Photo Calendars

We’ve been trying to start some family rituals, and one thing I love doing every year is creating a family photo calendar from Pinhole Press. We just choose 12 Instagram photos; and throughout the year, it’s lovely to flip to the next month, find another memory and see how much the boys have changed.

Needless to say, it also makes a wonderful gift for grandparents, dads or other relatives. (My mom actually just texted me to request one for Christmas:)

Our go-to design is the red wall calendar, which has plenty of room to write on, but they also make desk calendars, weekly planners and magnetic versions for the fridge. See all the calendars here, if you’d like.
Bonus for all readers: Get 15% off calendars with the code NEWYEAR, good through December 14th.

Thank you so much, Pinhole Press!

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Pinhole Press is one of my beloved long-term sponsors, whose photo products we have loved and ordered for years)

  1. Ive always liked the idea of these. Such a beautiful gift (:

    -Kyarra Keele


  2. Every time you write about Pinhole Press I expect they finally do some international shipping. We will wait!
    Anyone knows similar products in europe?

  3. I make one of these every Christmas for my parents and it’s their favourite present, such a lovely idea.

    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

  4. Would love to order one. Too bad they charge 30 bucks for international shipping… Canada.

  5. Funny! I just ordered 2 of these last week; one for my parents and another version for our family. I was having the same thoughts about ritual. I feel funny having tons of family photos around our teeny tiny bklyn apt., and was thinking a wall calendar would be a nice way to revisit the past year and honor the many beautiful moments we managed to capture. Can’t wait to see hoe they come out–due to arrive on Wed!! xo

  6. Hooray! We’ve done this for the last few years after you had posted about it, and it’s the perfect gift for grandparents too. I was about to do this year’s, so I’m glad to have the promo code. :)

    The hardest part is always narrowing down the 12 best pictures though… most years we start with up to 40 after our first cut!

  7. Joanna, how do you upload the IG photos to pinhole press? Thank you!

  8. We LOVE the Pinhole Press red wall calendar! We used this for our wedding guest book and had guests sign on their birthdays so we now have a wedding keepsake AND a reminder to send birthday cards to all of our favorite people :)

  9. My husband and I have been doing this for years, but using a different company, and our parents and grandparents love it. We don’t have kids yet, so we’ve used pictures from our various vacations and activities and tried to match the pictures with what’s appropriate for each month. We always have a glass of wine together when we go through and select our photos and make the calendar. It’s such a nice way to commemorate the year, both as a date night and as a gift. We’ve also added our siblings and parents birthdates as a reminder for our in-laws. Thanks for sharing!

  10. There is nothing nicer all year than turning the pages of the family calender! It would be fun to choose photos and surprise family members.

  11. What a great idea. I think this is the perfect gift to give to family, I will be ordering one later tonight!
    Do you pick mostly pictures of the kids or do you like to throw in a few of you and Alex?

  12. We just ordered one of these last week! Can’t wait to get it :)

  13. It’s so hard getting presents for my parents. The money I use to get them stuff is just their money. But I think this could be the present! A calendar saving all the memories we’ve made together! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  14. I love your blog and ordered my holiday cards from Pinhole with your promo code (thank you!) They turned out great however when I went to order 5 more cards ($6) they wanted to charge +$40 for shipping. Boo. Downside to living in Nova Scotia – I wish they could do regular mail for occasions like this. It’d keep me coming back.

  15. these are always so cute. what a good gift!

  16. We always order the same calendar, and love it. Thank you so much for the coupon code!

  17. love this-great gift for the parents! got to check out their other photo products too!