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Helpful Arty Gift Guide for Christmas Calm

16th September 2022

Looking for Christmas calm this year? I have the perfect solution helping you to:

  • Side-step the 'tizzy' of finding the perfect gift to bestow on your nearest and dearest.
  • Remove the nail-biting experience of wondering if you're order will arrive on time.

With more people purchasing on line in recent years, it's wise to plan ahead to avoid the rush which puts extra presssure on postal systems. Make your Christmas shopping a calm and pleasant experience this year with this helpful arty gift guide.

November is the month to set the stage for a blissful winter holiday experience, so you can relax knowing you have it all sorted and your loved ones will have the most unique creative gifts to unwrap on Christmas morning.

Top Tips for Stress-Free Christmas Shopping

  • Make a list of the lovely people who you'll be gifting this year
  • Decide how much money you'll set aside for your purchases
  • Explore my curated  list of gift ideas below which has something for every price range whether it's €12, €70, €120, €250 or more.
  • Alternatively, browse the entire range of art work at Art of Caroline
  • Make note of the recommended dates (below) for placing orders to ensure they arrive in plenty of time, giving you peace of mind.
  • Bookmark this handy gift guide so you can dip back in on your tea break with more time to explore.

*** Time Saving Arty Gift Guide ***

Top Pick No. 1

Do you know someone who likes to travel and would like some dreamy holiday inspiration? Miniature paintings from My Portugal collection are the perfect choice.

They range in price from €80 to €180 and are sure to brighten someones home or workspace.

Molhe - My Portugal Framed
Molhe - My Portugal Framed

Top Pick No. 2

Mount Leinster Mandala limited edition print has been popular choice in recent years. It has appeal for local buyers and our diaspora with ancestral links to the sunny south east of Ireland.

There are only 50 in the edition and it comes with a certificate of authenticity. The print is normally available unframed, however, I have a small number already framed as our framers are always very busy in December especially.

Ganga Dreaming Limited Edition Art Print

Top Pick No. 3

India has a charm for many of my art buyers. I sold the entire Indian Heartway collection in a flash, except for Golden Urn which has been in my private collection until recently.

Take a look at your options for claiming a piece of Indian Heartway with an original painting (€250) or Ganga Dreaming limited edition print (€110)

Top Pick No. 4

Friendly Winter Robin art prints and greetings cards have a special meaning particluarly at this time of year. The robin is traditionally associated with the memory of loved ones who've departed the earthly world.

Bring comfort to someones life by choosing from a range of prints in paper, canvas, wood, metal or greetings cards.

WInter Robin
Winter Robin Prints & Greetings Cards
Rathvilly After the Rain (Ireland)

Top Pick No. 5

Looking for something more impressive for that special someone? Browse through the catelog of available paintings (from €250 to €1,500) with themes of romantic freedom, country village, indian charm and the nature inspiration.

Order Dates for Christmas 2022

December is a particularly busy month for postal and delivery providers and this can affect the time it takes for your order to arrive. Check the recommended order dates below for each art category to avoid unnecessary stress and disappointment this year.

With the exception of my open edition prints I prepare all items for delivery. When you choose open edition prints you're purchasing directly from the printer and their terms and conditions apply along with their excellent customer support.

Open Edition Prints

Greetings cards and open edition prints are printed in the UK., while wood, metal, canvas & framed prints are manufactured in Europe.

For stress-free shopping place orders for these type of prints by the first week of November.

Fabric prints are produced in the USA. For deliveries of fabric prints outside of USA order in September for stress free fulfillment in time for Christmas.

Limited Edition Prints

These are printed in Ireland and delivery is by registered post.

For orders within Ireland place your order by December 4th.

For deliveries outside of Ireland order wtihin November.

Original Paintings

Order original paintings in November. It's best to get in touch to discuss delivery options.

Smaller paintings can be delivered by registered post whereas larger paintings can be delivered by courier or collection can be arranged from my home in Carlow.

Larger items containing glass require special arrangements for collecton or delivery.

Caroline Cunningham

Through my art and writing I share stories and inspiration for transformation, healing and dreams turning to reality. When you visit my gallery you glimpse my journey, my authentic path. It took a ‘Break True’ moment to point me towards developing my artistic talents. It’s never too late to make a new start. I’ve achieved a lot in a relatively short time. My work has been presented in New York as part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, has been displayed on county Post Office and has been show-cased on National TV. Read more about my art journey here.

Testimonials

See what people say about our company.
  • Multi-talented & Down to Earth

    Caroline is a multi-talented artist and one of the most down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Her work in reflexology is second to none. She is completely dedicated to the well being of her clients. Caroline’s singing is truly magnificent, and an experience that the world really needs to prepare for.

    Fran Malone, Hypnotherapy, Cork, Dublin, Ireland

    Tremendously Talented &
    Authentic Soul

    Caroline is an incredible artist, her grace and beauty are reflected in her work which is a real treat. I’ve also had the privilege of witnessing Caroline sing in Hebrew, she is a tremendously talented singer. Caroline is a really authentic soul who is not afraid to be herself and I so admire that about her.

    Madeleine Forrest, Tourism & Events, Carlow, Ireland

    Her Readers Travel With Her

    Caroline is a gifted artist with so many additional talents. Caroline’s gift with words offers her readers to travel with her. This is an artist I will be following closely. It was an honour for me to support Caroline in reaching her ‘Fund-It’ target for her art exhibition ‘The Sacred Lives Of Trees’.

    Brenda Bergin, Seniorpreneurs Ireland

  • Renaissance Woman

    Caroline has many talents and will be able to write a beautiful poem, paint a lovely picture and even sing at your wedding. Her travel writing stories are captivating. She is certainly a renaissance woman and if you have her to do anything for you she will put her all into it and make sure you are happy with the finished product.

    Jackie De Sousa, London, UK

    A Great Affinity with Earth & Humanity

    I love Caroline’s art which conveys a peaceful, deep understanding of the essence of place, through colours, fluid shapes and perfect light, evoking smell, time of day and her connection with nature.

    Read more...

    Caroline is also a talented writer, sharing her experiences in an easy to read style. Her honesty and interest in the simple, everyday details and lives of other cultures is compelling and revealing. She shows a great affinity with humanity and the earth we inhabit.

    Sinead O’Gorman, Historian & Actress, Wexford, Ireland

    A Fund of Talent

    In representing the Carlow Association of London at the St Patrick’s Parade in New York in 2015 it was my role to make a presentation to Carlow Association of New York. I wanted something special to show the link between Carlow, New York and London.

    Read more...

    I contacted Caroline by phone a few days prior to the visit & soon the painting entitled ‘Mind the Gap’ was born. It was well received in New York as was her poem of the same title. I cannot recommend Caroline highly enough. She’s a fund of talent with great ability in going that extra bit further.

    John Nolan, Carlow London Association, UK

  • Powerful & Magical Piece of Art

    I love art and I’m the privileged owner of Caroline’s ‘Break true’. Caroline has uncannily captured in a most beautiful way, a woman breaking through the ties of her life and reaching for freedom. It’s now a daily reminder of the strength I found within to change my life. A truly powerful and magical piece of art which I will always treasure for many personal reasons. Caroline has many gifts to share with the world and I wish her success in all that she does.

    Teresa McGrath, Hypnotherapy, Dublin, Ireland

    Vibrant & Radiant

    Caroline’s use of colour makes even a naked winter tree look vibrant and radiates in any room graced with her art.

    Gavin Duffy, Investor, Dragon & Presidential Candidate 2018

    Striking & Courageous

    Caroline’s ‘Break True’ art piece is so well defined even in it’s title, representing a moment of awakening. It’s a striking work depicting true nature, light and shadow and the courage it takes to push through with authenticity. I’m also the proud owner of Caroline’s artwork & books and she is featured in my own book entitled Dreaming Doors.

    Maria Lehtman, Author & Digital Influencer, Finland

  • Multi-talented & Down to Earth

    Caroline is a multi-talented artist and one of the most down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Her work in reflexology is second to none. She is completely dedicated to the well being of her clients. Caroline’s singing is truly magnificent, and an experience that the world really needs to prepare for.

    Fran Malone, Hypnotherapy, Cork, Dublin, Ireland

  • Tremendously Talented &
    Authentic Soul

    Caroline is an incredible artist, her grace and beauty are reflected in her work which is a real treat. I’ve also had the privilege of witnessing Caroline sing in Hebrew, she is a tremendously talented singer. Caroline is a really authentic soul who is not afraid to be herself and I so admire that about her.

    Madeleine Forrest, Tourism & Events, Carlow, Ireland

  • Her Readers Travel With Her

    Caroline is a gifted artist with so many additional talents. Caroline’s gift with words offers her readers to travel with her. This is an artist I will be following closely. It was an honour for me to support Caroline in reaching her ‘Fund-It’ target for her art exhibition ‘The Sacred Lives Of Trees’.

    Brenda Bergin, Seniorpreneurs Ireland

  • Renaissance Woman

    Caroline has many talents and will be able to write a beautiful poem, paint a lovely picture and even sing at your wedding. Her travel writing stories are captivating. She is certainly a renaissance woman and if you have her to do anything for you she will put her all into it and make sure you are happy with the finished product.

    Jackie De Sousa, London, UK

  • A Great Affinity with Earth & Humanity

    I love Caroline’s art which conveys a peaceful, deep understanding of the essence of place, through colours, fluid shapes and perfect light, evoking smell, time of day and her connection with nature.

    Read more...

    Caroline is also a talented writer, sharing her experiences in an easy to read style. Her honesty and interest in the simple, everyday details and lives of other cultures is compelling and revealing. She shows a great affinity with humanity and the earth we inhabit.

    Sinead O’Gorman,Historian & Actress, Wexford, Ireland

  • A Fund of Talent

    In representing the Carlow Association of London at the St Patrick’s Parade in New York in 2015 it was my role to make a presentation to Carlow Association of New York. I wanted something special to show the link between Carlow, New York and London.

    Read more...

    I contacted Caroline by phone a few days prior to the visit & soon the painting entitled ‘Mind the Gap’ was born. It was well received in New York as was her poem of the same title. I cannot recommend Caroline highly enough. She’s a fund of talent with great ability in going that extra bit further.

    John Nolan, Carlow London Association, UK

  • Powerful & Magical Piece of Art

    I love art and I’m the privileged owner of Caroline’s ‘Break true’. Caroline has uncannily captured in a most beautiful way, a woman breaking through the ties of her life and reaching for freedom. It’s now a daily reminder of the strength I found within to change my life. A truly powerful and magical piece of art which I will always treasure for many personal reasons. Caroline has many gifts to share with the world and I wish her success in all that she does.

    Teresa McGrath, Hypnotherapy, Dublin, Ireland

  • Vibrant & Radiant

    Caroline’s use of colour makes even a naked winter tree look vibrant and radiates in any room graced with her art.

    Gavin Duffy, Investor, Dragon & Presidential Candidate 2018

  • Striking & Courageous

    Caroline’s ‘Break True’ art piece is so well defined even in it’s title, representing a moment of awakening. It’s a striking work depicting true nature, light and shadow and the courage it takes to push through with authenticity. I’m also the proud owner of Caroline’s artwork & books and she is featured in my own book entitled Dreaming Doors.

    Maria Lehtman, Author & Digital Influencer, Finland

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