The Meaning of a Pear Tree

Longevity, justice, strength, fruitfulness & salvation…the meaning of a pear tree.

Recently, I updated my site header to include a pear that I painted as a part of my “Partridge in a Pear Tree” art licensing collection. It is now going on my new run of business cards. So, I got to thinking, what does a PEAR or PEAR TREE symbolize anyway? Since it is an embedded part of my updated branding I just had to find out.


Pear Tree Logo Something to Cherish Meaning

There are many articles on the meaning of a pear tree from different countries and cultures (here is one from eHow), but this is the sum of what the PEAR represents:

  • longevity
  • justice
  • strength
  • fruitfulness
  • salvation

Not, bad. Definitely all things I aspire to in my illustration career, especially when it comes to making art and helping my clients. So, I think I will keep it around for a while.

Something to Cherish Pear Design for License


The meaning of a pear tree as expressed in my pear art, pear cards, pear coasters, pear journals and so much more!

Pear Art, Pear Gifts, Pear Cards, Pear Coasters, the meaning of a pear tree

About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.


  1. Aga on March 10, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I would be interested to read more about peer tree

  2. Stephan Sadie on December 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Hi Cherish,
    First seeing the name – very deep yet beautiful…

    My wife and I are doing foto shoots with a team of wedding planners, photographers, a stylist at a venue covered with many huge pear trees. It makes sense to me now why so many pear trees at this wedding venue.

    Well, I mentioned to my wife a possible new name to consider for our daughters to be:)

    Your illustration business with kids and marketing seems very interesting/compatible towards our calling amongst the poor and very much the children.

    Peace with you and your ministry.

    Stephan Sadie – KARISMA

  3. Vicki Schreiner on January 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Cherish,

    I love your pears! It’s great that pears represent some wonderful things in life like longevity, justice, and strength. When I see an illustration or photo of pears, they always look pleasent & peaceful to me…don’t know why, they just seem to pull me that direction. When I took a gander on-line just now, I also found that they represent “a comfortable life”. Sooo…wishing you many “happy pear” moments, Cherish!:o)


    • Cherish Flieder on January 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Hi Vicki,

      Thanks for your sweet response. Yes, they always seem peaceful and friendly to me as well. A “comfortable life,” I love it! You know, today is my birthday, I think I’ll have a pear for the fun of it. See you around Vicki!

      Many “happy pear” moments to you too!


  4. Benjamin on January 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Great symbolism! Very appropriate for what you are doing and for the type of person you are. Blessings.