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Merry and creative! How to use instant photos at Christmas—we have some tips for you!

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Instant cameras, often known by the brand-name Polaroids, have experienced a real renaissance in recent years. Maybe it's the authenticity of instant photos, or maybe it's their inimitable colours. Perhaps it's just the pure adventure of taking them. The rise of compact printers has definitely helped as now you can quickly print instant photos taken on a smartphone or digital camera. So, why don't you unleash your creative spirit and use instant photography to help you make some of the most original and personal Christmas gifts? With our tips, you won't go wrong! 

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Tip #1: Give a camera as a Christmas gift

Even in these days of ubiquitous smartphones, the classic camera still has its place. If you have a family member or friend who is serious about taking pictures, they would be delighted to receive a digital SLR camera, a mirrorless camera or a compact camera. Even cheaper cameras can produce professional-quality photos. There are so many chances to use these cameras—on holidays, walks or family gatherings—you might need to throw in a photo album too! 

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If you have a passionate photographer at home, they will surely be over the moon with a proper camera. 

You could get a Fujifilm Instax Camera, such as the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, which prints photos itself—immediately after they are taken. If someone you know will never give up smartphone photography but would like their photos in a physical form, a pocket printer (e.g. HP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer) would make an excellent gift. You can easily connect this printer to your phone via Bluetooth and print photos that look like Polaroids! 

Tip #2: Instant photos make great gifts for your friends, partner and family

If there's one gift that is guaranteed to put a smile on a loved one's face, it has to be a nice photo. Grandparents and parents always love to see pictures of their children and grandchildren. Siblings and friends can bring shared memories to life while couples can use them to reminisce about special days. Compact printers can print high-quality photos with vibrant colours in a matter of seconds. You could even make a calendar or photo story from your pictures. 

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Not only grandparents will be happy to see a family photo under the tree.

Tip #3: Use a photo instead of a gift tag

Coming up with original things to write on gift tags can be a bit of a challenge. However, a little bit of inspiration and you can nail it. Why not attach a photo to your gifts instead of the usual "Love from Kevin" tag? You could pick a classic picture from your past or take photos when your family least expects it. Creativity knows no bounds, and you can use photos instead of name tags for years to come. It could become your signature festive move, and loved ones will be eager to find out what they'll have on their present each year.

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With photos instead of name tags, unwrapping gifts will come to life.

Tip #4: Make Christmas decorations with instant photos

Why stop at gift tags? You can put photos on the tree or place them around your home! With an instant camera, you can take photos during Christmas Eve and display the printed images straight away or give them to relatives as a souvenir. The day may pass you by in a blur, but whenever you walk around the tree, you will immediately remember the beautiful moments spent together. 

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Why not remember shared experiences with decorations? 

Tip #5: Christmas dinner place name cards

Do you have a large gathering at Christmas and need to get on top of the seating arrangements? Or do you just want everyone to know that they have a place at the table? Personalised festive place name cards could be the answer. You can either use a favourite photo and print it on an instant printer or use an instant camera to capture your loved ones on Christmas Eve. We've just put the idea in your head—the rest is up to you! 

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Personlised place names will add a touch of sparkle to the Christmas atmosphere. 

Type # 6: Instant photos for Christmas and New Year greetings cards

Sending Christmas and New Year's cards is a pleasing tradition that puts a smile on your loved ones' and friends' faces. You can turn that smile into delight with original handmade greeting cards. Just use an instant printer or a Polaroid photo to add extra authenticity to your well-wishes. All you need is a piece of card, a photo and some coloured pencils and you are well away. It's easy to see why this will please every recipient much more than an impersonal card from a store or a generic festive scene sent in a group email.

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Fast and high-quality Christmas and New Year's wishes? This is a walk in the park for an instant printer. 
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