Staff Picks: Our Favorite Christmas Cards for 2014

Our small Pear Tree team works with our Christmas cards every day, and of course we all have our favorites. Below we each share our favorite Christmas card ideas for 2014. If you’d like to see more about the card, simply click on the image. Let us know which one you like best by commenting below!

Angela, The Trendsetter
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This is my favorite card because it’s just completely different from anything anyone else will be sending this year. I call the look, “rustic glam.” Between the kraft paper, faux foil letters and jute twine holding it all together, it’s the perfect mix of natural and shiny materials, which fits my eclectic style. Not only that, but there’s room for five photos on the back, so each of my four kids gets a spot, with one left for mom & dad. Perfect!

Brandon, The Artsy Guy
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My favorite card from this year’s collection? Hands down, Shiny Foil Dots. The big foil stamped dots on the front add the perfect amount to glitz to help your holiday photo shine. You can also choose one of our four foil options. (My favorite is the gold glitter.) The back offers a collage of eight photos, which allows you to show off anything you wish. You can add your finishing touch by adding your own personal greeting to the front. Feliz Navidad!

Brianna, The Mom With Three Girls
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Each year when it comes time to choose a holiday card, I look for the same three things: unique design, lots of photos, and room to write about the family’s year. The Be Jolly Ribbon Booklet Christmas card is perfect because the booklet format includes many spots for photos, along with a place to write a short letter about the year. Plus, I know that anyone who receives the card will be amazed by the design, because it’s not your traditional flat holiday card.

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Frightening Halloween Food Ideas

We, at Pear Tree Greetings, held our third annual Halloween Treat Day! We love coming up with spooky, yet tasty, Halloween food ideas to share with you. Below you will see we have everything from bat wings to worms to black cats to inspire your Halloween ideas this year. Enjoy!

Worms in the dirt made by Shelly. These creepy crawly worms will gross out everyone at the party! Add crumbled Oreos to make it look like they are crawling in dirt. Doesn’t get better than this for Halloween! Get the recipe here.
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Healthy twist on Candy Corn made by Lindsey. Such a cute idea using three vegetables – cauliflower, carrots and yellow peppers – and creating it into candy corn shape. Perfect finger foods for adults and children!
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Graveyard taco dip made by Brianna. This dip was a hit at our office party! Simply make taco dip and use Mission Tortilla chips to stand up in the dish to look like a tombstone. Use black icing to write RIP on the chips.
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Haunting New Halloween Invitations & Halloween Decorations

Planning a Halloween party? Our spooky new Halloween invitations set the tone for your haunted house or costume party the minute your guests open the envelope. Grungy, weathered backgrounds and creepy fonts with spiders, ghosts and skulls lurking about are just what your party needs, right?
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Halloween decorations including table decor, favor tags and treat tags can be customized to match your invitations. Some treat tags are even designed to hold lollipops and can be personalized for handing out at school!
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What to Wear for Your Family Photos 2

Our first What to wear for your family photos post was such a success with our fans and followers that we wanted to do a second part series to give you even more ideas on what to wear for your family photos this year! We used the colors and styles of our beautiful Christmas cards to inspire the clothing ideas. Below are three very different but coordinated looks for the whole family.

1. Classic. Green has always been a signature color for Christmastime so why not incorporate a sprinkling of greens into this year’s family look? Navy blues and tans complement green and can be added as accents. This classic style was inspired by our classic Christmas cards.
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Get this look here.

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Halloween party ideas

At Pear Tree Greetings, we love to celebrate Halloween and love to throw parties. Below are Halloween party ideas that focus on Halloween invitations and what delicious Halloween food ideas pair well with that invite. This is a fun way to carry the theme from the invitation to what you serve at your party. Here are 7 of our favorite combinations of invites + spooky foods.

1. My mummy says it all. This combination pairs our Spooky Eyes Halloween invitation with mummy hot dogs. It can be served as an appetizer as the guests arrive. It’s an easy recipe that includes only 3 ingredients: hot dogs, crescent rolls and mustard. Here is the full recipe.
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2. Witch’s night out. Witches are a signature theme for Halloween and this Flying Witch Silhouette Halloween invitation pairs perfectly with these witch’s broomstick Halloween treats. All you need are Reese’s Miniatures and pretzel sticks. Simple!
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