How To Write Graduation Thank You Cards

It’s graduation season, and that means grads all over the country are having parties, receiving congratulations and good-luck-wishes from loved ones, and opening gifts. Learning how to write graduation thank you cards is next on the list.

Let’s start with ordering them. It’s a nice touch when your thank you cards match your graduation announcements or invitations. Pear Tree’s graduation collection includes thank you cards to match most announcements, and they can be personalized the same way. For example, if you choose a certain color for your announcement, you can choose the same color for your thank you cards.
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Featured Favorite: Girls Birthday Party Ideas

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Girls birthday party ideas
We couldn’t believe it when we saw our Magic Unicorn Mask Birthday Invitations tagged on Instagram as part of this amazing unicorn party. We contacted the creative mom, Adrea, to see more of her fabulous girls’ birthday party ideas and ask how the party turned out. She told us all about it.

“We first found your gorgeous invitations at Pear Tree Greetings and became very excited about our theme!  My mother ordered Hadley, the adorable unicorn set from The Land of Nod, that quickly became our color inspiration for her birthday party. We made unicorn-shaped sugar cookies and I hand-cut tissue paper tassels to create a tassel balloon and tassel honeycomb tissue balls (honeycomb balls from Shop Sweet Lulu).
Girls birthday party ideas
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“I gathered so many fabulous ideas from The Alison Show. Alison threw a unicorn fourth birthday party for her daughter, and every detail was perfect. I shamelessly incorporated so many of her ideas for Hadley’s party. :)

“Tables that were originally planned for outside dining were moved inside our garage due to a downpour. My sister purchased craft paper to use as tablecloths and wrote each child’s name in gold paint. We then set the table with Shop Sweet Lulu silver star plates and unicorn napkins. Each child received a special glass of Magical Unicorn Dust (glitter), which was a big hit! Unicorn horns were made with cotton candy holders and dipped in glitter.
Girls birthday party ideas
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Graduation Announcements for Girls

Overwhelmed by all the graduation announcements for girls out there? We’ve narrowed it down to these favorites, all of which incorporate the latest trends and color options. Girls are going to want to show off their style, while moms may be more concerned with prices and party planning. We promise, you’ll both love these graduation announcements for girls!

Sparkle & Shine
What’s a party without a little sparkle? These graduation announcements let her shine and set the mood for a party that sparkles in every way.
Gold Sequin-Look Trifold Graduation Announcements Gold Foil Photo Collage Graduation Announcements

Down To Earth
She tells it like it is, and these graduation announcements let her choose from colors and rustic backgrounds to create a casual look that’s all hers.
Color Block Trifold Graduation Announcements Rustic Collage Graduation Announcements

All Girl
If you want something that’s all girl, these two announcements have a feminine appeal that’s hard to beat. Faux-foil frames showcase her favorite photos, while a beautiful gold script adorns the other option.
Three Faux-Foil Frames Graduation Announcements Gold Foil Follow The Script Graduation Announcements

Formal
The foil stamped design on our Silver Foil Diamonds Trifold graduation announcements and the iconic laurel branches featured on our Chalkboard Laurels graduation announcements give these cards a formal look.
Silver Foil Diamonds Trifold Graduation Announcements Chalkboard Laurels With Logo Graduation Announcements

Bold and Bright
You don’t have to stick with your school colors, and shouldn’t if that’s not your style! Go bold with colors and have fun with your party decorations to create a seamless look.
Kraft Ribbon Booklet for Her Graduation Announcements Patchwork Of Photos With Logo Graduation Announcements

Artistic
These graduation announcements have a hand-crafted look that lets her express her creativity. Choose colors and photos to match the mood.
Candid Collage Graduation Announcements Trifold Dots Graduation Announcements

Shop for these and hundreds more graduation announcements for girls at Pear Tree. And read our blog for graduation party ideas and decorating ideas to make your party stand out, too!

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Save the Date Ideas: New Foil-Stamped Cards

Wait till you see our shiny new save the date ideas! These foil-stamped save the date cards make the most of your beautiful engagement photos, dressing them up with foil fonts, foil confetti, foil hearts and foil ampersands for looks you’ll only find at Pear Tree. You can even choose from four different foil colors and styles: gold, silver, copper or glitter gold.

Ampersands
Me You Foil Save the Date Cards Foil Ampersand Vertical Save The Date Cards
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Graduation Announcements for Boys

Graduation announcements for boys come in all shapes and sizes, just like boys! The style you choose depends as much on your son’s personality and interests as it does your budget and graduation decorating ideas. Since it can be a little overwhelming to choose from all the options, we’ve pulled together this list of graduation announcements for boys. It is sure to include the perfect fit, whether your son is formal or casual, athletic or artistic, bold or understated.

Classic
These graduation announcements feature traditional fonts and artistic elements that keep them simple and classic, while still offering Mom plenty of photo ops.
Favorite Photo Horizontal Graduation Announcements Hes Invited Graduation Announcements

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5 More Graduation Party Ideas

Fans have been loving our Top 5 Graduation Party Ideas post over the past couple months so we wanted to share 5 more graduation party ideas with you! These party ideas will feature some new ideas from our classic graduation party, sequin-look graduation party and more. We hope you will be inspired and find ways to create a memorable graduation party!

1. Gallery wall. Create a gallery wall of favorite moments with friends and family using our custom posters, wall art and 4×6 photos you can print at a local store. We added some fun washi tape to make this area sparkle!
Graduation party ideas - gallery wall

2. Golden touches. This idea is from our Pearista, See Vanessa Craft. She used our gold sequins graduation invitation and sprinkled gold sequins throughout the party. The gold numbers, cake pops and treat boxes are fabulous and add the perfect amount of shine to the party.
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Last Chance Photo Ideas for Graduates

Last chance photo ideas
You’ve spent what seems like forever at this school, and in a few weeks it’s all going to be over. The cramming for tests, the band practices, the football games, the dance and math and debate competitions. It has been a whirlwind four years and you have lots of memories to take with you on the next leg of your journey. Or do you? Have you remembered to take pictures of those good times so that you’ll have something to look back on later? It’s not too late to snap a photo of your favorite things to keep for posterity. Everybody’s list will be different, but here here is our checklist of the basics.  Continue reading

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Graduation Food Ideas

What matters the most to your grad at their graduation party? We’ll bet the answer is food. It’s the topic friends like to talk about because it’s what gets everyone excited about their graduation party. We wanted to share with you 5 graduation food ideas that are quick and easy to accomplish and will be a hit with your grad’s friends and family!

1. Tacos. At the All Star Graduation Party, we made a taco bar for guests to enjoy. It was pretty simple – all we had to do was cook the meat (a lot of meat) and have the rest of the toppings on hand. Just be sure to refill the serving dishes so your guests don’t think they missed out on your meal!
Graduation food ideas: Taco bar Graduation food ideas: taco bar

2. Sandwiches. Another simple graduation food idea is to make sandwiches for your guests like we did at the Glam Graduation Party. You could have guests make their own or have the sandwiches pre-made from them to grab and go to keep the line moving. This may require extra hands to make sandwiches ahead of time, but is less work on party day. Ideas for sandwiches: turkey, ham, roast beef, turkey supreme, tuna, meatball.
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5 Unique Graduation Gift Ideas

It can be tough coming up with graduation gift ideas that an 18-year old will love, especially for those of us who are a long way from 18. But it’s not impossible, especially if you start with something you already know they love, such as a favorite photo, a favorite memory or event. You can create a gift they’ll love by turning those memories into personalized gifts. Here are 5 of our favorite graduation gift ideas from Pear Tree!

Custom Phone Cases
Give them a custom phone case and they can bring their favorite photos with them, wherever they go. For iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones.
Graduation gift ideas: Cell phone cases
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New Baby Yard Signs Share Your News

Skip the plastic stork and put up a new baby yard sign to let all the neighbors know if it’s a boy or a girl! These personalized yard signs let you share your news in a big way, along with the baby’s name, birth date, and any other details you choose. Everyone wants to know, so don’t keep them in suspense.
Wave The Flags Girl Birth Announcement Yard Signs Mixed Messages Boy Birth Announcement Yard SignsMarquee Baby Birth Announcement Yard Signs Floral Welcome Vertical Birth Announcement Yard Signs

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