We love sharing stories. Especially those that come with a happy ending. Lindsay Joly is a “mom blogger” based out of Florida who has to two beautiful children; Ethan, 5 and Carmen, 9 months. Lindsay writes from personal experience about motherhood, raising her kids and her family’s journey of adoption.

Be Happy -- Christmas Card in Tree
Photo: You Are The Roots Blog; Product: Be Happy — Christmas Card

After the heart-breaking loss of her daughter in 2014, Lindsay and her family never thought their family would ever grow.  However, after a whirlwind adoption process, the Joly family adopted their precious daughter, Carmen, this past February. “This year felt extra special. After all, it was Carmen’s first holiday season with us.”

When first looking at our cards, Lindsay said that, “Immediately, the real foil cards caught my eye. I mean, real foil with bright, shiny, sparkling goodness — it was a hard attraction to shake.” While building his Legos, her son, Ethan thought that it “looks like glitter.”

“We did decide on Be Happy, a fun, minimalist design that added a beautiful pop with your choice of real foil. Blues, silvers, glittery-arctic-sparkling whites — it was too good to pass up.”

The front side of Be Happy -- Christmas Card from You Are The Roots Blog
Photo: You Are The Roots Blog; Product: Be Happy — Christmas Card

“Both my husband and I come from mixed religious families. We have Jewish relatives, we have Catholic relatives and we have friends who are all and none of the above. Something inclusive to everyone is always a must, and in the past this has been difficult — but never with Pear Tree. There are always plenty of options for those who need to include a whole slew of beliefs in their holiday cheer.”

The back side of Be Happy -- Christmas Card from You Are The Roots Blog
Photo: You Are The Roots Blog; Product: Be Happy — Christmas Card

“Another favorite thing about Pear Tree is the quick processing and delivery. The cards arrived and were even more gorgeous in person than they were in the preview. The beautiful, professional matte finish gives the card such a classic touch against the bright, shiny foil.”

“Easy, simple, and totally magical.”

We want to see your holiday cards! Tag us in your custom Pear Tree holiday cards on Facebook and Instagram. From our families here at Pear Tree to yours, have a merry and bright Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!