Economy Convinces Families to Meet Online
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DALLAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With economic pressures tightening purse strings everywhere, the thought of looming holiday gift giving and travel expenses can put a dampener on anyone's festive spirit. FamilyLobby.com provides a solution to both these challenges and best of all, at zero cost. Allowing family members to connect virtually in a private setting immediately slashes those ever rising costs associated with attending family gatherings, giving everyone a much needed breather. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081204/DA49823) At FamilyLobby.com, you can create a lasting gift that gives pleasure to generations of families, both young and old, for years - a family website. The brainchild of former Microsoft engineer Brenda Cannon, FamilyLobby.com helps loved ones worldwide keep in touch by giving them a private family website of their very own absolutely free. In these budget conscious times, families need to find more frugal ways to communicate. Thanks to FamilyLobby.com, the only cost is how much time and heart you're willing to put into it. With over half a million users and more than 51,000 family websites created within six short years, FamilyLobby.com's popularity is undeniable. With articles on topics like budgeting and parenting and a community area where you can meet other FamilyLobby.com families if you wish, the site's offerings are plentiful. Diane Sheets of California is one of the family friendly site's biggest fans. "I love the ease of letting family, near and far, know what we are up to!", Diane says. "Soccer games, dance recitals, birthdays ... all can be updated with details, videos, maps and pictures." The ability to construct a family tree detailing your family's history is a FamilyLobby.com favorite. Themes make creating a website child's play while simultaneously offering customization options. "It can be as simple or as elaborate as you want," Diane added. It's no wonder the idea, which sprang from a Cannon family reunion, has flourished. The website's success story attracted attention from Fortune magazine as well, resulting in Brenda being interviewed. FamilyLobby.com's the closest online equivalent to sitting around the dinner table together. As Diane noted, "My grandma says she feels like she is there with us, even though she is 3,000 miles away." It makes sense to find less expensive alternatives in a tough economy. When it comes to gifts, the thoughtfulness of creating a family website is priceless. For more information, visit http://www.familylobby.com SOURCE FamilyLobby.com Davon Cannon of FamilyLobby.com, +1-972-741-6125, firstname.lastname@example.org