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.
Nothing beats a themed birthday party. With costumes, decorations, and uniquely themed activities, these celebrations become extra special not only for the birthday boy or girl but also for everyone who attends. We were super excited to see our Li’l Farmer Birthday Decorations being used as a part of this super fun and creative birthday party. Lauren, who writes for Wifestyles Blog, posted about her son Liam’s awesome 2nd birthday party.
We all know that the holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. A helping hand here and there can definitely lighten the holiday spirit when preparing for special occasions.
That’s why we’ve come up with a list just for you to help ease your stress and keep you organized, letting you focus less on the prepping and more on the love and family sharing! To help start the holiday season with a bang, we have prepared some helpful tips that we hope will inspire you!
We talk about our passion for design a lot, but we have a secret for you: Pear Tree’s designs aren’t just beautiful — they’re award-winning!
We are so proud of being both a LOUIE Award finalist and a winner. These awards are all about, in their words, “celebrating the art, editorial, and design of greeting cards and invitations.” Creating exceptional design is one of our flagship principles, so being recognized for our work is an incredible honor.
But we don’t do what we do for the glory. For us, it’s all about the love of the work and the excitement of seeing you love it, too. Our joy is bringing unique Christmas cards from our design team’s creative minds to your hands. Outside recognition is just the icing on the cake!
We’ve always said that great photos make great Christmas cards, and this Featured Favorite is proof. We love the way the tropical colors and gold foil pop off the black chalkboard background. Our Minnesota team couldn’t help being drawn in by the warm-location photos and reached out to ask where these photos were taken.
We don’t see thank you cards like this one every day! This Featured Favorite, a wedding thank you card, was created by Brett and Gabriella for their May wedding. When we saw the photo with Pope Francis, we just had to hear their story.
We couldn’t believe it when we saw our Magic Unicorn Mask Birthday Invitations tagged on Instagram as part of this amazing unicorn party. We contacted the creative mom, Adrea, to see more of her fabulous girls’ birthday party ideas and ask how the party turned out. She told us all about it.
“We first found your gorgeous invitations at Pear Tree Greetings and became very excited about our theme! My mother ordered Hadley, the adorable unicorn set from The Land of Nod, that quickly became our color inspiration for her birthday party. We made unicorn-shaped sugar cookies and I hand-cut tissue paper tassels to create a tassel balloon and tassel honeycomb tissue balls (honeycomb balls from Shop Sweet Lulu).
“I gathered so many fabulous ideas from The Alison Show. Alison threw a unicorn fourth birthday party for her daughter, and every detail was perfect. I shamelessly incorporated so many of her ideas for Hadley’s party. 🙂
“Tables that were originally planned for outside dining were moved inside our garage due to a downpour. My sister purchased craft paper to use as tablecloths and wrote each child’s name in gold paint. We then set the table with Shop Sweet Lulu silver star plates and unicorn napkins. Each child received a special glass of Magical Unicorn Dust (glitter), which was a big hit! Unicorn horns were made with cotton candy holders and dipped in glitter.
As any high school grad will admit, planning your grad party is one of the first tests you will face in your new status as a young adult. From the invitation to the decisions about what to serve, where to have it, who to invite and what activities to include, the planning can put a lot of stress on the grad and her family. Hali, a 2015 grad, took her duties in stride and created her own graduation invitations.
Happy 1st birthday to Aidan! Mom, Mary Beth, shared these photos of her son’s 1st birthday with us on Instagram, and we just had to hear her story and see her 1st birthday party ideas. On her blog, Living the Simple Life, she talks about Aidan’s birthday party and shares how special this birthday is to her and her family: “This party was bittersweet in more ways than one for me. He is my last baby, so it’s the last first birthday party that I’ll host, but more importantly I never got to throw my first born son a party to celebrate this milestone. After my first born passed away at 2 and a half months old, life gets put into a different perspective. Each milestone with all of my children has been HUGE. It was no different for my Little Man. To be blessed to have a son again, to know that this is my last baby, to be able to see him reach each milestone, to have each month pass and still have him here in my arms…it has been nothing short of AMAZING!” We are so honored she chose to use Pear Tree for this special day.
We love seeing the way our kids birthday invitations can inspire a whole birthday party theme. Mary Beth used our Photo Booth Session First Birthday Invitations and created a photo-booth-themed party that focused on Aidan turning one. “One of my fave things about the invitation was being able to use pics of him from his whole first year and not have to be forced to only highlight one. We were celebrating all 12 months, 365 days, and 8760 hours of our Little Man, Aidan!”
Mary Beth continued the photo booth theme by creating two backdrops. She used CaravanShoppe to get the digital versions of the artwork and printed it off at her local Staples. The large print of these cameras are perfect for this photo booth theme. She also personalized matching Photo Booth Session kids party decorations and strung them across the backdrop with twine and mini clothespins. She added white balloons with cupcakes, wooden letters and the birthday invitation to the mantel. It makes it such a nice focal point in the living room.