Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas

We heart Valentine’s Day at Pear Tree. We really do. Over the past couple years we have put together darling videos of how to take great Valentine’s Day photos of your little ones. Our Valentine’s Day photo ideas cover props, printables, and lots of adorable smiles from the kids at Pear Tree. To inspire you this year, we wanted to share with you our best photo ideas and then don’t forget to send the love with your favorite Valentine’s Day photo cards.

1. Glittery-gold backdrop. For this background, we used two sets of gold metallic curtains, right on top of each other. Inexpensive, and they come in many colors! Add cute heart-shaped sunglasses for an interactive shot.
Valentine's Day Photo Ideas

2. Soft & Sweet. We used a soft, textured rug that can be found at TJMaxx for this valentine to lay on. We added a cut-out heart in bright colors and a heart-shaped sucker. The perfect amount of sweetness.
Valentine's Day photo ideas

3. XOXO. This Valentine’s Day photo is one of our top pinned! We used a chalkboard background and colored paper to cut out the letters ‘XOXO’. We strung the letters with a thick, satin ribbon for added softness to the photo.
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Classroom Valentines Hold a Special Treat

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Kids love to hand out valentines at school and here’s a way to make the big day even more fun. These classroom valentines do double duty as lollipop holders, with small holes for you to thread the stick through. They come in various shapes and sizes, and can be personalized with your child’s name — much more fun than handing out the same old nameless treats that everyone else is passing out.  Continue reading

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$100 for 100 Save the Date Cards

Congratulations on your engagement! We are so excited for you to begin the wedding planning journey. You can refer to our wedding planning checklist to make sure you stay on track with your to-dos. But if you have already figured out your date, ceremony location, reception location and time then you are ready to start creating your save the date cards! Save the dates are helpful for letting your guests know the exact details of your big day, and are especially helpful for out-of-town guests who may need to make hotel arrangements.

Save the date cards don’t have to break your budget, either. We have save the dates that cost around $100 for 100 cards – and yes, it’ll be our little secret! (Click on the card to learn more about it.)

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Top 3 Baby Shower Ideas

Baby shower ideas
Planning a baby shower for a new mom-to-be is such an exciting honor! We love seeing the new products our design team creates because the invitation always sets the tone of the entire shower. There are lots of different ideas you could do for a baby shower:  make it baby-themed, like our Safari Baby Shower; keep it modern like our Yellow & Gray Baby Shower; or use a favorite hobby from the parents-to-be like our Bicycle Theme Baby Shower. These 3 baby shower ideas offer inspiration in different and unique ways that make for a personal and memorable party!

1. Safari Baby Shower. This is one of our classic baby shower themes. It is gender-neutral and there are lots of decorations you can find to fit the theme from plates to napkins to games to make the planning much easier! This popular theme features our Wild Jungle Baby Shower Invitations.
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Top 7 Engagement Photo Ideas

Getting engaged is such an exciting time for a couple! You have just announced that you are ready to take the next step in the relationship and get married. Planning may be a bit overwhelming, but no worries. There are plenty of resources to help, and you can always refer to our wedding planning checklist to get the conversation started.

One of the most exciting tasks (aside from taste-testing), is getting your engagement photos taken. This is a time when you and your other half get to be yourself and really show off your love for each other. We love seeing save the date cards come in with photos of happy couples that really showcase their personality and the beauty of their love. So we put together a list of our top 7 engagement photo ideas that we feel every couple should take during their session.

1. Sealed with a Kiss – You’re engaged, so act like it and pucker up!
Engagement photo ideas

2. Walking hand-in-hand. You wouldn’t have it any other way.
Engagement photo ideas

3. Feeling his love. You can actually feel the love this man has for his soon-to-be-wife.
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Start the New Year Off with New Decorating Ideas

Want to change things up around the house for the New Year? Check out these new, personalized decorating ideas you can create, using your own photos or digital artwork. From archival quality wall art to kids wall decals, it’s easy to create something original and give every room in your home a fresh focus!

Easel Art
It’s like a framed photo, but without the frame. Your favorite photos are printed on glossy hardboard with an easel in the back.
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Wall Art
Create your own personalized wall art using our artwork or your favorite digital images printed on acid free, archival quality paper suitable for framing.
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Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

We love coming up with Valentine’s Day ideas year after year, and this year we are helping you gather clothing ideas to get the perfect Valentine’s Day photo of your darling kiddos! Our What to Wear for your Family Photos series were such a hit during the holidays we just had to share with you these cute Valentine’s Day ideas. The inspiration for these three outfit ideas came from our Valentine’s Day photo cards.

1. Not-so-valentines-y. For this Valentine’s Day style we used soft pastel colors with hints of gold shimmer in the shoes to create a not-so-valentines-y look. Also, add accessories like hats and mittens to create a warm and cozy photo. Our XOXO Foil Look Valentine’s Day Photo Cards pair nicely with this look!Valentine's Day IdeasYou can get this look here. Continue reading

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What to Expect from Pear Tree in 2015

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.What to expect from Pear Tree in 2015

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas

New year's resolution ideas
Toss up metallic confetti, wear festive top hats and blow crazy horns, because it’s time for celebrating! It’s a new year filled with goals and wishes waiting for you to make them come true. Every year, we are all guilty of making some of those ordinary resolutions that you see slapped across ads, such as “lose 10 lbs.,” “drink less caffeine,” “save more money,” “eat healthier,” etc. Although those are all fine ideas, this year why not try something different and craft resolutions that will make you a better version of yourself. Here are some New Year’s resolution ideas to get you started!

1. Be Connected
It’s too easy to lose touch with friends and family. Make a commitment to connect with them throughout the year. Don’t just send a text (even tough we are all guilty of it). Actually take a few minutes to write a personal note and stick it in the mail. Or make that extra effort to meet up. Why not host a get-together with distant friends? Take the initiative to rekindle those relationships.
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2. Be Giving
It’s not always about giving money (although, that’s generous too), but about giving your time to help others. This year, rather than just writing a check, go through all of your closets and donate clothes, volunteer at the humane society or send care packages overseas. If you’re crafty, make blankets or hats for those in need, and if you’re sporty, organize a basketball tournament to collect donations. Give back by using your own special talents. Make a difference in people’s lives by giving. Continue reading

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New Year's Card Idea
We love this New Year’s card idea! The details of the photo shoot come together so perfectly and the Amazing Year New Year’s Card adds the right amount of sparkle and shine. It’s beautiful, from the white and gold poms and paper chain links in the background, to the matching tie on the young boy and the matching gold headband and shoes for the little girl. Ironically, the photo wasn’t intended for a card at all.

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