Mouths will drop and eyes will light up with these free video greetings from Santa.
Much like the “Letters from Santa” we’ve ordered in years past, today websites offer both letters and videos with personalized photos and information unique to your child ….for FREE.
An HFM reader posted a premium video which he purchased (so he could download it and save it) , and we were blown away by the high-quality production value for his $12.99 purchase! The names and photos of his children were intertwined in the video message, and he swears his 10-year-old was on the verge of “not believing” until he saw the video from Santa this weekend! The premium version is longer and includes more personal information and photos.
So, we put the FREEBIE at Elfi.com to the test. It took less than 5 minutes. No registration or credit card required. We just kept clicking the tab for “free version.” We uploaded our photo, listened to the test pronunciation of the name and gave them our email address. That’s it. It arrived in our inbox in less than five minutes.
Even a cynical 15-year-old was impressed by her personalized video greeting from Mr. Claus. She couldn’t believe her photo appeared when Santa opened his book! The link in the email for the free version expires in 24 hours, and it cannot be downloaded. But, all in all, it was a GREAT experience!
We can only imagine the wonder and awestruck of a preschool child watching something like this. They even offer versions for teenagers, adults and co-workers! Give it a try! (BTW, each site limits your number of free videos. For Elfi, it’s five).
Here are the sites we explored:
Elfisanta.com Videos and letters personalized by Santa. Free versions for boys, girls, teens, & adults. Also offered in Spanish, French, Polish, German & Italian languages.
Portablenorthpole.com Videos and letters from Santa- and even a bonus birthday greeting. Also offered in Spanish, French & Italian languages.
FreePersonlizedGreetingFromSantaClaus.com: Same idea as the others.
PackageFromSanta (App for iOS and Android): Four different videos to choose from with name and child’s photo.
SantaCam (App for iOS) allows you to superimpose Santa or elves in a photo of your own home. Not as high of a production value as some of the videos, however, a younger child seeing Santa in his own living room would be pretty amazing!
DialMyCalls.com: Free phonecalls from Santa
There are likely many more great sites like this out there. Let us know what you’ve used and if you liked it. Happy Holidays!