Partnering with YourSantagram to Keep the Christmas Magic

When our kids first entered our home, they had many firsts. First time going to school, learning about birthdays and celebrating them, tooth fairy visits, vacations, play dates, Halloween, the list is really endless.  The kids favorite, however, was Christmas. Leading up to Christmas, the kids helped decorate the house, put up the lights, stockings, and trim the tree.   They soon began to hear about Santa and ask questions. I could tell by the way they were asking, they wanted to believe.  After everything they had been through, in their short lives thus far, I could not tell them that there was no Santa.  I did not really answer the question. Instead I responded with, what do you believe?  Soon they began to write letters to Santa. Christmas day, when they saw presents under our tree with their names on them, I think they became full believers.

Ruthy’s first Christmas! This was before she discovered how fun it is to take off and throw all the Christmas Tree Decorations!

This year, the talk has been nothing but Santa. Do you think he can see and hear us? Do you think we are on the good list? You can spot Elijah volunteering to do extra dishes, and find extra chores… just to be sure he is on the good list this year! December first rolled around, and the kids soon began asking where is our elf? Apparently kids at school talk about their Elf on the Shelf. This year, being tight on a budget, we made do with a dollar store Elf. The kids fell in love with him, but this elf only sparked more curiosity about Santa.

First Christmas with our kids! They were unsure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised! They are now full Santa believers!

I love how excited our kids are getting about Christmas and how they believe in magic.  As a parent, I want to keep this spark alive for as long as I can.

Luckily I have been able to keep the magic alive for a little longer thanks to partnering up with YourSantagram!

When the kids came home from school, they immediately spotted Elmer the Elf (kids named him) sitting on top of the television with a special note saying, “Santa has a message for you!”

Their eyes immediately lit up!

They sat together on the couch and watched as Santa addressed each of them.  They could not believe that Santa knew them. You can see little smirks as he mentioned facets of their lives.   You can watch their confused, stunned, delighted faces below!

I love how personalized and detailed these videos come. You can see how my son went straight away to do his chore after the video (walk Tamale). Loved how Santa started off by saying he got his information from his top-secret elves.  This tied perfectly with our little Elmer the Elf. You can see our personalized video below.

Thinking of somebody special to send a YourSantagram to? I do not blame you! Through YourSantagram you can celebrate successes, encourage being nice to your siblings, and helping more around the house. The best part, is that this is not your typical message coming from a computerized Santa. You get the real deal, and the kids can tell! The regular video package can be personalized for 1-5 recipients, as seen by ours. Or you can even custom order a video for a large group! Yup classrooms, whole family, office staff, employees… you name it!

Personalized videos start at $19! For more information visit YourSantagram.

Or

Enter to win below!

All entries must be submitted by Friday December 15, 2017, in order to have enough time to get the video to you before Christmas!

Not sure how long our kids will be believers, but we will enjoy these stage for as long as it lasts!

YourSantagram sponsored this post by providing our video and giveaway! All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Heidi says:

    What a great idea and for kids to be involved in a fun way! 🙂

    1. Melina says:

      They love it and often ask to watch the video from Santa again!

  2. hardwick1107 says:

    Ok that actually made me cry! What a special idea!

    1. Melina says:

      Thank you! The YourSantagram helped spark the magic in our home!

  3. So cute. Kids would be thrilled to get a Santa gram.

    1. Melina says:

      Yes, be sure to enter the giveaway if you have loved ones you want to surprise!

  4. Mollie says:

    This is so cute! What a great idea! Also, your kids are adorable!

  5. Melissa says:

    Great idea, and cute pics with very cute kids!

  6. Regan says:

    This is adorable…makes me wish my baby was little again. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. LauraBelle says:

    I have never heard of this. It’s pretty neat.

  8. Maggie says:

    Such a clever idea!

  9. Rebecca says:

    There is power in the spirit of Christmas and can touch everyone. Great article and so fun for you and your family.

  10. Melissa says:

    Such a cute idea. Makes me wish my kids were little again!

  11. Dawnmarie says:

    The innocence of your sweet children is endearing. I like how your family grew so quickly and that you are making their dreams come true.

  12. Kristen says:

    That’s a fabulous idea!!! Super cute.

  13. Monica says:

    So cute! My daughter would freak out.. in a good way. I know I’d love it as a kid. I think next year when she’s a little older and we incorporate elf on the shelf.

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