Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pear Tree Greetings - New Collection & Giveaway!

**Giveaway is now closed! I will announce the winner shortly**

I will admit that I like to keep things. I still have essays I wrote in 4th grade, a copy of my literary magazine from middle school & my ticket stub from the first movie my boyfriend and I saw together. (Mr. Deeds.) I'm a bit sentimental about these things. I go back to them when I need comfort or when I just want to smile while looking back on good times. I have a few special letters and cards that I go back to time and again.

I have letters from my boyfriend's mother from before she passed away. It was early on in my relationship with him and those letters feel like she sat down with me and showed me his baby pictures. Everytime I read them I think of her and remember the love she showed me so willingly, so immediately and how included she made me feel. I also have a letter my grandfather wrote to me when I was a kid. It's special because my grandmother always wrote out our cards. Sometimes my grandfather signed them, but this letter was from my grandfather. It's in his handwriting. 2 pages front and back. It's one of my most prized possessions. There's nothing like a hand-written note or letter in your mailbox to make you feel loved.

I know what these personal letters and notes have meant to me, so I like to share that love and send letters to my friends and family. And I love to use stationary to express my personality. Along with the message, it's like sending myself to my loved ones for a visit!

Pear Tree Greetings wants to help us connect with our loved ones through letters, so they are giving one of you a free set of personalized note cards (up to 16 cards) from their new collection!

Check out their new collection! I'm loving the new designs.




They really have something for everyone. Classic, flirty, funky, whimsical or chic. There's a card to strike everyone's fancy.

And these are the personalized cards I just received. Isn't the design fun?! I love the black & white damask pattern and the bright pink band!


Pear Tree Greetings began with the goal of offering fun, unique stationary at affordable prices. In my opinion, they really have surpassed this goal. Their designs are fresh and their products are great quality. I'm thrilled with my notecards. They are printed on heavy duty card stock and the colors are sharp and bright. They're really lovely, don't you think?!

And Pear Tree is giving one of my readers a chance to win a set of personalized notecards from their new collection with free shipping! (Either 12 or 16 cards & envelopes, depending on the style!)



Here's how to enter:

For Your First (& Mandatory) Entry: Leave a comment telling me about a handwritten note you received once and why it meant so much to you. Or tell me one person you'd like to send a hand-written note to and why. *Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.*

After you've posted the mandatory entry, you can do the following to earn extra entries. (Please leave a comment for each one you do!)

Extra Entries: 

Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect - 1 entry
Subscribe to my blog via email - 1 entry
Tell me your favorite design from Pear Tree's new collection - 1 entry
"Like" Pear Tree Greetings on Facebook - 1 entry
Follow @JodibeeDesigns on twitter - 1 entry
Follow @PearTreeGrtngs on twitter - 1 entry

That's it! Giveaway will end Thursday, July 22 at 12 noon est. I will choose 1 winner via Random.org and notify the winner by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I'll have to choose another winner. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents. Good luck!!



**Pear Tree Greetings is also offering readers free shipping to all orders of $29 or more. Use code PEARJUL10.**

Disclosure: As a Pearista, I have partnered with Pear Tree Greetings to bring you deals, giveaways and new products from the company. Pear Tree Greetings, on occasion, will send me free product samples to get my opinion and also offer free products to readers as giveaway prizes. The opinions in these posts are all mine and I receive no other compensation from the company.

70 comments:

That Mama Gretchen said...

I would write a note to my husband ... he is the best daddy-to-be EVER!

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I love the peony perfection design

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Jen said...

my dad wrote a note to me the day I got married. I still have it because like your grandpa, he only signed the cards, never wrote notes
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Jen said...

I like the black patterned personalized note care
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Jen said...

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Melissa said...

My grandma used to write letters to me throughout college, until her Alzheimer's took over. I really treasure those cards! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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jillyq said...

I would write little notes to my daughter every once in a while and put them in her lunchbox. I know she would love that. Thanks!

jillyq said...

I also subscribe to your e-mail

jillyq said...

I love the black design...very pretty!

jillyq said...

I follow you on twitter

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I follow peartree on twitter

jillyq said...

I liked peartree on facebook. Thanks!

Leah said...

I get handwritten notes from my mother-in-love all of the time! They are always so encouraging and a nice way to remind me that she loves us!

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Leah said...

I follow you on twitter (CutesieBlogs)

Leah said...

I love the elegant aqua personalized cards :)

Debbie said...

I'd like to send them to my college kids when they go back to school. It still means so much to them, even in this digital world, to get actual mail!
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Debbie said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Debbie said...

I like the peony perfection in purple.

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Liked pear tree on facebook as suburb sanity.

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Georgia @ simplydirtyprettythings said...

My live in boyfriend gave me a card the other day. He told me I could open it on our wedding day. It was his way of showing me how serious he is about being with me for life.

It meant a lot. even though I have no idea what is inside.

xxx

Rachel said...

I am totally loving how special all the letters from DADs are. Because I still have mine that he wrote in his careful print, "Hi Rachel, thank you for the tooth. I thought it would never come out. Love, The Tooth Fairy".

It was his way of making me feel special after I'd had months of medications that made my teeth fall out early. I had my "first grader" smile before I should and he knew I needed some cheering up.

That note is in tatters after 30 years - but I still have it. It's one of those "go back and get it if the house is on fire" things :)

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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Rachel said...

I think all of the cards put a smile on your face! I would say "Make a Wish", but don't want anyone to think it's a cop-out since it's the one displayed too, LOL. so I love the "Changing Hues" sets!!!

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Anonymous said...

I recently received an apartment warming note that was very kind! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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janetfaye said...

I would write a handwritten note to my Aunt because every once in while she writes to me.

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janetfaye said...

I follow on GFC.

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janetfaye said...

I like Circle Scallops -- Pink Personalized Note Card.

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janetfaye said...

I like Pear Tree Greetings on FB - Janet Fri

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Marci J said...

My grandma sent me a card when I was in college missing home - she encouraged me and it was special surprise and cheered me up
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Marci J said...

I love the watercolor flowers design
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royaldixie said...

I would definitely send a handwritten greeting to my Mom because she loves to get mail. She is only 57 and she just had her second hip replacement! Poor Mama!

Thanks!
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royaldixie said...

I love the Organic Green Notecards!
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royaldixie said...

I follow you on GFC Do you follow me too?
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casey aubut said...

I am like you- I keep all my old letters and love to write them. I write a letter to my kids and stick in their baby books for them to read one day when they are older.
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casey aubut said...

I love the Paisley combo thank you cards!
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Hannah said...

Once I received a handwritten anon note from my 'secret sister', and the care, personal thought, and attention she put into it meant so much to me! It really made my day, and my week, to get that encouraging card from her!

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Hannah said...

I like the Wild Flowers card, and would get it in merlot color

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TiffsPixieDust said...

My daugher writes me little notes here and there. She is 7, just really started getting her bearings on writing and I just love them! ....Tiffypoot@aol.com

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I follow via Google Friend Connect - Tiffypixie - tiffypoot@aol.com

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I like the Make a Wish -- Personalized Note Card....Tiffypoot@aol.com

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