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My favorite holiday of the year! I love everything about it… what can I say, I’m a sucker for romance. As you probably know, one of the biggest traditions that many people have every year is to give Valentine’s Day cards. But I must confess… I have a bad habit of always forgetting to grab a card ahead of time. Maybe I just get too swept up in all the love in the air to remember?
Fortunately, my problem was solved this year when I used the Same Day Pickup service at Walgreens to personalize a card and pick it up in about an hour. All you have to do is choose a photo from your online Walgreens Photo account (a personal touch they’ll love), pick a template (plenty to choose from), create a message on the inside and outside of the card, and then select a store near you for pickup! Even better, Folded Cards are on sale this week for 99¢ (use coupon code LOVE99 at checkout), AND they come with an envelope. What more could you ask for?
I also like to give a small gift with my card. They’re only 99¢ so why not? Traditional pairings always work great- roses, chocolates, or a nice wine.
What are some other ideas for Valentine’s Day gift pairings that you’ve given and they’ve loved?
I hope you enjoy my favorite holiday. And if you’re a procrastinator too…hopefully you’ll like your last minute Folded Card even more! : )
Marina, Walgreens designer
Hello lovebirds! My name is Nick, and I’m your guest blogger/tour guide this week.
Let me share with you a few of my tips and tricks for how to win your main squeeze’s heart through Walgreens Photo Products. Trust me… it’s simple, fun and they’ll be swooning in no time. Let’s start by looking at a few Photo products that tactfully show them that you care.
Cupid’s crafty Photo Canvases
An inspired choice. It’s something they won’t expect- different than, “I put a picture in a frame and wrapped it up.” Photo Canvases are great for Valentine’s Day because you can take one of the assuredly adorable pics of the two of you. You’ll also make something crafty that they’ll want to hang in their apartment so everyone can see it. For instance…got any photos of the two of you at the beach making silly faces? Perfect. It’ll brighten their day every time they see it, and it’s thinking outside the box.
Hotter than ever Photo Mugs
Are they a coffee drinker? Fan of hot tea? Loves what piercing eyes you have in pictures?
If any of the above hold true, you’re in luck. Photo Mugs are a great gift for your partner if they want to see you wherever they take it. Plus, you can always ask them, “So, which is hotter, the coffee or me? Eh? Come on…” and then hold up the mug and point at your face. That’s guaranteed to work at least 30 percent of the time. Regardless, they’re bound to love it every morning.
Photo Cards for sweetie pies
Classic. This is a nice little addition to whatever else you may have planned. You can select your own photo to place on the front of the card, and even better, many of the cards are available for Same Day Pickup, so if you happen to be the kind of person that waits until the last minute to get cards for Valentine’s Day (yes, I’m talking about myself) you’re in luck. They’ll love that you took the time to make your own Photo Card, and you get the satisfaction of knowing that you didn’t just choose a generic card like your friends did.
Do something special for your loved one this year. I promise they’ll love it, and you get to give them something that shows that you put some thought into it. It’s thoughtful, easy and romantic. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Copywriter at Walgreens
Hi everyone! I’m Lauren and I’m a guest blogger this week. Yay! I’m famous
I just wanted to share a quick story with you about my family. I’m really close to my brother and sister-in-law (Aaron and Emily) so when they told me they were expecting, I was elated! I’ve always wanted to be an aunt.
As you can imagine, when I got the call that Emily was in labor, I left Chicago immediately and booked it down to Indianapolis where they live. A few short (well, short-ish) hours later, little Quinn Michael came into the world. It was incredible. Being the avid photographer that I am, I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a pic of the new baby boy.
Now, a lot of our friends and family are spread around the country, so I wanted to make a point to make sure that all of them got to be a part of this momentous occasion. My friend Hannah had mentioned that she used Walgreens Same Day Pickup photo cards for her bridal shower. So, I sent the picture to my Walgreens Photo account right from the hospital and picked out a design on my phone in the waiting room.
That night, I walked to a Walgreens around the corner and picked up their birth announcement photo cards I had ordered literally an hour or two before. Super quick and easy! Because the Same Day Pickup photo cards come with envelopes, I was able to send them out the next morning. In the next two days all of our friends and family got the announcements, and every one of them felt like they got to be a part of something truly magnificent.
Thank you Walgreens! You’ve made me one very grateful aunt!
-Lauren, designer at Walgreens
s that time of year again – time to get those holiday cards in the mail and off your mind. Make card season easier than ever with the NEW Walgreens iPad® app. Simply use the photos on your iPad® to make custom 5×7 photo cards with a personal holiday message. There’s no logging in, no uploading, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Download the Walgreens app for FREE; then choose from a collection of the season’s most popular card designs. You can create photo cards and pick them up at your local Walgreens in about an hour. If you prefer, your cards can also be shipped directly to your home. Once you place your order, you’ll receive an email confirming your card selection and giving you an estimated time for pick up, as well as a follow-up email letting you know when your order is complete.
Get the Walgreens iPad® app today and celebrate the season of smiles.
There is no charge to download the Walgreens app, but specified rates from your wireless provider and other fees as noted in your Walgreens account agreement(s) still apply.
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Sending personalized photo greeting cards is an easy way to show friends and family that you care. When loved ones receive your cus
tom 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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