making a list and …

He’s making a list

and checking it twice,

He’s gonna find out

who’s naughty or nice …

And he’s …

… waiting for you …

at an adorable website called where your child can write to Santa and get a personalized video and written reply all the way from the North Pole.

With just a few clicks, your child sends an e-mail letter to Santa with her first name, age, city, and her top three Christmas wishes. Then the fun begins.

First, you’ll hear Santa and his elves talking about your child (be sure to turn up your volume so you can understand the “Elvish” chatter), then Santa appears in a cute video, calling your child by name, and talking about Christmas preparations at the North Pole. Then you get a personalized letter on your screen that even discusses your wish-list items. After printing your letter, you can opt into a parents-only portion of the site that allows you to upload a photo of your Christmas tree and insert a photo of Santa into it, then help Santa write a personalized thank-you note to your child for the snacks she left him. You then print out the thank you and leave it for your child to discover on Christmas morning.

All this without divulging any personal information … you don’t even have to input your e-mail address. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of this new twist on writing to Santa. While you’re there, be sure to check out “The Santa Tracker” and “The Santa Snooper” North Pole web cam. You can also listen to the elves read “The Night Before Christmas,” read Santa’s blogs, see Santa’s magic photo album, and more … your pet can even send her own message to Rudolph.

Ho, ho, ho.


Arf, arf, arf.

photo by Sadie Hart via

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    That video by John Lewis has me crying now! Oh, that is the sweetest clip! The site is quite creative and interactive for kids too. Some of those jokes are pretty cute as well. I bet Stella and Mia have already sent Santa their wish list. And I bet, a certain Nanny Jane has been reviewing the lists too!

  2. Adorable and clean cut. I am sending this off to all my friends with kids and grandchildren
    I especially love the silly knock knock jokes! There is a lot to see so I am still exploring.
    By the way I had a ( late) friend who was a professional Santa. Real long pure white hair and beard,… the works.He dressed in red ,white and green and wore his santa boots all year long. He collected antique quilts and vintage and antique Christmas decor so we would go to the flea markets. Boy, you should have seen the reaction whereever we went. It was so much fun- always! Oh and he actually legally changed his name to Santa C. Claus and he actually had a real driver’s license with North Pole , Alaska as his real address. What a hoot he was !

  3. Tanya says:

    can I share this post with my homeschooling group?

  4. Bonnie ellis says:

    Cute! Thanks Mary Jane.

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