Kids can text their Christmas list to Santa
Remember when we used to handwrite letters to Santa with our long list of things that we wanted for Christmas? Then we would hand the letter off to our parents or put it in an envelope addressed to Santa at the North Pole? Well, times are changing!
According to a recent survey conducted by free group texting app textPlus, it's not surprising to learn that teenagers prefer texting to writing when it comes to holiday traditions. It's interesting to note that of the 840 13-17-year-olds polled:
- 72% say they’d rather text a wish list to Santa than mail him a letter (and they can do so, thanks to textPlus: www.textingsanta.com.
- 61% prefer to say thank you for a present via SMS, not a handwritten note…
- And 70% of them said they’d actually prefer to RECEIVE a text thank you instead of a handwritten note
- Amazingly, on Christmas morning after the gifts have been open - 74% said they’d be texting with their friends about what they got.
Texting isn't just for kids - many adults are partaking with this quick and easy form of communication too, particularly those that want to stay in touch with their kids. I for one can vouch that my 17 year old daughter will never answer her cellphone when I call her. But if I send her a text, she typically responds right away. I guess it's like a "poke" on Facebook. It's not intrusive, so if she's with her friends, she won't be embarassed that she got a call from her mother. <Sigh> She's too old to text Santa, but my 3 year old just might begin. I guess I'll have to see what is on his list!
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