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Creating fun-filled photo greeting cards

Sending personalized photo greeting cards is an easy way to show friends and family that you care. When loved ones receive your custom cards, they’ll be excited to see personal photos and cherished memories along with a printed message or a handwritten note from you. Take a look at some of the occasions you may want to remember with a photo card.

Valentine’s Day

Tell friends and family that they have a special place in your heart; send them a personalized photo card. Add a picture of your family or just include the kids and make Valentine’s Day cuter than ever. You can even send your kids to school with flat cards that can be cut in half for a small Valentine that’s perfect for exchanging. Flat cards come in sets of 20 and include envelopes.

Mother’s Day

Show Mom some love with a 5×7 folded card featuring a favorite photo of you both. Or get your family to tell her how much she is appreciated with a card that includes them all. Folded cards are perfect for occasions when you want to celebrate someone in particular because they are sold individually with an envelope.

Thank You

Send a special note of thanks with a custom greeting card that lets friends and family know just how grateful you are. To send a thank you for holiday gifts, you may want to add some of your favorite pictures from a holiday gathering or to say thank you for a special favor, you could send a picture of you holding a beautiful bouquet.

Whether you already have a photo in mind or not, it’s easy to get started!

  • First, choose your occasion or holiday.
  • Select a card with a portrait or landscape orientation that complements or frames your photo well. You can also select a photo that works well with a postcard design that you like.
  • Narrow your search by style or sentiment.
  • Each custom photo card comes in a variety of sizes and can be printed on glossy or matte photo paper.

Always remember to edit your photos to remove red-eye and change color, size and brightness according to your preference. Different fonts can also help you add your own style to any card. When you’ve finished creating the perfect card, ordering is simple. Review your card and choose the quantity. It’s as simple as that. So, create your photo card now and make someone’s day tomorrow.

 

How have you used photo greeting cards? For what type of occasion?

Have you ever received photo cards from family members or friends?

What kinds of occasions have you used photo greeting cards? How have you chosen a photo to use?

Wake up with a friendly Cup of Joe

Many of us wake up and reach for a coffee mug each day only to find the same tired, old mug in the pantry. Why not add some personality to your morning routine with a custom photo mug? They’re a fun reminder of time spent with family and friends and an instant pick-me-up. Not to mention a unique gift for everyone in your life.

At Walgreens there are several options to choose from including a commuter mug, café mug, a latte mug, a travel mug or even a set of mugs for the home or office. Additionally, you can choose one single photo or you can make a collage mug that holds up to 15 images. Why not highlight fun family memories like your last family vacation or your son’s soccer game? It’s easy with Walgreens.

Another way to celebrate your family each day is to chronicle an important event like your baby’s first year or a special anniversary. That way you can take your favorite memories with you and remember the good times more often.

No matter what kind of mug you make, you will have several different sizes and styles to choose from at Walgreens. So, get started now and use your digital photos to recreate special moments that make any day happier.

Have you ordered a set of photo mugs for a gift or for yourself? What photos did you use?

What events would you chronicle on a collage photo mug?

What pictures would you use on a custom photo mug for the college student in your life?

Life Through The Looking Glass

I grew up with a camera in my hands. True story. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been such a photo enthusiast. Now, as director of Social Media at Walgreens, it serves me well.

For me, the love of photography is an ingrained family trait. In fact, my dad was a photographer who worked at Fuji for more than 2 decades. I have fond memories of him turning our bathroom into a darkroom at one point, much to my mom’s chagrin. We always had cameras around the house and now we still do. Except today mine is a Nikon D700 that’s usually aimed at my two children, John and Cora.

Though sharing photos of my kids through email, Facebook and my website is simple and fun, there’s just something about seeing your photos printed. Over the years I’ve had my memories turned into slides, prints, photo books, canvas pieces and more. Look, when you had kids, you just want to show them off, you know? Plus, I take comfort in knowing that when my photos are printed they won’t end up in someone’s spam or lost in a computer file. Instead they’ll be in a frame or a scrapbook. I don’t know, for me it just gives the memory more meaning and makes it feel lasting.

Walgreens Glass Prints

One of my favorite ways to display photos is through Glass Prints. What are Glass Prints, you may ask? They are unique glass frames that allow your photo to be suspended and almost look like it floats in air. They provide a clean, easy way to showcase photos and they make colors pop when sunlight shines through. The glass comes in a variety of sizes and finishes including curved, beveled and clean cut. I love them, but I also love to give them as gifts. People never expect the level of sophistication they posses until they see them first-hand.

I hope you enjoy our new photo blog Snaps and come back often to see what topics, tips and tricks of the trade we cover. They’ll always be something new to explore and a conversation to be had.

Thanks for visiting,

Adam Kmiec