What to wear for your family photos

Picking out what to wear for a family photos can be a daunting task, but we are here to help you with some of our favorite trends and color combinations to inspire you this season! We had fun shopping for clothing ensembles to match the style of three of our favorite Christmas cards. See if you like the looks we put together!

1. Chic Style. Pair black and gold together to get a chic and modern look. Remember, not everything has to be gold. Use accent pieces like shoes and hair accessories to tie it all together. Our Faux Foil and Foil Stamped Christmas cards work perfectly with this look.
Clothing and style ideas for this year's family photos! #peartreegreetings #clothingideas #gold #Christmascards
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It’s a Sneak! New Trends in Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again to share sneak peeks of our new Christmas card ideas! These cards are so beautifully designed that family and friends will be raving about them for months to come. Once again, our LOUIE-Award winning designers have pushed the limits to bring you standout cards, taking the hottest trends in the industry and putting their own twist on them. Here’s a sneak peek of our top trends in Christmas cards to get you excited!

Black & White. These non-traditional colors may become your favorite new holiday colors because of the way your family photos shine in these dramatic settings.  Continue reading

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It’s a Sneak! New Trends in Christmas Cards: Stamped Foil

Shhh… we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the new Christmas card ideas from our 2014 collection! One of our favorite looks and hottest trends of the season is stamped foil. We love the look because of the classic feel it brings to your Christmas card, but fresh designs give it a new, modern touch. With your choice of red, gold or silver foil, plus a new glitter gold foil, your card is sure to shine!

Joy Foil Swirls Christmas Cards
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It’s a Sneak! New Trends in Christmas Cards: Watercolor

Shhh… we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the new Christmas card ideas from our 2014 collection! One of the hottest trends of the season is watercolor washes. The watercolor trend has been spotted in everything from clothing to home decor to Christmas cards!

Watercolor Ornament Christmas Cards
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It’s a Sneak! New Trends in Christmas Cards: Black & White

Shhh… we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the new Christmas card ideas from our 2014 collection! One of the hottest trends of this year’s holiday season is black & white. These non-traditional colors may become your favorite new holiday colors because of the way your family photos shine in these dramatic settings.

Be Jolly Christmas Cards
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It’s a Sneak! New Trends in Christmas Cards: Photo Overlay

Shhh… we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the new Christmas card ideas from our 2014 collection! One of the hottest trends of this year’s holiday season is photo overlays. This trend features designs or text on top of the photo, which has become very popular with the use of photo editing apps on smartphones. We’ve incorporated photo overlays into many of our new cards!

Joy Wreath Christmas Cards
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Summer Photo Ideas for the Happiest of Holiday Cards

We’ve all gotten them in the mail. The Christmas cards with the wonderfully sunny photos that make us think of warm breezes and summer vacations. Why not be that family this year?

All you have to do is remember to take a few photos while on your summer vacation. No pre-planning or pressure involved, unless of course you can’t resist a few props or wardrobe ideas. But the idea is to show off your spontaneous fun-loving side, and let friends and family know you didn’t sit on the couch all year. Here’s proof!Summer photo ideas that make great photos from Christmas cards! #summer #peartreegreetingsSummer photo ideas that make great photos from Christmas cards! #summer #peartreegreetings Continue reading

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7 iPhoneography Tips for Family Gatherings

Photography Tips: 7 iPhoneography Tips for Family Gatherings #photoideas #phonephotos #peartreegreetings #creativelive
Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to come out of hibernation and gather the family for all of the season’s many milestones. Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Mother’s Day, or your newest graduate, you’ll want to make sure you capture all of those special moments — and you don’t even need a fancy camera to do it.

Photography Tips: 7 iPhoneography Tips for Family Gatherings #photoideas #phonephotos #peartreegreetings #creativelive Photography Tips: 7 iPhoneography Tips for Family Gatherings #photoideas #phonephotos #peartreegreetings #creativelive
Even if you’re just snapping candids with your cell, you can get great shots that you can later use for festive holiday greeting cards, wall photos, or exciting announcements.

Here are a few photography tips to make sure you get the best photos of your next family event:

  • Consider a tripod: Yes, there are tripods for your iPhone, and yes, they’re actually pretty affordable. Setting up a small, flexible table-top tripod on the picnic table or another commonly-used surface makes it easy to capture a steady photo at a natural angle. Here are some more smartphone gadgets to consider.
  • Play with poses: Getting your loved ones to demonstrate genuine emotion makes for truly rewarding photos. Prompt your partygoers with an inside joke, or ask one of them to tell another one a secret. Capturing an honest-to-goodness giggle is just about as good as it gets!Photography Tips: 7 iPhoneography Tips for Family Gatherings #photoideas #phonephotos #peartreegreetings #creativelive Continue reading

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What’s Hot This Month – December

Here’s a look at the top five products others are buying at Pear Tree Greetings this month!

1. Golden Greeting Trifold Photo Christmas Cards
Golden Greeting Trifold Photo Christmas Cards

2. Framed Horizontal Photo Christmas Cards
Framed Horizontal Photo Christmas Cards

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