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! Continue reading
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.
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! Continue reading
Pear Tree Greetings wants to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Here are the Christmas card greetings we sent this year. Merry wishes
Real cards created by real people like you!
We love the way this family added sparkle and beauty to our Golden Greeting Tri Fold Christmas Cards, which already had a sparkling theme, thanks to the gold faux-foil touches throughout. But by adding photos of glitter, and family photos that positively glow, they upped the sparkle factor on this Christmas card idea many times over! Continue reading
Ideas from and written by: Courtney from SweetCsDesigns.com
I recently was asked by Pear Tree Greetings to check out their Christmas cards and design a fun way to display cards around the house. I wanted a fun, unique way to show off the gorgeous cards we get from friends and family- and wanted to incorporate some of our beloved family antiques to do it- so I made this fun and festive Vintage Ski Christmas Card Display!
Pear Tree Greetings has lots of options available for you to create a Christmas card that reflects you and your family’s personality. Our personalizing tool allows you to change background colors, font types, play with your photos and much more! When you have hundreds of Christmas card ideas to choose from and add in our editing capabilities, the options are endless! Watch our video below to see all you can do to make your card truly special. Continue reading
There’s not much time left before Christmas to do a lot of things, so here’s our whirlwind holiday checklist for these last few weeks.
Time to get the tree, decorate it, and dust off all the Christmas decorations. Turn on the Christmas music and this job is a lot more fun. Get this free holiday garland printable!
Send out those Christmas Cards
Kids can help with stamps and address labels. Make it a family project. See note about Christmas music above.
Display your cards
One inexpensive decorating idea is to display the Christmas cards you receive. They make a colorful holiday display whether you put them on your fridge, mantel, or create a unique place to show them off. Check out our Pinterest board for some fun ideas!
Pear Tree Greetings’ unique Christmas cards were featured yesterday on Twin Cities Live! Check out Stephanie, Pear Tree’s General Manager, in the video below as she talks about the fun & unique Christmas card ideas we have to offer.
Start personalizing your Christmas cards today at Pear Tree Greetings! And redeem our $25 for $50 offer with Twin Cities Live Dot Com Deal here.
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