Elf Yourself may have popularized the idea of adding your own head to a cartoon character and sending it to all your friends, but they’re not the only game in town. In fact, if you’re tired of being one of Santa’s helpers and want to be the big boss himself, these sites will let you “Santa Yourself.”
DancingSantaCard.com is a stand-alone site that lets you create a free Santa ecard with your face. The URL of the site is www.dancingsantacard.com, but when you get there, you’ll actually see “Santa Yourself” at the top of the page. Simply upload a photo of yourself (or someone else) to become Santa Claus, and your Santa will dance to the tune of “Jingle Bells” against a snowy blue background while Rudolph peeks out from the side of the card and shakes a bell. They provide an email link, but you’ll need to copy and paste it into your email service to send it.
You can also turn yourself into Santa at JibJab. They have a variety of static holiday cards to which you can add your photo, as well as a number of funny animated greetings in which you can star.
Finally, FunPunch.com is a full ecard site that offers plenty of fun animated cards, including a whole series of “You’re the Star” ecards that allow you to upload a photo and become the center of attention. And they’ve got a great selection of animated Christmas cards that will allow you to Santa yourself.
They have two cards that allow you to upload a photo of yourself and fly Santa’s sleigh, one that will let you go golfing in Santa gear, another that gets you dancing on a rooftop, and yet another that allows you to dance with some rocking reindeer. You can even find out what it’s like to be Santa getting chased by a dog. This site also makes it easy to share your creations by providing an email service and a link to post your video on Facebook.