Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Did you know that Santa has a blog?! Yes, it's true! You can find it here along with lots of answers to questions you might have like "Why is Santa's coat red and white and not blue and green?" and "How does Santa get down the chimney?" It's very informative, so check it out!!! And you won't believe this, but the reindeers even have a blog! Check theirs out here.

Here's a few more of our favorite Santa sites we like to visit...

Santa.com - Includes Santa's storytime, Christmas activities, crafts, recipes, printables and music.

NORAD Santa Tracker - NORAD provides aerospace warning and control for North America 365 days a year. On Christmas Eve, they turn their attention to Santa, tracking his yearly gift-delivering journey from the North Pole. The Santa Tracker itself goes live at 6am EST on December 24th. In the meantime, you will find the unique history of the Santa Tracker, holiday-themed games (a new one released each day) and updates from the North Pole at www.noradsanta.org, the official NORAD Tracks Santa website.

NorthPole.com - Enjoy the joy and magic of Christmas in Santa’s Secret Village! You are invited to experience a traditional look at Christmas through the many free activities at northpole.com. Write to Santa, read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color—even put you or your child in a personalized story! The stories and activities combine traditional feelings of Christmas goodwill with state-of-the-art computer technology—all richly illustrated with original artwork.

EmailSanta.com - Celebrating more than 10 years on-line & more than 1 million letters a year! And Santa still replies to every letter faster than reindeer fly! Promise!

Santa calls - Send or receive a call from Santa for just $2.49. (We did this last year and the girls LOVED it!)

Photo of Santa at your house - I just discovered this fun site! Their website says, "Our team of elves has made it simple to turn your photo into a memorable keepsake in a few easy-to-follow steps on our Web site."

Step 1 - Upload Your Photo
Take photo of your room as it will look Christmas Eve
Follow the prompts to upload your photo to our Web site for editing

Step 2 - Select Your Santa
Follow the prompts to choose one of our Santa images to insert in your photo
Choose from a variety Santa poses - sitting, standing or kneeling
Follow the prompts to blend the Santa into your photo using our simple controls to resize and match coloring

Step 3 - Download and enjoy
Follow the prompts to checkout when you are happy with your Santa and photo adjustments
Enter payment information via our secure server process by Authorize.net
Follow the prompts to instantly download your magical photo
Print or display on your computer screen Christmas morning

Christmas Crafts and Kids in the Kitchen - includes fun recipes like Rudolph Poop, Candy Cane Cookies and Frosty's Juice!

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