You count on us to bring you the most unique looks every year, looks that are designed to amaze your friends and family. New this year are many more foil designs and hanging cards, plus our new multi-choice Christmas cards that let you pick your own layout options in minutes.
We talk about our passion for design a lot, but we have a secret for you: Pear Tree’s designs aren’t just beautiful — they’re award-winning!
We are so proud of being both a LOUIE Award finalist and a winner. These awards are all about, in their words, “celebrating the art, editorial, and design of greeting cards and invitations.” Creating exceptional design is one of our flagship principles, so being recognized for our work is an incredible honor.
But we don’t do what we do for the glory. For us, it’s all about the love of the work and the excitement of seeing you love it, too. Our joy is bringing unique Christmas cards from our design team’s creative minds to your hands. Outside recognition is just the icing on the cake!
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.
Finding the right Christmas card and personalizing it with photos, colors and a holiday greeting is fun and easy, right? What could possibly go wrong? The truth is, not much, if you know what not to do. Here are the 6 dos and don’ts of Christmas cards that will help you avoid a costly (or embarrassing) mistake.
Cheers to the New Year!! At Pear Tree, we are excited about what 2015 holds for our brand and what it means for you, our fans & customers. For the past six years, we’ve been working really hard to give you exactly what you have been asking for: more personalization options, more products to choose from, and more unique formats to make your cards stand out in the mail. We’ve added hundreds of new products and formats to our graduation announcements, Christmas cards and birth announcements collections to give you more ways to express your creativity.
These proud grandparents had a lot to share, and their Christmas card shows it. So many beautiful grandkids! And they managed to get them all together in one great photo, which we know isn’t easy to do. Kudos to them, both for the photos and for finding the perfect card to show them off. Janice, the industrious grandmother, explains how they managed to get everybody together.
“We scheduled a photographer to meet us during a family reunion in Park City, Utah. She photographed us in two nearby locations, first, using an old barn as a backdrop and second, in a horse pasture with the mountains as a backdrop. The hardest part has been keeping the photos “under wraps” until the Christmas cards were mailed, so it’s exciting to finally be able to unveil our wonderful family pictures.
The Modern Storytelling Photo Christmas Cards appealed to this mom because she had a lot of news to share, from a new home and new schools for the kids, to future travel plans, to her wonderful news of a cancer-free prognosis in 2014–all summed up in one card. “I saw this newspaper format and knew it would be perfect,” she says. “I send a photo holiday card every year. Friends and family are always commenting on how creative our cards are and how great the photos are. This year I used AGriff Photography and LOVED the photos. I can’t wait to send these cards to our family and friends. We’ve been through a lot in the past 2 years and I want to share our joy and how well we are doing. This card was the perfect fit for us.”
Talk about taking a theme and running with it! This family went all out to create a vintage theme for their Christmas cards, right down to where the family photo shoot took place. Says mom, Jennifer, “When we began thinking about ideas for a Christmas card in 2014, we really wanted to do something unique and very different than we had ever done before. We like our Christmas cards to tell a story, and so together as a family we try to think of fun ideas or themes. This year our 13-year-old daughter came up with the theme.
The Christmas season is upon us and over the past few weeks we have seen many beautiful holiday cards from you, our customers, filter through our office. It’s always so fun for us to see which cards and trends are the most popular with you. This year, we have seen a definite winner and it is FOIL!! Our real foil stamped Christmas cards as well as our Faux Foil Christmas cards are the top selling and we are excited to share with you our top 5 holiday card designs.
1. Golden Greeting Christmas Cards is our top selling Christmas card design! The added shine of the faux foil on the front is beautiful when combined with your favorite photo. Then, the back of the card can be filled with Instagram photos. Love.
2. Shining Bright Foil Christmas Cards is our top selling real foil Christmas card design. This card uses typography as the design with “Be Merry, Be Bright” in real stamped foil that has four foil options available – gold, glitter gold, silver and red. You can personalize the back with your favorite color and add a holiday message about your year.
I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving. It’s my husband Andrew’s favorite holiday and he’s agreed to give me all the others if I give him carte blanche for that weekend. It’s a steep price, but I’m pretty sure I come out ahead in the end.
I have a love-hate with the holiday. First, the good part: Andrew’s brother arrives. Morgan is an amazing chef (and conversationalist. Ladies, if you haven’t found a keeper yet…).
That’s not to say that Andrew isn’t. He’s a fantastic cook, and I’m lucky to come home to a warm dinner most nights (and on the others I usually enjoy the leftovers). But there’s really good food, and then there’s…well, Morgan’s food. He probably should have been a chef.
Around Monday I start skipping lunch, hoping that come Thursday I’ll have saved up enough calories to justify participating in the upcoming meal. By Tuesday I’ll doubt that it will happen, and by Wednesday I don’t really care anymore. All I can think about are Morgan’s brined turkey, the stuffing (from a recipe that’s four hundred years old, if you believe the family lore) and Andrew’s indescribable apple pie.
Okay, I know the tradition, but he won’t hold with pumpkin. If you want his reasons be prepared for an earful.