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Christmas Card Ideas

A Madcap Christmas Letter

Have you picked out your perfect Christmas cards but are feeling stumped about what to write? Let our fill-in-the-blank template help get you started on your best Christmas letter ever! For a really silly letter, have someone else give you the list of words sight unseen and check out the hilarious message that will follow.

A Madcap Christmas Letter

Here’s what you need: adjective, adjective, name, noun, name, noun, -ing verb, name, name, adjective, noun, adjective, adjective, noun, adjective, adjective, last name, adjective, adjective, verb. And now, onto the letter…

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Truly Award-Winning Design

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.

Truly Award-Winning Design

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!

Behind the Scenes, Christmas Card Ideas

Take a Peek at Our Design Process!

Psst . . . want in on a secret?

Because you’re one of Pear Tree’s closest friends, we want to share this exclusive sneak peek behind the curtain of our design process. How does our team produce beautiful, innovative cards each and every year? We want to show you!

Our designers find inspiration in everyday moments and things, working hard to bring their visions to your hands. Creating a new format is always a challenge, but you’re only limited by your creativity. This process can take months of testing folds, cuts, and paper weights. By the time a holiday design concept for the year is finalized, the new card format will be a finished blank slate ready for artwork.

Christmas Card Ideas

Lattice, Stripes and Everything Nice

The traditional is new again with the runway’s take on stripes, plaids, and lattice textures. These lines are anything but boring, with their varied thickness, direction, shape, and energy. They are an accessible trend that seamlessly blends in with the season’s holiday imagery.

This year features a modern twist on the classical pattern, pairing clean lines with bold designs. Stripes are a long-standing staple both in fashion and in decor. The novelty is in how different designers give it their signature touch. In this season, it is all about direction.

Lattice, Stripes and Everything Nice

Christmas Card Ideas

Make Your Cards Fun and Feisty — Just Like You

You’re not a regular grandma, you’re a cool grandma, from your adventurous spirit to your fearless sense of style. No one will ever catch you with your knitting in a rocking chair. And going to bed at 8:30? Not a chance!

You may not be a cookie-baking grandmother, but your energy and zest for life are what your family adores about you. Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, and those digits aren’t slowing you down!

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This Christmas, take time to honor and celebrate with all the various people who make up your family. From the bunco gals to the bridge club, your village is not bound by blood. It is composed of the many people around you who make you feel strong, capable, and — above all — loved.

Baby Announcement Ideas, Christmas Card Ideas

Dutch Baby Traditions

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 Baby Traditions

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.

Christmas Card Ideas

Being Bold with Natural Shades

Christmas style is about so much more than holly red and pine green. This year, the fashion world is showing us sophisticated ways to bring the runway into our own homes with elegant colors and textures.

Colors and shades from the natural world are key this year. Soft lilac greys, warm neutrals, and seasonal reds and greens are everywhere, including here at Pear Tree. These colors are both traditional and evocative, familiar and a little daring.

Being Bold with Natural Shades

Natural colors are far from boring. They are grounding, calming, and ethereal. In the case of bold reds and greens, they are also invigorating and full of the warmth we strive to capture every year at Christmas.

Christmas Card Ideas

Romance is in the Air this Christmas

There’s something about Christmas that feels decidedly romantic. Our romantic Christmas Card took its inspiration from the runways this year.  

Romance is in the Air this Christmas

This holiday season you can expect to feel romance in the air as the latest fashion trend continues to channel a noveau Victorian vibe.  Fashion-wise, this means light blouses, breezy silk skirts and see through clothing such as sleepwear presented as outdoor wear. “Lace is a common element in ensembles that are considered romantic; it’s a prominent material used in lingerie, and it’s something that’s transcended decades,” says Alicia, who runs a lingerie fashion blog, Bra Doctor. Commenting on how fashion designers took this element to the next level, “Elie Saab opted for pretty panels of lace in a low-cut white dress, perfect for a dramatic cover up in the summer, or with a strategic slip for a night out. Givenchy takes a cue from a chemise with a peekaboo lace bust and a lacy hem, while Oscar de la Renta attached a thin lace neckline to a gorgeous pink gown.” Meanwhile, Roberto Cavalli and Gucci infuse their fabrics with jewels, ruffles and embellished trims with romantic air.

Christmas Card Ideas, Family photo ideas

Single Bell Rock

We all start the holiday season with the best intentions to send Christmas cards, but let’s be real — life is busy! Single parents know this so well. Between work, the kids, household tasks, and everything else, the best-laid plans don’t always go as intended.

Single Bell Rock

Pear Tree wants to help you make sending unique Christmas cards easy, fast, and affordable — yes, all three! Our award-winning design templates let you personalize your favorite card with the click of a few buttons.