November 16, 2006 One of the more curious aspects of the Christmas celebration is the custom of telling children their gifts come from Santa Claus. Apart from setting the precedent of telling mistruths to one’s loved ones at a time when they are establishing their value systems, setting up an inevitable and, for some, quite fundamental disillusionment (school children can be so cruel), the premise of a Santa wishlist indicates that Christmas is about receiving rather than its true message which is about giving. All that said, many parents still encourage their children to do the “Santa, I want one of these, and one of these, and …” letter and now there’s a service which enables children to connect to Santa and do it all via telephone. Remarkably, the service then sends the message in .WAV format via email to said child's parents so they can save it forever along with other keepsakes, and even more remarkably it’s FREE. How can such a service be free of charge? That’s the really clever bit. The company that built the system offers a business service of a similar ilk that enables any company to have a virtual presence and phone number in any country. Telsanta is just a clever way of helping you find out about them - give that marketing man a medal!
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