Anyone using TouchNote yet?
If not, you are going to love this post. It is great for every age and stage of grandchild.
If you are already using this app, do keep reading because I have a tiny, yet fun, suggestion about how to make it even better below.
(I am not affiliated with TouchNote, I’m just a happy customer sharing the goods.)
TouchNote allows you to create custom made postcards or greeting cards using your own photos. You can take a selfie of yourself in your garden, on a trip to a museum, at your workplace, on holiday or at your dining room table and then use that photo to make a card.
The company posts the cards FOR you. It is simply the best.
Here is the link: www.touchnote.com
They have a great app you can download on your phone or tablet. You can also create the postcards on their website but I find the app much more user friendly and convenient.
I always send postcards because I personally LOVE a good postcard and it only costs 1 credit.
You can buy credits in bulk, sign up for a monthly membership or just pay per card. I buy in bulk but have considered a membership.
It’s the same price no matter where you are located in the world and they offer worldwide shipping. Postcards arrive within 1-3 days in the UK, 3-5 days in the USA and Europe and in under 10 days for the rest of the world.
Why do I love it for grandparents?
- You can enter all of your grandchildren’s addresses into your TouchNote address book. This way, you hit ‘create card’, add a photo and a caption on the front, a short message on the back and voila, it is finished.If you have multiple grandchildren in different locations, it can be really time consuming to get mail out to them regularly. With TouchNote, you can send the same card to all of them. All you have to do is change the address.
- Once you have it set up and your addresses are added in to the app or website, it is super simple to use. For example, I send out TouchNote cards to the grands while in line at the grocery store. It is that easy and fast. I love a good connection hack!
A few ideas about the photo you use on your postcard:
- Take a selfie of yourself somewhere fun and ask your grandchild to guess something about where you are, what you are doing or what you are holding.
- Make and hold up a sign in the picture you use that says ‘Put me on the fridge’ or ‘Tape me to your bedroom door’. This is a playful way to have your picture make it ‘onto’ something your grandchild sees everyday.
For older grandchildren, you can always share a fun fact with them about yourself or the place the picture was taken. Encourage them to text, email or call you to chat more about it.
I also think it would be neat to buy a subscription for this app for your grandchild if they are a little older. Or buy a certain number of credits for them so they can easily send cards TO you. Make it easy for them to just hit send on a selfie and share their goofy selves with you.
Bonus perk: Once your son or daughter realizes how simple it is to use, you might just get a few TouchNotes of your beautiful grandchildren in return.
Founder, The Long Distance Grandparent