Here are three Santa “gadgets” to explore this Christmas
Well I didn’t think I would write a post on the technology side of Santa – given my love of snail mail and the good old fashioned elements of Christmas. But here I am. I’m not really a fan of the phone calls from Santa … but I haven’t experienced these or read a good review, so perhaps that’s a judgement I shouldn’t have yet.
There are two really great “tracking” sites for Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve full of amazing facts, songs, fun and games to keep you all entertained and interested. Plus there is an app that actually lets you create a video of Santa visiting in your home. You get a few options of what Santa does in your home and it’s all done against the backdrop of a photo of your home. It actually looks pretty good and authentic to me. I’ve made a video to show you (although I think I should have made it at night time to make it most believable) … what do you think?
So is this fantastic technology helpful or just gimmicky (well clearly the latter – but to what extent?). Do we need to actually see Santa or track his travels or is the belief in him magical enough and all the discussion and wonder it brings with it? Does looking into the sky imagining his travels beat any tracking there could ever be? Technology allows us to do so much, but what really is required …?
Anyway have a look at these if you fancy – I’d love to know what you think.
Santa visiting our home …
Santa tracking sites:
This one looks like one for the more “techy” minds out there … from what we’ve seen and read it’s a pretty well put together and special site.
And this from Google – beautifully put together and full of the magical north pole aspects of Santa