For the last two years, I have headed over to the Portable North Pole to make video messages for the kids. They LOVE it, I mean really, really love it. If you have never done one before, it's FREE and so very believable. It's as if Santa Claus has actually been watching you all year round.
It only takes a couple of minutes to personalise the video. It's just a matter of adding some personal information. Your child's name, the right pronunciation, then you are asked to add a photo of the child, either from Facebook or from your computer. Then you need to give their date of birth, location and your relationship to the child who you are making the video for (ie. mother/father/stepmother)
That's you nearly done... just pop in your details and you can save your video to be watched over time and time again. You can even share it on Facebook if you like.