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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Featured Favorite

Real cards created by real people like you!

Featured Favorite - Golden Greeting Tri Fold Christmas Cards #peartreegreetings
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

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Vintage Ski Christmas Card Display

Ideas from and written by: Courtney from SweetCsDesigns.com

Vintage Ski Christmas Card Display
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!

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Christmas Card Ideas: How to Personalize Your Card

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

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Holiday Checklist: A Lot To Do In December!

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.

Decorations
Holiday Checklist: A Lot To Do In December
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
Holiday Checklist: A Lot To Do In December
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!

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