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  • New Year Photo Challenge

    Want to take on a fun challenge in 2017? Capture your 365. The idea is simple: choose a theme and take a new photo every day that follows that theme. When you’re done, you’re left with an awesome..

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  • Making Christmas Memories Last

    The holiday season may be over – but you’ll cherish the memories for years to come. If you thought to have a camera handy during Christmas day and the events leading up to it, you likely have an..

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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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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 5

The holiday season is a perfect time to preserve your most precious memories on a sleek metal print. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for Mom and Dad or you want to showcase one of your...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 4

Canvas Prints turn your family photos into works of art. Some of the best photos taken during vacations, graduation and birthdays make incredible accent pieces and home décor. For a unique touch,...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 3

Sending greeting cards is a classic holiday tradition. It’s a special way to connect with all your friends and family during a joyous time of year. Costco Photo Center makes it easy and fun to...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 2

A sure sign of the forthcoming holidays is receiving your first greeting card in the mail. It’s a great joy to open the envelope and see the smiling faces of your friends and family. The Costco...

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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.