~I received Portable North Pole products for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Growing up I always believed in the magic of Santa and Christmas. Sure I only truly believed in the physical Santa for a few short years but I believed in the magic of Santa for many years after that. My mom always made sure that the magic was there for us. I can still remember my brother waking me up in the middle of the night and us going out into the living room to check out all the stuff Santa brought us. Those are part of my Christmas memories that I will forever cherish. Now with 2 little girls of my own I want them to have the magic of Santa too! Portable North Pole uses technology to bring Santa right into your house. With personalized videos, phone calls, iOS & Droid apps and other products kids can light up with excitement as Santa is sending them messages just for them!
I have been known to use the phrase “I am going to call/text Santa and let him know how you are acting” a time of two this week and usually my kids straighten right up! As a kid I did too even at an older age like 10 because in my mind that meant less presents if I didn’t listen!
Our video was super simple to make and I made sure to add in pictures to make it that much more special. To my 5 year old that is what made it feel real to her, seeing her photos in the video. I feel PNP is mostly for young children who still believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas but they even have selections for adults so they can join in on the Christmas magic too! When editing your video you can make it for a naughty or nice child. I made once for each of my daughters using nice but I should have used naughty for my oldest that way she might work on her behavior a little more before Christmas Day. PNP Santa has a huge beard so you don’t have to worry about his lips lining up with your child’s name. Santa’s voice blended well when he said my daughter’s name throughout the video.
Here is my 5 year old watching her video. There are several options to choose from for each section that way if you make one for several kids in your family it can be a little different for each of them.
PNP is available in 2 languages, English & French and is available everywhere but is most popular in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Belgium and Switzerland. PNP has generated over 80 million personalized video views since 2008 which is a lot of Christmas magic!
Here are some of their more popular products:
Portable North Pole’s standard Santa’s Video, Retail: Free
A FREE personalized video message from Santa Claus filled with magic and exciting discoveries for your loved ones.
Premium videos includes almost 6 minutes of personalized video message from Santa Claus, features 3 additional photos and more personal details, a clip of Santa’s riding on his sleigh and even a personalized Christmas carol!
Portable North Pole’s Mobile App, Retail: $3.99 for iOS and Android; $4.99 HD app for iPad and iPad mini
Portable North Pole offers iOS and Android users anapplication to create Christmas magic on their mobile devices. The newly updated PNP app includes: credit to create and access premium videos, call from Santa himself, an Advent Calendar game, Christmas Radar, Countdown game and access to a PNP account to synchronize with your online content.
Santa Sprint: PNP Adventure, $2.99
This unique Christmas adventure game, for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), provides hours of fun for the whole family. Guided by the voice of Santa, kids can help him get ready for Christmas and unlock exclusive video stories as they complete the different levels.
(In App purchase $1.99 for coin doubler; $0.99 for 10 “second chance” bundle)
Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Phone Call, Retail $3.99 for one call or $6.99 for three calls
Santa has a very important message for your loved one! He will pick up the phone and call directly to deliver his personalized message. Santa’s call will last approximately two minutes and you can choose between 14 message options.
Here is my 5 year old believer getting her very first phone call from Santa. I could tell she was excited and nervous at the same time.
The magical Portable North Pole console allows Santa to stay in touch with his millions of friends around the globe, all with a few clicks on your computer. Nothing makes Santa happier than creating special “Merry Christmas!” video messages and spreading his holiday cheer
When making my holiday purchases I do prefer to use a company that gives something back and PNP does by donating 5% of all online sales to a Children’s Hospital close to the buyer’s location in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland and France. PNP currently collaborates with over 40 regional Children’s Hospitals in the U.S alone! I think that is just awesome and what a great cause! Make Christmas Magic happen in your house this holiday season with a PNP video. It literally only took me a few minutes to put my videos together and they turned out amazing. Both my girls like to watch theirs every night before bed. PNP brings the magic of Christmas to life in the hearts of kids and adults all around the world, making this holiday season more special than ever!