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Spotlight On Sara Jensen Design

At Pear Tree, we value collaboration as an integral part of the design process. We know that some of the most beautiful, influential design is born from working with others and sharing in the inspiration. That’s why today, we want to celebrate Sara Jensen, Genevieve Gorder’s Creative Director and a truly dynamic artist.

Spotlight On Sara Jensen Design

Sara’s work shows us how beautiful design and real life imagery can come together to make something incredible. She is a true visionary who excels at combining graphic design that is both elegant and modern with family photos that tell a story in an unexpected way. Her eye for detail can inspire all of us to try something a little different with our Christmas cards this year.

Sara’s touch is all over the designs in the Genevieve Gorder 2016 holiday collection, created exclusively for Pear Tree. This stunning collection makes it easy to create custom Christmas cards with that playful designer touch.

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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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Countdown to Christmas

Are you looking for another twist on the usual Christmas letter? A countdown list is a fun, unexpected way to talk about the year’s milestones. You can create a top 10 of your best 2016 moments, a list of reasons to look forward to the New Year, or try something totally silly and original. Here are three examples to use as inspiration for your own version and Christmas card idea  templates ready for your creative words!

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Christmas Letter Do’s and Don’ts

Almost as iconic as the Christmas card is the time-honored tradition of the Christmas letter. These wordy accounts detail all the milestones of the year, letting the holidays be a time to catch up with friends near and far.

Christmas Letter Do’s and Don’ts

The Christmas letter, as informative as it can be, is usually a long format heavy on substance but light on style.

This year, ditch the tired template and try something new. We have some different ideas to spice up your holiday update into something your loved ones will adore. Pair these suggestions with one of our Christmas card ideas for a killer combo. Choose one of the text-heavy background layouts on our multi-choice Christmas cards to send your story.

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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!

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Choose Your Own Adventure

You’re creative and savvy. Your taste is impeccable, and you know exactly what you want. But like so many of us, you’re busy and don’t have time to design your Christmas cards from scratch. Pear Tree has just the solution: our ultimate customer choice cards! This unique format lets you create custom greetings with the ease of a premade design.

Choose Your Own Adventure

We are so excited to share these multi-choice Christmas cards with our most creative customers. They are beautifully designed pieces that let you create custom photo cards with the click of just a few buttons. Make these templates your own by choosing colors, fonts, greetings, and — of course — your own photos.

You can personalize your cards in just three easy steps:

  1. Choose your front,
  2. Choose from four layouts for the back, and
  3. Choose a background pattern or color.

What could be simpler?

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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.

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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