About Cathy

As the copywriter for Pear Tree, Cathy sympathizes with those who are intimidated by the blank space inside a 3 x 5" thank you card. Married to an active husband, and Mom to three teenage boys, she finds herself out-numbered and out-voted on pretty much everything, never gets the remote, and is used to receiving blank stares when talking about girl stuff. This blog is both her outlet and her payback.

What’s a Sip & See? The latest in baby shower ideas!

What’s a Sip & See, you ask? It’s a party that the new parents host after the baby is born to introduce him or her to all their friends. Unlike a traditional baby shower, gifts and games are not the main attraction at a Sip & See — instead, it’s all about the baby!
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Advantages to a Sip & See
The biggest advantage to a Sip & See is that everyone gets to meet the new baby. But there are plenty of other reasons that you, as new parents, might find this an attractive baby shower idea. At a Sip & See, you get to make all the decisions. You can decide what to serve, whom to invite, when to have it, and whether or not there will be any embarrassing shower games. And you can avoid the awkward, one-by-one opening of gifts that can so easily drag down a baby shower.

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Wedding Ideas: Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

You want your wedding day to be a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, memorable event, but you don’t have an unlimited budget. Here are some wedding ideas that will help you keep costs under control. Even one or two of them could save you hundreds of dollars!

Flowers: A growing trend at larger flower stores and farmers markets is to offer DIY workshops where you can bring friends and create your own bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres or floral decorations a few days before the wedding. We’ve also heard of people offering to do it as a gift to the wedding couple.Here are some wedding ideas from @peartreegreet to help you keep costs under control #peartreegreetings #weddingideas #weddingbudget

Invitations: Wedding invitations can run from ultra high-end to DIY. If you’re considering a rustic or more casual theme, this might be a good place to save money. Pear Tree offers beautiful two-sided wedding invitations for less than $1 each!
Here are some wedding ideas from @peartreegreet to help you keep costs under control #peartreegreetings #weddingideas #weddingbudget Here are some wedding ideas from @peartreegreet to help you keep costs under control #peartreegreetings #weddingideas #weddingbudget

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Graduation Announcement Ideas: What’s Your Style?

Looking for graduation announcement ideas? Take our quiz. Find the style that fits your personality, and we’ll pick out a graduation announcement for you!
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Staff Picks for Valentine’s Day Cards

We asked our team members to tell us which Valentine’s Day card ideas they chose for themselves and their kids. Here are their picks.

Amy
Staff Picks for Valentine's Day Cards #valentinesdaycardideas #valentinesdayideas #peartreegreetings
“These mini photo strips are so clever and great for handing out to kids. I picked out the Photo Paper Pink & Gold classroom cards for my boyfriend, who is a Phy Ed Teacher in an elementary school. The kids all love seeing pictures of our two growing puppies, Sadie and Pyxi. This photo strip is the perfect way to wish the students a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Brianna
Staff Picks for Valentine's Day Cards #valentinesdaycardideas #valentinesdayideas #peartreegreetings
I chose Long Distance Love Valentine’s Day photo cards to send to friends and family because I liked how the pictures looked on the card. I changed the text, and the colors of the card and tape to different shades of pink to match their shirts.

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