Holiday card staff picks: Shelly, the baker

We’re profiling team members at Pear Tree Greetings to show you which unique Christmas card ideas they chose and how they personalized them.

Recipe Christmas card

About Shelly: I am 23 and just finishing college. I am an intern at Pear Tree Greetings and am hoping for a full-time job here someday (hint, hint)! I wanted to send a Christmas card to my family and friends to give them a quick update on how I am and what I have been doing. It is just another step to being in the real world!

Card she chose: Stripes and Stories – Creative Photo Christmas Cards

Why did you choose this card?
I chose this card because I love that it will showcase my recipe! I love to bake, and I always get requests for recipes, so why not just send my new favorite recipe along to my family and friends so they can make their own little treats? I also love that I can change the colors and add photos to really show off my fancy Christmas treats and yummy cupcakes!

Did you do anything special to personalize it?
I put my new favorite recipe for Christmas cookies on the front and changed the background color to match the frosting on the cookies. Then I put photos of my cupcakes on the back and changed that background color to match the frosting on those. I think the two colors will look great together when it gets folded up! Last, but not least, I added a ‘sweet’ Christmas greeting.

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Dani manages social media at Pear Tree Greetings, which means she actively shares, tweets, pins and posts from her laptop or phone all day long, always stressing the importance of a handwritten note.

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