Send a Valentine via Red Stamp App

Red Stamp App
Our friends at Red Stamp have a fun and interactive app where you can send greetings right from your mobile device. With Valentine’s Day coming later this week, download their app and take a peek at their darling Valentine’s Day collection. They offer a really great way to stay in touch with those you don’t see as often, but still want to send a little message that you are thinking of them.

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Real cards created by real people like you!

Our classroom valentines are such a hit with kids and parents. The child can choose the valentine that best reflects their personality and the hobbies they may have. My sister-in-law, Andrea, texted me a photo of my niece’s Valentine’s Day cards and they were perfect for the things they are interested in so I just had to have her share these Valentine’s Day ideas!

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Andrea’s daughter, Mylah, chose the All Eyes on Owl Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids. This design is interactive and gives the recipients something to take home and color! Andrea said, “Mylah can’t wait to get her valentines ready for her pre-school and daycare. She loves the fact that they can actually color their valentine if they want. She just loves to color, it’s one of her favorite things so it only makes sense that she would want to share that with her class. I love the envelopes they are so cute and just her size. We plan on giving each kid a couple color crayons taped to the outside of the envelopes.” Mylah also got matching Color Me Happy Valentine’s Day Stickers that she can also include in the envelope with her valentine. “The stickers are so colorful and the perfect size.”  Continue reading

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10 Cute Valentine’s Day Wording Ideas

Valentine’s Day is such a sweet time of the year for classmates and friends to share their appreciation for each other with nice Valentine’s Day cards. Our design team always enjoys coming up with new, sweet ideas that moms and their kids will love to hand out. Not only are our classroom valentines personalized by you, but they also feature cute sayings other than the typical “Happy Valentine’s Day”. These valentines match the saying and the style of the card; like “love bites valentine” with shark bites on the card and “you’re a slam dunk valentine” in a basketball design and shape. These 10 Valentine’s Day wording ideas will have classmates giggling and their moms thinking how cool you are!

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Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas

We heart Valentine’s Day at Pear Tree. We really do. Over the past couple years we have put together darling videos of how to take great Valentine’s Day photos of your little ones. Our Valentine’s Day photo ideas cover props, printables, and lots of adorable smiles from the kids at Pear Tree. To inspire you this year, we wanted to share with you our best photo ideas that you can turn into Valentine’s Day photo cards and send love to family and friends.

1. Glittery-gold backdrop. For this background, we used two sets of gold metallic curtains, right on top of each other. Inexpensive, and they come in many colors! Add cute heart-shaped sunglasses for an interactive shot.
Valentine's Day Photo Ideas

2. Soft & Sweet. We used a soft, textured rug that can be found at TJMaxx for this valentine to lay on. We added a cut-out heart in bright colors and a bright pink lollipop. The perfect amount of sweetness.
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3. XOXO. This Valentine’s Day photo is one of our top pinned! We used a chalkboard background and colored paper to cut out the letters ‘XOXO’. We strung the letters with a thick, satin ribbon for added softness to the photo.
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Classroom Valentines Hold a Special Treat

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Kids love to hand out valentines at school and here’s a way to make the big day even more fun. These classroom valentines do double duty as lollipop holders, with small holes for you to thread the stick through. They come in various shapes and sizes, and can be personalized with your child’s name — much more fun than handing out the same old nameless treats that everyone else is passing out.  Continue reading

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Top 5 Pins from Pear Tree Greetings

Wondering what’s hot on Pinterest from Pear Tree Greetings? Take a peek below to see our top pinned products and ideas!

1. Top 10 Kids’ Valentine Ideas: New Valentine’s Day card ideas + non-candy treat ideas.Top 5 Pins from Pear Tree Greetings #valentinesdayideas #peartreegreetings #inspiration

2. All Star Graduation Party Ideas: Find new ideas for creating a graduation party family and friends will remember!
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Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

Pear Tree Greetings wanted to put our creativity to the test by coming up with Valentine’s Day treat ideas to share with you. Our day in the office was filled with pinks, reds and whites; a perfect valentine theme. Below are the tasty + simple ideas we came up with: red hot butter-cream macarons, swirly cookies, divinity, heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, crescent rolls, brownies, almond-bark dipped Oreos, cracker dip, pink cookies, graham cracker with strawberry yogurt, cupcakes and macaroni with a cheese heart. We’d love to see your Valentine’s Day treat ideas by commenting below!

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Choosing Valentines – Let the Kids Decide!

Kids don’t often get to have much input into Mom’s purchases, but for the valentines they hand out at school, they love to make the decision. Kids feel that their valentines say a lot about them, and we agree. It’s all about matching your child’s personality and the things they love to the right card. We’ve grouped these kids’ valentine card ideas so all you have to do is match the kids to the cards!

The Glitter Girl
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The Superhero
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The Animal Lover
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Staff Picks for Valentine’s Day Cards

We asked our team members to tell us which Valentine’s Day card ideas they chose for themselves and their kids. Here are their picks.

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“These mini photo strips are so clever and great for handing out to kids. I picked out the Photo Paper Pink & Gold classroom cards for my boyfriend, who is a Phy Ed Teacher in an elementary school. The kids all love seeing pictures of our two growing puppies, Sadie and Pyxi. This photo strip is the perfect way to wish the students a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

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I chose Long Distance Love Valentine’s Day photo cards to send to friends and family because I liked how the pictures looked on the card. I changed the text, and the colors of the card and tape to different shades of pink to match their shirts.

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Top 10 Kids’ Valentine Ideas

Valentine’s Day is less than one month away and with that comes shelves full of heart-shaped candy and bulk Valentine’s Day cards. Pear Tree Greetings wants to share our top 10 kids valentine ideas to give you new valentine card ideas + non-candy treat ideas for February 14th. (Each of the gifts below were purchased from Target and all were affordable to give to a classroom.)

1. Coloring Cards + Markers
We offer adorable coloring cards for your child to hand out to friends personalized with his or her name. And, what perfect gift goes better with these than heart-shaped markers?! (Markers sold as pack of two in dollar section at Target)
Top 10 Kids Valentine Ideas: Coloring Cards + Markers #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideas

2. Photo Booth Valentines + Play-Doh
These colorful photo booth Kids Valentine’s Day Cards are great for handing out to friends at school. Pair it with bright and fun Play-Doh and it makes a wonderful valentine for classmates to enjoy! (Play-Doh sold in toy aisle; 15 colors for $4.99)
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3. Whooo’s Your Valentine + Whooo’ing Owls
Whooo’s Your Valentine is such an adorable card, but what makes it even cuter is adding a little owl as a gift. These DIY owls are a fun, mess-free craft idea the kids will love! They add another personalized touch to this year’s valentine. (Sold as 5-pack at Target for $5.)
Top 10 Kids Valentine Ideas: Dino-Mite Valentine + Dinos #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideas
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