Top 10 Super Bowl Food Ideas

The big game is just days away and whether you watch for the match-up of the New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks or for the highly entertaining commercials or half-time show, one thing always holds true, there will be food and there will be lots of it!! If you’re struggling to find ideas on what to bring to your party, we have you covered. We are sharing with you our top 10 crowd-pleasing Super Bowl food ideas that will make you a hit at your party.

1. Pizza roll-ups. These are perfect finger foods for adults and children to enjoy! Get the recipe here.
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2. Football field chip dip. Create a stadium of deliciousness! It’s even outlined in sandwiches. YUM! Get the full idea here.
Super Bowl food ideas

3. Pretzel bites. Always a crowd-pleaser: cheese & baked bread. Get the recipe here.
Super Bowl food ideas

4. Jalepeno poppers. Jalepenos, cream cheese and cheddar cheese wrapped in bacon – delish! Get the recipe here.
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From Instagram to Mailbox

Did you know Pear Tree Greetings makes it easy for you to use your Instagram photos on our photo card designs?! It’s true. Our amazing design team works hard to create a collection that is ‘Mobile-friendly’ so you can use photos from your phone or from Instagram and share them right on your card for all to enjoy. We have designed collections for mobile photos in our Graduation Invitations & Announcements, Christmas Cards, Birth Announcements, Valentine’s Day Cards, Kids Birthday Invitations and our Gifts & Decor.
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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 that you can turn into Valentine’s Day photo cards and send love to family and friends.

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 bright pink lollipop. The perfect amount of sweetness.
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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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$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

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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 for 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, that will 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!
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2. Walking hand-in-hand. You wouldn’t have it any other way.
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3. Feeling his love. You can actually feel the love this man has for his soon-to-be-wife.
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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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5 Best-Selling Save the Dates

Save the Dates continue to be a growing trend among engaged couples. They are a great way for couples to announce their engagement to family and friends, as well as inform them of the date and location of the wedding so the guests can plan accordingly. We have lots of unique save the date cards for couples to choose from, as well as different formats like postcard save the dates and save the date magnets. Each of our formats is represented in our 5 best-selling save the dates!

1. Big Date Save the Date Postcards are our #1 best-selling save the date cards! This card features your favorite photo along with the date on the front. On the back you can personalize with your text and choose the background color you want. Postcards are a great option for couples as they save on time (you print your return address on the card) and money (cheaper stamps).
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2. Pop Up to Perfection Save the Date Cards definitely deliver the wow factor and engage your recipients to flip open each of the three panels to reveal your date. You also get to add a total of four favorite photos and include a little detail about the proposal for your guests to experience the excitement with you.
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Ready or Not… The Holidays are Here!

Holiday card wording ideas
We know the holidays are a busy time of year with baking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, cooking… and the list goes on. Sending your Christmas cards can get lost on the long list of to-dos, but we know you still think it is important to send a greeting to your loved ones. We wanted to help by sharing wording ideas that we think could be fun to put on your card, even if it is late. And don’t forget to have fun with your photos, too! Below are 10 holiday card wording ideas plus 10 cards with editable text for you to write whatever you wish!  Continue reading

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