Walgreens Photo: Bold Use of Holiday Stock Photography
Walgreens Photo: Getting careless with the stock photos? – Nobody likes stock photography. Most of the time, working with it as a designer is about as exciting and inspiring as applying hemorrhoid cream. However, if you find yourself creating a brochure for a new Senior center or a website about erectile dysfunction, you might have to bite the bullet and use it once in a while.
That’s exactly what Walgreens Photo has done with their latest holiday card designs; each one churned out with all the love and enthusiasm of a sausage grinder.
Here are a few of Chairman Meow’s favorite bold uses of stock photography on Walgreens holiday cards, which can currently be found on their site at: www.photo.walgreens.com/cards
Walgreens Christmas Cards: Keeping the “ASS” in christmASS
Here’s one of their most popular design templates for Christmas Cards this year, called “Christmas Festive.” You see, just like “The Ford Family,” (pictured above) you can feature 3 photos of your own family in this stylish 3-photo Christmas card. It’s hard work getting those kids to smile for the camera, and apparently much easier to just cut the little bastards out completely. (personally, I think they should have cut that guy out too) Well done Ford Family; stay classy!
Happy Kwanzaa from Martha’s Vineyard
Walgreens Kwanzaa cards: As you know, Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrating African heritage, including the deep African roots of the Mwanajuma family. (pictured above) I can just imagine these parents saying, “Put down your Djembe drums, kids; it’s time to read “‘The Principles of Blackness!’” Well, one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa is creativity, so maybe Walgreens was just trying to be ironic with this card?
You don’t need to be Jewish to send out Hanukkah cards
Ah, yes; the annual Hanukkah (Chanukkah?) card from the Schwartz family. Hey kids, don’t crush Uncle Hershel and Aunt Ester in that pile-up! I know it’s probably racist to think that black people aren’t Jewish; why, there have been countless famous African American Jews like Sammy Davis Jr. and… (Sammy Davis Senior?) Never mind; great choice of stock photography, Walgreens!
Walgreens Holiday folded card: photo collage (without text)
As you can see, Walgreens lets you use up to 12 pictures in their photo collage cards. Why limit your Holiday card to photos of your own family, when you can feature up to 12 random babies on one card. I like how they ran out of baby photos, and started using the same ones twice on the same card. Sending out a Christmas card like this one will certainly confuse family and friends you haven’t talked to in a while! Bold artistic vision, Walgreens!
More Holiday stock photography inspiration
Now that Walgreens has stoked your own creativity, please feel free to use this stock photo of a cat on your own Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa cards, courtesy of Chairman Meow.