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  • Baby Shower Gift Ideas

    When you receive a baby shower invitation, you know you’re in for a day of excitement, treats and fun ways to spoil the momma-to-be. While your presence and support already mean so much to the..

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  • Winter Wedding Planning Essentials

    Every spring and summer, like clockwork, weekends begin to flutter with weddings. The weather, the light, the sun-kissed skin – it’s easy to see the appeal of opting for the traditional wedding..

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The Right Light Photography

Lighting is the key to great, clear photography. Insufficient lighting or the wrong flash settings can sabotage an otherwise fantastic photo. Whether you’re indoors, at the beach or out at night,...

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The Mug Shot

A personalized Photo Mug makes a fantastic gift for parents and grandparents, friends, team members and all those coffee lovers in your life. It lets people take cherished moments to work with...

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Smartphone Photography

If you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve almost certainly taken many photos with it. Cameras in smartphones have drastically improved over the past 5 years, but taking great pictures with them is...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 12

We all know that work days can be long and study sessions can seem endless. A custom mousepad from the Costco Photo Center, personalized with a favorite photo, may be the boost of positivity that...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 11

Keep your New Year’s resolutions in 2017 by creating a personalized 12-month calendar. Design each month with a different photo and highlight special occasions. It’s simple and easy to drag and...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 10

For the art lover on your list, give them a masterpiece they will truly love from our Art and Image Gallery. Whether it’s a Monet, Paris on a rainy day, or industrial black and white photography,...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 9

When it comes to decorating the tree, every family has a different style. Some unbox handmade decorations and multi-colored tinsel for a creative and nostalgic look. Others prefer a more refined...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 8

Poster Boards are a great, easy way to decorate your space with all your favorite photos. It can be tons of fun to pull together different photos to add a personal touch to the room. In fact, a...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 7

Sipping on a hot, delicious beverage is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly winter day. Those moments become even more special when you’re reminded of a happy memory or seeing the faces of...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 6

Print your best memories this holiday season. Given the rapidly changing digital landscape these days, it’s even more special to create and give something tangible. Printing brings your photos to...

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Are you new to the Costco Photo Center or looking to discover more about what the Costco Photo Center has to offer? The Tips & How To’s Section has something for everyone! Learn about great new photo gift products like Cluster Canvas Prints, featuring a beautiful mosaic of photo canvas prints, or the new premium Stationery & Invitations by Greetings by Costco, available in unique card designs for every special event or occasion. Find inspiration for home decorating ideas and holiday shopping with our How To’s about the Costco Photo Center’s Image Galleries, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints and the winter inspired Holiday Gift Guide. Are you an avid smartphone user? Learn about the Costco Mobile App, available now for download on iPhone and Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 to order digital prints from your mobile.