Almost 10 years ago, my husband gave me my first DSLR camera for Christmas. In the years that followed, I’ve moved on to several other cameras and have spent many hours taking photos on all them. Photos of nature, pictures of vacations, and of course, many, many pictures of my kids.
Literally thousands of pictures.
Of course, I go through and delete the ones I don’t like, but I’m still left with a LOT of amazing family pictures. Too many to frame.
In order to be able to enjoy and share the family photos that I love, I’ve recently started creating customized photo home decor and gift items. CVS Photo has a huge selection of beautiful photo gift and decor items, so it’s easy to “photo your way” and show off your favorite pictures in dozens of creative ways.
I’ve made photo calendars for our offices and home, canvas prints for our home, and even photo travel mugs. There are so many fun ways to enjoy and share our favorite photos that I would love to try a few more – like photo blankets and a custom photo case for my phone. For the kids, I’m already planning to order photo puzzles, photo ornaments and a teddy bear with a custom photo shirt for holiday presents. The kids will get a kick out of seeing their own photos on their gifts!
My favorite of all of the CVS Photo items, though, has to be the photo books. I can’t even tell you how many I’ve made so far. It’s just so easy to put together books of family vacations and important family events, that I’ve started making photo books every few months. They’re a fun way to remember our favorite family times together and SO much easier than making those scrapbooks I started years ago (and never finished…)!
Photo books make great gifts for family members too. My parents have started asking for new photo books when they have birthdays or holidays coming up. They love being able to see all of the activities our kids are involved in throughout the year and enjoy having their own books to look at whenever they want.
CVS Photo makes it easy to “photo your way” however you want – whether you use the CVS Photo website to create custom gifts and decor, order your favorite prints from your Facebook account or camera roll via the CVS Pharmacy Mobile app, ship photo products straight to your home or to your local store for easy pick up, or utilize the in-store kiosks while shopping for other essentials at your local CVS Pharmacy.
If you’re interested in doing photo books (love them!), just head over to CVS Photo and choose your favorite size and style. The one I chose above is the softcover book in “Fresh Linen”. I love doing the smaller soft-cover books because they look pretty and don’t take up too much room lined up together on a shelf. The hard-cover books are really nice and impressive too – they’re my favorite choice for holiday gifts for the grandparents.
Once you’ve chosen your book, click on “Get Photos” to upload your pictures and get started! You can autofill the photo layouts or choose the perfect picture for each spot. CVS Photo allows you to change the layouts, add embellishments, choose the background, add text and more.
Once you’re finished putting your book together, you can review the entire book from cover to cover. If anything needs editing, you can easily go back and change the book wherever you need to. Check the book again and once it’s perfect, click on “Order Now” to order your photo book.
It’s that easy!
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