Rob and I are so excited for Dessa’s first Christmas. There is so much more magic in the air this holiday season now that we are parents. It’s as if we are seeing Christmas with fresh eyes for the very first time since our own childhoods. Dessa may not understand anything about Christmas, Santa, or presents under the tree (she just enjoys staring at all the pretty lights) but that hasn’t made the season any less special. We are treasuring every holiday moment with her. From Dessa’s first snowfall to her first Santa visit (which is hopefully scheduled for tomorrow), this Christmas is all that we had hoped it would be.
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Just because it’s Dessa’s first Christmas doesn’t mean we are going overboard with gifts or our budget. There will just be a few simple gifts for Dessa under the tree from Santa and a couple items from Mommy and Daddy as well. Santa will bring a small toy, some bubbles, and a couple of books. But it’s the gift to Dessa from Rob and I that I am the most excited to give: a custom photo board book from Pinhole Press.
You read that correctly -- a custom photo board book. I was so excited to discover this perfect product for my baby girl, I just had to create a book and order one to put under the tree. When the book finally arrived this week, I was amazed by its beautiful quality, durability and perfect size for little hands. Want to take a peek? I’m happy to show you what’s inside, just don’t show the photos to Dessa :)
We have so many wonderful photos of Dessa’s family members holding our sweet girl, I was excited to put all of them together into a book that she will enjoy for many, many months to come. Inside the cover, the book has a title page, which is the perfect space to share a personal message to Dessa.
Then the page-turning fun begins. The quality of each page is outstanding. The photos are clear and vibrant and Pinhole Press offers several background color options for the text pages. If I wanted to have a light pink background on every page for our baby girl, that was an option. Dessa loves bright colors so I decided to make the background of every page a different color that complimented each adjacent photo.
Rob and I each have a page in the book, as well as each of Dessa’s grandparents and her great grandmothers.
At this point, Dessa’s photo book had 8 photos and corresponding text pages, but all books require a minimum of 10 photo pages to process the order. I knew exactly which two photos I wanted to add to complete the book. I included a self-portrait of our little family of three with the text “Mommy and Daddy love Dessa” and completed Dessa’s book with a group photo of everyone who was present at her baptism. It was the perfect reminder for our dear girl that she is very, very loved.
Christmas is only 9 days away, but it’s not too late to order a custom board book for your little one. Pinhole Press is ensuring delivery of all photo board books by December 24 if you place your order with two-day shipping by December 17. They are also offering FREE two-day shipping when you place an order of $85 or more. There are actually several amazing promotions happening at Pinhole Press right now, it’s a great time to stock up on amazing, unique photo gifts for all of your last-minute shopping needs.
As for our little princes, I’m pretty sure she will adore this book when we open it on Christmas morning!