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.
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!
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!