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.