Your holidays start here
Costco delivers loads of custom photo options
Framed canvas prints (left), photo books (below), photo cards and photo calendars (right) are a few of the Photo Center offerings.
By David Wight
WHY NOT MAKE this the year you use one or
more of your favorite digital photos—even one
taken on your smartphone—to create really personal holiday greetings? Costco’s 1-Hour Photo and
the Photo Center on Costco.com make it possible,
with a large selection of photo holiday greeting
options. Each year brings a new batch of designs to
keep the program fresh and your creativity high.
Here’s a look at the most popular options.
6 x 7.5-inch photo cards with bonus
The mainstay of the program, these cards can
have a single picture or multiple images. You can
choose from the new designs this year—always
expect a fresh look for this Costco holiday tradition.
An order of 50 cards costs $14.99 and includes four
bonus calendar cards; with the original order, additional sets of 25 cards cost $5.49 and include one
bonus calendar card. Order at the 1-Hour Photo
counter, or through the Photo Center on Costco.
com for pickup at the warehouse of your choice.
Give your photos a classic presentation in a
photo book. Books range from 30 to 100 pages (a
30-page book can accommodate up to 100 photos).
Covers are available in a variety of styles, including
padded leather and custom photo covers. Different
styles and sizes are offered, and prices start at $24.99.
Everyone uses calendars, and using your own
images can give the new year a more personal feel.
Single- or multiple-image designs are available,
with several popular themes to pick from. Two
sizes are available: 8. 5 x 11 inches or 11. 5 x 14
inches, starting at $9.99.
Canvas prints, framed or unframed
Looking for a great gift? Turn your own special
photo into a gallery-style stunner. Your photo will
be printed directly to acid-free, poly-cotton canvas,
using solvent-free ink. The canvas is then stretched
over a wood frame. Make sure to use a high-resolu-tion image that allows 1. 75 inches on each side to
wrap around the frame. Various sizes are available,
and prices start at $34.99.
Don’t have a photo to use? The online Art &
Image Gallery provides thoudands of image options
that would make superb canvas wall-art gifts.
Specialty subjects include sports, fine art and Disney
art for kids and adults. Browse the Image Gallery
through the Photo Center on Costco.com.
Gifting family memories Do you have a source of old family memo- ries that is on home movies, 35 mm slides or videotapes? Millions of Costco members have discovered how great it is to share those old memories by having 1-Hour Photo at all Costco locations convert them to easily accessible DVDs. The process for these popu- lar holiday gift items takes about three weeks, so give yourself enough time for Christmas delivery.
Photo greetings and gifts have become a tradition for many Costco members. Is this your year to
make the holidays more personal? C
NEW, AND JUST in time
for holiday greetings: Items
ordered from Tiny Prints
through the Photo Center
on Costco’s website can be
picked up at the warehouse
of your choice.
If you haven’t discovered
Tiny Prints yet, it is a popular,
upscale boutique with a huge
range of stylish and creative
personalized greeting cards
and stationery—all with
premium printing and classy
Costco members auto-
matically save 20
percent off every
Tiny Prints order.
Be sure to browse
choices this year
through the Photo
Center on Costco.com.
You’ll be impressed by the
high quality and style of