Tag Archive for Christmas

Portable North Pole Returns with New Features

Portable North Pole, the website that lets you create a free personalized video message from Santa Claus, is coming back in November, and it’s better than ever. Now in its 5th year, Portable North Pole (or PNP) continues to innovate. This year the site is again offering free personalized videos that include up to 20…

Is Social Media Overtaking Traditional Holiday Letters?

The rise of social media as our daily communications tool to friends and family members seems to be slowly eclipsing the necessity of the traditional annual ‘holiday letter‘. Through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and countless others, we learn about happenings in the lives of people in our network on a continual…

Printable Elf Poop Poem and Recipe

Do you know someone who’s on Santa’s Naughty List this year? Or perhaps someone who just enjoys silly gag gifts? Then try giving them some “Elf Poop.” Don’t worry – it’s not as gross as it sounds. Holiday “poop” has become popular in recent years, with everything from reindeer poop and snowman poop at Christmas…

How to Create a Christmas Letter on Zazzle

Zazzle is one of the most popular sites on the web, reaching over 3 million people a month and offering thousands of personalized products for sale. You can buy and customize everything from shirts and mugs to iPhone covers and laptop sleeves. They also have plenty of cards, stamps and stationery for Christmas. But did…

What’s a Magic Santa Key?

Kids have been hanging their stockings by the chimney and waiting for Santa to fill them for hundreds of years. But these days, plenty of folks don’t have chimneys, and curious kids may wonder how Santa Claus can get into a locked house. If you haven’t heard, the answer is a magic Santa key. These…

History of the First U.S. Christmas Stamp

During the holidays, Americans love to send Christmas cards and letters. In fact, we send about 2 billion greeting cards at this time of year. And many of them are affixed with colorful Christmas postage stamps produced by the US Postal Service for the occasion. It’s hard to imagine a time when these festive seasonal…

How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

Why is it that cats love to lie in the middle or whatever you’re doing? This one apparently wanted to help wrap the gifts. He had no idea he was about to become a gift. In this short Christmas video, a very tolerant cat just hangs out while his owner wraps him in Christmas paper…

Printable Reindeer Food Poem

Here’s an easy, quick Christmas craft kids will love. As we all know, Santa’s reindeer have to work very hard on Christmas Eve. They work up quite an appetite helping Santa deliver gifts all over the world, but they don’t really like the cookies and milk most kids leave out for Santa. They’d really prefer…

Christmas Newsletter Template – Red Snowman Banner

This MS Word newsletter template for Christmas is designed to make your Christmas letter writing easy! Simply open the document in Microsoft Word (version 97 or newer) and edit it like you’d edit any Word document. The holiday design includes places to include your own update on the first page and family photos with captions…

Talking to Your Kids About Santa Claus

My son finally came to me and asked about Santa Claus. I had been preparing for the question for almost three years, but it still made me a little sad to know this magical part of his childhood was coming to an end. My greatest fear was that he would turn around and tell his…