Confession: I've never sent out Christmas cards before. Ever. I always want to and mean to, but somehow I never do. I end out waiting until it's too late hoping to get that perfect family photo together that just never seems to happen. However, this year, I've already printed some cute photo cards and I'm ready to send them. I was already a huge fan of the Walgreens Mobile App. I've used it many times before to print photos directly from my phone. It's an especially great way to print Instagram and Facebook photos and it makes it so easy. But this year I've learned you can also design and print holiday cards from your phone using the Walgreens Photo App.
Creating these cards was so easy. The hardest part was choosing just one (which is why I chose 2). I wanted to make the cards using a photo I had taken that captured a special moment for Benjamin and Lyla instead of a staged family photo this year. I love this picture of the two of them on the haystacks, and it's one of the few pictures where they are wearing long sleeves (Oh, Florida weather...).
What you do:
1. Open the Walgreens Mobile App (make sure you've updated it recently)
2. Click on Photo.
3. Click on Photo Cards.
4. Select a Card (the hardest part of the process!)
5. Add your picture.
6. Add your text. You can play around with fonts and colors, but I mostly stuck with the recommended ones for each card.
7. Click print to Walgreens. Mine were ready in about 30 minutes.
(Important Tip: If it looks like the text is sticking off the bottom of the card in the preview, it is. The card will turn out just like this, and will crop off the letters. Fortunately, the Walgreens photo people are very helpful and nice and will reprint them, crop them, or let you cancel the order.)
The cards come packed up in a cute box, plus they include envelopes. I really love the craft paper and pink look of this card. I also love the round images surrounded with wreaths.