Easy Instagram Christmas Cards

Do you have lots of Instagram photos you love? Show them off by creating Instagram Christmas cards. Pear Tree makes it easy with instant access to all your Instagram photos, and with specially designed mobile-friendly cards that are optimized to display those little square photos beautifully.
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A Letter to My Son: 10 Things I Want to Say

A letter to my son
My son is away at college, and based on our last phone call it sounds like he needs a little cheering up. My happy-go-lucky boy is facing the pressure of challenging classes and a grueling sports schedule. I know there’s not much I can do to help, but I still feel compelled to try. It’s time for a letter to my son and here are 10 things I will say:

  1. What I’m about to say is important. See? It’s so important that I actually wrote it on paper instead of putting it in a text message. No matter what else this letter says, it says someone cares.
  2. This, too, shall pass. When you are feeling lonely or ugly or scared or embarrassed or frustrated, try to see yourself as I see you: friendly, beautiful, brave, humble and persevering. Then give it a day or two. Things will be looking up. I’m sure of it.
  3. You are not the only one who’s having a bad day. Talk to people — your roommates, a teacher, your advisor, or the person sitting next to you on the bus. You may share a laugh. You may get some good advice. You will probably find your troubles are nothing compared to theirs.   Continue reading

New, Personalized Home Decor Ideas

We are excited to introduce our new collection of personalized home decor ideas including wall art, wall decals, custom posters, metal wall art, and easel art. They can be personalized with photos, background colors, and even captions in many cases! Each is perfect for a different type of decorating. Click on the images to see more details.

Wall Art
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Our personalized wall art is printed on acid free, archival quality paper and is suitable for framing. (Frame not included.) Each design is 11′ x 14″ and made from 100% recycled material. Choose from many different pieces, some with photos and some with editable text; some with colors you can change, others with pre-set artwork. These high-quality prints are an easy way to fill your walls with artwork.

Custom Posters
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These large, affordable posters are perfect for kids’ rooms, dorm rooms and quick photo displays. They’re printed on durable, tear-resistant polystyrene for kid-friendly locations, and are even water-resistant for short-term outdoor use such as graduation or birthday parties. They come in two sizes: 18″ x 24″ or 24″ x 36″.

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Christmas Cards for 2014

Our small Pear Tree team works with our Christmas cards every day, and of course we all have our favorites. Below we each share our favorite Christmas card ideas for 2014. If you’d like to see more about the card, simply click on the image. Let us know which one you like best by commenting below!

Angela, The Trendsetter

This is my favorite card because it’s just completely different from anything anyone else will be sending this year. I call the look, “rustic glam.” Between the kraft paper, faux foil letters and jute twine holding it all together, it’s the perfect mix of natural and shiny materials, which fits my eclectic style. Not only that, but there’s room for five photos on the back, so each of my four kids gets a spot, with one left for mom & dad. Perfect!

Brandon, The Artsy Guy

My favorite card from this year’s collection? Hands down, Shiny Foil Dots. The big foil stamped dots on the front add the perfect amount to glitz to help your holiday photo shine. You can also choose one of our four foil options. (My favorite is the gold glitter.) The back offers a collage of eight photos, which allows you to show off anything you wish. You can add your finishing touch by adding your own personal greeting to the front. Feliz Navidad!

Brianna, The Mom With Three Girls

Each year when it comes time to choose a holiday card, I look for the same three things: unique design, lots of photos, and room to write about the family’s year. The Be Jolly Ribbon Booklet Christmas card is perfect because the booklet format includes many spots for photos, along with a place to write a short letter about the year. Plus, I know that anyone who receives the card will be amazed by the design, because it’s not your traditional flat holiday card.

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Haunting New Halloween Invitations & Halloween Decorations

Planning a Halloween party? Our spooky new Halloween invitations set the tone for your haunted house or costume party the minute your guests open the envelope. Grungy, weathered backgrounds and creepy fonts with spiders, ghosts and skulls lurking about are just what your party needs, right?
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Halloween decorations including table decor, favor tags and treat tags can be customized to match your invitations. Some treat tags are even designed to hold lollipops and can be personalized for handing out at school!
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Not Your Usual Christmas Card Photo Ideas

Are you struggling to find good photos for your Christmas cards? Or maybe you just need one or two more photos to fill out a card that has a lot of spaces for photos? At Pear Tree we see a lot of creative Christmas card photo ideas from our customers that aren’t what you’d expect to see, but that’s why we love them. Here are some alternative photo ideas you can borrow for your cards!

Pets as family members: A photo of your pet always brings a smile. Does he know any tricks? Even better.
Alternative Christmas card photo ideas for you to use on this year's cards! #christmascards #peartreegreetings #pets
Alternative Christmas card photo ideas for you to use on this year's cards! #christmascards #peartreegreetings #pets

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Match Your Wedding Stationery for a Look All Your Own!

From your save the date cards to your thank you notes, all your wedding stationery can have the same awesome look–if you know where to shop! Some stationery companies are known for their formal ensembles, but what if that’s not the look you want? For a more contemporary look, try Pear Tree Greetings, a company that’s known for its modern photo cards and amazing designs.

Your save the date cards are the first things your guests will see regarding your wedding (and may even serve as an engagement announcement for those who haven’t heard the news)! It’s an important piece of information, but that doesn’t mean it has to be formal. If it reflects your personality as a couple, then everyone who receives it will be delighted. It’s not necessary to match your save the dates to the rest of your wedding stationery, but if you can, why not?
Coordinate your wedding stationery with @peartreegreet! Everything from save the dates to thank you cards #wedding #stationery

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What’s a Sip & See? The latest in baby shower ideas!

What’s a Sip & See, you ask? It’s a party that the new parents host after the baby is born to introduce him or her to all their friends. Unlike a traditional baby shower, gifts and games are not the main attraction at a Sip & See — instead, it’s all about the baby!
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Advantages to a Sip & See
The biggest advantage to a Sip & See is that everyone gets to meet the new baby. But there are plenty of other reasons that you, as new parents, might find this an attractive baby shower idea. At a Sip & See, you get to make all the decisions. You can decide what to serve, whom to invite, when to have it, and whether or not there will be any embarrassing shower games. And you can avoid the awkward, one-by-one opening of gifts that can so easily drag down a baby shower.

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Wedding Ideas: Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

You want your wedding day to be a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, memorable event, but you don’t have an unlimited budget. Here are some wedding ideas that will help you keep costs under control. Even one or two of them could save you hundreds of dollars!

Flowers: A growing trend at larger flower stores and farmers markets is to offer DIY workshops where you can bring friends and create your own bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres or floral decorations a few days before the wedding. We’ve also heard of people offering to do it as a gift to the wedding couple.Here are some wedding ideas from @peartreegreet to help you keep costs under control #peartreegreetings #weddingideas #weddingbudget

Invitations: Wedding invitations can run from ultra high-end to DIY. If you’re considering a rustic or more casual theme, this might be a good place to save money. Pear Tree offers beautiful two-sided wedding invitations for less than $1 each!
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