When I was a teenager, I would take photos all the time on my own personal Kodak camera. I saved up for months doing babysitting jobs, all to be able to have my very own camera and have my very own photos. As soon as a roll of film was finished, I’d bike to my local CVS Pharmacy in the Barrington Center (in Barrington, RI!) and get it processed in one hour! At that time in my life I couldn’t believe that film could be processed in an hour! It was like magic! I would wait the full hour in CVS, just walking up and down the aisles until it was complete. The photos to me were like liquid gold and would always be placed immediately right in a photo album.
Ahhh… fast forward to modern day.
My kids would certainly be asking right now…
What is processing film?
What is a roll of film?
What do you mean you could only get 30 photos at a time?
Now my iPhone takes all of my photos.
It’s easy. It’s convenient. And it’s super fun, especially for someone like me who LOVES to take photos and is all about family photos. I must snap (no joke) about 50 photos a day of my family right on my phone.
It’s funny – as much as I’m a digital mom and love sharing photos only social channels, I’m still a “hold the photo in my hand” type of girl! I love to frame photos of my family and place them around the house. I love to gift my parents and in-laws photos of the kids. I love to give my grandma personal photos of her great grandkids, it always means so much to her! And the beauty is… I know I’m not alone. So many of my friends love being able to print photos that they love and keep them in beautiful and special places. Maybe it’s a mom thing, but it’s a family “thing” that is truly priceless.
Ordering Photos with the CVS Pharmacy App
Thanks to the CVS Pharmacy app, it’s now so easy to take the photos you LOVE right on your phone and get them printed through the Photo Center! Oh, yes… you can literally “Print from your phone!”
It’s like photo magic working for you! You have the option to print from your phone, print from Facebook or print from your account (I have Instagram sync’d up I my account!). Once you give the CVS app permission to see your photos on your phone, you have the ability to choose from any of the photos that are saved right there on your phone. If you’re anything like me – you have over 10,000 to choose from! I mean… imagine that, you can do this on the fly!
Yesterday while waiting in line at Victoria’s preschool, I ordered an adorable print of her to give to my grandma! I just selected the photo I wanted… I selected the quantity and the size… and then I selected a location! It was as easy as that and I did it in less than 30 seconds! It’s truly an awesome feature to have right at your fingertips!
I wanted to make sure I shared this with you because with all the holidays approaching, there’s most likely going to be a TON of photos that you’re taking! One of the sad things for me was when I would just have all these adorable photos of my family in my phone, but never do anything with them! I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of putting them on a zip drive and then heading out somewhere to print them. I love that I can easily do this on the go and then just go pick up! The digital age is truly a remarkable age, it makes life easy and convenient and eliminates so many added steps!
And thank you to CVS Pharmacy for having this feature in the app! I love it and I can’t tell you how many smiles the feature has brought my family members! And if you’re wondering… yes, you can also access this feature from your computer, too! You just log into your account from your computer and it will walk you through all the necessary steps! This has been good for me when I’ve taken photos on our “real” camera and I’ve downloaded them onto my desktop.
It’s just an easy way to order and GO! Not to mention… if you’re looking for gifts beyond just printed photos, you have an array of products to choose from at CVS, too! There’s photo albums, coffee mugs, canvas prints, cards, towels, calendars and so much more!
Get ready to start snapping away with the holidays approaching, and don’t forget to save those memories, too!
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