“Publish a book and Make Your Grandma Feel Gorgeous All at Once with Lulu.com ”
July 23, 2009 [Raleigh, NC] - “Granny,” “gram,” “gam-gam,” whatever you call your grandma, she is important, especially considering close to eight million American children live in households headed by grandparents (based on US Census statistics). Lulu.com, the digital marketplace for creative content, calls attention to grandmas, and all that they do, this year for Gorgeous Grandma Day on July 23.
Alice Solomon, former columnist for Metro West Daily News, started Gorgeous Grandma once she hit 50 and felt stereotyped as a “senior-citizen.” Gorgeous Grandma day is all about appreciating your huggable, cookie-baking, thrifty and loving grandma while embracing the skydiving, line-dancing, would rather climb the Himalayas than crochet, grandmas as well. Whichever kind you have, show her how much she means to you by creating something really special with Lulu.com’s easy web-studio.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to make, but what about a customizable photo album of her life from childhood to her holding her grandkids? Think of what makes her happy. With items like personalized cards and calendars, and Lulu’s new wallet-sized mini-books (perfect for anywhere photos or the top-10 things she has taught you/that you love her for), Lulu has something for everybody. You can use Lulu’s free storefront to share your creation with your whole family electronically or in print.
Don’t have the creative bug in you? Lulu.com features over 1.1 million titles from authors in 35 categories including things for grandma like gardening and crafts or travel and adventure. Call to mind afternoons in the kitchen with books like Sophie-Safe Cooking: A Collection of Family Safe Recipes by Emily Hendrix. With more than 100 recipes, including muffins and breads, main dishes, salads, sides and even desserts, readers will find dishes that are delicious to everyone!
“There are more than 200,000 new children that are being cared for by grandparents since the last census” says Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United. This number has increased since the 5.4 million (7.7%) of American children raised by grandparents as reported by the US Census Bureau in 1997. So celebrate your Gorgeous Grandma today.