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.

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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.

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Holiday Magic in the 47th Chromosome

The holidays are a magical time of year for all families who celebrate Christmas. From the glittering lights and shiny tinsel, to the eagerly anticipated clattering hooves and freshly baked cookies, the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas are all around us.

Holiday Magic in the 47th Chromosome

Though we all find commonality in these experiences, traditions are as individual as the families who celebrate them. Those who love someone with Down syndrome understand the beauty that makes up each unique family, As photographer Conny Wenk writes, “I believe there’s some magic in the 47th chromosome.”

One of the most important gifts we can give — at Christmas and throughout the year — is that of inclusion. All kids are special little people who want to feel loved and honored as the important family members they are.

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Holidays With Our Heroes

Holidays with our Heroes

Christmas is always a special time of year, but the holidays you get to spend with your soldier are the most magical of all. As a military family, you know the overwhelming feeling of joy that comes on Christmas morning surrounded by everyone you love most, especially your hero in uniform.

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Amor, Familia y Navidad

Amor, Familia y Navidad

There’s just something special and different about Christmas with your Latino family. Is it the fragrance of freshly cooked tamales steaming in their soft corn husks? Or the happy giggles of little ones gently rearranging Abuela’s nativity scene? Or that groggy but satisfied feeling you have the morning after Noche Buena and midnight mass?

It’s something more essential than any of those things. For you, the ultimate joy is the simple delight of being surrounded by your whole family as you come together once again to glorify the birth of Christ. It’s in those familiar sayings, that easy laughter, and that homey warmth that can only mean one thing: La Navidad is here again.

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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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Featured Favorite

Featured Favorite Bold Foil Christmas card idea
This mom, Adrea, was torn between two different Christmas card ideas, so she sent us an email to ask our opinion. We picked the Bold Foil Christmas Cards because we liked the way it fit with her family photo. (Her other choice was the Oh What Fun Holiday Photo Card with just their two children on the front.) What do you think? Did we make the right decision?

Adrea thinks so. “You were so helpful with our decision. When you said you liked the family picture best, we went with it! The tipping point for me was knowing that our young children wouldn’t fit in our arms for many more Christmas card photos, so we took advantage of how sweet they looked in this picture!

“While the Oh What Fun card was absolutely adorable, we were drawn to the gold foil Merry and Bright as fitting so perfectly with our family picture, taken in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, over the summer. We were able to use the picture of our two babes that we loved so much on the back of the Merry and Bright card, with the blue card complementing the ocean.” We agree. Good choice!

Photo credit: Meghan Whitney Photography

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Featured Favorite

We’ve always said that great photos make great Christmas cards, and this Featured Favorite is proof. We love the way the tropical colors and gold foil pop off the black chalkboard background. Our Minnesota team couldn’t help being drawn in by the warm-location photos and reached out to ask where these photos were taken.

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6 Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Cards 2

Celebrate the season with perfectly imperfect Christmas Cards! These #HolidayOuttakes will instantly put a smile on your face and make you laugh out loud!

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