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YourSantagram.com Personalized Santa Video
Holiday magic is in the air, and your little ones are probably already fidgeting with anticipation. I don’t think anything ever quite feels like being a child at Christmastime. Especially in today’s world, where kids have access to so much information and seem to grow up so very quickly, it’s nice to be able to fill their minds with wonder and joy while you can.
Which leads me to these personalized videos from Santa. I’ve actually been able to test out a few of them from different sites this year, with mixed results. Some are super-slick productions that basically shoehorn your child into a pre-filmed script. Usually there’s a moment where they flash a photo of your kid to make them feel like Santa really is speaking to them. They might even say the kid’s name (if you’re lucky and they don’t have unusual names– you know our kids have oddball names and thus were only referred to as “kiddo”).
Then you have ones like YourSantaGram. The production may not be quite as Hollywood-polished, but what it lacks in slickness, it makes up with charm. The video opens with a snowy animated scene and then we come upon Santa in front of a cheerful Christmas tree and fireplace backdrop. The thing that really makes this video stand apart for me is the true personalization. They actually have a Santa who films each video individually.
The questions I was given were very thorough. They ask about name pronunciation, hobbies, accomplishments, recent events– you’re given ample opportunity to really make your child feel like Santa knows all about them. You can even use it to gently remind children about bad behaviors they need to correct in order to get on the “nice” list.
Santa does a good job of working this info into the video. For instance, I mentioned that my nephew likes to run around pretending to be Sonic the Hedgehog and yelling “Gotta recharge!” Santa made a cute joke about his elves doing the same thing. And after talking about my niece’s desire to learn to code video games, he said that someday maybe he’ll be delivering games that she created to other little girls and boys. It was pretty sweet!
That’s another cool thing- you don’t have to buy videos for each kid. Santa will mention up to five names for the same price ($19). For that you get a 2-4 minute video, sent as a private Youtube link as well as a downloadable file. They also have options for larger families or groups.
Now for the best part. YourSantaGram wants to offer a free video to one of my readers. Yay! This is going to be a short-lived giveaway so you’ll have plenty of time to get your video before Christmas, so enter right now!
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