This year I wanted to personalize my messages even more and add that little Christmas touch to it. With that in mind, I signed up for a Today at Apple session and decided to play with the new Memoji feature on the latest iPhones.

I really wanted a Santa Memoji and that mission was accomplished.

I really wanted to try this out, so I walked into an Apple Store and played with the iPhone during a Today at Apple session.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Go into Messages and open a new or existing conversation.

Next open the App Drawer and tap on the Animoji icon.

Now swipe all the way to the right until you reach “New Memoji” and tap on the plus sign.

Customize your Memoji and turn it into a Mister or Misses Klaus.

TIP: Don’t forget to add the Santa hat.

Once you are done creating your Memoji, all you have to do is tap Done in the upper right hand corner.

Now go ahead and record your message.

Going Further.

Now that I have a Santa Memoji of me and my wife the creative options are endless from singing Christmas cards to bedtime story narrations.

Here are the guides I will be diving in to, to explore that creativity:

Everyone Can Create: Teacher Guide

Everyone Can Create: Drawing

Everyone Can Create: Music

Everyone Can Create: Photo

Everyone Can Create: Video

Apple Teacher: Keynote for iPad Starter Guide


Have fun!