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Who created for Santa Claus? Why was it created? So many questions about emailSanta!

There is a wonderful Christmas story behind the creation of It's a story full of Christmas magic, family & Internet miracles.

Read the wonderful Christmas story here!

Learn about - Santa Claus holding a question mark

The Story of ~ An Intro ~ started many years ago, when the Internet was still young. How emailSanta began is such a wonderful Christmas story. And there are so many great things that have happened to emailSanta along the way too.

So naturally the elves had to make one of their silly poems about how emailSanta started, where it's been and where it's going. Enjoy!

All About A Silly Poem

It started in '97,
With a Canada Post strike.
Alan Kerr's young nephew
couldn't send his list to Santa.
He couldn't ask for that brand new bike.

In the blink of an eye,
Kerr knew what had to be done.
He whipped up something simple.
He whipped up something fun.
He made an email Santa webpage
for his sister's son.

The URL for that first webpage
was longer than Santa's beard.
Yes, it was long
and, oh my, was it weird.

There was no Google back then
to find this page of web cheer.
But the spirit of Christmas
worked its magic that year.

Children were giggling,
Kids were having fun.
Children were laughing,
and Moms were telling Mums.
The word was getting out
faster than reindeer run.
There were a thousand emails
by the time Christmas was done.

How emailSanta has grown!
Today Santa gets emails
from Auckland to Gnome.
More than a million a year
and each child gets a special reply
A personal one to call their own.
Yes, emailSanta is very well known.

They wrote in the New York Times.
Reader's Digest? Many lines!
They talked on the BBC,
Ecuador Radio City,
NBC's Today Show, and City Breakfast TV.
(From Calgary - where the Head Elf lives? sí!)
And it was ranked Number 1
by Mummert Consulting
as best for sending letters
up virtual chimneys.
Plus a really nice page
in a Disney magazine.

There's so much more to do now:
webcams; trackers;
games; and, tests.
Check it all out to see the rest!

It's in 13 languages,
including "animals" too.
That's for letters to pets.
When Rudolph sends woofs and mews.

Elves from 26 countries
have helped Santa Claus out too:
Canada to the U.K.,
the Philippines to Peru.
Plus the U.S., Ukraine and Spain
(sorry for naming but a few).

So join Santa's special site
each day and Christmas Eve night
in their goal to spread cheer
on the best site there is
for this best time of year!

Welcome to! A Santa Video

Watch the video! Ol' Saint Nick shows you around his North Pole office and tells you about

Welcome to! Another Silly Poem

Here is the silly poem that Santa says in his video message to you:

Merry Christmas!
and welcome to
I'm so glad you're here.
This site is the bomb.

The elves have been busy
making fun things for you.
There's blogs, tweets and letters.
There's so much to do!

Don't know where I am?
You can track me now too.
There's games, jokes and songs;
pictures elves drew;
world-wide web cams.
There's elves watching you!

To see if you've been
naughty or nice,
check for yourself.
Check it now twice!

I'm coming to see you.
Just when?
Check my clock.
So put out the cookies
and hang up your sock.
But please don't forget:
leave your chimney unlock'd.

So send me your letter.
You know I'll reply,
faster than red-nosed reindeer can fly.

Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas!

Share the story of with your friends!

Get on Santa's Nice List and share the Christmas story behind with your family and friends.  Just tap the Twitter icon below for a special message to tweet.

Tweet About emailSanta!

Then see more fun things to Tweet from!

After that, check out what everyone at the North Pole is tweeting & texting to each other.  (Those elves are so silly!)

And don't forget to follow Santa on Twitter for more fun like the Fab Five emails to Santa and more!

Don't Miss The Christmas Fun! Get Your Reminder!

Every Christmas Eve the elves at track Santa on his fun and famous flight. Actually, you can see what Santa is doing and where he is every day of the year on his Santa webcam and tracker.

So get your merry reminder right away! The elves will send you a safe, funny email closer to Christmas or on Christmas Eve. You choose!