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My home really gets into the holidays every year, especially when it comes to Santa Claus. You could say it is pretty serious business. Take this year for instance, we’re packing our bags and going on a trip via the Polar Express to the Northpole! Okay… maybe it is the Polar Express via Amtrak and the Northpole is really Union Station, but that is what is so amazing about the holidays. All the simple things become so much more than they would have been at any other time of year.
Since we had this whole magical trip planned out for Tot, I thought it would be extra special to bring a little #Northpolefun home before the big day. I had heard about the Northpole Communicator at Walmart awhile ago and was extremely thrilled to make the shopping trip over to see what else I could pick up with it. The Northpole gifts are based off the new Hallmark Movie “Northpole” airing on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:00am CST!
There are all sorts of toys and gifts available in the Northpole section at Walmart! It was really easy find. Just head over to where they usually put in the holiday gift sets and it will have it’s own aisle with a big sign that reads ‘More ways to Christmas joy’!
Of course the first item I had to get was the Northpole Communicator. This new toy is incredible! It allows your child to talk to elves at the Northpole (and maybe even Santa!) everyday until Christmas.
There’s always something new that the elves have to talk about and they ask questions so the kids can answer back. Each day is different and you can’t listen to the message twice or call the Northpole twice. This is because it mimics a real radio call.
In fact, I tried to listen to the message before December 1st (the beginning date) and it told me it was too early to talk and they were too busy! This works by setting the current date/time on the bottom of the communicator. You’ll also see what appears like a green memory card inside. These are the “minutes”. You can also purchase extra “minutes” for families so that they can talk to the elves again each year! It makes it so much more special because unlike other toys, it isn’t a repeat. It’s new and fresh, which offers a magical touch.
Another gift I picked up for Tot was the Find Me Santa Snowflake. St. Louis has been having a rough time these last few months and living near Ferguson has made multiple holiday events with Santa appearances have cancellations last minute. Lots of families here worry about their children fearing that Santa won’t be coming; so I wanted something material to show that there was nothing to worry about.
This special snowflake lights up to show Santa the way to your home. Children can write their name on it and there’s even a website where you can go and view all the Find Me Snowflakes! There’s also the option to purchase it with a book called Once Upon a Northpole Christmas.
Of course, Tot’s personal favorite is the Rooftop Drop game where he gets to throw present bean bags into a little chimney. They usually wind up in the Christmas tree, but at least he’s having fun!
There’s also a Peppermint Ring Fling family game where you toss peppermint rings onto a Santa hat! Or you could just grab a ton of these adorable and oh-so-soft Magic Snowballs and have a snowball fight!
Today was the very first day Tot had gotten to talk to the elves on the Northpole Communicator. He was a little nervous at first, so I had helped him out. He even got to say hi to Blizen! He’s been making funny reindeer sounds every since. He’s so excited to talk to them tomorrow with Daddy! This is my most favorite Christmas countdown and we have a lot of them!
This has become such a special way to get ready for our big trip to Union Station as well as bring extra cheer into our home for the holidays. You can find all of these special gifts (or preludes to your big day!) by just taking a detour over to the Northpole at Walmart on your next shopping trip!