It seems that the COVID-19 pandemic will not be ending anytime soon as experts continue to race against time to work on a vaccine, governments and agencies fight to contain the spread, and with lockdowns and quarantines throughout the world. Yet one company stands beyond the hopelessness in an attempt to spread Christmas joy to kids and people of all ages as the holidays inch closer and closer. The company’s name is Santa Calls.
Mall Santas are one of the highlights of the Christmas season. But with public spaces minimizing operations and people avoiding crowds, it seems that Mall Santas might not be possible this year. But Santa Calls brings a creative alternative by providing online season’s greetings from Santa Claus all the way from the North Pole.
Santa Calls is an innovative online service in the form of an app that creates personalized messages for kids from no other than Santa Claus himself. The virtual company also allows children to book a two-minute video conference call with Santa to deliver their Christmas wish lists and tell him about all the nice things they did this 2020.
Hope feels fleeting in these trying times. But Santa Calls aims to pivot the downward spiral of hope that children everywhere feel due to the crisis by providing them with a magical experience through technology’s power. The idea comes with an innovative spin. As more and more people switch to virtual setups for work, shopping, commerce, and other affairs, Santa Calls adapts to the new normal by creating a virtual experience that brings the spirit of Christmas to the digital space.
Santa Calls features three simple packages for parents and children looking for a customized Santa experience. The first package includes a pre-recorded message from Santa Claus that fits the recipients’ preference. The next package allows clients to book a two-minute call with Santa over Google Duo, FaceTime, or Skype on mobile or desktop. The third package joins the first two packages into one. With its competitive rates, Santa Calls delivers a virtual Santa experience at a fraction of the cost of a Mall Santa experience.
Most recently, the company has also announced a penned partnership with the Boys and Girls club. For the season approaching Christmas, the company will donate a tenth of proceeds toward youth empowerment activities, such as food drives, education programs, and many other projects for marginalized youth and their families.
For Company founder and “Chief Operating Elf,” Eli Miller, its mission goes beyond creating another Christmas-themed service. When joy and hope feel sparser than usual, Santa Calls hopes to reignite hope in children and their parents. Coming from humble beginnings, Eli knows what it’s like to feel hopeless. He hopes that his expression of the Christmas spirit will spread like wildfire throughout the hearts and minds of kids all over the nation and the world.
As the company progresses, Eli hopes to employ more and more people and provide jobs during these trying times. He hopes to provide jobs to thousands of Santas who will inspire millions of children in the process. All in all, Santa Calls is here to say that Christmas will still push through this year and that people still have reason to celebrate.