Some of our favorite colors and styles are throwbacks to another era. When in doubt, borrow a classic trend to add touches of class to your world. A vintage look is always modern and always perfectly at home, even in a Christmas card.
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.
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.
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.
You’re not a regular grandma, you’re a cool grandma, from your adventurous spirit to your fearless sense of style. No one will ever catch you with your knitting in a rocking chair. And going to bed at 8:30? Not a chance!
You may not be a cookie-baking grandmother, but your energy and zest for life are what your family adores about you. Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, and those digits aren’t slowing you down!
This Christmas, take time to honor and celebrate with all the various people who make up your family. From the bunco gals to the bridge club, your village is not bound by blood. It is composed of the many people around you who make you feel strong, capable, and — above all — loved.
Christmas style is about so much more than holly red and pine green. This year, the fashion world is showing us sophisticated ways to bring the runway into our own homes with elegant colors and textures.
Colors and shades from the natural world are key this year. Soft lilac greys, warm neutrals, and seasonal reds and greens are everywhere, including here at Pear Tree. These colors are both traditional and evocative, familiar and a little daring.
Natural colors are far from boring. They are grounding, calming, and ethereal. In the case of bold reds and greens, they are also invigorating and full of the warmth we strive to capture every year at Christmas.
There’s something about Christmas that feels decidedly romantic. Our romantic Christmas Card took its inspiration from the runways this year.
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.
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.
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.
We’re excited to announce the arrival of the Genevieve Gorder Holiday Collection, exclusively for Pear Tree! As a designer, television personality and host, Genevieve Gorder brings design to everything she touches. You’re going to love her holiday card ideas that bring a playful new dimension to Pear Tree’s holiday collection. Here’s a peek at a few of Genevieve’s designs.
‘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!