Mother’s Day Gift Idea

It’s funny, we’ve given my mom many different kinds of presents over the years — massages, sweaters, perfume — but the one she always raves about and requests more of are photo gifts. (This Toby notepad was probably her favorite gift of all time.)

This Mother’s Day, we made her a framed photo collage with photos of her and the boys. She can put it on her desk and see how much we adore her. I hope she loves it. And crazily enough, it only took about ten minutes to make with Instagram shots. Pinhole Press has been our go-to for the past four years, and I’d highly recommend them for beautiful, heartfelt gifts.

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Thank you so much, Pinhole Press!

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Pinhole Press, whose products we have loved and ordered for years. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo. For Mother’s Day delivery with economy shipping, Pinhole gifts must be ordered by this Sunday, May 3rd. Photo books must be ordered by this Friday, May 1st.)

  1. A debt of gratitude is in order for the proposal. I simply requested a surrounded composition utilizing pictures from our family winter get-away. Can hardly wait to get it!

  2. How can you insert instagram photos?

  3. JB says...

    I really wish I could support them but they don’t ship internationally which is a shame because there are no equivalent great products available!

  4. thanks so much for the idea! I just ordered Mother’s Day gifts for both our Nana and Omie. :)

  5. amy, what a great idea to do a vacation collage! love that.

  6. J says...

    Pinhole Press has such cute gift ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for the recommendation. I just ordered a framed collage using pictures from our family winter vacation. Can’t wait to receive it!

  8. Thank you for saving me this Mother’s Day! I’m ordering these for my mom, my Grandma and my mother-in-law!

  9. Love this! Unfortunately, I made my big Pinhole Press order two days ago without your code. �� I also recommend their cards. $2 puts them cheaper than Hallmark & personalized!

  10. jessica, i love that! our boys adore those books, too. i can’t believe how much it helps them remember all our relatives, even long-lost cousins, aunts and uncles.

  11. Yup, this is definitely true of my mother as well! Once I made her a zine, and another time I made a little video and burned it onto a CD! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  12. Love this! I made my niece the book of Names and Faces for her birthday last year and it was such a hit and still is! It’s great because we live far away and so do some of her grandparents. It’s helped her remember everyone’s names. Sounds silly but she’s only two! Hooray for Pinhole Press!

  13. i gave my mom a pinhole calendar filled with pics of my pup (her grandpuppy, lol) for xmas — and she LOVES it. i was also so impressed by the quality of the paper, the layout, and overall design. they do really really beautiful work — i recommend it to everyone!

  14. Great idea, thanks :)

  15. oh, i love this! just bookmarked this for an anniversary gift idea, too :)