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Send a video from Santa! makes it easy and fun. Plus the videos are dang cute!

The countdown to Christmas morning is happening! That means that I am running out of time to get all of my Christmas shopping done.  With six kids and family to shop for – there are a lot of gifts to purchase and wrap. Plus my daughter, Alyssa, and all of my family (parents and brother and his family) live out of state. That means in addition to shopping and wrapping I also have mailing to do! That is a lot of work. It is fun work, but it is work that takes time, and I am running out of time.

That is why I am so very excited to have discovered! Oh my gosh – they have the greatest videos to send along with gift cards! This is perfect for the hard to buy young adults in my life!

I know I always love getting gift cards as gifts. I really love being able to shop and pick out want I want or need. I love choices. has lots of choices – and fun videos! Oh – I already said that? Well, did I tell you that the videos are free when you buy a gift card? And the gift cards and videos are all digital? How easy is that to get some shopping done?!

How cute is this video…

I bet that video just made you smile. Let me say it one more time… the videos are FREE when you buy a gift card! Fun and free – you can’t beat that!

I have a few recipients on my list that are also on Santa’s nice list! That would be my daughter, Alyssa, and my nieces, Megan and Meredith. OK – so now they know what they are getting for Christmas. All three of them have most defiantly landed on Santa’s nice list! And is making is soooo easy for me to tell them just how nice they are!

Just how nice are they?

Let me tell you what my daughter has been up to.

Alyssa has been busy bootpacking. You have never heard of bootpacking? Well, it’s this crazy activity where she along with a whole crew of other volunteers walk up and down a snow filled mountain!

Bootpacking Highland's BowlWhy? Highlands Bowl is a beautiful place to ski and board in Aspen.  But in order for it to be open to the public they need people to help with pre-season snow compaction. They compact all that powder with a crew of volunteers that walk up and down the mountainside – packing the snow with their boots. Crazy! The weather can be seriously harsh!

Highland Bowl Bootpacking
Packing with their boots in waist deep powder.

This is hard work and involves long days spent outside in severe winter conditions at high altitude. So you can you see why Alyssa has made the nice list! Because of her and the many other volunteers, skiers and riders get to enjoy Highlands Bowl this winter season.

Alyssa pointing out Highlands Bowl across the way when I skied with her in Aspen last spring.
Alyssa pointing out Highlands Bowl across the way.

But really – there are many other reasons that Alyssa and her cousins have made Santa’s nice list. There are too many reasons to list here.

I know that they are going to love getting their very own personalized video – it really is cute and will most definitely bring a smile to their faces. The videos are free and it is super easy to upload photos from your computer or from Facebook. If you want, you can add a gift card and make a gift out of it. That’s what I am doing! There are a lot of shops to choose from including:

  • Best Buy®
  • Sephora
  • Nike
  • eBay: Get a FREE personalized greeting card and a $5 eBay Gift Card when you buy a $100 eBay Gift Card
  • AMC Theaters
  • Applebee’s: Get a FREE Triple Chocolate Meltdown dessert when you buy a $25 Applebee’s Gift Card
  • And many, many more!

For my child that loves the great outdoors – they have a sporting goods company with loads of choices for her to choose her own gift from. For my niece that loves to run there is Nike. For my niece that can hold beautiful yoga poses there a card just for her as well!

Join me in this easy and fun shopping at!

Choose your naughty or nice video and simply enter some information to personalize your video. Then in a matter of minutes you will be previewing the free video that will be sent to your recipient.

One more click and you can include a gift card.

This is the easiest Christmas shopping that I have ever done!

Alyssa will not be home for Christmas this year – that makes it two years in a row. Living and working in Aspen means that she busy working over the holidays. As much as I miss her not being home for Christmas – it is really nice as a mom to know that she is so happy living and working (hard) in a place that she loves.

Who do you know on Santa’s nice list? I bet they would love a personalized video from



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(41) Comments

  1. So much fun at the holiday season. I love your tips – they are great for any holiday.

  2. This is great! I love being able to send gift cards so easily!!!! <3

  3. We sent a ‘naughty or nice’ video to my nephew one year when he was not being particularly good, and you would have thought the whole world had come crashing down around him. We had to tell him that we did it because he really believed that Santa had put him on the naughty list, and he was overly obsessed with it afterwards.

  4. this is great for kids as well as adults. I never knew this was around so I am glad you shared with us – will have to give it a try! 😉

    1. Stacey says:

      I’m glad, too! The ones that I have sent them too have really gotten a kick out of the video and loved their gift cards 🙂

  5. Such a cute video and what a great tip to get cards online!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Stacey says:

      You are welcome!

  6. My kids would love this! I am really getting down to the wire on Christmas shopping…I haven’t done a great job at making my list and checking it twice this year!

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh, I still have shopping to do as well. But this has helped with some of it!

  7. What a fun video! And I’m just so jealous of all that snow! It’s 80+ degrees from where I’m typing!

    1. Stacey says:

      Wow! You are having summer weather!

  8. I have never lived near the mountains – so gorgeous – you are all so lucky to have that scenery. I will have to check this out for my teenage son

    1. Stacey says:

      Perfect for teenagers! Aspen is where my daughter lives and it is so beautiful there!

  9. I haven’t done the Santa video yet this year but I should do it.

    1. Stacey says:

      It has made shopping for a few one my guest list so easy!

  10. My family lives a bit away from us and we don’t get to see them on Christmas. I love the idea of being able to send them a video with a gift card!

    1. Stacey says:

      It sure helps cut down on the shipping costs! I really appreciated that.

  11. What a nice video. I love that there are videos you send along with the gift cards.

    1. Stacey says:

      It really helps personalize the gift card.

  12. My son would so love this idea! What a very cool way to personalize the gift more.

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, I like how fun the video is and that it can be personalized.

  13. This definitely makes you want to go skiing. Love the video idea!

    1. Stacey says:

      Aren’t the videos cute!?!

  14. I love that they have fun videos to send along with their giftcards. It makes it feel that much more personal!

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, personalizing the videos make it extra fun!

  15. I never heard of bootpacking, but it sounds intense. Thanks for the tip on The Gift Card shop. I have a few last-minute gifts to take care of.

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh the bootpacking is intense! I think Alyssa did 12 full days!

  16. What a great way to present a giftcard for a holiday gift. As a side note: all those snow pictures are making me wish I was on the slopes right now.

    1. Stacey says:

      I’m looking forward to skiing this winter as well!

  17. I love gift cards, especially to places like Sephora! That way, I’m not tempted to spend any of it on the kiddos! 😉

    1. Stacey says:

      Me, too!

  18. According to CocaCola, I just barely made it on the nice list this year, lol. And my goodness, that boot packing is no joke! I wouldn’t survive.

    1. Stacey says:

      Well, I am glad that you made the nice list – even if just barely 🙂

  19. Aw what an adorable video. I love easy this is to manage. Great post thank you.

    1. Stacey says:

      It really is easy!

  20. The video is too cute! They are perfect for the grandchildren!!!! I wonder…what is the naughty one like????

    1. Stacey says:

      Monica, I never even looked! but I need to order a couple of more cards – I will be checking it out!

  21. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    That is too funny and I love how easy this is. I wonder which list my husband would end up on.

    1. Stacey says:

      Funny – I never even looked at the naughty video. I should check it out.

  22. Yup, I’d say she’s definitely on the nice list! I’m cold (and exhausted) just looking at those photos! But WOW! What a beautiful location!! #client

    1. Stacey says:

      Sarah, Aspen is very beautiful! Alyssa loved her video and gift card!

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