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June 20, 2011

I love taking pictures with my iPhone and Droid X.  I always have one of them with me, and at 5 and 8 megapixels they take pretty good pix.  My favorite photo app is instagram (FREE) and a close second is Halftone. Both of these apps are only available for iOS (sorry Droid fans) but that is not what I am here to talk about.  I found a great app that takes those digital pictures and turns them into something a grandmother can enjoy (that sounded better in my head).  Drum roll please (enters stage right, crowd Awwws, cameras flash)…POSTAGRAM!!! Ok, I guess it is not that big of a deal but it is pretty cool.  Postagram, for Android and iPhone, was created with instagram in mind but a recent update allows you to use any photo in your phone and create a postcard.  Still not that impressed?  Well I tried it out and I was really impressed and so was my mother-in-law when she received a custom postcard with her grandchildren on it. Postagram allows you to create, personalize, and upload, a picture, note, and address.  Then Postagram prints a postcard on glossy paper, and mails it out for you.  The down side is that whole process took about 5 days, the app told me 3 to 7 days so I guess it could have been worst and each postcard from start to finish costs $1.00.  Don’t just take my word for it download Postagram the app and you first postcard are FREE!

I was thinking this app could be useful catching students doing good things, snap a picture and mail them a card with a note from you saying “Thanks for serving!”  Or take a picture of a kids face during a sloppy game and a note from you saying, “I love that you are in our ministry.”  Or get a pic of a staff person being with students and a note saying “You are making a difference, Thanks!”  People love mail and pictures, comment below with how you think you could use this app to better your youth ministry.


  1. Doctor Popular

    Thanks for the awesome write up! Halftone is one of my favorite apps too!



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