Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

NORAD , the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has been tracking Santa Claus for over 50 years, all because of a misprinted ad in the newspaper. Apparently, in 1955 Sears-Roebuck printed Santa Clause's phone number in the Colorado Springs newspaper, but the number was printed wrong, and instead calling Santa at the department store, calls instead went to The Colorado Springs Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Center. Colonel Shoup, who was on duty that night instructed his staff to give all of the children that called in Santa's "current location." A tradition began and continued when NORAD replaced CONAD in 1958, this tradition lives on today thanks to a huge network of volunteers.


via Wikipedia


NORAD volunteers receive more than 70,000 phone calls,  from over 200 countries, in addition to the over 12,000 emails and 9 MILLION visitors to the track Santa website.
Believers can follow Santa on most of the social media sites, to include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TroopTube, Flicker, by email, by phone and on the website.

For information visit http://www.noradsanta.org/ or click HERE.

This is such a cool idea and a web site for your kids or even yourself to track the progress of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.


I hope you have a fabulous day and enjoy the spirit of Christmas! I know that I will. This is my favorite time of the year and I love it all!

NOTE: You can log on December 1, 2011, I do know that if you go on there now there is a note that says Santa has ended his journey for 2010 and to come back this year.


Linking to:
Jennifer Rizzo
A Stroll Thru Life
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Savy Southern Style
DIY by Design
The Christmas Spirit Alive 365
French Cupboard , The Shabby Creek Cottage 
 No Minimalist Here
Elna-Sudden
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Charm of the Home
Linking to these great blogs:
French Country Living

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to show my grandson this..He will be sooo excited to be able to track Santa..Thank you for the post..
    Merry Christmas..

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  2. Elizabeth, Thanks for the reminder about the NORAD site. I sent it our grandson who will get a kick out of it. We used to track Santa when our son was little.
    Thanks a lot and Merry Christmas.

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  3. Thank you so much for joining in on the holiday tour!

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  4. We have done this and it is so fun! Just to get Jr. in bed before Santa is in the neighborhood!
    Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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