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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Genevieve Gorder Holiday Collection Is Here!

We're excited to announce the arrival of the Genevieve Gorder Holiday Collection, exclusively for Pear Tree!

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.

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20 Christmas Card Photo Ideas

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

‘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.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

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!

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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.

Shop the Trend!

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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Sneak Peek! Sparkle & Shine Holiday Card Ideas

Shhh… we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the new holiday card ideas from our 2013 collection! This year our holiday collection focuses on the hottest trends of the season. The first trend we’re calling Sparkle & Shine, and the highlights include jewel tones, twinkle lights and the hot new faux-glitter look. This trend will be shining above the rest.

Colorful Kaleidoscope Photo Book Christmas Cards
A kaleidoscope of colors, textures and photos awaits the happy recipients of these photo book Christmas cards! Jewel-toned triangles of color and gold faux-foil add tints and sparkle to your photos throughout this 12-page book containing 24 photos in all! The full-size photo on the front starts things off with tints that overlay your photo, interspersed with solid triangles of color or the foil look. Inside, pages with full photos or photo collages are balanced with cheerful greetings scrawled on kraft paper or solid color backgrounds in foil letters. Have fun creating these keepsake holiday photo cards your friends and family are sure to love!
Colorful Kaleidoscope Photo Book -- Christmas Cards

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Featured Favorite

Real cards created by real people like you!

New Year's cards Featured Favorite #realstories #peartreegreetings #newyearsIt’s hard to pick a Featured Favorite in December because we see so many great cards at this time of year. But this humorous New Year’s card caught our eye, especially because the order came through well before Christmas. Turns out that Stacie, the card’s creator, settled on sending New Year’s cards while looking for holiday card ideas, because the dress-up lips and mustache were just the touch of vintage silliness she was looking for.

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