Celebrate Christmas with a Touch of Glam

Celebrate Christmas in Glam and Embellish: Tis the Season holiday Card

Trends that are often unconventional and eccentric are expected on the fashion show runway. In the world of fashion, sequins, liquid jersey and even glass was seen on the runway. On the runway at Paris Fashion Week, Lanvin revealed wearable glamor that had silver sequins on nude silk chiffon, while Gucci has been chracterizing the brand with high-glam with a geeky edge by placing colored sequins on black chiffon. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs sets a heavily embellished goth glam trend that is both familiar and new.

Such trends have translated to the real world with glitz and glamor, and wearable off the red carpet with glam celebrities such as Katy Perry and Taylor Swift showing love for embellished dresses. However, it is not limited to the fashion world.

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Dear Santa, This Christmas Is All About Vintage

Dear Santa, This Christmas Is All About Vintage

In the crisp beginnings of winter, the vintage trend has been on the rise with a vintage reboot that we haven’t seen before. In its return, neo-vintage has awakened with a new style of flair and personal style by remixing different eras with new concepts. New vintage style is all about making dreams come true by making a trendy comeback with a retro feel.

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Introducing the 2016 Holiday Collection

We are so excited to share the 2016 collection of beautiful, unique Christmas card designs straight from Pear Tree to you! This year’s line of holiday cards combines wintery colors with stunning details for greetings that are as individual as you are.

The collection features a variety of cozy patterns and lush textures sure to bring the magic this Christmas. We know that everyone will find something beautiful to customize from our 2016 line of cards!

Introducing the 2016 Holiday Collection

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New! Genevieve Gorder 2016 Holiday Collection

In her second holiday collection for Pear Tree, well-known designer Genevieve Gorder introduces what she calls, “soulful luxe.” Combining bold graphics with warm foil colors gives these holiday cards a rich, luxurious feeling.

Holiday Cards

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Summer Party Ideas: Match Drinks to Invitations

We love the new collection of Genevieve Gorder party invitations at Pear Tree! So when we went looking for fabulous summer party ideas, we started there and found plenty of inspiration. Our party prep also included planning what drinks to serve at our summer soiree. We’ve made it easy for you to plan your own party by pairing our favorite Genevieve invitations with the perfect summer drinks for each occasion. Sound fun? Let’s get started!

Gold Garden Party Invitations
Perfect pairing: Champagne or Prosecco

Party Umbrellas Invitations
Perfect pairing: Strawberry Daiquiris

Here’s the recipe:
One 12-oz. bag frozen strawberries
6 oz. light rum
4 oz. lime juice
5 tablespoons sugar
6 fresh strawberry slices, for garnish

In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, rum, lime juice and sugar. Blend until smooth and divide among 6 highball or hurricane-style glasses. Garnish each glass with a strawberry slice and serve immediately. Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian and foodnetwork.com

Summer Cookout Party Invitations
Perfect pairing: Sangria
Here’s the recipe:
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Must-have Graduation Party Apps

Make the most main imageof your graduation party with these must-have party apps. They’ll help you plan the party, keep the tunes streaming, record and share the best moments with your friends. Here are our favorite party apps for graduation parties.

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Party & Event Planner Lite
Make sure everything is ready to go before the big day with this simple event planner. It gives you a personal party countdown complete with to-do lists and notifications, helps you easily manage your guest list and lets you estimate expenses with an expense calculator.


You probably already know about Snapchat, but did you know you can create your own Geofilter for your grad party? Design your own look for your event, then keep friends updated before, during and after the party.

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Don’t forget to start your own grad party hashtag to keep track of what happened and who was there. Plus, check out Boomerang from Instagram, the hottest new toy on Instagram. Boomerang lets you create mini loop videos to capture those moments from your party in unforgettable ways.

This free video sharing app makes it super easy to record, upload and share videos with a group of friends. Create a private group from your party guest list, capture all the action and share videos on the spot.

Every great party needs music and Spotify lets you choose from readymade playlists or create your own party playlist in advance without having to purchase the music. Listen for free with ads, or purchase the ad-free Premium version with a student discount. https://www.spotify.com/us/student/

Those are our suggestions for must-have graduation party apps. We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below. Keep reading for more graduation party ideas.

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New Genevieve Gorder Party Invitations

Summer’s hottest invitation has arrived! You’re invited to see the new Genevieve Gorder Party Invitations Collection, only at Pear Tree. Designed by Genevieve Gorder, one of America’s most popular designers and television personalities, this exclusive collection of party invitations is filled with light-hearted sophistication and a wide range of design styles for invitations they can’t refuse.



The collection will inspire all kinds of celebrations, from casual pool parties to elegant dinners under the stars. One thing is clear: it’s not a party unless you’re sending Genevieve Gorder party invitations.

Where have you seen her?

  • HGTV’s Genevieve’s Renovation, White House Christmas, Design Star, Dear Genevieve and, of course, Trading Spaces
  • Rachael Ray, The TODAY Show, CNN
  • The Design Network, ulive.com, modemediacorp.com
  • Real Genevieve magazine/app

Watch for more collections from Genevieve Gorder, coming soon to Pear Tree. Get to know more about her style at GenevieveGorder.com.

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What to Wear to Your Grad Party, 2016

Congrats (almost) grad! Among the many things you are planning as the school year ends and summer begins, I’m sure that figuring out what to wear to your graduation party is high on the list. We’ve compiled a few options from your favorite stores and brands (Forever 21, Brandy Melville, Target, Uban Outfitters, & Francesca’s) in the hottest summer trends we like to refer to as, the “Triple B’s” – Boho, Bold, and Blooms!

What to wear to grad party: boho

  1. Cody Printed Halter Shift Dress
  2. Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress
  3. Ecote Gineva Printed Shift Dress

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Hot List: Top Graduation Gift Ideas

Looking for graduation gift ideas that go beyond the impersonal gift card? These are our top 5 best-selling graduation gifts, and they’re appreciated because they can be personalized with text, photos and colors just for your special graduate.


Shop our top 5 graduation gift ideas:
1. Color Block Collage Wall Art Print This is a graduation gift your grad just might take along to college. Our 14″ x 11″ wall art prints are archival quality and meant to be framed. It holds 11 photos and 4 color blocks with editable text.
2. Gold Sequin-Look Custom Phone Case Your grad’s favorite photo decorated with gold faux-foil sequins – does it get any better than that? She might actually keep the case on her phone for a change. For iPhone 4/4s, 5/5S or 6, and Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5.
3. Favorite Photo Easel Art Commemorate this milestone with a gift for the grad, mom, dad and all the grandparents. A built-in easel folds out from the back so it stands up on its own, just like a picture frame — but without the frame!
4. 12″ Canvas Square Your grad will love this large square canvas art, personalized with a favorite photo of their friends or family to hang in her bedroom or dorm room. Folds in seconds to look like real canvas.
5. Big Name Notepad Grads will appreciate having these notepads on hand for just about anything, from writing notes to friends to making to-do lists look really awesome. And they make affordable and unique graduation gifts.

Start shopping for your graduation gifts early, so you’ll have them in time for the party. Choose from our top 5 ideas, shown here, or shop the entire collection of graduation gifts at Pear Tree!

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Style Spotlight: Glam

It’s not your style to sit back and hope someone notices you. There are so many ways to shine, and here are few of our favorites, from big watches to glitter nail polish.  Of all the 2016 style trends, this one cannot be ignored. Even your graduation announcements can show your style. Give your grad party a head start in the glam department.

Style Spotlight Glam

Shop the Trend!
No. 1: Makko Hashtag Studs, Forever 21 | No. 2: SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather Shoes, Nike | No. 3:  Fergus Watch, Marc Jacobs | No. 4: My Big Year Silver Foil – Graduation Announcements, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 5: University of Iowa Fitted V-Neck Tee, Victoria’s Secret | No. 6: Prismatic Nail Polish, H&M | No. 7: BaubleBar Gem Make Noise Headphones Gold, Target | No. 8: Flatter Yourself Contour Brush Set, Sephora | No. 9: Good As Gold Vertical – Graduation Announcements, Pear Tree Greetings

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