My kids have really gotten a kick out of watching personalized videos from Santa. I use the Portable North Pole website to make video messages for the kids to create them. It's a Christmas tradition now for us! If you've never made one before, it's free and it's pretty realistic. Almost as though Santa has been keeping tabs on your kids all year round.
It's quick and easy to create a video. You can add some personal information such as your child's name. The good part is you get to help Santa with the pronunciation! You can add a photo of the child, either through Facebook or from your computer and provide their date of birth, general location as well as your relationship to the child you are going to present the video to.
I appreciate that you can save your video. My kids watch it over and over again and show their friends, too. Sharing on FB is allowed. So is sharing this Bargainmoose page with someone who you know would love a free personalized video message from Santa himself!