Whether it’s birthdays, weekend plans or just notes to remember, there is something nice about hanging a calendar on your wall. Perhaps it’s because you grew up with them or the fulfillment of putting pen to paper. Whatever it is, it is comforting to see your month laid out in front of you to keep track of all the little things that can get lost in-between emails.
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At Pinhole Press, our mission is simple – to spread smiles with every photo gift we produce. This past year, you all helped us live this mission and so much more, and for that, we are so grateful.
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Here we are! After many wonderful and wild weeks of celebrating, gifting and general merriment, it is a new year! 2018. Just saying it (much less writing it) always fills me with a weird excitement about all that is ahead and unknown. And with that excitement always comes a twinge of worry about how best to start the new year off right. Never fear fellow worriers – I have just the solution! January is the perfect time to view your home with a fresh set of eyes and give your space a major (or not so major) once over. Follow along…
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How will you remember 2017? It seems like each year passes more quickly than the last, so let’s reflect and celebrate defining moments of our year before the new one starts. A few members of the Pinhole Family shared their most memorable moment from 2017.
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When I created this Holiday Lime & Gingerbread Square a few years back, I was simply trying to develop a recipe that was a little more festive-looking than lemon squares to add to my baking tray. But they were such a huge success that they have now joined the ranks of Christmas baking tradition at my house.
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Every Christmas morning we’d wake up to an empty glass and a plate of crumbs. That’s how we knew he’d been there. In the days leading up to the big event, we’d be busy baking him shortbread cookies, taking extra care to ensure they were perfect because, of course, they had to be Santa-worthy. Then we’d put them on a plate, with a drink (I wish I could say it was milk) and anticipate his arrival and enjoyment of our special treat. It was tradition.
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Hi Pinhole Press shoppers! I’m Lauren Koster, owner of Lauren Koster Creative, an event planning business and lifestyle blog, and I’m a mom to an imaginative almost-three-year-old. He’s at that magic age where there is nothing specific on his list, but he is excited about everything! Lately, he loses it (in the best way) when I bring him home cool socks. It’s going to make stuffing his stocking and filling under the tree easy and fun! I also have a young niece and nephew to buy for who are a little more challenging.
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Every year I am so busy photographing other families’ holiday portraits, rushing the orders out so they can get cards ordered, or editing weddings in time for Christmas gifts… to even think about getting my own family portraits taken for our own cards. I am always last minute with anything holiday as it is. My job only makes this whole process harder.
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The holidays are right around the corner, so now’s the time to make that list and check it twice! It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of shopping for the children in your life, but don’t forget that grandparents deserve a little something special, too. Grandparents are usually busy spoiling your kids during the year, but December is the ideal time to turn the tables and show them some love.
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Christmas cards are one of my favorite things each year. We are a military family, and it is nice to see our friends and family that we have said goodbye to in our mailboxes each holiday season. I love taking our Christmas pictures each year and I love getting loads of mail that isn’t bills each December. It has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. I look forward to it all year long.
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