About Angela

Whose kids have the coolest Valentines, Halloween costumes and birthday parties on the planet? Angela’s. She heads up the product design team at Pear Tree, so it’s no contest, really. She lives with her husband and four kids in Tucson, Arizona. To Angela, a perfect design is timeless, and a perfect photo of her kids has them wearing matching (but not identical) clothes. She loves a well-set table, and her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving…no, Halloween…no, Thanksgiving. Does she have to pick?

How to Pick Out Clothing for Your Christmas Photos

Picking out clothes for a family photo is always stressful. For ten years and over a dozen photo shoots, my goal has been perfection—the perfect combination, the perfect colors, that will come together in one perfect photograph that I can put on a card or hang on a wall.

Here are a few tips that I hope will help you save time when pulling together your family photo ideas, so you can achieve your own version of ‘perfect’ without all the stress.

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This year I wanted a muted, natural palette that didn’t distract from our outdoor location. I am collecting family photo ideas all year long, and as a mother of four I’m also shopping for kids’ clothing all year long. The trick is having a place to keep all my ideas, so I’m not struggling to find them later, when I actually need them.

Create inspiration boards. This allows me to add things, try different color palettes and move things around to establish my final look. Here is a peek at my Holiday Clothes 2013 inspiration board on Pinterest.
How to Pick Out Clothing for Your Christmas Photos
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Love it! Holiday Collection Update

Remember when I shared with you my most favorite things from February in my Love it! post? I wanted to update you to show how these things I love at the time can inspire a new collection. Two things from that post made it into this year’s holiday collection! That’s right, we have designs featuring ampersands and shimmer! Here are a few sneak peeks at those new Christmas cards.

Ampersands
Love the clean look & fun design of an ampersand.
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Bridal Shower Themes: Key Trends in Invitations

Planning a bridal shower just got a lot easier with the introduction of our newest collection of bridal shower invitations. The new invites showcase some of the most current trends in bridal shower themes, from bold colors to innovative type treatments and party décor.

Be sure to check out the matching bridal shower decorations, which will make it easy to carry these bridal shower themes through every step of the party planning, from the bridal shower invitations to the bridal shower decorations to the bridal shower thank you cards.

Our new invitations fall into three key trends in bridal shower themes.

Bold Colorful Type
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Golden HuesBridal Shower Invitations -- Pink and Purple BubblesBridal Shower Invitations -- Multi StripesBridal Shower Invitations -- Vintage Couples Affair

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DIY Easter Craft Idea: Bunny Finger Puppet

Easter Craft IdeaI love doing crafts and activities with my kids, and especially had fun doing this Easter craft idea with them, the Bunny Finger Puppet. They can pick their own colors and create their own bunny faces, then play with them when they are done. It’s an easy way to put a little fun in your Easter week!

Materials/Tools:
Pencil
Felt
Needle
Embroidery thread
ScissorsEaster Craft Idea

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