Mood Board: Black & White

Taking a cue from the black-and-white patterns we love while entertaining, we added a stylish selection of cards and gifts to our Holiday 2015 collection. Mix herringbone, polka dots and stripes with decorative chalkboard. Then showcase the classic colors as you host family and friends this holiday season.

Celebrate the season with patterned twists on this classic two-tone palette.

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No. 1: Be Jolly Holiday Photo Cards, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 2: Le Pavillion Apron, Kate Spade New York | No. 3: Figuier Candle, Diptyque | No. 4: Black Striped Paper Straws, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 5: Black and White Bargello Monogrammed Initials Tray, Jonathan Adler | No. 6: Little Things Wall Art, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 7: Herringbone Custom Paper Placemats with Circle, Red Stamp | No. 8: Xbase Pouf, CB2 | No. 9: Raise a Glass Tidbit Plates, Kate Spade New York

Shop the entire Holiday 2015 card collection here.

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Featured Favorite

Pear Tree Featured Favorite

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.

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5 Ways to Use Blank Canvas

Hmmm, what can you do with a free afternoon and some blank canvases? What can’t you do! These are just a few canvas ideas to get your creativity flowing.

Paint something for Grandma & Grandpa
Get out the acrylic paints and let the kids have at it. Grandparents will love whatever they create and the folding canvas makes it easy to put up and take down as the kids get older.

Hmmm, what can you do with a free afternoon and some blank canvases? What can't you do! These are just a few canvas ideas to get your creativity flowing.

Preserve a memory
Everybody loves the treasured footprint as a precious memory of when baby was so small. Stamping the footprints on canvas is a fresh way to do it and, best of all, you can put it on display in baby’s room.

Hmmm, what can you do with a free afternoon and some blank canvases? What can't you do! These are just a few canvas ideas to get your creativity flowing.

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New! Easy and Affordable Canvas

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We’re excited to introduce our new, easy-to-fold canvas that you can personalize with a photo and hang on your wall in minutes! The canvas arrives flat, and you fold it yourself. In just a minute or two it’s ready to hang. Watch this video to see just how easy it is!

Unlike traditional canvas that is stretched around wood frames, our folding canvas is much more affordable, and you don’t have to commit to keeping it on your wall forever. When you want to change out your artwork for something new, our canvas unfolds and stores flat for easy archiving.

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20 Christmas Card Photo Ideas

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

‘Tis the season to gather family photo ideas! After all, your Christmas cards won’t create themselves. To help, we’ve gathered the best family photo ideas that will make creating your Christmas cards quick and snappy (and extra merry) this year!

1. Holiday traditions
Create a truly traditional card by capturing holiday moments your family does year after year. Like picking out the tree, decorating the tree or baking holiday cookies.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

2. Make a Run for it
Have the whole family make a run for it. You’ll be surprised how fun this photo idea is!

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Mood Board: Bright & Bold

Inspired by the cheery pops of color we love for accessorizing at home and work, we added super-cute multicolor cards to our 2015 Holiday Collection. Customize the greeting on this holiday photo card and the look with photo highlights from your year. Then go ahead: get colorful with your everyday!

Inspired by the cheery pops of color we love for accessorizing at home and work, we added super-cute multicolor cards to our Holiday 2015 collection.

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No. 1: Calhoun Mini Pattern Binder, Russell+Hazel | No. 2: Green Two Ring Table Lamp Base + White Light Years Table Lamp Shade, The Land of Nod | No. 3: Page Tabs, Russell+Hazel | No. 4: Multicolor Message Christmas Card, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 5: 574 Glacial Sneakers in teal, artic blue and white, New Balance | No. 6: Sip Sip Tumbler, Ban.do | No. 7: Ampersand Wall Art, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 8: Swingline Fashion Stapler in pink, Target | No. 9: Herringbone Pom Pom Throw in sky blue, Furbish Studio

Shop the entire 2015 holiday photo cards collection here.

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Halloween Food Ideas

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It’s an annual event—Pear Tree employees’ get-together to celebrate the spooktacular Halloween Holiday. Start planning your Halloween party by gathering the Halloween invitations, party decorations and Halloween food ideas. We’ve brainstormed, pinned and pulled out all of our creativity to bring you the best Halloween food ideas ever. So keep reading, if you dare!

Lost Zombie Eye

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Find your favorite cheese ball recipe and prepare it on an eye-shaped plate! We used an Oreo for the pupil and pull and peel licorice for the eye veins. This lost eye will spook your guests at your Halloween gathering.

Popcorn Potion

This popcorn potion is easy to make! We've found the best Hallween food ideas for your holiday gathering!

This popcorn is an easy sweet treat for any get-together. Pop white popcorn, drizzle melted white chocolate over the top, add Halloween sprinkles, crushed Oreos, and candy corn. Mix it up, chill it for 5 minutes and your Popcorn Potion is ready to serve. Your guests will be snacking on this treat all night long. Continue reading

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What to Wear for Your Family Photos

Moms, we know how challenging planning your family photos can be. Choosing outfits, getting your kids in a happy mood and ensuring everyone is dressed and ready to go—it’s a process. So we’re lending you a hand by crafting outfit ideas that show you what to wear for your family photos. In addition, we’ve paired these outfits with the perfect holiday photo card to make your photos look even better this holiday season.

Rustic Casual
This look combines denim and leather, with touches of gold. Pair it with our Holly Jolly Reindeer card for a gold accent, or one of our many cards that offer natural wood grain backgrounds, like our Merry and Bright Swatch Book.

We've crafted the best outfit ideas that show you what to wear for your family photos + paired these outfits with the perfect holiday card! Click to see more outfit ideas.

Woman: Leather Motorcycle Jacket, J.Crew | Super Skinny Low Jeans, H&M | Sleeveless Mesh Button Down Shirt, American Eagle | Pave Paillette Long Necklace, Chloe and Isabel | Noellle Boots, Steve Madden | Man: Chambray Iconic Worker Shirt, Gap | 1969 Slim Nep Denim Jeans, Gap | Coulter Chukka Boot, DSW | Girl: Cropped Denim Jacket, Gymboree | Sparkle Rose Top, Gymboree | Miscellaneous Ocelot Foil Tutu, Seed Heritage | Basic Legging, Seed Heritage | Two-Tone Riding Boots, Gymboree | Toddler Boy: Checked Shirt, Gymboree | Pull-On Plaid Cuff Jeans, Gymboree | Polo Ralph Lauren Ethan Low Ez Shoes, Zappos | Cards: Holly Jolly Reindeer, Pear Tree | Merry and Bright Swatch book, Pear Tree

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Sneak Peek: Genevieve Gorder Holiday Collection

The new holiday collection from Genevieve Gorder for Pear Tree is coming soon. Here’s just a quick peek at a few of the cards in the new holiday collection for 2015.

A quick peek at some of the cards in the new Genevieve Gorder Holiday Collection for Pear Tree.

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2015 Holiday Collection is Here!

New Holiday Collection From Pear Tree

It’s only September and we’re already humming Christmas carols and picking out photos. You will be, too, when you see our new Christmas card ideas. Here are a few highlights from the new collection.

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