Our Dream Wedding Contest is in full swing and we have so many beautiful engagement stories that we had to share a few with you! There are some crafty, romantic men out there and these stories will put a smile on your face. Remember to vote for your favorite. First place winner receives $1,500 towards a dream wedding dress and custom wedding invitations by Pear Tree!
“I’ll never forget the day the love of my life proposed to me. It was the most perfect way I could I ever imagine and would not change anything about it. It all happened on Monday, February 20, 2012. My fiancé, Piti, asked me to go to Santa Barbara, CA for the weekend to go visit his family. After the weekend, Piti said we would meet up with his family at the Santa Barbara Mission for a tea party at a nearby place before we head back home. When we arrived, we sat down at a bench at the rose garden to wait for everyone. As we sat there, Piti began talking about all the things he loved about me. All of a sudden, I thought I saw an old lady wearing a blue t-shirt that looked like my grandma walk by. Then followed by a man also wearing a blue t-shirt that strangely resembled my dad! As they got a closer and closer towards Piti and me, I realized it actually was my grandma and my dad! More and more people started to follow behind them in blue t-shirts! I soon realized it was my entire family and Piti’s family walking out in those blue t-shirts. One by one they each lined up and as they connected, the shirts spelled out “WILL YOU MARRY”. Piti then got up and took his shirt off and underneath he was wearing a blue t-shirt which said “ME?”. Continue reading Kathy’s story…
Akil and I have been dating for three years. He surprised me for my birthday 6/26 with Micheal Jackson Cirque De Solei tickets for friday 6/29. (I’m a HUGE MJ fan…hence the glove in our engagement photo.) After the show we went to our favorite bar Midtown Tavern. When we arrived he shocked me with an entire bar full of our friends for my surprise 29th birthday party. He then popped in another surprise and had flown in my little sister/best friend from Michigan as a part of the surprise. Continue reading Stefanie’s story…
Wouldn’t you love to win $1,500 towards your dream wedding dress, plus custom-designed wedding invitations? What bride wouldn’t!
For a chance to win this dreamy grand prize, all you have to do is share your engagement story and a photo of you and your fiancé in our Dream Wedding Contest at www.facebook.com/peartreegreetings. Then share the story with your friends to get votes. Three lucky winners will be chosen by Pear Tree from the top 5 voted entries!
Grand Prize: $1,500 toward your dream wedding gown, plus custom designed wedding invitations from Pear Tree Greetings, a total value of over $2000!
2nd Place: $300 in Pear Tree Greetings wedding invitation stationery, plus a $200 Visa gift card
3rd Place: $150 in Pear Tree Greetings wedding invitation stationery
How to enter:
1. Go to Dream Wedding Contest on our Facebook page and Like us to enter.
2. Upload a photo of you and your fiance, and the story of your engagement.
3. Get friends and family to vote!
To enter, you must be a 2013 bride so you’ll have plenty of time to choose your dress and design your invites! No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for our “If I’d Only Known” grad contest. We loved reading the inspirational advice that is great for everyone to live by, not only grads. We also thoroughly enjoyed seeing the photos of parents from their high school days. A panel of Pear Tree judges chose the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the top 10 most voted and the results are…
Our first place, grand prize winner is … ‘Be Open’ by Pamela.
The idea of graduating from high school and setting off for college can be filled with conflicting emotions. All at once you’re sad to be leaving friends while excited at the prospect of meeting new ones. Nervous about leaving home and yet thrilled to be striking out without Mom or Dad monitoring your every move. And even though you can never really return to the same role of “dependent child,” you don’t have to have it all figured out just yet. In fact, I would advise you to not even declare a major until you have to.
Move forward with an open mind and a heart filled with exploration. Never again in your life will your slate be as clean as it is today. Take a dance class even if you can’t climb stairs without tripping. Talk to strangers. Ask questions in class. Volunteer for an organization you’ve never heard of. Take up a cause. Keep a journal even if you feel you don’t have time. Consider an overseas study.
More than anything else, have fun! You have the rest of your life to be a serious adult. Discover who you’re meant to be without being untrue to whom you’ve already become. Continue reading
Thank you to all the teachers that submitted an entry for our Teacher Appreciation Contest during Teacher Appreciation Week. We were pleased to see how much each of you values the importance of teaching handwriting, at a time when kids spend so much time typing, tapping and texting. We thank everyone who entered and we have chosen our three winners for the $100 cash prize. Continue reading
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We love teachers for lots of reasons, but mainly because they teach kids how to write. After all, connecting with others through handwritten notes, letters and cards is what we’re all about at Pear Tree Greetings.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re giving teachers a chance to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards to spend on classroom supplies! And here’s all you have to do:
Tell us why you think handwriting is an important skill for today’s keyboarding kids to learn.
As teacher contests go, it’s pretty easy to enter. Just add your comment below, and three winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the week. Be sure to mention your name and school in your comment so we can identify you! Contest ends Friday, May 11th.