformance at the Molesey Amateur Regatta to a sell-out audience of over 200!
The latest development is the Elmbridge Community Big Band which was launched in September 2009. So the joy of music making continues to grow, bringing the community together and doing a lot of good in the process!
As a result of the diversification, the Choirs and Big Band will be known collectively as 'Elmbridge Music'.

Elmbridge Choir
Registered charity number 1129321
Supporting a choir might seem a strange choice at a time when so many other charities are struggling for funds.

However, over the last 4 years the Elmbridge Choirs have raised in excess of £43,000 for very worthwhile charities in and around Surrey. So finance to help a fundraising organisation indirectly helps other charities, with a multiplier effect.

Additionally, modern society is rapidly losing a sense of community. Elmbridge Choir brings people together and offers many members something to look forward to each week, plus the joy of concerts for their family and friends, while at the same time raising funds for charities.

Some members have found the choir great comfort, when experiencing difficulties in their private lives including situations such as family illness, bereavement and loneliness.

Charities benefitting from a share of the £43,000 from Elmbridge Choirs include;

FSID (The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths)
The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice
Walton Firs (Mayor Of Elmbridge's Charity Appeal)
The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
Combat Stress
Force's Children's Trust
The Mayor Of Kingston's Charity Appeal
Walton Blind Society
Oasis Child Care Charity

The Royal Hospital For Neuro-Disabilty

Note: the Choral Group card on this site is from a painting of Elmbridge Choir in Concert (Royal Marsden Cancer Concert, Ashtead).

Websites for this Charity:
Elmbridge Choir & Ladies Choir  Elmbridge Big Band  Elmbridge Music

 

 

About The Artist: Sera M Knight

Greetings cards of ballroom dancers available soon

Sera M. Knight has been drawing and painting since childhood. She paints mainly in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media.

Sera Knight Woking Surrey England - Artist featured on Fine Art Greetings Cards

Tackling human figure and perspective has always been her favourite subjects but she enjoys the challenge of all subjects.

Regardless of the subject, to be able to use the light cleverly, create a mystical atmosphere together with technical and emotional strength is her aim.

Sera also paints on glass objects to the effect of stained glass and exhibits these separately. Born in Ankara, Turkey, Sera has a degree in Architecture.

She lived in Stavanger, Norway from 1980 to 1993 and worked as an architect in the oil industry.

Now living in the Woking area of Surrey, Sera is a member of various art societies and groups and exhibits her work regularly within these. She also teaches adult education classes and tutors private groups in mainly watercolour, mixed media and drawing mediums.

Paintings: More of Sera's work may be seen at: www.seraknight.co.uk

This includes galleries of original paintings of Ballet & Dance, Music, Boats, Street Scenes, Horses & Ascot Races.

 
 

Other Greetings Cards, Prints & Posters

Sera has a very varied portfoilio of art, so there's sure to be something to suit all tastes & occassions.

Greetings Cards, Posters & Prints in a range of sizes and frame options are available. Galleries include, Ballet & Dance, Music, London Scenes,  Flowers, Sailing & Boats and Other Art.

The cards & prints are available in UK and many other countries on the following link: Cards, Posters & Prints

 
Mailing List

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, we can send you occasional news of Sera's greetings cards, prints, original paintings or exhibitions. Your details will not be passed on to anyone else and you can opt to be taken off the mailing list at any time.

Email your contact details to
news@fine-art-greetings-cards.com
Enquiries / Large Quantities / Charities

If you are interested in large quantities of cards, or having your charity represented (this year or in future years) or have any other enquires,

Please send an email to
info@fine-art-greetings-cards.com
Fine Art Prints

Now available - beautiful Fine Art Prints of Ballet & Dance paintings. These will soon also be available as Fine Art Greetings Cards. Other designs will follow soon.

Ballet & Dance Art - Fine Art Prints - soon available as Greetings Cards - Ballerina Resting Ballet & Dance Art - Fine Art Prints - soon available as Greetings Cards - Ballet Dancer Ready to Perform Ballet & Dance Art - Fine Art Prints - soon available as Greetings Cards - Ballet Dancer putting on Pointe Shoes Ballet & Dance Art - Fine Art Prints - soon available as Greetings Cards - Ballet Dancer Contemplating Ballet & Dance Art - Fine Art Prints - soon available as Greetings Cards - Ballet Dancer Adjusting Ribbons of Pointe Shoes
Take a look at these Fine Art Prints on www.ballet-paintings.co.uk
 
  For a spectacular Christmas experience Skate at
Hampton Court Palace.


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Surrey, KT8 9AU

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Tickets For Hampton Court Palace Skating
 
 
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