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.Continue reading →
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.
The holidays can be a very difficult time of year for those of us who have lost someone we love. When we’re surrounded by smiling faces in advertisements and calls for good cheer, an already hard experience can feel devastating.
But there are some moving ways to make our departed loved ones a part of our Christmas celebrations. An article from the Chicago Tribune offers 10 ideas for honoring those we’ve lost during the holiday season, including:
Hang a special ornament on the holiday tree to commemorate your loved one. This ornament can be something from the past which holds sentimental value or it can be a new ornament which best represents your loved one’s life.
Cook your loved one’s favorite dish and serve it during the holiday dinner.
During dinner, take turns sharing favorite memories and telling stories about your loved one. Reminiscence can be therapeutic.
Donate to your loved one’s favorite charity in lieu of a holiday gift.
‘Tis the season to gather family photo ideas! After all, your Christmas cards won’t create themselves. To help, we’ve gathered the best family photo ideas that will make creating your Christmas cards quick and snappy (and extra merry) this year!
1. Holiday traditions Create a truly traditional card by capturing holiday moments your family does year after year. Like picking out the tree, decorating the tree or baking holiday cookies.
2. Make a Run for it Have the whole family make a run for it. You’ll be surprised how fun this photo idea is!
Here’s one way to inject a little fun into your family Christmas card ideas: get some great action shots of the kids next time you’re on vacation. This family’s photos and the playful design of the Blissful Bells Booklet Christmas card work together to make their Christmas cards a big hit.
Your family isn’t like everyone else’s, and your Christmas card shouldn’t be either. The way we look at it, Christmas cards are a once-a-year opportunity to share a bit of your family’s personality—along with your holiday greetings and good wishes, of course. Creating a card that is unique to your family is all part of the magic. Continue reading →
It wasn’t hard to choose this month’s Featured Favorite, because it was already one of our most unique family Christmas card ideas. We love how our customer, Tiffani, added her personal touches to make it even more unique—a greeting that could only come from her family.
Colorful Lights Ribbon Strand Christmas Cards, five vintage Christmas lights personalized with photos or text and strung on a green ribbon, was the perfect choice for her family. “I immediately loved the light bulbs when I saw them and just knew that was it.” This Little Light of Mine is a song she and her boys sing together. Text she had written for her church’s Christmas narration was perfect for the second light bulb.
When looking for family Christmas card ideas, Tiffani says, “I like something different. My formula for a good value includes the uniqueness and quality of an item in the equation. I selected this card because I can use it different ways. It will be my card, the toppers for some of my gifts, and garland on my tree.”
This card does require stringing the lights on the ribbon yourself, and Tiffani is planning to make it a family affair. “When we look back, it comes down to making memories, and lots of times it is the simple little things that we remember. My husband and two boys will make this into a family evening of education, memories, and fun. We will sort and assemble. We also usually each take turns saying things we are thankful about for the year.”
As she says, “It is hard to find a card that plants a seed that is remembered long after Christmas season is passed, and many of your cards have that wow factor that is remembered long after the tree is down.” Thanks, Tiffani! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.