Stay in Touch With Your Grandkids With Lulu.com

by Jennifer Sikora

We live about an hour or so away from my kids only living grandparent. Their “nanny” (that is what they call her) was always a constant companion when we lived minutes from her house, but then we moved. My daughter, who is the closest to her grandmother, was really down that she couldn’t be with her all the time.

Connecting with her via Internet is not possible because she is on a limited budget and cannot afford to get it. So I’m glad that there are companies like Lulu.com that help grandparents and grandkids stay connected through photobooks.

Enter the Family Photos for the Holidays and Win BIG!

Lulu.com is hosting a wonderful family photo contest to get the word out about how important it is for grandparents and their grandkids to stay connected.

In a new national poll commissioned by Lulu, 96 percent of grandparents told us that family togetherness makes for happy holidays, and 90 percent said that they long for more time with their grandkids. But with families scattered every which way and gas prices high, is togetherness too much to ask for?

The Family Photos for Holidays contest opens today! You can find all the details on the Lulu.com Facebook page. To enter the competition, simply post your family photos that capture the joys of family togetherness, particularly photos that include family members from several generations.

Entries will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 26. Then, expert judges will determine finalists who will be entered into the final public voting round from Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2. Whichever photo gets the most votes wins!

One of the contest’s judges is Frank Brueske, a Florida-based pro photographer and grandparent whose grandkids live in Illinois and California. Says Frank, “Aside from actual hugs, photos capture and convey love like nothing else, but we leave too many great pictures locked in limbo. The reality is that most pictures will sit in hard drives and cell phones, and future generations 20 or 30 years from now will never see them — unless we each decide to take action and free the photos!”  

Prizes

At the end of the contest, Lulu will announce all the winners. Prizes include a Canon Rebel t3i DSLR Camera plus $500 to use at Lulu.com to make a photo book or calendar , two Google Nexus 7 tablets and $200 to use at Lulu to make a photo book and/or calendar, and a $100 gift card to Target plus $100 to use at Lulu on photo books and calendars.

Hop on over and enter your family photos today!

This post is part of a promotional campaign with Lulu.com. All opinions listed are our own.



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Julie October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Would have any of these gifts…. as I get older I love having photos of my children to help me remember….. Plus my grandparents think I’m so clever when I send a photo book.

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2 My Baby Pajamas October 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Thank you for sharing this site. My husband, kids and I live in AZ and my parents are still back in Chicago. LOVE THIS!! I will share this site!

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