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If you have children besotted with Santa Claus, here are two companies that offer get-togethers.  On Santa’s Club you can arrange a live video conversation with Santa from the North Pole.  It can be personalized for up to three children.  You send Santa information with each child’s name and interests and he will speak to them with personalized information.  The price of $49.99 includes a Keepsake Video.

For $64.99 you can purchase the Complete Santa’s Club Experience which includes a live video conversation with Santa and a mailed invitation from the North Pole with a magical letter and wristband.  This can be personalized to include up to three children and the keepsake videos. For $34.99 Santa will record a video just for your child and it will be delivered within 72 hours from ordering.  Sounds pretty great to me!

Santa's Club Friday Bulletin

From now until December 24th you can arrange for a video chat from Santa in your home from Chit Chat With Santa.  Choose a time and date from the Santa Scheduler.  It is a simple connection (100% browser-based) with nothing extra to download.  You can take the call on any device with a camera, browser access and a stable internet connection.  Chit Chat With Santa recommends a laptop, desktop, phone or tablet. Santa is on Eastern Standard Time.  On the date and time your child will have Santa’s undivided attention for 6 minutes. You can include as many children as you like.  Calls booked for December 1 – 24 are $35.00.


Get Human Friday Bulletin

This is an intense shopping season for many people and comes with the downside of online retail purchasing – orders that do not arrive, credit cards that are hacked and items that need to be returned.  If you get into a muddle with a large company – say, Amazon or Mastercard for example, you probably want to talk to a human being and not a robot trying to slot your trouble into a Frequently Asked Question.  Personalized customer service costs companies money and if they can resolve a problem without paying a human they are happy.  When a human is the only way to solve your problem, you need GetHuman.   GetHuman is a web service that will put you in touch with a human being for assistance at many of the largest companies.  Go to the website, type in the name of the company you have a problem with and take it from there.  I can’t wait to try it the next time I have an issue!

Paper Cape and Co Friday Bulletin

Christmas PJ’s from Paper Cape.  These super soft pajamas are made with 100% hand-harvested Peruvian Pima cotton. Machine washable and dryer safe. They come in a variety of colors and patterns – and now they offer sizes up to 12. Footless pajamas are $55.  (Full disclosure, this is a business started by Ginny’s daughter)

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Paper Cape Smocked holiday dresses, footed and footless onesies, $55.

Paper Cape for kids

Bear Cub Hat, $15


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