One holiday tradition I can’t get enough of is sending (and receiving!) Christmas Cards! A mailbox filled with bright, shiny cards is just the right reward for braving the trip down my snow-covered driveway each day of the Christmas season. Truth be told, the decorations in my home wouldn’t be half as lovely if it wasn’t for all the beautiful cards from family and friends that I proudly display each year!

For me, it’s a chance to show off my precious baby boy, Easton (I can still call a 3-year-old my baby, right!?)!  I love being able to send his gorgeous face out to all our friends, especially the people who don’t get to see him all the time!


This year, I made our holiday cards through Pear Tree Greetings, and they couldn’t have turned out more beautifully! The best part for me was being able to use my Instagram photos! I take so many more photos on my phone these days than anywhere else, and on their site I was able to use all of my favorite (perfectly-filtered) photos without fear of my card’s photos looking like they came from a cell phone camera! All of Pear Tree’s designs are so cute and modern, the toughest part was picking just one to show off my little man this year! The designs are so fantastic, I could have looked at their site for hours!

They turned out amazing! I was able to include so many of my best photos from the past year to share, along with a personalized message to keep everyone up with the highlights of 2013!

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And for me, if there is anything better than being able to spread a little Christmas cheer, it’s giving to a good cause at the same time. Pear Tree lets you do both! They recently launched a referral program benefiting Caring Bridge, a nonprofit communications hub used for families in crisis. All you have to do is refer a friend when ordering product from Pear Tree to earn $20 for you, $20 for your friend and $20 for Caring Bridge.

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