It’s important to instill a sense of gratitude in your child from a young age. Teaching your Little to say a simple thank-you can help foster a lifelong mindset of gratitude. Using the All About Me photo book template, I created a custom ‘I am Thankful’ photo book, and completed with my 3-year-old daughter, Clara. It was incredible to get a glimpse into her world, and the keepsake we created is absolutely priceless.
A few months ago I was at a conference in Washington, D.C., and saw another family enjoying brunch on a weekend morning. Tucked into the folds of their stroller canopy I saw a familiar spiral binding peeking out. To which I knowingly questioned, “Is that a Pinhole Press book?” The surprised mother, looked up, slightly confused, then enthusiastically said, “Yes, yes it is!” Since becoming a parent I often look for those little moments. Making connections with strangers, usually parents with small children too, and somehow acknowledging that Hey, we’re on the same team.
Since 2011, Pinhole Press has had the honor of preserving life’s most precious moments. Your wide grins and the stories they tell are what make the work we do so special. Every single day, we’re inspired by the ways you use our gifts to spread smiles. Your memories are etched within the pages of all that we create, but there’s one special book that has continued to tell the most compelling stories over and over again: The Board Book of Names and Faces.
I’m the mother of a blended family of seven. Yes, seven. And it sounds very shocking at first. Seven people. Seven personalities. Seven mouths to feed. But blended families aren’t always together, so I only have to feed seven people a few times a year, ha! And ours is further complicated because three of our five children live over 2300 miles away from us.
When I was in third grade, I wanted to be an ice cream cone for Halloween. My mom happily supported me by buying me two poster boards to make said costume. You see, my mom didn’t believe in buying store-bought costumes (or much of store-bought anything) to encourage creativity, and also because I’m one of five kids, so: budgeting. I cut out two large triangles to make a sandwich board cone and then painted my face pink for strawberry ice cream. I even attached scraps of poster board colored red for a cherry on top of my head. My mom told me I looked darling, but everyone thought I was pizza. I truly wish I had a picture right now, but just imagine an awkward little girl with a bowl cut, dressed like pizza ice cream and… you get the idea.
We are so fortunate to have most of our family living close to us – and by close, I mean, hey-lets-meet-for-supper-tonight, close. But we do have some family that are a few hours away. While I know that’s hardly “far” for some folks, who have loved ones living in different time zones, it’s still far enough to make seeing them as often as we’d like pretty much impossible.
“Congratulations, you have a daughter in China!”
I cried hearing those precious words from our adoption agency worker.
Teach your child a new language or bridge the gap between your child’s native language and the language spoken in your household with the help of a bilingual photo board book! Use English, Spanish, French, Italian or a combination. If you need special characters (like Korean or Chinese), our design team is on standby, ready to assist. Just email us!
Here at Pinhole Press, we feel privileged to help bring your precious memories to life. Your beautiful moments and wide grins are what makes our photo gifts so special. Our custom board books, in particular, boast memories and stories that are truly one of a kind. Read More “Board Book Stories: Veteran’s Day”