Well, now you can circumvent the U.S. Postal Service and send your missive directly to the North Pole by visiting Santa’s website, Santa.com (I wonder how much Santa paid for that domain?).
I received the following press release from Santa’s PR firm in my e-mail Inbox. The tone and wording of this release irked me on several levels. Maybe it’s just me and I’m feeling Grinchish, but I’d like you to read it and let me know if there’s anything about it that bothers you. After hearing from you, I’ll chime in with my own thoughts in the Comments area.
Santa Goes Digital
Santa.com Launches His Electronic Postal Service on the Web, iPhone and iPad
San Francisco, CA (November 15, 2011) – Santa has gone digital with his very own electronic postal service accessible on the web, iPhone and iPad. Santa.com is the online destination for kids to write letters, create wish lists, and even hear back from Santa. Launching today, Santa.com gives kids and gift givers alike a one-stop destination to start the season in true holiday spirit.
Ever wanted to play Santa? Santa.com’s innovative use of “walled garden” technology enables parents to bring Santa to life for their children. By approving their children’s account on Santa.com, parents receive a copy of their children’s letter to Santa and can help Santa send a personalized letter back either digitally or through beautiful keep sake paper scrolls for under the tree.
Santa.com’s Santa Express for the iPad and the iPhone allows kid’s to craft, decorate and send letters to Santa right from their digital devices. Kids will be able to check-in with Santa and his Elves through their very own digital Mailroom.
Letters to Santa can be sent and received all year long, not just during the Christmas season. So, kids who would like to tell Santa what they wish for or send him a thank you note can correspond with him in July just as easily as in December.
“We’re very excited about the launch of Santa.com,” said Santa.com Founder Will Weisman. “Our goal is to make the holidays even more magical, enjoyable and rewarding by leveraging today’s technology.
Santa.com celebrates the Season’s most treasured traditions, while helping busy parents and gift givers stay on top of holiday wish lists.”
With the launch of its digital letters to Santa, Santa.com gives the entire family fun and convenient access to Santa Claus and his whole gang up in the North Pole. The company will unveil additional features of the site throughout this holiday season.
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