Timshel (“Time Shell”) is a pretty great looking new service that sends you prints of your own photos once a month. You know those cool apps which mail you your old photos every once in a while? It’s like that, only with real photos.
The service should be launching in the near future (it just closed a successful funding round on Kickstarter), and when it does you’ll be able to sign up for $12.95 per month and receive a cool plastic case full of 30 photos every month.
It works like this: you use the companion app to add up to 30 pictures from your camera roll, and then the prints are made and sent over. The app actually looks like quite a nice place to organize your photos anyway, and you can share them in more traditional non-physical ways with friends and family.
I recently bought myself one of Canon’s little Selphy printers, And I love it. It outputs 6×4-inch dye-sub photos of great quality, and the prints work out at around thirty cents each. My walls are now covered with pictures, but the best use for them is to send them as gifts to other people. You’d be surprised just how much people love to get a real, physical photo in the real, physical mail.