Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stylish & Affordable Stationery

Last month, one of my sponsors Pear Tree Greetings was kind enough to provide a $50 gift certificate for our giveaway to one lucky reader to spend any way she pleased. When I revealed the winner, I promised to share with you in an upcoming post what they were sweet enough to send me too.

If you've never heard of them or purchased their stationery before, it is beautiful. They have a vast array of simple and fresh designs, many available in a variety of color palettes and their quality is top notch. Note cards are given heavy weight cardstock for durability and even the envelopes are far nicer than the standard, run of the mill envelope. They too are thicker and provide a polished look when corresponding with family and friends. Pear Tree provides everything from save the date cards to personalized photo address labels, mommy cards, children's birthday invitationsbaby shower invitations to holiday photo cards. They are now my go-to place for stylish, yet affordable stationery and labels. With over 50 years in the industry, they definitely know what they're doing!

I was fortunate enough to receive 2 different sets of their gorgeous address labels. The first set is for me to mail to personal friends, so it has a more feminine flair. I love damask patterns and was very tempted to pick this style. However, with the same color scheme in mind I wanted to do something a little different and when they arrived in the mail, I couldn't have been more pleased. Here is the 'Delicate Lace in Blue' pattern.

{To protect my privacy, I am using address label images from their website}

My second set will be used by both Paul and I, so I wanted it to remain neutral but provide some color and an 'eco' sort of feel, given that we both cherish our precious earth. The pattern below is called Elegant Floral. These labels are what I received first and formed my initial impression of Pear Tree as being a detail oriented company. The square labels are unlike anything I've seen before (they have round and regular size available also) and are 2.25 inches wide/hight, I couldn't wait to use them!

You can imagine my surprise when after I had ordered these labels, one of my contacts within Pear Tree decided to surprise me by sending me a batch of 25 cards with envelopes that she specifically selected with my personality and blog style in mind! Although they are different in color, these 'Elegant Red' (which are actually terracota brown and pink on cream cardstock) flat notecards match the labels I had already ordered which we both thought was too funny. If I later wanted to order matching address labels, they have these lovely 'Elegant Red Labels' too. I love the simplicity of this design and the informality of my first name only.

No matter what I'm looking for, I always find the Pear Tree site easy to navigate, personalization of items are simple and I receive all merchandise quickly and in excellent condition. In my opinion, they are a fabulous company to work with. As they describe in their own words how they came about, this is also why I appreciate them "At a time when all the other options out there were either too expensive, too cookie cutter, too cutesy or waaaay too much work, Pear Tree Greetings blossomed."  If you haven't used them yet, I hope you'll visit them for any upcoming stationery need.

*Disclaimer-I am not being paid to write this review nor am I receiving any product in exchange for it. I did not receive my address labels or note cards in exchange for a write up. I did however, let them know that I wanted to provide a review, upon receiving my stationery, as I think they are one of the most generous companies with a fabulous product to boot, which is a rarity.This is my personal opinion and experience with Pear Tree Greetings.

Now, here's the really exciting part. Some of you lovely ladies will win something fabulous from Pear Tree this month too!  I'll be doing something a little different this time around. Here's a hint, there will be more than one winner. ;) I hope you'll pop back over this week because I'll have all the giveaway details on how you can enter to win your very own Pear Tree Greetings goodies!

I hope you are doing something lovely this weekend!


  1. That 1st label, the address on it (Apopka) is close to my house! So weird lol!!

  2. I liked these products so much, I ordered some return address labels for myself. Thanks for the tip!

    Warmly, Michelle

  3. Michelle-That's so great to hear! I know you will love them. :)


  4. Oh they are gorgeous!!! Maybe Christmas time I might just have to place an order :)

  5. Just adore these labels...great find!

  6. Love Pear Tree's stationary! I have been using them for a little over a year now and the quality and price cannot be beat! I have just come across your blog and am so thrilled to see another woman with shared beliefs. So many women, and young girls alike, have lost the meaning of how to act like a lady. Can't wait for your book to come out! Please do let us know when it becomes available.

  7. I just received my Pear Tree invitations and they are wonderful! The color, paper quality, and print far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this company.

  8. @Trish-I'm so happy you love your new invitations. That is exactly what I thought when I received my first set too! I'm so proud to have the on board as a sponsor, they have fabulous products! :) Enjoy!



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