Sunday, November 6, 2011

Virtual Christmas Coolness

I am getting in early with this post...spreading Christmas cheer and all...:)

There are so many cool ways of communicating today and 'they' say that to get a good holistic experience one should use whatever is at your disposal. Well Christmas is my favourite time of the year, because its made up of so many of my favourite things...family, food and laughter :). I just love the message of giving around this time, it's magical. Well this post will give you a few extra special magical tools to use and make your Christmas awesome. I have used them for the last few years and I urge you to watch your kids faces when they are watching there message from Santa for the first time [you may shed a tear]. You don't have to be a techno..you just have to have access to the internet, a mail address and follow the prompts...here we go.

My all time favourite is the Portable North Pole. If you have images [or even if you don't] of friends, family or children you can create a video that Santa then sends to you with a video message to your little one [or others] that is so real its unbelievable. He speaks directly to them about what they need to do to get gifts this year. It's fantastic for keeping kids going till the end of the year, with this one, the more effort you put in the better the result. It is FREE as well, and at the end of the season you get the opportunity to buy your kids video clip for $5. I have brought them, great keepsake.

This video will explain a little better:

Then there is Norad Santa Tracker that uses Google maps to track Santa on Christmas eve. We keep this open on Christmas eve and check on him, they also have little 3D videos of each of his stops...very cool. Adding to the experience. I am sure there are many other cool things you can do online now, but I can vouch for these two personally. You have got to try them both...your kids will love it.

Look at the video below as an example of what you will see on Norad this was Santa in 2010: It's important to note that if you sign up at Portable North Pole, they will mail you when they are ready and obviously you can only track Santa on Christmas eve but Norad has great games etc for the kids to play as well.

Happy Holidays!

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