Postcards from Santa? Yes, there's an app for that
Postcards from Santa Claus? Yes, there's an app for that.
A new iPhone and Android app is sprinkling a bit of North Pole cheer with personalized postcards from Santa Claus.
Parents can choose from one of five Santa Claus pictures, type in the name and address of their child and then either craft a personal message or pick a pre-crafted one.
"Kids always write letters to Santa and Santa doesn't write back," said Matt Brezina, who came up with the concept. Brezina founded e-mail service Xobni and is now working on a side venture, Camera Shoot Photo Postcards, with a former Xobni colleague, Bryan Kennedy. "It's fun for kids to get a postcard back from Santa," he said.
The app is free; postcards cost $1.99 each including printing and postage. Delivery isn't quite as swift as a reindeer-drawn sleigh: It takes three to five days for a postcard to be delivered in the U.S. and Canada, five to 14 days for the rest of the world.
You can get the app here or by searching "Postcards From Santa" in the iPhone and Android apps stores.
-- Jessica Guynn