We’re so excited to introduce Grand Send to the world.
What is Grand Send?
Grand Send helps anyone send personal cards to their loved ones, such as their Grandparents, every week, month, or three months. You sign up using just a phone number and Grand Send then texts the number every week, month, or three months. All you have to do is text back a photo and a message.
We print the card with the photo on the front and the message and your return address on the back. Then we ship the card to whoever you chose when you signed up.
It’s that easy! The card itself is standard size, so 4 x 6, and we use an algorithm to crop the photo to look perfect on the card. The message can be should be about 420 characters. As a reference, that’s about 6 lines of text in your phone when you’re texting us, or 3 tweets-worth. If you try to send us something more than 450 characters long, you’ll have to try again because it won’t fit on the card.
When did Grand Send start?
Grand Send was conceived of by Nat Kelner and Brian Sirkia in a Brooklyn beer hall after realizing that there are very few products out there aimed at Grandparents, and especially aimed at helping grandkids bring more joy to their Grandparents lives. They first built it as a way to send their own Grandparents cards more easily. Eventually, they realized it would be worth opening it up to everyone.
Where is Grand Send based?
We’re based in Park Slope, Brooklyn, but can send cards anywhere in the United States.
Who created Grand Send?
Grand Send was created by Nat Kelner and Brian Sirkia.
Nat Kelner was born in Carrol Gardens and grew up in London. He is currently the Assistant Director at Columbia Entrepreneurship and prior to that co-founded Rocket Listings and the Vermont Venture Foundry. His Grammy’s name is Bertie.
Brian Sirkia was born in Vancouver, BC, and grew up near Victoria on Vancouver Island. He is currently the CTO of Lately and prior to that was a co-founder at Zero Pivot. His Grandma’s name is Louise and his Nana’s name is Helvi.