The ESTA Foundation announces the 2009 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards created by some of the industry’s most talented designers. Four fabulous designs are offered this year.

Scenic designer Douglas Schmidt has created an elegant stage waiting to be brought to life by dancing snowflakes, while colleague Beowulf Boritt’s card is a challenge for theatre lovers, filled with props to identify from some of the many shows he has designed.

Talented young photographer Andrew Hefter is back for a third year with a card featuring the ghostlight as a beacon of hope against a brilliant night sky. Tim Hunter Design have used a large canvas with the Behind the Scenes ghostlight to remind us that the holidays are the time to care for each other and for those less fortunate.

There are several ordering options. Meeting the minimum order of just 250 cards, you can personalize your card with a company logo and a custom message. Packages of 10 cards are available with a standard greeting. The third option is an electronic version of any of the cards that can be sent via email in the form of a jpg, gif or pdf.

Orders for holiday cards will be taken until September 30, 2009 and will be shipped to arrive in late November. All proceeds will benefit The ESTA Foundation’s Behind the Scenes program.

To view the card designs and order online. For more information, please contact Ryan Swearingen at 212-244-1421 or holidaycard09@estafoundation.org.

Behind the Scenes is an initiative of The ESTA Foundation that provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. Funds may be used for medical expenses, funeral expenses, or basic living expenses such as mortgage, rent, utilities, food, transportation, and childcare.

For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit www.estafoundation.org/bts.htm.