I have been very busy and secretive bee lately and today I can finally let you in on a big project that I have been working on (make sure the kids are not reading this): READY?!
Today, I announce that I am one of the elves (aka, served on the mom advisory board) for Santa’s Hideout! A group of bloggers have been working with Conde Nast to develop this new twist on the timeless tradition of making lists for Santa and sharing them with family and friends.
How it Works:
Step 1: In just a few simple steps, parents can create a private, password-protected account and set up individual lists for each child to fill. Lists can be controlled and customized by setting parameters that include gender, number of gifts, price range, types of gifts, quantity and more. Group lists can also be created for those gifts the whole household might share.
Step 2: Under the guise of Santa, parents can send an email to their kids inviting them to add items to their personalized holiday wish list, or the family can walk through the process together.
Step 3: The child can respond by adding gifts, using a fun, easy-to-use drag and drop interface, and parents are alerted when updates have been made to a list. That’s it―set-up is complete!
- Gift requests can be reserved for “Santa only” while others can be sent to family and friends via email and social media.
- Once purchased or reserved, the parent’s view of the child’s list is automatically updated, and if a reserved item hasn’t been purchased within 48 hours, a gentle reminder email from “Santa” is sent.
- “Santa’s Desk” is a tool that allows parents to trigger email messages to their children from “Santa,” encouraging them to share, do well in school, use kind words, be helpers at home or customize their own message.
This video will show you more and it is super adorable!