Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm Dreaming of a Duane Reade Holiday #DRHoliday #shop #cbias

I've got a lot of dreams for this season. Foremost of which is to spend time with my favorite people. To make that happen in a leisurely -- no last minute mad dashes to crowded stores -- I've begun my shopping and I'm happy to report I'm moving ahead. I like giving photo gifts and I was delighted to find that there are wonderful opportunities at my local Duane Reade. Duane Reade Holiday made it easy-peasy to create a photo mug in less than fifteen minutes.

 Between grocery shopping and a quick trip to the fruit and veggie market I created a personalized gift.

I settled down in the comfy chair and followed the directions.

There are a lot of gifts to choose from. I knew I wanted a gift for a dear friend. She has a long commute and loves her coffee in the car. I was hoping to find a fun travel mug.  

 I found the commuter mug I was looking for. There were lots of fun gifts to choose from and all it took was a few clicks. I was delighted that the prices were reasonable.

 I loaded my photos from my memory card -- these pictures are cell phone shots -- and it took less than a minute for my pictures to appear. 

I chose the photo I wanted to use and I cropped the picture with just a couple of clicks. I loved working on the big screen. 
A sort-of-selfie. I'm delighted to have made this gift with lots of time to spare. I will be getting an email in the next few days when the mug is ready and I can pick it up.  

I'm pleased at how quick and easy my gift making was. I didn't time it, but I don't think it took more than fifteen minutes -- if that long -- to create the commuter mug. The instructions were clear and I had a good time looking through my pictures to find just the right photo. And did I say how much I loved working on the big screen. I know I did, but it was such a treat.

It turned to winter on Saturday night which really brought home that this is the Chanukah and Christmas season. I'm enjoying my cozy apartment and I did not like leaving for a dental appointment this afternoon. The temperature was a relatively balmy thirty three degrees which is warmer than a lot of places around the country, but still cold. So glad I'm in two closed toe shoes.

Please keep warm and cozy. I'm so glad you stopped by to visit and take good care of yourself.


Lynn said...

That is a convenient service to provide, looking forward to seeing the end product. Glad your 10 toes were covered, stay cosy.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There is no better gift than the ones made by loving hands (even if they were just clicking a keyboard). Your friends will love them.

Theresa said...

I love gifts like this:) I have also started my shopping! Have a blessed week dear friend, it is a rainy one here! HUGS!

Linda said...

That is so neat! My niece told me that Rite Aid does that too. COOL BEANS! Have a blessed remainder of this cold, snowy Tuesday. (not sure if it is snowing in the city,but here, upstate, it is.)

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love those gift ideas. So personal. Sure beat walking hundreds of miles in the malls. :):) How's your feet holding up? Good I hope. xoxo,Susie

Kerin said...

Oh you lucky girl.. getting a jump start on gifts. I've yet to start..... need to get on Amazon, and click away ***grin**.

Have a wonderful, and blessed Thanksgiving.

Nellie said...

Now - that's the kind of shopping I like! Way to go!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I guess you would be glad to have shoes on and not that bootie you had. The snow is on the ground here once more. Glad you are doing so well with your shopping. I've got lots yet to do along with several things I'm painting. Keep warm!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a neat service! I love to get shopping behind me, but I haven't even started yet.

So glad you are in two closed toe shoes! We're cold here, too, and I'm thankful also to have two warm boots on. :-)