A Free Santa Video For Your Children & Spalding Bulb Blogger Club

Spalding Bulb Blogger Club

Last month I agreed to join Spalding Bulbs Blogger Club:


Every so often I will receive one of their products in return for an honest review.  I love growing all sorts of things and this really appeals to me.

Also, every now and then they will give me a challenge, such as selecting which of their products will make a nice Spring display or creating a top 5 list of their products and why I chose them.  With my love of gardening this will be such a pleasure to do.

As a thank you for joining the Spalding Bloggers Club, I received 100 spring bulbs, which I planted today in an old plastic tub.


I planted the bulbs in layers, starting with the Tulips, then the Daffodils, Muscari and finally the Anemone.


I put the tub in my cold greenhouse and wrapped a bit of fleece around the tub, to give it a tiny bit of protection from the cold.


You can see the bulbs they sent to me here.

I hope mine turn out as lovely.  I will let you know.


One other thing I did today was plant up a winter hanging basket.  The plants were bought very cheaply and it really only took five minutes to plant up and it brightens up our front door:


I was very pleased with it.


A Free Santa Video For Your Children

About three or four years ago, I arranged for Santa to email a video to my daughter.


It’s a lovely video which talks about my daughter and what she wants for christmas.  Santa obviously knew her name and if she had been naughty or nice during the year.

My daughter loved it.

Sadly, my daughters are too ‘grown up’ for this now, but I thought I’d share it with you as younger children will love this and the good thing about it is:


The website below will send your friends and family a free personalised online video message from Santa, which lasts approximately four minutes.  It really is lovely for small children and there is an adult version too, which is good for a giggle!


All you need to do is follow a simple step-by-step process and answer a few simple questions. If you want to, you can even upload a photo of the person you’re sending it to, (if you have a digital photo of them on your computer).

I thought I’d just point out, what the terms of use state:

“In addition to the information you enter in the PNP registration sheet, we may collect information about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.

“We may use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make PNP easier to use, to make our advertising better.

  “We may institute programs with advertising partners and other websites in which they share information with us.”

So ensure you clear your cache afterwards, if you’re not happy with this.


I assure you, your kids will love this!

To send the video, all you need to do is go to the ‘Portable North Pole’ here and begin.

I would love to hear if any of you use this and if your children love it as much as mine did.  You can leave a comment by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ at the bottom of this post.

(ADDED NOTE: Please see the comments below if you have any concerns about the above ‘Santa’ website)


Thank you for reading my blog today.

6 thoughts on “A Free Santa Video For Your Children & Spalding Bulb Blogger Club

  1. Ah, we got the same bulbs from Spalding! They look really good, I can’t wait for them to grow. I planted some of mine in teapots I bought from thrift shops! I think you would be proud of my bargain hunting!

  2. I used this one year, but the next year I became paranoid about who might have made it. It was absolutely beautiful but I wasn’t comfortable with the amount of personal info I gave about my children. Horrible to think like this but there are some horrible people in this world. How do you know when a site is safe?

    • Hi Linda, thank you for reading my blog. I understand your concerns and thank you for bringing this up.

      When I completed the information, I only gave a limited amount of information eg. I gave my daughters age but not her birthdate and the photo I used was just of her face. This site has been around for a few years now and there has never been any complaints that I know of or can find on the internet. Even Martin Lewis (the moneysaving guru on BBC and ITV) advertises this site on his massive website (you can find it half way down the page here: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/free-santa-letter-video). So I think we can trust that it has been tried and tested rigorously.

      Hope I’ve answered your concerns.

  3. I have never heard of Spalding Blogger! How very interesting.
    I love your hanging basket! It looks so cheerful and colourful 😀
    Thanks for the Santa video, such fun 😀 😀

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