New Year’s Resolution Ideas

New year's resolution ideas
Toss up metallic confetti, wear festive top hats and blow crazy horns, because it’s time for celebrating! It’s a new year filled with goals and wishes waiting for you to make them come true. Every year, we are all guilty of making some of those ordinary resolutions that you see slapped across ads, such as “lose 10 lbs.,” “drink less caffeine,” “save more money,” “eat healthier,” etc. Although those are all fine ideas, this year why not try something different and craft resolutions that will make you a better version of yourself. Here are some New Year’s resolution ideas to get you started!

1. Be Connected
It’s too easy to lose touch with friends and family. Make a commitment to connect with them throughout the year. Don’t just send a text (even tough we are all guilty of it). Actually take a few minutes to write a personal note and stick it in the mail. Or make that extra effort to meet up. Why not host a get-together with distant friends? Take the initiative to rekindle those relationships.
New year's resolution ideas

2. Be Giving
It’s not always about giving money (although, that’s generous too), but about giving your time to help others. This year, rather than just writing a check, go through all of your closets and donate clothes, volunteer at the humane society or send care packages overseas. If you’re crafty, make blankets or hats for those in need, and if you’re sporty, organize a basketball tournament to collect donations. Give back by using your own special talents. Make a difference in people’s lives by giving. Continue reading

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New Year's Card Idea
We love this New Year’s card idea! The details of the photo shoot come together so perfectly and the Amazing Year New Year’s Card adds the right amount of sparkle and shine. It’s beautiful, from the white and gold poms and paper chain links in the background, to the matching tie on the young boy and the matching gold headband and shoes for the little girl. Ironically, the photo wasn’t intended for a card at all.

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It’s Never Too Late for New Year’s Cards

Christmas has come and gone but if you didn’t get a chance to order your holiday cards, don’t worry. There’s plenty of time to send New Year’s wishes. In fact, there are no real rules about when you can or can’t send them, but we’ve gotten New Year’s cards right up until we start getting Valentine’s Day cards! Both are good options for sending greetings to friends and family without having to worry about it during the busy holiday season.
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It’s a joy to get a photo card in the mail any time, and having your card arrive outside the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season makes it all the more special to receive. Check out some of our new 2015 New Year’s card designs and get your year started off on a bright note!

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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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3 Christmas Party Ideas with Easy Decorations

Choosing your holiday party invitations is the key to setting the right tone for your party, whether you’re looking for formal Christmas party ideas or planning a casual New Year’s get-together. Our new holiday party invitations and matching holiday party decorations give you a range of styles to choose from, depending on your holiday party ideas.

Festive Gold Faux-Foil
Perfect for a formal affair, our Festive Gold Faux Foil Holiday Party Invitations and matching decorations give you a theme that you can dress up to be as elegant as you like! Matching gift tags, napkins, table decor and table cards all tie into the theme and add sparkle wherever they’re used.
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It’s not too late to say Happy New Year

We know just how hard it can be during the holiday rush to get those Christmas cards in the mail. With all the scrambling to collect photos, order cards on time and get them in the mail, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. That’s why we have New Year’s cards, right?
Amazing Year Vertical Photo New Year's Cards Photogenic Year New Year's Photo CardsSeriously, a warm and happy greeting, maybe with a photo or two, is welcome any time. Now that you’ve got most of the presents wrapped and decorations up, you can check out our New Year’s card ideas and create one without feeling rushed — a card that will make your friends and family smile.

Look for New Year’s card ideas at Pear Tree, where you can personalize one to fit your family perfectly. Don’t think of it as being late. Think of it as keeping the holiday cheer alive.

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Rosh Hashanah Cards

Looking for Rosh Hashanah cards? Pear Tree Greetings has designs you’ll love to celebrate this new year with family and friends!

Glittery Greeting Vertical Rosh Hashanah Cards
Glittery Greeting Vertical Rosh Hashanah Cards
A holiday message of ‘Shalom’ sparkles on the front of these Rosh Hashanah cards, bringing a special touch to your favorite photo. The back features a colorful medley of meaningful symbols of the holiday, along with a L’Shanah Tovah greeting.

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What’s Hot This Month – December

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

1. Photo Christmas Cards — Photo Montage and Memories
Photo Christmas Cards -- Photo Montage and Memories

2. Photo Christmas Cards — Photo Blocks and Stripes
Photo Christmas Cards -- Photo Blocks and Stripes

3. Merry Treescape Horizontal Photo
Merry Treescape Horizontal Photo

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Sparkling New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Champagne isn’t the only thing that’s sparkling at this New Year’s Eve party! The party planners at chose our Shaped to Celebrate New Year’s Eve party invitations as the starting point for their retro and sparkly New Year’s Eve party ideas.

New Year's Party Ideas

The invitation’s muted colors and star accents provided the color palette and sparkly theme that carried throughout the party, from the aqua table runner to the shimmery silver gray accents. Silver beads and ornament-size disco balls were sprinkled about to add to the party dance theme. And a do-it-yourself cake stand embellished with glittery 2013 decals was an inexpensive way to give the serving table a New Year’s theme. With candles lit, it was all very glamorous.

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Tips for planning a Christmas party

We know that planning a Christmas party can be stressful, but we have some helpful tips from on how to ease your mind.

Holiday Cocktail Party Invitations -- Sparkling Toasts1. Send your Christmas party invitations out early, at least a month in advance. The holidays get busy and it’s better to have your party on everyone’s calendar as soon as you start the planning.
2. Create a budget. Nobody likes a surprise when checking out at the grocery store. A little planning will go a long way.
3. If you are preparing the food, create a menu and timeline for when you need to shop, prepare and cook everything so you can be 100% ready. Prepare as much as you can in the days leading up to the party.
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