Is there a single mom who isn’t stressed out by holiday cards? Like I don’t already have enough to do, let alone trying to find one picture where everyone in the family looks halfway decent and then praying that the photo cards we order will be halfway decent.

Well, this year, we have the chance to order our holiday cards from a brand new site that may very well make the most beautiful holiday cards in everyone’s mailbox.

Holiday photo cards by Pinhole Press

I was lucky enough to sample the offerings from Pinhole Press, and love my holiday cards so much, I am counting down the days until I can send them out. The array of card options is terrific–everything from a standard single photo card, to accordion style cards that can incorporate several pictures.

The picture quality is superb, and as serious photographer I don’t use that term lightly.

You’ll find the site is incredibly easy to use. Just upload pictures, and drag and drop them onto the product of your choice. Plus my cards arrived fast–only two days after I ordered them. Not sure if that’s par for the course, but I was impressed.

accordion brag book

Pinhole Press uses paper that is certified by Smartwood for FSC standards and made using Green-E certified wind-generated electricity (the hippie in me just swooned). And they apply all this good stuff to their gift selection too, like calendars, photo books, brag books and lovely modern framed photos.

Looks like I can get nearly all of my holiday shopping done in one place and know it will all all look beautiful. How’s that for no more stress? -Torrie

Pinhole Press is giving our readers 10% off their photo holiday cards and photo gifts! Just enter code “coolmompicks” during check out.

*EDITED TO ADD* 12/26/10 Because of consistent complaints from our readers about exceedingly slow shipping times and unresponsive customer service, we’re going to temper our recommendation of Pinhole Press for now. It’s possible that in this, their first year, orders overwhelmed their capabilities. We still adore their finished product and green manufacturing, and so we hope next year they’ll have ironed out the kinks. We’ll keep an eye on it for you.