Grandparents can be really hard to shop for around the holidays or their birthday. What can you get them that they don’t already have?
Honestly, most of the time what grandparents want is just for you to communicate with them. Think about it: How often do you talk to them? Chances are, it’s not enough.
So if you’re struggling with what to get them, don’t fret. We’ve got the perfect gift for them that’s bound to make them smile from ear to ear. The best part of all is that it saves you time, money, and will hit them right in the feels.
These postcards are honestly the perfect way to show your grandparents how much you love them—even if you’re pressed for time!
The way it works is that each month, you send them a photo and text caption meant for your grandparents to the designated Silver Post “robot.” They will then print your sentiment on a 4×6 postcard (photo on the front, caption on the back). And they make it much more aesthetically pleasing than you probably ever could! (Okay, I’ll speak for myself here, but still!)
The idea is that your grandparents are able to get monthly mail from you, and you get to make them happy without having to do all the work yourself! It’s a win-win for everyone.
How did the Silver Post come to be?
Co-founder of Silver Post, Carolyn McRae, realized that after working with the elderly for quite some time, she realized how happy they got when they’d hear from loved ones. However, the reason for that is typically because they rarely do, so when they did, it was an amazing experience.
Carolyn says that she heard a common sentiment during her time working with the elderly: “I feel like could do more for my grandma/grandpa/great aunt, but am not really sure what to do. I love them, I think they know it, but I don’t have a lot of extra time to visit or call more…”
“There’s not much grandparents ‘need’ from you, but love is at the top of the list,” she says. “Getting photos and updates from you throughout the year is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Decorate their fridge with love all year long with the gift of The Silver Post!”
The service costs a mere $5 a month and you get the ability to text a Silver “robot” to share your message, a postcard sent to your designated “Silver” each month, a reminder to text so it doesn’t go by the wayside, and even ideas for what to say if you’re stuck. They’re thought of everything!
You can even send mail internationally, and are able to stop at any time if you no longer want to participate—though if you choose to commit for a year, it’s just $3.75 a month.
Those who’ve used the service absolutely love it.
“My grandma left a voicemail after the first one. It kind of surprised me. It sounded like she was about to cry. I can’t believe how much it actually means to her,” one happy customer said.
“Nonna lovesss The Silver Post and every time she sees me she tells me how much she loves getting them every month. This was a seriously great idea,” another said.
Do you struggle with having the time to catch up with your grandparents? Would you ever get a gift like this for them?