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Walgreens Photo makes it easy to snap and wrap

Holiday photo cards and gifts make your captured moments last a lifetime. Learn about the card options and one-of-a-kind presents that are available same day at Walgreens this holiday season.

By Mike Huffman
Collage of photo gifts and holiday cards.

Another holiday season is upon us, and visions of to-do lists are already dancing in our heads. As the world’s largest brick and mortar photo retailer, Walgreens is here for all your festive photo needs and thoughtful gift exchanges with options for every taste, timeline and budget.

“A gift with a meaningful photo on it is the most personal gift you can give somebody,” says Jacob Calhoun, senior manager of digital commerce and 17-year Walgreens team member.

There are literally hundreds of options on the Walgreens Photo site you can browse and buy (also available in our app), so Calhoun highlights some of Walgreens standout features and services to make it simple, including a roundup of current deals.

Holiday photo cards with different types of trim edges.


Holiday cards

“Walgreens is a very popular holiday card destination, and the major reasons are because our value, selection, quality and convenience just cannot be beat,” Calhoun says.

With thousands of different card template designs, multiple paper types and import options direct from your phone or computer, Google Photo, Facebook or Instagram, it’s easy to see the appeal.

“In recent years, there has been a clear shift in customers wanting to invest a little more to make their cards stand out with our premium products and features,” he adds.

Calhoun suggests premium picks such as stylish trim for seasonal cards, foil cards that sparkle and shine, or magnet cards that command a special spot on the fridge and can serve as a long-lasting keepsake.

“For convenience, we also have our Mail-for-Me program, which is just as it sounds,” Calhoun says. “You create the design, then we print, add postage and mail the photo cards to your provided address list. If you prefer to personally address your cards, most are available for same-day pickup or can be sent to your door with Express Local Delivery.”

Don’t miss the Walgreens promo code to have return addresses added to your envelopes with premium cards at no cost—just enter code SEND-CARDS at checkout through Dec. 2. Terms and conditions apply.

Several photo ornament examples.

Photo ornaments

Calhoun, a father of two, has a special connection with the photo ornaments that Walgreens offers.
“It’s been a tradition for me to order a new holiday ornament each season with a family photo on it, ever since we had our first kid six years ago. It’s a way to see our family grow over the years.”
A great personalized gift to celebrate family, friends or even pets, Calhoun points to three ornament options that can be picked up same-day for free: Wood Block OrnamentsRound Wood Ornaments and the 2x2 photo Ornament Cube.
There are nearly two dozen other ornaments available to be shipped to your store for free as well.

Family and pet portraits on a wall with TilePix

Holiday gifts

Photo ornaments personalize a gift, but Walgreens has many other photo gifts to consider giving a friend or loved one—and some look as good under the tree as they do on your wall.
“We’ve been seeing our home décor category doing really, really well for us this year, and customers appreciate the quality we’re able to offer within our stores for same-day pickup,” Calhoun says.
As many like to display their special memories, whether it be family and pet portraits, travel snaps or wedding photos, check out notable photo gifts for decorating the home including easy-to-use TilePixcustom canvas prints and premium lay flat photo book 11x14 (new for 2023!).

There’s nothing like the smile that comes with receiving a gift that’s unique and unexpected, especially one with a familiar face.
“We have some other products that many customers might not realize can be picked up same day and make great gifts, like our photo puzzles and mouse pads.”
Surprise and delight with an unexpected photo item that can be both fun and functional like the 10x14 puzzlecustom mouse pad or absorbent party coasters (new for 2023!).

Current deals

During the holidays, you can essentially find any photo product Walgreens offers on sale. Here are some offers you won’t want to miss:

  • 60% off all Cards & Premium Stationery | Enter code PHOTOCARD60 at checkout through Dec. 2
  • 50% off Everything Photo | Enter code 50FESTIVE at checkout through Dec. 2
  • FREE Address Printing with Premium Card purchase | Enter code SEND-CARDS at checkout through Dec. 2

Terms and conditions apply.

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