Cards you created. Ideas we love.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Seriously, 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.
Getting ready to take the annual family photo for your Christmas cards, New Year’s cards or Thanksgiving cards? We see a lot of family photos, and wonder how our customers manage to take such great ones. To make your photo session easier, we’ve compiled our top 10 family photo tips, especially for those who have lots of family members to organize or little kids to corral.
10. Choose your time carefully
Make sure the kids are fed and rested. We all know what happens when we skip nap time, and even adults get cranky when they’re hungry.
9. Bring toys or treats
Don’t be caught empty handed. You’ll need to take quick action if you have to turn that frown upside down or want to reward good behavior.
8. Set a rain date
If you’re shooting outside, or are hiring a professional photographer, be sure to set a rain date in case someone gets sick or the weather isn’t perfect.
Cards you created. Ideas we love.
We love it when our customers take one of our card designs and use it to create something completely new and different. This month’s Featured Favorite started as a New Year’s Eve resolution card, and our customer, Paula, turned it into a party invitation for the parents of a fourth grade class at an elementary school.
“We, as a class, have a party for the parents every year and it is usually at the beginning of the year,” says Paula. “We use it to catch up from the summer and to meet parents who are new to the school that year.”
We love the idea of having an end-of-the-year party to recap the school year and share summer plans. Or, as Paula’s local school usually does, have a kickoff party for the new school year to begin. It’s a great way to connect and become more involved at your kids’ school.
Planning a party for 40 some people can be daunting, but Paula said she is learning and having fun. “I am not a huge entertainer by nature, so planning a party is a new experience for me,” Paula said. “However; I have to say that the best part so far was discovering Pear Tree Greetings.”
Are you one of those people who didn’t send Christmas cards this year? Not because you didn’t want to, but because you just ran out of time? Don’t despair. You’re not alone. And it’s not too late. A greeting is welcome any time and is one of our favorite New Year’s ideas, aside from champagne, of course!