Every year I tell myself that we're going to get out more of our holiday decorations and spruce our house up for the season. I'll pull out the bins and bins of indoor and outdoor decor and display them around, putting us all in the mood for winter. My husband even intends to put up all of the outdoor lights before the snow falls so that we'll be completely prepared to begin turning them on after Thanksgiving.
And what happens? Every year we manage to get a Christmas tree and that's about it. I used to make my own wreath for the front door... but that hasn't happened in a while. No cute penguin salt and pepper shakers, no fa la la embroidered napkins for the table. It's the thought that counts, right?
But, wait. The Christmas spirit does always show through from the time the first Christmas Cards begin to appear in the mailbox. I've used various ways to display them in the past, but most recently I've enjoyed using small red clothespins to clip each card onto hanging ribbons over a large set of windows in the dining room.
I love looking up at the bright colors, images and smiling faces all through December - holiday cards are such a great way to send out warm wishes to everyone you know! And one site that knows all about that is none other than Pear Tree Greetings.
Having had the pleasure to review multiple items from Pear Tree Greetings in the past, I had no doubt that their Christmas Cards would be stylish, high quality and designed so that it would be difficult to choose a favorite. When a sample arrived and I was able to see them in person, I discovered that indeed I was right.
With everything from innovative Magnet Cards to unique Timeline/Letter Cards to Christmas Thank You Cards, Pear Tree Greetings is commited to helping you find the unique design to match your style - and with hundreds of brand new designs for 2010, you just have to start browsing to see just how great these cards truly are!
I have always been really impressed with the 100 lb Matte Card Stock that Pear Tree Greetings uses, it really gives their products a higher quality feel without an inflated price tag to go with it. Plus, as these are made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials, you can feel good about sending out fun Christmas Party Invitations that are also eco-friendly.
All in all, I really liked the Photo Christmas Cards that we were able to sample and the way that the designs highlighted the pictures without overpowering them. Whether whimsical, modern or classic, these would be great to send out (or receive, of course) for this time of year.
And, even though I am a big fan of cards with photos for the holidays, I actually really liked the Love Birds Christmas Card that came as well. The cute birds and trendy colors made this a fun little folded card to have on hand!
With their great selection of stylish and affordable cards, I don't know anyone that couldn't find one to perfectly express their holiday spirit at Pear Tree Greetings. Plus, with orders arriving within 4 - 9 business days (that includes two days for processing) there is still plenty of time to select and customize your favorite.
So, do you decorate for the holidays? Do you like to display the cards that you receive?
(Other than a sample of Christmas cards and a choice of address labels from Pear Tree Greetings, I was not compensated or enticed or to do this review in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this website and its products.)