Playful, elegant and surprisingly affordable, new holiday card designs reflect the latest fashion and home furnishings trends. The unique Christmas cards feature hand drawn motifs and vibrant colors.

NORTH MANKATO, MN — Fashion is the barometer of the national mood, so the saying goes, and at New York’s Fashion Week the mood ranged from conservative glamour in pared down designs to ladylike Bohemian in quirky pattern and color combinations. Above all, they were wearable by ordinary women.

Sobered by a slow recovery, we’re less into flash and more into craft, and that goes for home furnishings, too. Forward lookers for the furniture market at High Point next month say patchwork quilts and hooked rugs aren’t going away. We hunger for things that are handcrafted and tell a story, and shabby chic and green living are still trumping ego and ostentation.

The designers at, an online personalized stationery company, are right in sync with the latest fashion and home furnishings style setters. For this holiday season, Pear Tree’s latest designs let families and individuals express themselves with vibrant colors, hand drawn motifs, and mixed stripes, plaids and foliage. Peacock feathers and vintage patterns are as Boho as Bono, while weathered and aged looks and wood grain motifs speak of generations and continuity – qualities that always wear well. Printed on beautifully thick stock with an understated matte finish, the recycled Christmas cards are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and are as green as they are beautiful.

“In this digital age, nothing is as thoughtful, expressive or as satisfying to give and receive than a handwritten note or letter. Pear Tree cards are fun, unique and elegant, and our customers know their cards won’t be seen ‘coming and going’ in the mail like so many off-the-shelf holiday card designs. We offer custom greetings made simple and affordable,” says Liwanag Q. Ojala, president of Pear Tree Greetings (

Pear Tree also believes great design should be accessible. All of the cards are $1.25 or less, and most are $.84. Between those price points lie a seemingly infinite range of colors, designs, sizes and types of cards, including the time-honored story cards, photo collages, coloring cards for kids — who are encouraged to go outside the lines — unique folds, inserts and more.

“It’s easy to navigate the site to select and design cards from the range of colors, patterns and fonts, with suggested mailing labels, gift tags, party invitations and other products. Customers simply write their greetings, upload any desired photos, and wait for the cards to arrive within a few business days,” says Ojala.

In addition to unique Christmas cards and Hanukah cards and notes, Pear Tree covers the holidays all year long. Halloween is coming up fast, and Pear Trees cards and invitations are ‘frightfully’ on theme.

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About Pear Tree Greetings:
Pear Tree Greetings offers an array of stationery for a variety of occasions including wedding invitations, unique Christmas cards and holiday card designs, baby shower invitations, and photo birth announcements. It also hosts a blog that presents new product ideas, highlights personalization tips and allows consumers to share ideas.

Custom greetings made simple, affordable, and absolutely keep-worthy.

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Media Contact:
Thao Truong
Online Marketing Manager
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1985 Lookout Dr.
North Mankato, MN 56003

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