Photography is our language, we have written about that quite often. To share thoughts, emotions and memories through photos is way easier for us than finding the perfect words. Even allegedly mundane things like writing postcards can drive us into desperation. Already as a child I (Susann) never had an idea how to write about my experiences in a short way to the loved ones at home. I sat there for minutes, pen in the air, just to only write “it is nice, I am fine”. The perfect scenery on the postcards, which rarely fit to what I saw, added to the impersonal note. Somewhen I just gave up and did not write postcards for years. A shame, actually, since postcards are just a way to let the loved ones know you even think about them from far away.
With the instax instant photos I finally found the joy of sending postal holiday greetings. They provide the opportunity to send very personal experiences without big words. Plus, it is way faster than looking for the cheesiest card in the tourist shop.
With the FUJIFILM instax SHARE SP-3 printer* we can print our favourite vacation photos anytime, be they taken with the smartphone or with our FUJIFILM X-T3 camera. The printer has a rechargeable battery, thus being able to print anywhere. Just connect your smartphone or camera with the printer via WiFi, select your favourite photos with the instax SHARE app, and just a few seconds later you have the finished product.
During a short trip to the sea we immediately tried the idea. We prepared the postcards at home. We cut thick kraft or water colour paper to A6 format, drew the template of a postcard on one side and put four pieces of double sided tape on the other, of the size of the instax instant photos. This way, we only needed the printer, a pen and stamps. You can even fill in the addresses beforehand. Just print the instant picture, put a stamp on it and off you go!