When I was a small child (thankfully, we're not going to discuss how long ago that was), my grandfather got my grandmother a Polaroid camera for Christmas. I remember she was so tickled she let out a little happy squeal (bonus points to gramps!). For years afterwards, if there was a special moment, she'd go grab her Polaroid. Everyday moments got the 110 camera (ha, see that does date me!) but special ones got the Polaroid, so whoever was there could instantly take home a picture too.
Today, everyone it seems, has a smartphone that they use to take pictures. Those are fun and can be instantly uploaded to Instagram or some other website to share. Do they get printed though? Not all too often.
Not too long ago, a bloggy friend sent me a Polaroid camera. I was excited! I hadn't seen one since my gram's I discussed above. The camera has changed a little from the one I remember. It's smaller, and the pictures are too, but it's still awesome (and I wasn't the only one who thought so!). It's also very easy to use...even my 7-yr.-old can do it with ease.
|Adults and children alike think this camera is fun.|
|Waiting for the film to develop in front of you is still, just cool.|
That's one of many reasons Polaroid has been a family favorite for so many years!
The Polaroid instant camera is fun for everyone in the room, most especially the person taking the picture, and everyone still wants to gather around it and see the picture as it develops (some things never change, and in this case, that's a good thing). We took ours to Disney at the start of the summer. The bottom-right picture at the very top of this post is my sister-in-law, husband, and youngest son at a character breakfast there. The pictures we took that morning, with about ten of us at the table made for a lot of happy. Everyone got to take an instant souvenir home (pictures are always the best souvenir to me), and they really got the conversation going. Everyone had a Polaroid memory, and everyone wanted to try their hand at the camera (which really is a breeze to use).
The back of the camera still shows how many pictures you have left, the film still develops right before your eyes, and the brand is still the highest of quality. My favorite thing about the Polaroid camera we have though, which you probably gathered from what I wrote above, is that they're fun.
If you're looking for a cool gift to get for most anyone, I suggest considering the Polaroid Pic-300 Instant Print Camera. I'm thinking this might be a gift for more than one of the teens on my gift shopping list this year. You want to see a group of teens get giggly and happy in an instant? Break out the Polaroid. ;)
You can learn more about the camera by visiting the Polaroid website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Instagram.