Christmas is such an exciting time of year to welcome a new addition to the family. The season is already full of magic and family togetherness, and adding a new little bundle is the perfect present. (It doesn’t hurt that winter is undoubtedly the most comfortable time to rock a nine-month belly.)
At Pear Tree, we are inspired by all the fun ways different cultures around the world celebrate the arrival of new babies. One of our favorites is the Netherlands — the Dutch know how to announce a new arrival! My sister, my best friend of almost 20 years is Dutch and we met while she was studying abroad in the United States. She recently had a baby boy and I had the wonderful opportunity to go meet my nephew!
Dutch families love to send Geboortekaartje, or birth cards, to let everyone know how their family is growing. I love, love, love this tradition and do it in my own house as well. It’s just a way to bring out the happiness and joy, but it doesn’t require a mantel!
For winter babies, Christmas cards are a great way to announce the birth of a new family member. Pear Tree offers a fun array of Christmas card ideas to help you spread the good news! Our beautiful Christmas birth announcements have room for all the details you want everyone to know, just like the traditional Dutch cards.
Cards you created. Ideas we love.
Awww how sweet is Addisyn? She is so unbelievably sweet and she just happens to be the daughter of my very best friend, Brooke. When I received Addisyn’s Monogram Dots Trifold birth announcement in the mail, I was in love. The photographs from Images by Drea are beautiful and the colors match her outfit with the card perfectly. So, I asked my best friend if she would share a little about her birth announcement ideas and be our Featured Favorite this month.
Your new baby is the focus, of course, but you also want to have a little fun with your baby announcement photos, right? What to do? Here are 5 of our top baby photo ideas to add personality and share your hopes and dreams for this new little person in your life!
1. Little Baby. Big Plans.
2. Baby clothes are always cute.
It’s hard not to love our new baby announcement ideas! Our favorite designs include an elegant floral pattern in an oval shape, a sunny mobile, and a die-cut baby booty to pick just a few. If you’re looking for baby announcement ideas as unique as your baby, you’ll love these.
Shining with Joy — Birth Announcements
Your little sunshine is the star in these birth announcements. Three sunny circles string together with silver ribbon to create a custom design that can hang in loved ones’ homes. Two of the circles hold favorite photos of your new baby, while the third one holds the birth details in white and orange against a yellow background.
Colorful Celebration in Pink — Girl Birth Announcements
Your baby girl has arrived, and now it’s time to celebrate and share the wonderful news! The unique design of four circles strung together with silver ribbon makes a festive confetti-covered banner for friends and family to hang in their homes, and has room for two photos and the birth details. (Colorful Celebration in Blue also available.
Poppy Flower Perfection in Pink — Girl Birth Announcements
These elegant birth announcements provide the perfect setting to announce the wonderful news of your little one’s arrival. An oval cut-out shape with delicate floral border surrounds your baby’s birth details. You choose the colors to accompany the grey flowers and ecru background. Poppies fill the back, too, in your choice of color.
Real cards created by real people like you!
You could say that every adoption announcement we print should be a Featured Favorite, and you’d be right. An adopted child’s arrival is such a happy and long-awaited occasion that every one touches our hearts. Little Nash’s Trendy Chevron Stripes – Baby Adoption Announcements is a perfect example, chosen as this month’s Featured Favorite. Here is his story, as told by his new mom, Allison.
“My husband and I longed to be parents ever since we got married seven years ago. After searching in our hearts, we knew adoption was right for us. After navigating all the paperwork, pre-adoption classes and waiting, we were ready to start our family.” Continue reading
We have so many fun new products in our Baby and Kids’ Collections, we can’t wait to show you! Our new baby shower invitations, for example, give classic themes a modern makeover–and include the latest trend in baby showers, gender-reveal parties.
Trends in baby announcements include heart-melting designs with ribbon embellishments, postcard formats, fun folds and cut-out shapes. And if your baby is having a birthday, kids birthday invitations that share his or her growth in photos are first choice with Moms. Need a theme for an older child’s birthday? Comic book superhero parties are a huge hit. It’s all here, in our Baby & Kids trends lineup.
Modern twists on timeless themes
Typography as artwork
Sep 30, 2008 11:00 ET
Pear Tree Greetings Introduces New Line of Photo Christmas Cards
New Line Connects With Consumers on Trends, Affordable Prices
Photo Christmas Cards
Recycled Photo Cards
REXBURG, ID–(Marketwire – September 30, 2008) – With the rise of the photo Christmas card industry, it has become more apparent that consumers are finding a gap between affordability and stylish design trends when buying Christmas cards. Pear Tree Greetings, a top manufacturer of greeting cards, has bridged that gap for their customers with the launch of their new website, PearTreeGreetings.com, this September. The site primarily focuses on photo Christmas cards but also offers specialty cards, recycled cards and stationery. Future plans for the brand are to expand its selection to include baby announcements, scrapbook papers, party invitations and gifts.
“With the economy in an economic downturn, we wanted to offer cool, unique photo Christmas cards and stationery at affordable prices. We’ve worked incredibly hard with a super talented group of designers/creative directors to put together a line of uber cute designs,” said Christy Bode, Lead Marketing Specialist for Pear Tree Greetings.
The new site features its own blog, which presents new product ideas, highlights personalization tips and allows customers to share their ideas with others. Visit the blog at Blog.PearTreeGreetings.com.
About Pear Tree Greetings
Founded in 2005, Pear Tree Greetings is a division of The Occasions Group, which designs, produces and distributes stationery for weddings, holidays and other special occasions. Pear Tree Greetings gives consumers the opportunity to send unique Christmas cards at affordable prices via an online card creation and personalization feature. With a production staff of more than 50 years of printing experience, Pear Tree Greetings offers top trends and quality printing within the industry.
For more information, visit www.PearTreeGreetings.com