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Spotlight On Sara Jensen Design

At Pear Tree, we value collaboration as an integral part of the design process. We know that some of the most beautiful, influential design is born from working with others and sharing in the inspiration. That’s why today, we want to celebrate Sara Jensen, Genevieve Gorder’s Creative Director and a truly dynamic artist.

Spotlight On Sara Jensen Design

Sara’s work shows us how beautiful design and real life imagery can come together to make something incredible. She is a true visionary who excels at combining graphic design that is both elegant and modern with family photos that tell a story in an unexpected way. Her eye for detail can inspire all of us to try something a little different with our Christmas cards this year.

Sara’s touch is all over the designs in the Genevieve Gorder 2016 holiday collection, created exclusively for Pear Tree. This stunning collection makes it easy to create custom Christmas cards with that playful designer touch.

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Countdown to Christmas

Are you looking for another twist on the usual Christmas letter? A countdown list is a fun, unexpected way to talk about the year’s milestones. You can create a top 10 of your best 2016 moments, a list of reasons to look forward to the New Year, or try something totally silly and original. Here are three examples to use as inspiration for your own version and Christmas card idea  templates ready for your creative words!

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Christmas Letter Do’s and Don’ts

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.

Christmas Letter Do’s and Don’ts

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.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

You’re creative and savvy. Your taste is impeccable, and you know exactly what you want. But like so many of us, you’re busy and don’t have time to design your Christmas cards from scratch. Pear Tree has just the solution: our ultimate customer choice cards! This unique format lets you create custom greetings with the ease of a premade design.

Choose Your Own Adventure

We are so excited to share these multi-choice Christmas cards with our most creative customers. They are beautifully designed pieces that let you create custom photo cards with the click of just a few buttons. Make these templates your own by choosing colors, fonts, greetings, and — of course — your own photos.

You can personalize your cards in just three easy steps:

  1. Choose your front,
  2. Choose from four layouts for the back, and
  3. Choose a background pattern or color.

What could be simpler?

Christmas Card Ideas

Lattice, Stripes and Everything Nice

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.

Lattice, Stripes and Everything Nice

Christmas Card Ideas

Make Your Cards Fun and Feisty — Just Like You

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!

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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.

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West Coast, Best Christmas

From the sandy beaches of San Diego to the vineyards of Mendocino, California is one of the most geographically diverse states in the union. One thing the north to the south has in common is sunny Decembers. Californians know that Christmas is a great time of year to make a sandcastle rather than a snowman.

West Coast, Best Christmas

While Christmas by the beach may sound strange to most Americans, Best Coasters aren’t fazed a lick. As the song goes:

Holiday fun, good cheer
It’s Christmas time again
In California

Show off your home state pride with trifold (or four-fold!) Christmas cards featuring your beachy keen photos. Pear Tree has just the Christmas card ideas you need to share that California love. All our templates are easy to customize, impeccably designed, and priced to fit your budget.

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Being Bold with Natural Shades

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.

Being Bold with Natural Shades

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.