Photo Memories -Fast!- At Walgreens
September 26, 2014
However daunting the task may seem, there's no reason adorable photos should languish on your memory card or phone. Walgreens is ahead of the game, enabling customers to order prints and photo gifts from their mobile devices. Like, wherever you are. And chances are, wherever you are is NOT in front of your own photo printer.
Did someone post a super cute pic of your kids on Facebook? You can print that, along with shots from Instagram and your camera roll. But why stop there- let Walgreens do the really hard work and whip up a photo gift for you through their mobile app, and have a beautiful and thoughtful gift ready in around an hour. (An hour!) So, when you pop in to pick up the birthday card, you can pick up the photo calendar or personalized photo mug you ordered earlier that day, too.
Posters, photo books, and cards are all easily created through the app, and thanks to Walgreens' magic layout option, all of the photos will be expertly placed on themed backgrounds so you don't even have to think about it.
The most impressive feature for me is same-day pickup for canvas prints. This is a majorly thoughtful and sentimental gift with big impact that someone will think you spent a lot of time and money on. (Shhh. They don't need to know.)
My new favorite gift-giving trick is to take tons of snaps at an event- birthday party, wedding, or even a night on the town- and whip up a quick photo book to gift to someone the very next day. A bride will love the instant photo memories of her big day, and new parents will delight in pictures from a hospital visit that you can deliver before they even make it home. You look like a gift-giving magician while Walgreens does all of the heavy lifting. (Thanks, Walgreens!)
Another way I like to use the app is to dump all of my Instagram photos into a monthly book or collage print. With minimal effort, I have my favorite pics on hand and off of the screen.
Do yourself a favor and download the app, and keep snapping away. Those pictures will make a great gift, even if just for yourself.