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.

Not Your Usual Christmas Card Photo Ideas

Are you struggling to find good photos for your Christmas cards? Or maybe you just need one or two more photos to fill out a card that has a lot of spaces for photos? At Pear Tree we see a lot of creative Christmas card photo ideas from our customers that aren’t what you’d expect to see, but that’s why we love them. Here are some alternative photo ideas you can borrow for your cards!

Pets as family members: A photo of your pet always brings a smile. Does he know any tricks? Even better.
Alternative Christmas card photo ideas for you to use on this year's cards! #christmascards #peartreegreetings #pets
Alternative Christmas card photo ideas for you to use on this year's cards! #christmascards #peartreegreetings #pets

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Match Your Wedding Stationery for a Look All Your Own!

From your save the date cards to your thank you notes, all your wedding stationery can have the same awesome look–if you know where to shop! Some stationery companies are known for their formal ensembles, but what if that’s not the look you want? For a more contemporary look, try Pear Tree Greetings, a company that’s known for its modern photo cards and amazing designs.

Your save the date cards are the first things your guests will see regarding your wedding (and may even serve as an engagement announcement for those who haven’t heard the news)! It’s an important piece of information, but that doesn’t mean it has to be formal. If it reflects your personality as a couple, then everyone who receives it will be delighted. It’s not necessary to match your save the dates to the rest of your wedding stationery, but if you can, why not?
Coordinate your wedding stationery with @peartreegreet! Everything from save the dates to thank you cards #wedding #stationery

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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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Real cards created by real people like you!

Save the Date Card Ideas - Featured Favorite #savethedatecards #peartreegreetings #weddingideas
When we saw this save the date card idea come through our office, we just had to hear the story behind the beautiful photo. Bride-to-be Lauren was happy to fill us in.

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