Did you guys had Polaroid when you were kids? (or when you were young)? We never had one, but we were borrowing it from our friend for special occasions. We had to be very careful with it in order not to break it. And the film, or cassetts, I'm not sure how they called were rather expensive. Today you can take 500 photos just to select couple good ones, there you had only one shot.
I loved those pictures! Loved that they were instant, loved to hold the picture right out of the camera and watch all the colors and details of the photo appear! There was something magical about that!