My wife Cynthia has become a fan of a new service called Sunnygram. It basically lets you send email to your non-computer-using grandparents.
How it Works
You, your brothers and sisters, and your kids compose electronic messages that you want to send to a grandparent (or other friend or relative.) The messages can include text, photos — whatever you’d like. You submit them via the Sunnygram site or simply email them to a special address you select.
Sunnygram compiles your submissions weekly and prints them out in a large font on high-quality paper. They then send your messages and photos to in a bright, attractive envelope to the recipient you designate.
Our Experiences Thus Far
My wife’s been using the service for a little over three weeks now. Cynthia, her sister, and our daughter have all contributed messages and photos. Cynthia’s grandmother in upstate New York has gotten three Sunnygrams, and she seems thoroughly delighted to receive them.
The website is nicely laid out and straightforward to navigate. It has lots of convenient touches that show some real thought went in to the design.
The service costs $9.95 per month, and offers a one-month free trial.
To me that sounds like a very reasonable fee for the utility and impact Sunnygram provides. I encourage you to check it out and let us know what you think of it.