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Photo Christmas Cards -- Photo Montage and MemoriesA Christmas letter doesn’t have to be boring, and this Featured Favorite is a great example. April, Ava, and Nico wanted to share pictures from their trip and were looking for creative Christmas card ideas that would hold lots of photos and room for their story.

April, says, “We had been planning this trip of a lifetime for over a year. I knew that I would be using the photos from this trip for our family Christmas card. Last year I received a card that really stood out. I made sure to set it aside as I knew I wanted to use the same company, Pear Tree Greetings, for my 2012 card.”

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Featured Favorite - Christmas cardsDo you have lots of great photos to show off? This month’s Featured Favorite is the Gingham Photo Greeting Christmas Card, one of our most unique Christmas card ideas, and one that certainly fits this family.

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Bubbling with JoyThe Lont Family is way ahead of the game. Their Christmas cards are already printed and ready to address, and it’s only October 1st! Says Amber, chief card picker-outer, “I really love all the Pear Tree Greetings’ Christmas card ideas – there are SO many wonderful options to choose from!”

Amber says she chose the Bubbling with Joy Christmas cards “because of the fun layout and graphics and the ability to change the artwork colors to coordinate with the photos. We recently had a fun family photo shoot in downtown Seattle and we knew right away we wanted to display a lot of those photos in our Christmas card.” We love the photos, too, Amber. Very colorful! Continue reading

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This lucky mom’s surprise 60th birthday party has been chosen as this month’s Featured Favorite, both for the darling decorations as well as the nerve of the two sisters who planned, plotted and pulled it off right under their mother’s nose.

“It was tough to keep it a surprise, especially since it was in her backyard!” says Shea, one of the party-planning sisters. Their plan was to set up the whole party in the back yard, while mom took a nap in the house. “My husband and I live out of state, so we had to have everything prepared ahead of time in order to set up within a 2-hour window that she would be taking a nap. It was a bit hectic, but we managed to pull it off. She was very surprised.”birthday party invitations

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Adoption AnnouncementsYou could say that every adoption announcement we print should be a Featured Favorite, and you’d be right. An adopted child’s arrival is such a happy and long-awaited occasion that every one touches our hearts. Little Nash’s Trendy Chevron Stripes – Baby Adoption Announcements is a perfect example, chosen as this month’s Featured Favorite. Here is his story, as told by his new mom, Allison.

“My husband and I longed to be parents ever since we got married seven years ago. After searching in our hearts, we knew adoption was right for us. After navigating all the paperwork, pre-adoption classes and waiting, we were ready to start our family.” Continue reading

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Movie night invitationsWhat if you and your kindergarten girlfriends were invited to Movie Night with your favorite preschool teacher, Mrs. Jones? We bet you’d be jumping up and down and squealing in delight if you saw this party invitation in the mail!

Andrea wanted to do something special for her Kindergarten-aged daughter and her friends. Knowing how much they adored their former preschool teacher, Mrs. Jones, she came up with the idea to host a Movie Night and invite Mrs. Jones as the guest of honor.

She began looking for party invitation ideas and came across our Admit One Movie Night Invitations. “I had searched on line for movie-themed invitations,” says Andrea, “and this was definitely the cutest one! I wanted a special invitation and we found it!”

The plan is to have Mrs. Jones help the girls make pizza and then join them to watch a movie and munch on popcorn. And what is Andrea looking forward to the most? “Giggling kindergarten-aged girls having a blast with their sweet preschool teacher!”

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Graduation invitationsWhat’s better than planning your own grad party? Planning it with your bff, of course! Chandler and Carissa met in their junior year of high school, but quickly became best friends. “We have so much fun together!” say the girls. Since joint graduation parties are common at their high school, they decided to plan a grad party together.

After looking at graduation invitation ideas, the girls chose the Full of Celebration Graduation Booklet because “it looked fun and different.” They took advantage of all the room for photos and had special photos taken just for the party. We love the bright colors they chose, and the way their photos bring out their personalities and the closeness of their friendship.

As for future plans, they will be attending different colleges but are sure to remain friends. Congratulations on your graduations, girls, and have fun at your party!

If you’re planning a graduation party, look for more graduation invitation ideas on our blog, and be ready to be wowed by Pear Tree’s selection of graduation invitations and announcements!

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Kids birthday invitationsCalle, the birthday girl, had her heart set on a gumball party for about a year– ever since her last birthday, in fact. “After each of her parties she declares what the next party theme is going to be,” says Calle’s mom, Sue. “Usually she never sways, and it stays that way for an entire year.” That excitement is one of the things she loves about her daughter. And coming up with birthday party ideas together makes it more fun.

“I love planning parties, and we always seem to have themes that are not the easiest. Last year she wanted a ski themed party and I ended up having to make the invitations myself. So this year she wanted gumballs. I did a Google search and Pear Tree was one of the only sites to have a gumball machine kids birthday invitations that I could personalize. The price point was spot on as well, for what I wanted to spend.” We like how she added even more personality to the birthday invitations by calling the party, “Calle’s 8th Birthday Blow Out,” with the RSVP on the back, “Will you be popping over?”

It’s obvious that Sue loves to go big on birthday party ideas when you hear what she has planned. “We are giving away mini gumball machines as the favors. I’m making a 3-dimensional gumball machine cake, along with gumball machine cake pops that will be sitting in mason jars filled with gumballs. I also found fabric that has gumballs all over it that I will make into tablecloths. I am still working out the other logistics, but that is where I have gotten thus far.”

We hope everyone (including Mom) has a blast at Calle’s party. Please send us pictures–especially of that cake! We’d love to share them. Keep reading our blog for more kids birthday party ideas, or browse our collection of kids birthday invitations for ideas!

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save the date cardsAndrea and Justin’s wonderful Save the Date cards started with the photo shoot. They had a good friend shoot their engagement photos, and they turned out fabulous! Though they hadn’t thought about a save the date card at that point, the photographer suggested using the framed chalkboard as a prop to incorporate their engagement and wedding dates into the photos–one of the all-time-great save the date ideas! (See our blog post on engagement photos for more ideas.)

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Valentine's Day photo cardsThis Valentine’s Day photo card will be a big surprise for the family and friends of this soon-to-be family of four. They decided to use one of our heart-filled Valentine photo card ideas to announce a new baby on the way.

Jennifer, the expectant mom, explains, “I decided to do a Valentine’s Day photo card because giving valentines out as a child was always something I looked forward to doing. I have done it often as an adult for coworkers, friends and family, though a photo valentine will be a first. I think this will be my best ever! What could define love better than a growing family?”

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