Style Spotlight: Glam

It’s not your style to sit back and hope someone notices you. There are so many ways to shine, and here are few of our favorites, from big watches to glitter nail polish.  Of all the 2016 style trends, this one cannot be ignored. Even your graduation announcements can show your style. Give your grad party a head start in the glam department.

Style Spotlight Glam

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No. 1: Makko Hashtag Studs, Forever 21 | No. 2: SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather Shoes, Nike | No. 3:  Fergus Watch, Marc Jacobs | No. 4: My Big Year Silver Foil – Graduation Announcements, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 5: University of Iowa Fitted V-Neck Tee, Victoria’s Secret | No. 6: Prismatic Nail Polish, H&M | No. 7: BaubleBar Gem Make Noise Headphones Gold, Target | No. 8: Flatter Yourself Contour Brush Set, Sephora | No. 9: Good As Gold Vertical – Graduation Announcements, Pear Tree Greetings

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Style Spotlight: Natural

Your style is all natural, from barely-there makeup to rustic styles and neutral colors. These are a few of our favorite natural looks for grad season. You can even plan your graduation party with an all-natural approach, starting with eco-friendly graduation announcements made from 100% recycled paper.

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No. 1: Tasseled Straw Floppy Hat, Forever 21 | No. 2: Kraft Paper Trifold Graduation Announcements, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 3:  Rothco Canvas Duffel Bag, Urban Outfitters | No. 4: Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay | No. 5: C.O. Bigelow Cream Body Wash – Lemon, Bath & Body Works | No. 6: Betseyville Allspice Slide Sandals – Cognac, Target | No. 7: Nordic Mini Magnet Succulent Garden, Gardeners | No. 8: Love That Photo Graduation Announcements, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 9: Zalie Braided Belt, Free People

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Style Spotlight: Creative

The Class of 2016 isn’t afraid to step out of line and get noticed. Here are a few of the creative looks that caught our attention, from dino shades to graduation announcements. It’s graduation season – time to show your style!


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No. 1: Beats Solo 2 Wireless Headphones Active Collection – Yellow, Target | No. 2: Matte Lipstick – Diva, MAC | No. 3: Spin A Rama Graduation Announcement, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 4: Dream On Dreamer Notebook, Urban Outfitters | No. 5: Chuck Taylor All Star Classic Sneakers, Converse | No. 6: Multistrand Necklace, H&M | No. 7: Rad And Refined Dino Browline Sunglasses, Forever 21 | No. 8: Photos With Class Graduation Announcements, Pear Tree Greetings | No. 9: Magical Thinking Embroidered Eye Pillow, Urban Outfitters

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How To Write Graduation Thank You Cards

It’s graduation season, and that means grads all over the country are having parties, receiving congratulations and good-luck-wishes from loved ones, and opening gifts. Learning how to write graduation thank you cards is next on the list.

Let’s start with ordering them. It’s a nice touch when your thank you cards match your graduation announcements or invitations. Pear Tree’s graduation collection includes thank you cards to match most announcements, and they can be personalized the same way. For example, if you choose a certain color for your announcement, you can choose the same color for your thank you cards.
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Graduation Announcements for Girls

Overwhelmed by all the graduation announcements for girls out there? We’ve narrowed it down to these favorites, all of which incorporate the latest trends and color options. Girls are going to want to show off their style, while moms may be more concerned with prices and party planning. We promise, you’ll both love these graduation announcements for girls!

Sparkle & Shine
What’s a party without a little sparkle? These graduation announcements let her shine and set the mood for a party that sparkles in every way.
Gold Sequin-Look Trifold Graduation Announcements Gold Foil Photo Collage Graduation Announcements

Down To Earth
She tells it like it is, and these graduation announcements let her choose from colors and rustic backgrounds to create a casual look that’s all hers.
Color Block Trifold Graduation Announcements Rustic Collage Graduation Announcements

All Girl
If you want something that’s all girl, these two announcements have a feminine appeal that’s hard to beat. Faux-foil frames showcase her favorite photos, while a beautiful gold script adorns the other option.
Three Faux-Foil Frames Graduation Announcements Gold Foil Follow The Script Graduation Announcements

The foil stamped design on our Silver Foil Diamonds Trifold graduation announcements and the iconic laurel branches featured on our Chalkboard Laurels graduation announcements give these cards a formal look.
Silver Foil Diamonds Trifold Graduation Announcements Chalkboard Laurels With Logo Graduation Announcements

Bold and Bright
You don’t have to stick with your school colors, and shouldn’t if that’s not your style! Go bold with colors and have fun with your party decorations to create a seamless look.
Kraft Ribbon Booklet for Her Graduation Announcements Patchwork Of Photos With Logo Graduation Announcements

These graduation announcements have a hand-crafted look that lets her express her creativity. Choose colors and photos to match the mood.
Candid Collage Graduation Announcements Trifold Dots Graduation Announcements

Shop for these and hundreds more graduation announcements for girls at Pear Tree. And read our blog for graduation party ideas and decorating ideas to make your party stand out, too!

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Graduation Announcements for Boys

Graduation announcements for boys come in all shapes and sizes, just like boys! The style you choose depends as much on your son’s personality and interests as it does your budget and graduation decorating ideas. Since it can be a little overwhelming to choose from all the options, we’ve pulled together this list of graduation announcements for boys. It is sure to include the perfect fit, whether your son is formal or casual, athletic or artistic, bold or understated.

These graduation announcements feature traditional fonts and artistic elements that keep them simple and classic, while still offering Mom plenty of photo ops.
Favorite Photo Horizontal Graduation Announcements Hes Invited Graduation Announcements

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Last Chance Photo Ideas for Graduates

Last chance photo ideas
You’ve spent what seems like forever at this school, and in a few weeks it’s all going to be over. The cramming for tests, the band practices, the football games, the dance and math and debate competitions. It has been a whirlwind four years and you have lots of memories to take with you on the next leg of your journey. Or do you? Have you remembered to take pictures of those good times so that you’ll have something to look back on later? It’s not too late to snap a photo of your favorite things to keep for posterity. Everybody’s list will be different, but here here is our checklist of the basics.  Continue reading

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15 Graduation Quotes for the Class of ’15

Graduation Quotes
We thought it was time to freshen up our list of favorite graduation quotes to give the class of 2015 something fresh to say. Feel free to use any or all of these words of wisdom in your graduation announcements, your party decorations, and even in your Valedictorian speech! We are sure the sources won’t mind, especially if you credit them properly for their wisdom.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T. S. Eliot

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” — Robin Williams

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss

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Graduation Party Ideas

Pear Tree Greetings has lots of ways for you to personalize your graduation party. Scroll through our slides below to see what you can create, from graduation announcements to graduation party decorations, to make your party a hit with family and friends! *Bonus* look below for pinnable images.
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Cards you created. Ideas we love.

Graduation announcement ideas
As any high school grad will admit, planning your grad party is one of the first tests you will face in your new status as a young adult. From the invitation to the decisions about what to serve, where to have it, who to invite and what activities to include, the planning can put a lot of stress on the grad and her family. Hali, a 2015 grad, took her duties in stride and created her own graduation invitations.

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