Inside Design: Holiday Handwriting

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A personal touch of handwriting will add warmth to your holiday. Start filling your home and life with one of the most beautiful design trends of the season. From decor to Christmas Cards—this design trend makes a stunning statement.

Hand Lettered Wood Slice Christmas Sign

Deck your walls with a stunning Hand Lettered Wood Slice Christmas Sign. The lettering looks natural on this woodsy themed wall decor.

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6 Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Cards

Forget perfect family photos. Celebrate the holiday with perfectly imperfect Christmas Cards! Here are  just a few of our #HolidayOuttakes that will instantly put a smile on your face.

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6 Dos and Don’ts of Christmas Cards

Finding the right Christmas card and personalizing it with photos, colors and a holiday greeting is fun and easy, right? What could possibly go wrong? The truth is, not much, if you know what not to do. Here are the 6 dos and don’ts of Christmas cards that will help you avoid a costly (or embarrassing) mistake.

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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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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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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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Genevieve Gorder For Pear Tree, Coming Soon

Coming Soon! The Genevieve Gorder Holiday Collection for Pear Tree!

You’ve watched her on HGTV and love her style—now Genevieve Gorder is designing a new line of holiday cards exclusively for Pear Tree! This popular designer and television personality loves to bring design to everything she touches. We can’t wait to show you her collection.

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Family Photo Ideas Capture Summer Fun

Don’t forget to snap photos wherever you go this summer, because family photo ideas can happen anywhere and everywhere. You just have to be ready for them! Summer vacations, t-ball games, family picnics and days at the beach will all be a distant memory come November when it’s time to create your Christmas cards. We guarantee you’ll be happy to have lots of sunny pictures to choose from!

Vacation photos let you share important highlights of your year with friends and family. And what’s nice about family vacations is that you’re all together, all day long. So it doesn’t take much planning to take a family photo.
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Real cards created by real people like you!

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These proud grandparents had a lot to share, and their Christmas card shows it. So many beautiful grandkids! And they managed to get them all together in one great photo, which we know isn’t easy to do. Kudos to them, both for the photos and for finding the perfect card to show them off. Janice, the industrious grandmother, explains how they managed to get everybody together.

“We scheduled a photographer to meet us during a family reunion in Park City, Utah. She photographed us in two nearby locations, first, using an old barn as a backdrop and second, in a horse pasture with the mountains as a backdrop. The hardest part has been keeping the photos “under wraps” until the Christmas cards were mailed, so it’s exciting to finally be able to unveil our wonderful family pictures.

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