Time to Tango with Latin-infused Christmas Trends

Everything that is stylish about Latin culture from salsa dancing to its flamboyant and sensual fashion statement is what makes the luxurious Latin trend an in-thing this year. It may be a predictable trend due to its growing inclusion in the fashion world by famous designers such as Oscar de la Renta leading the trend to Salvatore Ferragamo bringing in the traditional elements at fashion week, and of course, Balmain adding flavor with frills. Black and red were the main colors that add a sophisticated feel to this latest trend in modern fashion. Fashion designers continue embracing lace and embroidery to add the feel of romance with what was traditionally a vintage material.

Time to Tango with Latin-infused Christmas Trends

Bohemian-flamenco inspired bare shoulder fashion has also made its way into fashion week while mixing textures and adding elements such as satin, silk, cotton and chiffon fabric choices to emphasize the romantic, feminine look that is synonymous with Latin-infused fashion. Wardrobe consultant, Tina Adams, of YourStyleVault says, “last fall it was definitely the Victorian/Librarian look with ruffles, florals, long skirts, and lots of subdued colors. I think this summer (and fall) we’ll see the next rendition of that look with a Spanish influence and Latin style. Think more ruffles, big flounces and full skirts. More embroidery. Brighter colors.” Si!!

This holiday season is the chance to channel your inner señorita with the seductive but sweet look while sending some love to family and friends with unique Christmas cards inspired by the Latin theme. Don’t be afraid to stand out with Latin-inspired looks that can make you feel like you are always on vacation. Below are some unique Latin-infused Christmas cards that make it easy for you to spice up this holiday season.

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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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Holidays With Our Heroes

Holidays with our Heroes

Christmas is always a special time of year, but the holidays you get to spend with your soldier are the most magical of all. As a military family, you know the overwhelming feeling of joy that comes on Christmas morning surrounded by everyone you love most, especially your hero in uniform.

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Amor, Familia y Navidad

Amor, Familia y Navidad

There’s just something special and different about Christmas with your Latino family. Is it the fragrance of freshly cooked tamales steaming in their soft corn husks? Or the happy giggles of little ones gently rearranging Abuela’s nativity scene? Or that groggy but satisfied feeling you have the morning after Noche Buena and midnight mass?

It’s something more essential than any of those things. For you, the ultimate joy is the simple delight of being surrounded by your whole family as you come together once again to glorify the birth of Christ. It’s in those familiar sayings, that easy laughter, and that homey warmth that can only mean one thing: La Navidad is here again.

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Introducing the 2016 Holiday Collection

We are so excited to share the 2016 collection of beautiful, unique Christmas card designs straight from Pear Tree to you! This year’s line of holiday cards combines wintery colors with stunning details for greetings that are as individual as you are.

The collection features a variety of cozy patterns and lush textures sure to bring the magic this Christmas. We know that everyone will find something beautiful to customize from our 2016 line of cards!

Introducing the 2016 Holiday Collection

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Featured Favorite

Featured Favorite Bold Foil Christmas card idea
This mom, Adrea, was torn between two different Christmas card ideas, so she sent us an email to ask our opinion. We picked the Bold Foil Christmas Cards because we liked the way it fit with her family photo. (Her other choice was the Oh What Fun Holiday Photo Card with just their two children on the front.) What do you think? Did we make the right decision?

Adrea thinks so. “You were so helpful with our decision. When you said you liked the family picture best, we went with it! The tipping point for me was knowing that our young children wouldn’t fit in our arms for many more Christmas card photos, so we took advantage of how sweet they looked in this picture!

“While the Oh What Fun card was absolutely adorable, we were drawn to the gold foil Merry and Bright as fitting so perfectly with our family picture, taken in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, over the summer. We were able to use the picture of our two babes that we loved so much on the back of the Merry and Bright card, with the blue card complementing the ocean.” We agree. Good choice!

Photo credit: Meghan Whitney Photography

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Our Best: Super Fancy Christmas Cards

Treat yourself to the best of the best! Our new super fancy Christmas cards are premium in every way—the kinds of cards that make your friends say “Oooo!” when they get them in the mail. With upgrades like double thick paper and innovative formats like sliders and swatch books, these premium Christmas cards are sure to stand out this year.

Old Tyme Christmas
Gorgeous watercolor print + double thick paper = one of our favorite holiday cards!
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Multicolor Greeting Slider
When two photos just won’t do, show off 17 more memories with a super-fancy slide-out panel.
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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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2015 Holiday Collection is Here!

New Holiday Collection From Pear Tree

It’s only September and we’re already humming Christmas carols and picking out photos. You will be, too, when you see our new Christmas card ideas. Here are a few highlights from the new collection.

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