It's called Schedule-Santa.com.
The website was created by Anne Friedman, one of 13 million parents in the U.S. who shares custody of her kids with another parent.
One day, her 8-year-old daughter Eleanor asked her how Santa would know to find her at Anne’s house to celebrate Christmas on a different day.
“I simply told her that I had emailed him. But, just like most parents who want to make a holiday unique and memorable, it just didn’t feel like enough,” Friedman told Babble.
Thus, the idea for the website was born.
On the site, parents are directed to have their kids choose an alternate date and/or location for Santa to visit and then send an email. Within a few minutes, the family will receive an emailed reply from Santa confirming he has their information and will visit them on the requested date.
It’s a simple idea that can make the holidays even more enjoyable for everyone involved.
The site is already in use by families from all over the world. Kids in the U.K., China, Ireland, Switzerland, and Hungary have used the site to confirm Santa knows exactly when and where to find them.
We think this website is absolutely brilliant.
After all, Santa may be an all-knowing, all-seeing individual…
…But it’s nice to have the peace of mind in an actual email the kids can revisit with confidence. (We all feel better once we get that official confirmation email, right?)
Schedule-Santa.com isn’t the only way to keep track of Santa this year, though! Here are a couple more…