Be the favorite grandkid

Text your photos and we'll mail
4x6 prints to your
Nana. Grandma. Grandpa. Papa. Grannie. Nonnie. Mimi. Grampy. Oma. Pop Pop. Mom. Dad. Sister. Brother. Savta. Pappoús. Abuela. Bumpa. Tsalisi. Grand dad. Gigi. Meemaw. Buhbee. self.
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A photo strip of 8 NanaGrammers holding their photo deliveries plus Grandpa Cook holding some lobsters.
A photo strip of 8 NanaGrammers holding their photo deliveries plus Grandpa Cook holding some lobsters.

How it works

GET A NUMBER

Sign up, get your unique NanaGram number, and invite your siblings.

TEXT PHOTOS

There's no app to download. Just text your photos. You control what photos go to print on our website.

DELIVER LOVE

Each month, we develop and mail 4x6 prints to your Nana.



Print, not pixels

Unlimited family members

Invite your whole family, no matter how big and crazy. Just share your NanaGram number. Your siblings can optionally create a login to see what's being posted but logging in isn't required to send photos.

Mid 90s Cook Family photo
Mid 90s Cook Family photo

Unlimited family members

Invite your whole family, no matter how big and crazy. Just share your NanaGram number. Your siblings can optionally create a login to see what's being posted but logging in isn't required to send photos.

33% bigger

Our 4x6 prints are 33% bigger than iPhone — easier on the eyes for folks who wear glasses. They're photo-lab quality on Kodak and Fuji paper.

High quailty 4x4 and 4x6 prints

33% bigger

Our 4x6 prints are 33% bigger than iPhone — easier on the eyes for folks who wear glasses. They're photo-lab quality on Kodak and Fuji paper.

High quailty 4x4 and 4x6 prints

Tell a story with photo captions

Add a comment when you text your photo and it'll be added as a caption to the print.

NanaGram captions feature
NanaGram captions feature

Tell a story with photo captions

Add a comment when you text your photo and it'll be added as a caption to the print.

Never miss a photo

We'll send reminders to help you deliver maximum happiness.

Screen grab of text message reminders from NanaGram

Never miss a photo

We'll send reminders to help you deliver maximum happiness.

Screen grab of text message reminders from NanaGram

Total control

Control what photos get sent and adjust captions on our website.

NanaGram website features
NanaGram website features

Total control

Control what photos get sent and adjust captions on our website.

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Reviews

Excellent Customer Care

Rated 5 / 5 by Kamrin

Wow - I am amazing at how awesome this team is. Not only did Alex escalate my shipping issue to his first priority, but he also handpicked a "get well soon" card for my grandma to include in her Nanagram package since she just had knee surgery. I was shocked at how much time and care he took to make sure my package made it in the mail in a timely manner. Thanks, Nanagram team!

Dad loves getting mail.

Rated 5 / 5 by Laura

Dad loves getting mail and Nanagram is so personal and meaningful to him. Getting pictures of his grands helps him fight his dementia and he feels like he's in the loop. He recognizes his great grands and remembers soon to be in laws. NANAGRAM MAKES IT SO EASY.

The gift that keeps on giving!

Rated 4.5 / 5 by Linda

Nanagram is a wonderful gift for those who like printed pictures but also for great grandparents who font use social media! Always a surprise for Nanny never disappointing. Great quality!

Cherishing the Connection

Rated 5 / 5 by Craig

My Grandma is 86 now. Last year she fought breast cancer and had a compound wrist fracture. This brought into focus how important the time we have is and we went looking for ways to share more of our everyday lives with her. We got her an iPad but she just never really learned to use it and wasn’t seeing our notes and photos - so we switched to Nanagram. Now she gets a little piece of our life every month. The photos are the only thing she leaves out in her spotless kitchen to show every guest that comes over. Nanagram has facilitated a stronger, better relationship and for that I am incredibly grateful. The only downside is she keeps asking for my pictures of our golden retriever and fewer of us!

makes keeping in touch easy!

Rated 5 / 5 by Adam

I love how Nanagram allows me to text photos to Grandma as if she were directly seeing them --but then she does! In person, on beautiful prints.

Becoming the favorite has never been so easy

Rated 5 / 5 by Alexis

All SEVEN (7!) of the relatives we send these too are ecstatic each month. They love the pictures, and especially because we live far it helps them feel closer and more connected to us. Greatest idea ever, best service ever, and soooo worth the price!! We love Alex!

The Gift that keeps giving

Rated 5 / 5 by Shannon

I gifted Nana Gram to my in laws and they love it!! It’s so fun for them to receive monthly printed photos of all their grandchildren’s adventures. Nana Gram operates so smoothly as a company. They make it simple to upload and pass along photos!

My Popa loves his monthly package!

Rated 5 / 5 by Jaclyn

Seriously, this is the best idea ever. My Popa doesn’t live near us and I was terrible at sending pictures of our son to him. When he was 6 months old I stumbled across nanagram and it was a godsend. So easy and my Popa loves getting a mo they package and see how his great grandson is growing up!

Great Grandma can watch her baby grow up

Rated 5 / 5 by Samantha

So wonderful that this service exists. My grandmother in law doesn't have social media to see the updates I post about my daughter. This way I can send her pictures of her great grandbaby for her to receive in the mail every month!

It just makes so much sense

Rated 5 / 5 by Jay

My cousins and I decided to get Nanagram as a Christmas gift for my grandma last year, and my whole family has raved about what a great gift it is since! Grandma of course loves the pictures -- she's not active online, so they let her keep in touch in a way she otherwise wouldn't be able to. And coordinating which photos to send each month has been a fun way for us grandkids to keep up with each other too. The whole service is just a no-brainer -- it's easy, it works exactly as expected, and we'll definitely be renewing it this Christmas! In my brother's words, pulled from a group text thread: "It's hard to find time to make everyone in my life feel as loved as they are, and that thingy makes it easy. It's a good thingy."

The best gift she’s ever been given.

Rated 5 / 5 by Melissa

I live in a Texas and my Nana lives in California. I bought this as a Christmas gift for my Nana because she loves getting pictures and it was getting hard to keep her up to date on our daily lives. She says it’s the best gift she’s ever been given and calls me every month to express how much she loves getting the pictures. And this couldn’t be any easier to do. All you have to do is text a picture. That’s it. After you send the pictures in a text you can go into your account and add captions, which I think is a great feature and my nana loves knowing exactly what’s going on. I am so grateful for Nanagram. It has brought our Nana back into our daily lives.

Visited gramma and saw photos everywhere!

Rated 5 / 5 by Dan

Even after several excited texts and calls about how good it is to get photos, it didn't sink in. Visited grandparents in-person and saw printed photos everywhere! It sank in. Now I'm doing it for my other grandparents!

Great gift for grandparents

Rated 5 / 5 by Kassandra

We love seeing all the photos that get printed for our grandparents! It's a great way to share what we're up to with grandparents and other family members. Very happy with the service we've received from Nanagram and we recommend it to all of our friends.

Fair pricing & no trickery

Every order includes printing and shipping so all you have to do is text your photos and wait for a call from your loved one. Cancelling is easy.

Shipping to:

Premier

10 photos
$7.99 / mo
First month $5.35

Happy

25 photos
$12.99 / mo
First month $8.70

Elated

50 photos
$19.99 / mo
First month $13.39

We also offer multi-shipment plans. Send the same set of photos to multiple people for $1 off on each additional shipment. Upgrade to a multi-shipment plan after sign up.

Premier 🇨🇦

10 photos
$11.99 / mo USD
First month $8.03 USD

Happy 🇨🇦

25 photos
$16.99 / mo USD
First month $11.38 USD

Elated 🇨🇦

50 photos
$23.99 / mo USD
First month $16.07 USD

We also offer multi-shipment plans. Send the same set of photos to multiple people for $1 off on each additional shipment. Upgrade to a multi-shipment plan after sign up.

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Our story

Grandpa's 94th birthday

Celebrating Grandpa Cook's 94th birthday

I’m Alex Cook and together with my brother Andy, we built NanaGram as a gift to our late grandfather Tirrell Cook (Grandpa to us) for his 94th birthday.

When Grandpa stopped driving at 93, I started making more of an effort to visit. It started with errands to the grocery store and bank and quickly morphed into adventures with Grandpa. After breakfast or errands, Grandpa would detour me all around Boston’s South Shore to talk history, geneology and marvel at everything, big and small. As he grew older, the blood thinning medicine made it too dangerous to shave and the arthitus in his hands made it too hard to hold a beard trimmer. I became his "barber" — hands-down the most rewarding title of my lifetime.

Grandpa and I holding lobsters on his birthday

Grandpa loved lobster rolls.

Grandpa and Grandma Cook lived in their home together for over 60 years. Over the years, my siblings and I would visit our grandparents as often as possible. Grandma and Grandpa loved going through videos and photos on our phones. We tried countless times to set them up with computers, iPads, and other screens but nothing stuck. If we had the time, sometimes we’d send a batch of photos to print a local 1-hour photo but it was challenging to be consistent. So often when we’d go home, our photos and videos went with us.

At Grandpa Cook’s 94th birthday, I bought a couple twin live lobsters (Grandpa loved his lobster rolls) thinking there’s no way any of my siblings could top my gift. Sure enough, my brother Andy unveiled a prototype for a text-to-print service he called “InstaGrandpa” and asked me to help him finish building it. We decided to name the product NanaGram, after our Mom, and launched on Reddit. Now thousands of NanaGrammers are delivering photos to hundreds of grandparents across the US and Canada every month. Our regular photo deliveries spark an increase in phone calls and visits, bringing families closer together. In the words of Grandpa Cook, “Isn’t that wonderful!”


Alexander Addison Cook
Chief Oldest Grandson

Alex and Andy at the kids table

Alex & Andy at the kids table, circa early 90s.

Getting Vitamin D while working on NanaGram

Getting Vitamin D while working on NanaGram.

We grew up and grew beards.

We grew up and grew beards.

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Help

Get help by email or call/text 617-356-7849. We read and respond to every message, typically within a few hours.

Grandma Cook, Alex, and a giant chocolate bar.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my Nana get?
We ship classic printed photos on Kodak and Fuji paper, perfect for framing, albums, and the fridge. You can choose matte or glossy. The prints are 4"x6" and 4"x4" (for square images). Your loved one doesn't need any technology. They just receive a plain, white envelope each month with your photos inside. We include a free cover photo which lists out the names and, phone numbers, and mailing addresses of everyone on the account. (We hope to spark more letters and packages in the mail from your loved one.)

What if a family member sends in a photo I don't like?
You have total control over which photos go to print on our website. We send a text message reminder 3 days before print with a reminder to review.

What happens if I send more than 10 photos?
If and when you go over your account's limit, we still save every photo sent in. We ship the first 10 photos (or whatever your account limit) and the remaining photos roll over to next month. You can also get bonus photos in our referral program or upgrade your account in a jiffy.

Why not just use a digital photo frame or Facebook?
Over the years people have tried lots of different ways to share photos with their grandparents. While digital photo frames and Facebook require your loved one to have an Internet connection, NanaGram lets them continue living an offline lifestyle. Facebook is also a relatively public social network whereas on NanaGram you can treat your account as a private social network for your family (check out our privacy policy) and post photos you might not otherwise post to Facebook. Digital photo frames require setup need to always be plugged in. While a digital photo frame displays photos in one place, the sky is the limit with your NanaGram prints - They can go on the fridge, in albums, in frames, or even be taped on random walls :) Plus, there's something magical about printed photos which you just don't get from a glowing screen.

Do you ship internationally?
We are currently ship to the US and Canada. However, we're actively working to deliver to Nanas all over. If you want to see NanaGram in your country, please drop your email on our waitlist.

Do you work with nursing homes and assited living homes?
Absolutely. Learn more about our partnership program which gives your residents $1 off and lets you use NanaGram as a free activity.

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