Christmas Card Ideas: More Options to Make Yours Stand Out!

This year our designers wanted to give you more options for personalizing your Christmas cards from Pear Tree Greetings. They added multiple backer options to many of our flat, two-sided Christmas cards. This allows you to pick the style that best suits you and your family and is an easy way to add color and personality to your card. Here are a few of our Christmas card backer options, and you can see each how option would give you a different style.

Ideas for personalizing your Christmas cards: have fun with #peartreegreetings backer options! #Christmascards #holidaycards Ideas for personalizing your Christmas cards: have fun with #peartreegreetings backer options! #Christmascards #holidaycards
Ideas for personalizing your Christmas cards: have fun with #peartreegreetings backer options! #Christmascards #holidaycards Ideas for personalizing your Christmas cards: have fun with #peartreegreetings backer options! #Christmascards #holidaycards
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Pear Tree Greetings featured on KARE 11 Saturday

Pear Tree Greetings’ Christmas cards were featured on KARE 11 Saturday on the morning of November 24th. Watch the video below as Stephanie, General Manger for Pear Tree, talks about the unique Christmas card ideas Pear Tree has to offer.

And here are some behind-the-scenes at KARE 11 Saturday!
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Real cards created by real people like you!

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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What inspires us? Can you spot the Christmas card ideas?

When we’re designing Christmas cards (or any other cards, for that matter) our inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere—fashion, home decor, textiles, pop culture, events, you name it. Sometimes it all comes together perfectly, like in this year’s holiday collection.

Hottest Christmas cards trends

We filled a Pinterest board with some of the hottest trends to influence our Christmas card ideas this year, including bright colors, stripes and patterns, mixed fonts, vintage shapes and natural elements. See if you can spot some of these trends in our new holiday cards!

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Sneak Peek! New holiday card ideas

Maybe you’re not thinking about holiday card ideas quite yet, but our busy little elves have been working on our new collection and we can’t wait to show you! Here’s a sneak peek to put you in the mood. Watch for our new Christmas cards sometime in August.

Christmas cardsGingham Photo Greeting – Christmas cards
These Christmas cards string together your warmest wishes and your holiday style! Four square Polaroid-style snapshots are cut out and strung together with ribbon to hang in loved ones homes. Personalize each square with a photo and a merry message in your choice of colors. The back of each square is covered with a cheerful gingham pattern in your choice of color.

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Sneak Peek! New holiday card ideas

Maybe you’re not thinking about holiday card ideas quite yet, but our busy little elves have been working on our new collection and we can’t wait to show you! Here’s a sneak peek to put you in the mood. Watch for our new Christmas cards sometime in August.

Tri-fold Classic Tales - Christmas cards

Tri-fold Classic Tales – Christmas cards
Tell the tale of your family’s eventful year in retro style! These Christmas cards in a tri-fold layout open to reveal a mix of classic flourish and ribbon style borders, along with room for three favorite photos. Add to the customization with space to share your Christmas letter and your choice of color to accompany the gray and black. Continue reading

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Sneak Peek! New holiday card ideas

Maybe you’re not thinking about holiday card ideas quite yet, but our busy little elves have been working on our new collection and we can’t wait to show you! Here’s a sneak peek to put you in the mood. Watch for our new Christmas cards sometime in August.
Read All About It Christmas CardsRead All About It Christmas cards
These photo holiday cards deliver a one-of-a-kind look in an even more unique layout, so if you’re looking to stand out this season, this card was made for you! Favorite photos, a poster-like holiday greeting, unique diamond designs and room for a custom Christmas letter are all folded up and tied with ribbon so loved ones can open it to reveal plenty of Christmas joy. Top off the customization with your choice of colors to accompany the ecru background.

Christmas CardsModern Cheer Christmas cards
The holidays are filled with plenty of cheer, so why not share your cheer with loved ones? These holiday photo cards make the message loud and clear in a unique way with individually cut-out letters spelling Cheer that all string together to hang on a tree or from a mantel. A Polaroid-style photo strung on the end adds personalization, while the back side of the letters holds angled stripes in fun colors of green, aqua, pink and black to add trendy style. Continue reading

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Planning a summer vacation? Think Christmas photo ideas!

Whatever you do, the experienced moms at Pear Tree say, don’t forget to bring the camera along on your summer vacation. Not just for the memories, but because those vacation photos may just be the best family photos you get all year. And come November, when you’re looking back over the year’s highlights for something to include in the annual Christmas photo card, you’ll be awfully glad you have them.Christmas in July photos

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Real cards created by real people like you!

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Our Featured Favorite for July is a Christmas card. Yes, you heard that right, it’s Christmas in July. Our forward thinking customer, Jamie, scheduled a family portrait session on the beach during the summer because their family loves boating and being on the water. “We own a sailboat and have many adventures on it!” She loves the way the photos turned out because they “show my boys’ personalities so well.” Finding the right card to showcase her photos was easy. “I wanted a postcard format and loved the look of this Kaleidoscope Vision Christmas Card. I liked the design and colors as well.” The quote on the back was a favorite of hers that tied the photos and boating theme into a beautiful holiday message.

Jamie is quick to admit that she doesn’t get her Christmas cards done this early every year. But, we say, if you have a great summer photo to use, why not get them done in July? “It is one less thing that I have to add to my holiday “to-do” list! Anything to make life a bit simpler!” Of course, Jamie adds, “I won’t send them out until early December. I have a while to address them and buy stamps.” Better not wait. The holidays will be here before you know it.

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My Story, My Christmas Card

my christmas cardI love my Christmas card. It is my entire year all wrapped into a beautiful card, simple and elegant. All the details of it are perfect and reflect a subtle story… one that I wanted to share.

It all starts with the picture. I really like the picture of my husband and I. It was taken on my brother’s wedding day this August. The limo had just dropped us off at a bar, and we were toasting to their marriage with a room full of friends. It was the perfect moment. After 6 years of marriage, I think the picture shows we are plainly happy (and absolutely relieved it wasn’t our wedding day so that we can sit back and enjoy). That month we went to three weddings. The summer of weddings as we call it. Sharing in the start of three marriages makes you reflect on how good yours is and all that you’ve learned in the past years. It’s a good picture for that reason. A great picture even.

On the other side of the card, there is a logo for the American Cancer Society. I knew when Pear Tree launched the American Cancer Society Christmas Card collection that I’d pick my holiday card from that collection. Cancer has impacted me on more than one occasion over the years (as I know it has for many). However, this year I lost my uncle to cancer and a good friend lost her dad. Both had fought for a long time. Feeling it so close to home, so deeply, so recently, I knew it was something small I could do in their memory. A small gesture and yet so profoundly meaningful to me.

That’s my story and that’s why I love my holiday card. It is a perfect capture of who I am right now. And I love that I’m sending it in the mail, to those I love, to those I miss, to colleagues, to friends, to those I can’t be with, and just to say “hi, I thought of you, and have a great holiday.”

Happy holidays to you!

Thao T.

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