Did you know Pear Tree has some wonderful personalized gift ideas for kids? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for lots of great ideas, but don’t miss the personalized children’s books, where your child’s name gets printed right in the story. (Shop early for these gifts because some versions, like the board books, take up to 21 days processing time!) Continue reading
Pear Tree Greetings’ Christmas cards were featured on KARE 11 morning news in the Twin Cities area on Saturday, November 16th. Watch the video below as Stephanie, General Manger for Pear Tree, talks about our new trends in Christmas cards as well as photo ideas and our most unique Christmas card ideas. Continue reading
Are you ready? Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and I haven’t bought a single Christmas gift yet. But I am confidant I can pull off a Thanksgiving dinner for 20, decorate the house and send out Christmas cards all in the next three weeks. Somehow it will get done. It has to, right?
Here’s my holiday checklist for mid-November.
Order Christmas cards. If you want them addressed and ready to mail in early December, make sure to order them soon. While it’s not a race (though SOME people at Pear Tree think it is…I won’t name names ) I set Thanksgiving weekend as my deadline for ordering, especially since it falls so late this year.
Still haven’t taken that perfect photo? Thanksgiving may be your last chance to get all the family members together.
Michelle, a Pear Tree Product Designer, threw this birthday party for her son, Alex, complete with custom birthday invitations and farm party printables so you can re-create the look!
A farm theme was an obvious choice for Alex’s 2nd birthday. We live on a small hobby farm, and Alex is the best helper when it comes to feeding the chickens or collecting the eggs. He loves to play with his toy tractors, ride his pedal tractor, and is always singing Old McDonald.
We held his party at a local park, Sibley Farm, with our closest friends and family. The children enjoyed playing on the farm playground, looking at the farm animals and taking hayrides around the park, pulled by Grandpa Tom’s tractor!
Once we picked our party theme, designing the invite and coming up with farm birthday party ideas was fun! I used our newest format, 3 separate cards tied together with baker’s twine, to design these Li’l Farmer Tied With Twine Kids Birthday Cards. The top card becomes a keepsake card for the guest of honor. It has a little red barn on the front and on the reverse side is an area for the guests to share their favorite Alex moment and bring to the party. The second card is a photo magnet for guests to keep, and the third holds all the party details. This invite worked perfectly, since I could fit all the party information on one card and have fun with the other two! I used colored envelopes and matching address labels to make them fun to open.
Inspiration is all around us! Pear Tree Greetings teamed up with ThisIsRetail.org to bring you this inspirational video about how our award-winning designers turn their ideas into reality, bringing you the innovative cards you won’t find anywhere else. Our goal has always been to inspire you to connect with your loved ones during the holidays and all year long. Enjoy! Continue reading