I love this time of year! The holiday season is upon us. The air is getting cooler (at least by Florida standards), which means Christmas is coming. We can't forget about Thanksgiving, though. So often it seems that the minute Halloween is over, the Christmas decorations go up, and the shopping frenzy begins. But what about Thanksgiving? We need to slow down for a minute and take the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and all we are thankful for.
What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my family. I have the best husband a woman could ever ask for, and two beautiful, healthy children that light up my life every day. I also have two awesome parents who would do anything in the world for me, and my brother who will always be there for me, for anything. I can't forget about my aunt, who is one of my best friends, and my awesome cousins. My family makes me whole and I don't know what I would do without them.
I don't kick the Christmas season into gear until Thanksgiving is over. But from Black Friday until Christmas Day, I am knee deep in the hustle and bustle. I love Christmas! One of the first things I like to do is send out Christmas cards. I like to let my friends and family know that I am thinking of them during the holiday season, even though we may be miles apart. Now that we have kids, I like to make photo Christmas cards so people can see how the kids have grown over the past year. Pear Tree Greetings has a great selection of personalized Christmas cards! There really are so many great designs to choose from, I am having a hard time selecting which one I want to send out this year. I started planning our holiday photo shoot today, and the deciding factor may very well be how well my children cooperate.
I could always go with something simple and cute, like this Bright String of Lights -- Photo Christmas Card. This card immediately caught my eye!
I'm hoping, though, to get a bunch of great pictures. If that is the case, I will probably go with a card like the All About You -- Holiday Photo Card.
Another design I really like is the Falling Snowflakes -- Photo Christmas Card.
There are so many beautiful designs, it really is hard to choose which one is my favorite! As always, the cards are printed on heavy card stock. You can be assured that any card you choose from Pear Tree Greetings will be high quality! I hope when you are picking out your Christmas cards this year that you will check out Pear Tree Greetings!
I also want to tell you about the Operation Gratitude project that Pear Tree has going on. They are sending their color-in Christmas card to teachers around the nation who sign up to have their students color in the snowman and write a message thanking our men and women serving overseas for their dedication and hard work they provide this country. Pear Tree is also giving back this holiday season by partnering with the American Cancer Society. They have designed six exclusive Christmas cards and by purchasing one of those cards, 100% of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Don't forget to check out the Pear Tree Promo Code page for the latest discounts and promotions on everything from Christmas Cards, Thanksgiving Invitations, baby announcements and even a code valid on ANY purchase! Happy shopping!
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