Personalized Gift Ideas

The Pear Tree Greetings team is loving our new personalized gift ideas and we want to share three more ways to personalize these gifts to give to your loved ones. These ideas are all coming from our product development team (yes, the designers themselves!) and it is so fun to see what they created!

Personalized Ornaments – Angela, our director of product development, personalized our Photo Double Take Personalized Ornaments with a photo of each of her children. They turned out beautifully and would make a perfect gift for grandparents.
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Gift Ideas Under $15

Every gift should have some personal meaning, and these gift ideas can all be personalized for the ones you love. And they’re all less than $15!

Custom Notepads, $9.99 to $12.99
These personalized notepads come in two sizes and many styles, with or without photos. They make fun gift ideas for kids, friends and family members.
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Mini Note Cards, $10.62 for 12
Our mini note cards are perfect for quick notes to kids, partners, co-workers, teachers and friends. They can also be used as gift card enclosures!
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Lasting Holiday Traditions

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.

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What it means to be Heirloom, what it means to be something unique

We had our first official snowfall of the winter this week, which means that my husband’s garden has gone from being officially “on its last legs” to officially “dead.”  It’s been six weeks since our last tomato and although by this time I’m tired of eating kale and brussel sprouts, it still makes me sad.  Five or six months (at best) until our next fresh greens, which translates to five or six months of grocery store produce.  Not that our grocery store and local food co-op don’t stock the good stuff.  It’s just that once you’ve eaten straight from the garden it’s a hard adjustment going back.
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Andrew’s been taking the loss particularly hard.  We’ll talk while he’s cooking in the evening and without warning he’ll transition from chatting about how our days went to lamenting our lack of fresh apples and heirloom veggies.

I still don’t get his fixation with heirlooms, and it drives him crazy.

“What is there not to understand?” he asked the other night.  “You of all people should get this.”

I’m not a Foodie (though I’ve eaten enough meals to know his are better than average!), and I pointed this out.

“It’s not about being a Foodie or not being a Foodie.  It’s about having a love and a…respect, I suppose, for something unique.”

And he’s right.  I, of all people, should understand.

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Pear Tree Greetings featured in…

It’s always exciting for our small team to be recognized in popular magazine articles for our Christmas cards. Our elves (aka 4-person design team) work really hard to bring you the latest trends in stationery design so you can personalize your card the way you envision it. We also work hard to push the limits on what is possible, so that your card will be the most unique card in every mailbox this December. Magazine editors have seen the hard work we put in and have shared our unique Christmas card ideas with their readers. Here are three of our holiday placements this year.

1. American Baby. Our Joy Faux Foil Banner Christmas Card was featured in the All About Baby section of the November issue. This is card is one of our Golden Pears and reflects the trend of the bunting banners used at parties and for home decor.
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Christmas birth announcement idea
Is it a birth announcement? Or is it a Christmas card? It’s both, as this busy mother of three writes in the card’s greeting. “Life is busy, so consider this also an early Christmas card!” The family photos and new baby girl theme work beautifully with the pink and green striped border and linen-look background on our Stitched Stripes Baby Girl Announcements.

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Personalized Gift Ideas

Pear Tree Greetings now offers personalized gift ideas for anyone on your list and for any budget. Our new gifts include, wall art, posters, phone cases, easel art, ornaments and metal wall art. We put Pear Tree employees to the test to see what ideas they could come up with for personalizing these new products. Here are 3 ideas to help inspire you this holiday shopping season!

1. Personalized Easel Art – Cathy, our copywriter and recurring blogger, personalized our Photo Trio Easel Art with photos of her son playing his favorite sports. This would make a nice, personalized gift for the grandparents.
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3 Christmas Party Ideas with Easy Decorations

Choosing your holiday party invitations is the key to setting the right tone for your party, whether you’re looking for formal Christmas party ideas or planning a casual New Year’s get-together. Our new holiday party invitations and matching holiday party decorations give you a range of styles to choose from, depending on your holiday party ideas.

Festive Gold Faux-Foil
Perfect for a formal affair, our Festive Gold Faux Foil Holiday Party Invitations and matching decorations give you a theme that you can dress up to be as elegant as you like! Matching gift tags, napkins, table decor and table cards all tie into the theme and add sparkle wherever they’re used.
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Gift Ideas Under $50

Shop our new personalized gifts collection for meaningful gift ideas that incorporate photos, colors and even your child’s name for that personal touch.

Custom Phone Cases, $44.99
Give a gift you know they’ll use! Our custom phone cases for select iPhone and Samsung models let you put a favorite photo or a personalized design right in their hands.
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Metal Wall Art, $34.99
Turn your best photos into a modern piece of art to give as a gift. The image is infused into the coating on the metal sheet, resulting in vibrant color and incredible detail.
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Christmas card ideas
This Shining Bright Foil Christmas card is turning out to be a best seller, and for good reason. This bride-to-be chose it for its timeless design and personalized it with their engagement photos and gold foil greeting from the “future family” they will soon become.

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