Pinhole Press: Our baby announcements and a giveaway! [closed]

by Ashley on August 31, 2011


When our baby announcements arrived the other day, I could hardly wait to tear into the box. It felt a little like Christmas! Of course I love anything with Hudson’s image, but I am so happy with how these turned out–they’re beautiful! We couldn’t wait to send them out. I even mailed one to ourselves so that I’ll always have the envelope with the postage and postmarked date, and the address where we brought him home. It’s funny how they’re probably for us as much as for anyone else.

We ordered them from Pinhole Press, a lovely stationary line that launched last October. (You may have seen them around; Joanna has been making the most gorgeous photo books by them lately.) They feature super clean layouts and premium papers; we loved how our card felt heavy and stood on edge. It was easy putting the card together (and felt intuitive, which is always nice): you just drag and drop your images into the template and then preview the final product.

And great news–they’d love to give away a set of baby announcements to a Baby Mine reader. To win, comment about which baby announcement you would select and “like” their Facebook page by tomorrow night, Thursday, 8 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Friday. Be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you, should you win. Sorry, U.S. shipping addresses only. Good luck!

Congratulations to Virginia V. (on the win and the upcoming arrival!), comment #24, who was selected by Thank you to everyone who entered–I loved hearing all the good news.


Jill August 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

I don’t need baby announcements (as we have already done ours through shutterfly), but wanted to say… I love your announcements and I love paper companies! Good to know there is (yet) another one out there that I didn’t know about!

So sweet.

Rachael August 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

Soo classy. I would love to do the one photo message card. I love that postcard size. Thanks for the contest!

jodi August 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

oh, how lovely! i actually really like the one that you went with. the “oh, baby” on the front is perfect.

lindsey August 31, 2011 at 9:32 am

these are gorgeous! our baby is due in march and i love these sweet cards to send to family and friends!

Sally August 31, 2011 at 9:33 am

I love the simple, clean style of Pinhole Press. Their photo books are amazing!

My favorite announcement is the 1 Photo variable message card with the yellow and green stripes. So sweet.

My first baby is due in three weeks 🙂
(Thanks for the “Packing for the Hospital” post!)

Ashley September 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Thee weeks! Exciting!!

Ali August 31, 2011 at 9:57 am

I like the one photo message card with the grey dots!

kos August 31, 2011 at 9:57 am

I would absolutely love this! I’m 35 weeks with a little boy and live in the city, too. It would be so great to have these all ready to go once he arrives.

Alli August 31, 2011 at 10:26 am

I love these! The paper is gorgeous and the printing quality is divine. I’d probably pick the 3- or 4-photo variable message postcard. That, or the 6-photo variable message folded card (that one’s a doozy, but I’m a sucker for paper).

Amanda August 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

The announcements are beautiful! Pinhole Press seems like a wonderful company!

Courtney August 31, 2011 at 10:45 am

Aww these are great. I really like the one you chose! And it’s a decent price, too.

Casey August 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

I’m in love with these–my favorite is the yellow and green stripes–so clean and simple.

Amelia August 31, 2011 at 10:54 am

Look at your sweet boy! I really like this one. I love how the simplicity of their cards allows the baby’s image to shine, so lovely.

Teryn August 31, 2011 at 11:03 am

Love, love, love your annoucement! Adorable and elegant. I think my favorite is the 1-photo card with the green and yellow stripes. I really like all the different color options they have — not just pink or blue. Thanks for the great contest!

Megan August 31, 2011 at 11:08 am

I love the simplicity of the announcement you picked out. I love it! I want to send it out…

Sarabeth August 31, 2011 at 11:21 am

We wont need baby announcements until March, but I love the one picture design and the Oh baby one that you picked. So cute! Congrats again!

Julie August 31, 2011 at 11:37 am

I LOVE the one you chose! I also like the one photo “joy” one. They’re so simple and perfect!

Catherine August 31, 2011 at 11:52 am

Congratulations again. I think the “Oh Baby” announcements are perfect. Fingers crossed.

Jesse August 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The ones you picked are just darling, we’d probably pick those:)

Melanie August 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I’m wishing for the Joy one:) and isn’t it funny I almost don’t want to comment after reading all these comments because I think, no I want THAT person to have them! But I’ll leave that to fate. Our Luciana was born July 29 here in LA. It’s been a treat checking in here and so glad the storm died down before it hit the city! but the angel food cakes look yum:)

Ashley September 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm

That’s so sweet!! Congratulations! Hope you’re getting some sleep!

brook August 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

i don’t even know how to pick a favorite–they are all so classy and beautiful! i guess right now i’d say i like the 4-photo variable message card. our baby is due in october, so this would be such an awesome win! thanks so much!

Michelle August 31, 2011 at 4:41 pm

My two favorites are the 1-Photo Variable Message Card with the green/yellow stripes, and the 4-Photos card. So nice!

amy August 31, 2011 at 6:35 pm

what a great giveaway! especially since i have a 3 week old i’m looking to announce. 🙂

so many great and adorable options to choose from, but i would probably go with the 1-photo variable message card.

thanks again, pinhole press and babymine!

Ashley September 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm

So new! Congrats!

Valerie Rose September 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

I love the Oh Baby one you two picked! I have a 3 week old and I’m just figuring out what to do for his announcements and would love to win this giveaway! I love Pinhole Press. I finally got around to making our wedding album with them and I’m waiting for it to arrive in the mail! Big Fan!!!

Ashley September 1, 2011 at 10:19 pm

The wedding album is still on my to-do list. Congratulations on the three-week-old! SO exciting!

Virginia V. September 1, 2011 at 2:55 am

I love Pinhole Press. It’s been bookmarked since I found out I was pregnant in March.

I love 1-Photo Variable message card, my second favorite is the 4-Photo Variable message card.

Thanks for offering this!

Ashley September 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Congratulations on the win and the pregnancy!

Samantha September 1, 2011 at 4:45 am

Oh Ashley they’re perfect! I love Pinhole! I am actually in the progress of designing my wedding album with them right now! Too bad I wasn’t having a baby so I could participate in the giveaway.

Husdon is such a little gem!


Ashley W September 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm

These are so perfect. Your little man is adorable!

I am due in the beginning of Feb and would love to send either the 6 photo folder style ones or the sweet little one photo with the name at the bottom (on the examples, it says “Grace”). Pinhole rocks and even if I don’t win, I will probably go with them for our annoucements!

Thanks for letting me play!

Jamieson September 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Oh, I adore Pinhole! I just ordered a lovely calendar book from them! Their customer service is fantastic and shipping was speedy!

I would love to get the same ones shown above, the “Oh, Baby!” cards — I’m actually in early labor right now, so we could certainly use baby announcements soon!

Chasing Twinies September 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Love pinhole press!!! i think any of the photo cards are amazing! thx!

Erika M H September 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I love pinhole press and I would choose the same annoucements that you have! Great choice.

sara September 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I need to do a baby announcement! My son August was born… more than 3 months ago and I didn’t have any time to do one (oops). I was actually going through the pinhole press selection and it’s just SO beautiful! Modern and crisp.
I surely hope to win!!

sara September 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I need to do a baby announcement! My son August was born… more than 3 months ago and I didn’t have any time to do one (oops). I was actually going through the pinhole press selection and it’s just SO beautiful! Modern and crisp.
I surely hope to win!!

My number 1 favourite is “grace”, 1-photo variable message one (with the child’s name written at the bottom on the picture)
and “Annabelle miller” (with the yellow and green stripes at the back).

But I also like the “ho baby” that you chose. 😉


Stacey September 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I like the simple postcard style!

Natasha September 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Love them!

Nicole September 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I was shopping around for baby announcements today! I would love to win.

Laura September 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I love the 1 photo message cards (like the one on the site with Chris). Winning these would actually motivate me to do announcements for my 6 week-old. Otherwise, chances are they will never happen!

Caro September 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I would love this!

Ashley September 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Really wish everyone could win! So many new little babes!

Virginia V. September 2, 2011 at 1:45 am

Thank you Pinhole Press and Baby Mine. We are so excited that our baby’s first printed piece will be from such a quality company. Yay!

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