What’s Hot This Month – March

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

1. Graduation Announcements & Invitations — Favorite Photo Vertical
Graduation Announcements & Invitations -- Favorite Photo Vertical

2. Collage Graduation Announcement — Grad Snapshots
Collage Graduation Announcement -- Grad Snapshots

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Graduation Party Checklist: Set the Date

Not sure where to start with your graduation planning? Welcome to our graduation party checklist, a series of posts on what you can be doing right up until graduation day!

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Setting the date just might be the hardest step in planning your graduation party. There will be lots of parties, and finding a date all to yourself may not be possible. But experienced moms have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Have your party early. Experienced moms know that party attendance drifts off later in the graduation season. Be one of the first, and everyone will be there! This usually means having your party a week or two before the actual graduation.

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5 Graduation Invitations, 20 Ways

If you think your graduation announcements have to look exactly like the one featured on our website, you’re in for a surprise. Watch our video, 5 Graduation Invitations, 20 Ways, to see how you can create a whole new look by incorporating your own unique graduation announcement ideas. Your color choices, photo treatments and personal details like memories or future plans are graduation announcement ideas that set your graduation announcements apart.

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Graduation Announcement Ideas
When our designers are creating graduation invitation ideas, they envision them being chosen by families just like this one, proud of their son and wanting to celebrate his big achievement the same way they got there—as a family.

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Graduation Party Checklist: Make Guest List & Pick Location

Not sure where to start with your graduation planning? Welcome to our graduation party checklist, a series of posts on what you can be doing right up until graduation day!

First on your to-do list: Make a guest list and choose a location! You can’t decide on a location without knowing approximately how much room you need, so the guest list is the first place to start. On the other hand, if you already have a location in mind, or a set budget, these things will dictate how many people you can invite. Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating your guest list.
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You can control the number of adult guests who attend by sending graduation invitations, but you may never get a firm number on how many of your son’s or daughter’s friends are coming. Word travels fast. When in doubt, it’s better to overestimate than underestimate. One suggestion for keeping the numbers under control is to order mini graduation announcements they can hand out at school.
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Graduation Party Checklist

Planning a graduation party and not sure where to start? We can help! Our graduation party checklist will take you through every step to make sure you don’t forget a thing.
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6 MONTHS TO 6 WEEKS BEFORE PARTY

  • Make your guest list – don’t forget the parents of your grad’s friends, neighbors, coaches, mentors, and extra special teachers.
  • Choose the location – keep in mind that at least half your guests will be teens (and you probably won’t know how many, until they show up).
  • Set a date and time – try to avoid conflicts with close friends’ parties or your grad may be begging to leave his own party.
  • Set the theme – it might be based on a favorite food, school colors, or an activity.
  • Start collecting photos and memorabilia for party decorations – make digital copies of photos so you can use them in lots of ways.
  • Decide on a menu and book caterer if using one – does your senior have a favorite food or restaurant?
  • Order graduation party invitations – just enough for the adults on your list. (Check out our mini graduation announcements for classmates.)
  • Order coordinating thank you cards and address labels, and stock up on stamps.

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Top 5 Trends in Graduation Announcements

Want the newest look and the best new ideas in graduation announcements? We’ve picked some of the top trends we’re seeing, and are ready to show you our most outstanding examples of each. Here are the top five trends in graduation announcement ideas for the Class of 2013!

Classic / Traditional
Simple designs, one or more photos, classic fonts and traditional design elements such as a crest or shield mark these graduation announcements. Most can be customized to the colors of your choice, and all will bring out the best in your grad.
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Hip / Trendy
These graduation announcement ideas are standouts in any crowd. Interactive spin cards, pop-up windows, mixed styles and fonts, and hot design elements such as washi tape make these designs memorable, each in their own way.
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This personality-filled graduation announcement caught our eye and made us want to find out more about this young woman. As we suspected, there’s more to her than meets the eye. As if gradating from high school wasn’t enough, this ambitious grad is also graduating from a community college at the same time, having completed all the requirements for an associate degree while in high school. Not only that, she came up with her own graduation announcement ideas and created it herself!

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All Star Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation season is here, and with that comes graduation parties! We at Pear Tree love to see all the great graduation party ideas that our customers come up with. You guys are all so creative!

This is an important celebration not only for your grad, but for you as a parent. It’s been a journey for both of you, and that’s absolutely worth celebrating! But throwing a party can be daunting, especially one that will make both kids and adults happy. The best place to start is with your grad. What are his interests? How can you use her personality to come up with a party theme? Here are a few easy ways to incorporate your grad’s story into your graduation party ideas. We’ve chosen a sports theme, but the same design elements can work for any theme.

For many graduates, sports are a very important part of their journey through high school, so it’s a natural idea for a graduation party. We have the perfect All Star Graduation Invitations to honor the athletes in your life. They even allow for a few stats highlighting their (or their team’s) athletic achievements.
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Every graduation party revolves around the food—what great party doesn’t? Considering there might be a lot of hungry athletes in attendance, in addition to other friends and family, you’ll want something easy. Walking tacos are both easy and a favorite with teens. A kitchen or bar area in a basement works well for your serving area, because the sink can double as a beverage center and sets a little more casual tone for the party.
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What’s Hot This Month – February

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

1. Save the Date Postcards – Big Date Horizontal Photo
Save the Date Postcards -- Big Date Horizontal Photo

2. Graduation Announcements & Invitations — Favorite Photo Vertical
Graduation Announcements & Invitations -- Favorite Photo Vertical

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