Sending your child a letter from Santa is a lot of fun, and it’s a great keepsake that you can put in a scrapbook next to your child’s handwritten messages to Santa. But if you’d like to surprise your child with a high-tech message from Santa, you can’t beat Portable North

This site lets you create a free Santa message video that is personalized with your child’s information, such as name, age, location and other details you provide. You can even upload a photo that  Santa will then show your child in the video message.

Santa’s Portable North Pole (PNP) first appeared during Christmas 2008 and was an immediate success. More than 1 million people created videos in the first month, and more than 10 million videos have now been created. The site is only available during the holiday season, and this year promises to offer even more features. According to site developer UgroupMedia, the 2010 PNP site will not just offer messages for children, but will have new video messages tailored to specific groups of people (i.e., friends, business associates, lovers, etc.). There will also be a new iPhone/iPod/iPad app and a daily bulletin with news from Santa’s elves.

If you’re already planning to send a Santa letter this year, a Santa message video will add to the thrill and make Santa’s magic even more real. Visit Portable North to check it out.