12.01.2011

the santa video review and giveaway - 4 win! - CLOSED


See Santa? Yeah, he's standing in our living room. How cool is that?! When the folks over at The Santa Video asked me to do a review and giveaway of their customized in-home Santa videos, I was so excited! The holidays this year are more magical than they've been in some time thanks to Ethan's arrival and I couldn't deny what a great keepsake it would be to have a video of Santa coming to drop off Ethan's very first Christmas gifts!

Here's how it works:


All you do is upload a picture of your living room -- or wherever your tree is and where Santa will drop off the gifts. For example purposes, I used a picture of my living room in it's current state. For Ethan's actual Santa video, I plan on using a picture of our house in it's ransacked -- er, decorated -- state after our Christmas Eve party to give the video added authenticity. One of the many great pluses to The Santa Video is that you're able to snap and upload your living room photo and immediately receive your video by e-mail.

Once your photo is uploaded, you have the choice to select from various different Santas and scenarios, such as the direction from which Santa enters, where he looks, if he grabs a glass of milk (or not) and what the glass looks like. You can even go as far as to select gifts that are wrapped the most like yours. (I definitely went to Target and found a roll of wrapping paper that matches the one that the Santa we're choosing uses on his gifts in the video.) There's also the added feature to select music to play during your video. You can choose from a wide array of holiday songs or go music-less, whatever your preference is.

The Santa Video is just so cool and I know that I would have loved this as a child. When I was really young, our nextdoor neighbor would dress as Santa and come over to give us our gifts. These are certain things that you don't forget -- the validation that there totally is a Santa Claus -- and I know that Ethan will cherish his Santa video for years to come! How very exciting for him to see a movie that the Elves left behind of Santa in his very own home!





The Santa Video generously offered four of my readers the opportunity to make Santa videos of their own this holiday season!


MANDATORY ENTRY: Make sure your e-mail address is visible or included in your comment!
  • You MUST be a follower of You Are The Roots on GFC (Google Friend Connect) to be eligible for entry! Leave me a comment to let me know you're following via GFC.
  • Leave me a comment with your favorite Christmastime memory or tradition!

BONUS ENTRIES: *Mandatory entry must be completed for these to count!
  • Add The Santa Video on Facebook and leave me a comment with your name (first name, last initial) or URL so this can be verified.
  • 5 Entries - "Like" this photo on Facebook and leave a comment with what vote number you are -- 5 entries for your "like."
  • Leave The Santa Video a Facebook comment to thank them for the giveaway and leave me a comment with your name (first name, last initial) or URL so this can be verified!
  • Like You Are The Roots on Facebook and leave me a comment with your name (first name, last initial) or URL so this can be verified!
  • Follow The Santa Video on Twitter and leave a comment with your Twitter username so this can be verified.
  • Tweet the following message (can be done once a day for one entry a day) and comment with the link to the tweet: #WIN @TheSantaVideo Santa In Your Home! US/CAN 12/20 tinyurl.com/73baost
  • Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs (look to the left to see the buttons) - counts as one entry, can be once a day. Leave me a comment to let me know you've voted!
  • 1 Entry Per Giveaway Entered - Enter another one of my giveaways and let me know which one you've entered
  • 2 Entries - Share this giveaway on your Facebook (can be done once a day for one entry a day) and comment with the link!
  • 5 Entries - Blog about this giveaway. Comment (one comment for each entry, 5 total) with a link to where I can find your blog entry.
  • 5 Entries - Grab my button and comment (one comment for each entry, 5 total) with a link to where I can find it.

Giveaway closes on 12/20 at 11:59 EST! Good luck!

Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory


AND THE WINNERS ARE...

118 comments:

  1. This is such a cool idea!! I am going to pass this along to the folks I know with little ones! What a great idea for your little boys 1st Christmas, so sweet. :) I am a new foller an stopped by to say congrats on the spotlight spot over at Bassgiraffe's hop this week. Have a wonerful Thursday!

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  2. Hey! I'm a new follower from the hop! :) This is so cool, I have to pass this on to my sister!!

    And my favourite Christmas tradition is Christmas Eve at my cousin Patti's with all of my aunts, uncles & cousins. We sing this song - you know, the song "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts" from the Lion King? Well my family has been singing that long before The Lion King came out. lol It's our "Christmas Eve theme song" and we sing it about 18 times during the night, while my uncle plays it on the guitar. By FAR my favourite Christmas tradition ;)

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  3. Following you from the Thursday Hop. Beautiful Baby! Hope you follow back!
    Cheryl
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  4. gfc follower (sl)
    favorite Christmas memory was our Christmas Eve tradition of waiting for Santa at my grandparents house -my uncle would go and ring bells to sound like Santa and we would run upstairs and find gifts out.
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

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  5. like Santa video on fb (sus L)
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  6. Thanked for giveaway opportunity (sus L.)
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  7. like you on fb (sus l)
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  8. tweeted
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  9. follow Santa video on twitter (tnsnx)
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  10. voted for you on the fence
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  11. entered levana video monitor giveaway
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  12. voted for you on the fence 12-2
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  14. My favorite Christmas memory is going to my Aunts house on Christmas eve for our huge Christmas dinner and then opening parents with my parents, aunt, and grandparents. Then we'd load up the car with all our goodies while it was snowy and completely freezing out and then go to the late church service. I looooved hearing all the Christmas music.

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  15. I entered your video monitor giveaway.

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  16. I'm a gfc follower! My favorite Christmas tradition is getting to open pjs on Christmas eve!

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  17. I am a gfc follower and my favorite tradition is that we have a present that we buy the kids that is from mommy and daddy that is under the tree on Christmas eve and they get to open it. The others come out when santa brings them.
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  18. 1 - Liked your picture on facebook. I am now number 104

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  19. 2 - Liked your picture on facebook. I am now number 104

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  20. 3 - Liked your picture on facebook. I am now number 104

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  21. 4 - Liked your picture on facebook. I am now number 104

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  22. 5 - Liked your picture on facebook. I am now number 104

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  23. Following on GFC- Sam B.
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  24. I love searching for the pickle ornament on the tree every year!

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  25. Following The Santa Video on FB- Sam B.

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  26. Commented on The Santa Video's FB- Sam B.

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  27. Following You Are The Roots on FB- Sam B.

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  28. Following The Santa Video on Twitter @SerialAccessMom

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  29. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SerialAccessMom/status/145341410982363138

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  35. I follow you on GFC (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  36. My favorite memor is simply every Christmas seeing the looks of pure excitement and joy from my kids as the run towards thier presents on Christmas morning. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  37. I follow you on Facebook (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  38. I follow The Santa Video on Facebook (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  39. I posted a thank you to The Santa Video on Facebook (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  40. I follow The Santa Video on Twitter (CoreyOlomon)(Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  41. I tweeted at: https://twitter.com/#!/CoreyOlomon/status/145838599621980160 (CoreyOlomon)(Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  42. I voted for you Picket Fence (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  43. I also entered the Video Monitor giveaway (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  44. I "liked" the picture on Facebook. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)(#1)

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  45. I "liked" the picture on Facebook. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)(#2)

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  46. I "liked" the picture on Facebook. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)(#3)

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  47. I "liked" the picture on Facebook. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)(#4)

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  48. I "liked" the picture on Facebook. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)(#5)

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    follow you on gfc (hannahAchrissmile)

    my favorite christmas tradition is going out looking at christmas lights on houses!

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  50. dont know if this is to be a separate comment:

    my favorite christmas tradition is going out looking at christmas lights on houses!

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  51. I'm following you through GFC!

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  52. One of my favorite Christmas memories is the one year my five-year-old brother was so excited about getting a Micro Machines toy. He tore open the paper, so excited for his new Micro Machines, and then shouted, "That's not what I wanted!" and cried. Haha, it's on video, too. We always joke when we open our presents at my parents' about how that's "not what we wanted." Awesome family memories :o)

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  53. Added Santa Video on Facebook

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  54. Commented on The Santa Video's Facebook

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  55. I already like You Are The Roots on Facebook

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  56. Voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs

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  57. I "liked" Ethan's photo quite a while ago...not sure what vote number I was, but he's an adorable turkey!! :o)

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  58. GFC follower!
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  59. My favorite Christmas tradition is leaving a candy cane on the kids' beds to let them know Santa has been there!
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  60. I like The Santa Video on fb (Allison L.)
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  61. I like You are the Roots on fb (Allison L.)
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  62. I follow The Santa Video on twitter @AMLewis2003.
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  63. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/AMLewis2003/status/146749920626475008
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  64. Voted on Picket Fence!
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  65. I liked your photo (#160)..super cute! #1
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  66. I liked your photo (#160)..super cute! #2
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  67. I liked your photo (#160)..super cute! #3
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  70. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/AMLewis2003/status/148205355195842560
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  73. i follow via gfc and I really love seeing a movie christmas day. it's a tradition of ours

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  74. GFC follower- I loved having the sleep overs with my sisters on Christmas eve! Carli- cjkcoupon at gmail dot com

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  75. Liked Santa video on facebook-Carli- cjkcoupon at gmail dot com

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  76. Liked your photo on facebook #1- Carli- cjkcoupon at gmail dot com

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  77. Liked your photo on facebook #2- #198 ( I think) Carli- cjkcoupon at gmail dot com

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  81. GFC follower and my favorite Christmas tradition is when we all get new PJ's on Christmas Eve and then load into the van to go look at Christmas lights. I loved it as a child and have carried on the tradition with my boys :)

    mikebelindaconnor at hotmail dot com

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  82. Liked your pic and I was #200

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  87. Left a comment on The Santa Video on FB
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  88. I like you on FB
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  89. voted on picket fence
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  95. Favorite Memory - my older brother always waking me up and conning me into waking my parents up way too early!
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  96. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/AMLewis2003/status/149221957131436033
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  97. I am a GFC follower

    And my favorite memories are the yearly Christmas ornaments I have given my kids now grown and now with my grandkids I buy them their Hallmark ornament each year.


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