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Monday, November 19, 2012

Our holiday cards

Will you be sending out holiday cards this year? Last year, we chose a photo of all of us, but this year we went with a photo of Toby playing guitar, partly because he looked cute and partly because we didn't have a decent family photo:)

We of course turned to Pinhole Press for their lovely, simple designs. We ended up choosing one of the new Ultrathick Pinstripe Cards, which have a cool pinstripe on the sides of each card. And I like how the back simply says "Merry!" They have tons of other great cards, too.

Plus, a bonus for all readers: Pinhole Press is offering 10% off everything with the code CUPOFJO for the rest of the year. Happy holidays!
P.S. Personalized memory game, and photo notepads.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo; styling by Kendra Smoot)

52 comments:

Sarah Tucker said...

Can't wait to send out Christmas cards this year! This is the first Christmas my hubs and I have been married, so we are thinking up something good...and not too traditional :)

-Sarah {tuckerup.blogspot.com}

Chloe Moon said...

I'm so jealous! I want to send out picture Christmas cards but my boyfriend is like, "I'm not photogenic enough to be on someone's frige". He's a scrooge apparently! hehe.

Toby is too cute with the guitar! I hope they go over big because they are adorable! =)

Ergo - Blog

Mindy Day said...

I ordered from them last year and shall do again this year :)

zenpresence.com said...

We always send out personalized cards. Normally of snow pics that I took in a National Park.

Dan @ ZenPresence

Shawnee said...

Oh, those are adorable! I love non-traditional holiday cards:) so fun! xo

Mani said...

This is too cute! I love the idea of personalised cards, too :)

Jenny Rosenthal said...

I really want to send out personalized cards, but I am weeks away from giving birth, and I just don't know that I'm up for it at this stage in the game. I totally feel guilty about it, but our family and friends are getting boxed this year. The amount of guilt I feel for this is slightly irrational. :-)

katilda said...

my old supervisor's last name is "Valentine," so she and her fam sent out Valentine's Day cards every year instead of Christmas. love it.

q said...

so cute :)

anna said...

your cards look great! i ordered some pinhole press personalised memory games as christmas gifts after seeing them on your blog and i'm so glad i did - they turned out totally fabulous! thanks for recommending them.

Samantha K said...

Thanks for the amazing recommendation of Pinhole press! I ordered holiday cards from them last year and got SO many compliments! Already have an order on the way for this year too!!

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

I was actually on the ball this year and ordered ours back in October. They are ready to be sent out come Dec 1. I wish I had remembered about Pinhole Press though! Love the pic of Toby!

Chelsea
Haute Child in the City

Alice said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for the tip. Pinhole has so many adorable cards! x

wmbg. said...

i love the one you decided on!

Beatrix said...

I've already sent mine out! Of course I ordered mine through Pinhole press too!

Julia said...

cute! checking out their site now. we seem to average an every other year mail out. so we are due to mail out a card this year :)

Kate said...

I think we're ready to take the next big step in our relationship and send out holiday cards this year (with cute pictures of the dog, of course) - we'll definitely have to check out Pinhole's options!

Also, eagerly awaiting your gift guides!

Lexie said...

I made a card featuring my cat and me! It's really silly, but I like it a lot!

Caroline Shields said...

I love holiday cards! And I am so into postcards. We did them last year and plan to do them again!

McKenzie said...

Perfect choice, that will definitely make people happy and get them in the spirit!

http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

fromtheloftabove said...

too cute!!! i really wish pinhole press would ship to australia, i really want to use their wedding invitations for our invites :(

Chloe said...

They look great - I love the idea of personalised Christmas cards and what a cute photo!

http://stonecoldcomfort.blogspot.co.uk/

nicki said...

In Italy hardly anyone sends cards. It's a shame because my mantelpiece feels bare at Christmas time! But I must say that hardly anyone I know , even in the UK and US sends cards anymore. Is it a tradition that is dying out? Even if I wanted to I would find it hard as I don't have a lot of peoples addresses anymore as we connect through social media...

Rocio Otero said...

que chulas las tarjetas!!!

http://sweet-perdition.blogspot.com.es/

Bec Hooper said...

If only pinhole press would ship to Australia! :)

Martina said...

I would love to do something like this... I wish we had Pinhole Press here in the Czech Republic!

Anke said...

I LOVE YOUR CARD! It's simply gorgeous.

Wendy said...

As always, you have impeccable taste! Beautiful cards!!!

laurie anne said...

Those are so cute!! I got mine from sweetpeadesigns.com this year. They also have great Holiday cards! Loving this Holiday Season!!!

Rachel said...

What kind of tape is that holding up the cards and string?

carly said...

I just placed our order from Pinhole Press! Thanks so much for the discount. This is our first holiday as a family, so excited to send the cards! I think I might steal your heart sticker idea from last year for the envelopes. :)

Mad Max and Family said...

How lovely! We aren't sending holiday cards probably this year - just too many expenses adding up...and I want to get out Sadie's newborn announcements. Next year for sure!

-Tara

http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com

June Lemon said...

Love these! In Spain we don't usually send Christmas cards. Such a pity. I usually buy some pretty ones to greet my international friends. Wish we send more holiday cards...

Yours are great Joanna! I love Pinhole press! Too bad i don't live in the US. hehe

:) June {www.junelemon.com}

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! I love them - happy holidays!

Thriving Wives said...

So cute, that picture is adorable! Let's be honest, most family members just want to see the kids anyway. We already ordered our cards from Minted (a wedding photo since we didn't send out anything last year after returning from our 5 week honeymoon), but I would love to try Pinhole Press out in the future!

Strive to Thrive,
Nic
www.Thriving-Wives.com

Camilla Salem Dugonjic said...

Just ordered a set of my own! They will be our first holiday cards as a married couple. Yay! Thanks Joanna for the tip. :)

Megan said...

OK - so, even though I'm a photographer myself and I should be smart and suggest myself - I'm going to suggest one of my favorite family photographers to shoot you guys - she's amazing. I love her work: http://yanphoto.com/blog/ You should totally have her shoot you!!!! Love the cards. -- Megan

Aline Leite said...

I just ordered my holiday cards from there! So many gorgeous styles to choose from. :) Thank you for sharing Pinhole Press with us. What a great discovery!

www.alinephoto.net

Bluebells and Lavender said...

I've heard that personal Christmas cards are an American thing, it's a really fun way of giving Christmas greetings! In England we're big on giving Christmas cards too but not with photos of ourselves on. My son comes home from school with a christmas card from each of the children in his class including the girls and in our office everyone gives everyone a christmas card! And this happens EVERYWHERE! Sharon

Eliza Jane said...

Thanks for the 10% off!! My boyfriend and I had already chosen to do our Christmas cards through them this year! And we live in Australia, so shipping will be pricy :(

chloe marty said...

Putting together holiday cards is one of the many things I enjoy about the November/December holiday season! We typically do a photo card, but a couple years ago we did the custom illustrated holiday cards from Rifle Paper Co. (Anna Bond draws your family!). I reveal my holiday card on Christmas day on my blog ... and of course our family and friends receive them in the mail!

Miss Mel said...

My family just ordered the "Merry" card from Pinhole Press a couple of weeks ago. They came in yesterday and are adorable! The benefit is that whoever you send it to, can keep the photo since "Merry" and who it's from is on one side and the photo is on another. The perfect holiday card and keepsake all in one! Love this company!

missmelandmissheather.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

I think your cards are lovely and I just love how you photographed them! :)

LaurenMax said...

Excited for this discount - planned to get a Pinhole photo book for my parents with photos from my wedding this year- thank you!

Rachel said...

So cute! I make my own cards (I work at a craft store and teach card making classes so...I kind of have to!) which sometimes means panic as I struggle to get them done. This year I chose a very simple but sweet design of folded paper trees, a rubber

Rachel said...

(oh dear, I hadn't finished!) ...stamped deer, with a wood grain washi tape border.

Ashleigh said...

Love Pinhole Press! I ordered ours (from them) a few days ago. Use code TURKEY for 25% off all holiday cards!

Sarina Cass said...

Love the cards Joanna! What a muffin of love Toby is!! xoxo

Maria said...

I think we might just send out a cute photo by email to all our friends and family.

Yours are adorable!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

agordon6491 said...

You are very creative. I love how you have used Pinhole Press for your Christmas cards. I am 21 and my family is slowly stopping the whole "family Christmas card photo," but I think I might try to convince them to change their minds this year. I like how you used Pinhole Press rather than Shutterfly or the other generic photo companies.
Thanks!
Amanda

Jessica said...

Sorry to say the promo code isn't working :(

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