What a magical time of the year. And, this holiday season is going to be even better as the girls are finally old enough to understand Christmas, and are helping me get ready for Santa. It is nice to see them believe in the magic of the holidays, as they receive phone calls from Santa, watch personalized videos Santa makes for them while at the North Pole prepping for the big night, and so much more, thanks to the Portable North Pole? Haven't heard of the Portable North Pole and have little ones? Then, you are missing out. I first stumbled upon this website last year, and created FREE video greeting messages for the girls. But, because they were too young to understand, they didn't know who Santa was, or care to sit through the video. This year, however, Savannah can't stop telling Nana and Papa and others that she got to talk to Santa on the phone, or that he made a special video just for her, and how excited she was that he knew what gift she really wants to find under the tree.
A few weeks ago we started our holiday prep by writing a letter to Santa and including the girls' wish lists. If I didn't stop them, I think they would have listed all the toys in the stores. I had to tell them that Santa's sleigh, all magical, can only hold so many toys, and that he was also stopping by other kids' houses, so the toys weren't just for them. :-)
After about a week, I went online to the Portable North Pole and created a fun video message, which I personalized with each of the girl's name, and had Santa mention the toy they really wanted -- all for FREE. Yes, you read that right...FREE. And, when the girls saw this video, they were over the moon. I had to keep playing their personalized videos as they didn't believe Santa took time out of his busy prep schedule to make a video message for them. We still watch this video today; as well as the premium video, which you can purchase after making the FREE video for only $3.99. The premium video is almost 6 minutes in length, can include 3 additional photos, as well as more details about your child, making it feel more personable.
Bella loves her video, where it opens with Santa and the reindeer flying around in the sky on the magical sleigh.
And, when the girls are not watching their personalized video messages from Santa from the folks at the Portable North Pole, including the Portable North Pole’s Downloadable Santa’s Premium Video, $6.99 which you can download, save and watch whenever you want, we love playing with new Portable North Pole Mobile app, or playing Santa Sprint, a fun PNP adventure available for iOS devices.
Oh, and did I mention that the girls love the personal touch of Santa calling the house. I have set up a few Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Phone Calls, as they retail for $3.99 for one call or $6.99 for three calls. These calls let Santa remind the girls to get along, congratulate them when they do something good. Santa even called Bella on her birthday back in November to share in her special day. You should have seen all the kids from her birthday party in awe listening on speaker phone as Santa wished Bella a happy birthday. :-)
While PNP is geared towards children who still believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas, I had fun making a video for myself, as well as surprising family and friends with one, to remind them all to "believe." With different video scenarios, for naughty and nice kids, you can create just the right video for each child in your household, making the video message unique to them.
This is the second year I am using the Portable North Pole, but the first that I am taking full advantage of their premium services, and I have to say that PNP is making this holiday that much more memorable and special. And, if surprising your little one with a video message or phone call from Santa wasn't enough, parents will also love to hear that PNP donates 5% of all online sales to a Children's Hospital close to your location. Right now, PNP is collaborating with over 40 regional Children's Hospitals in the US. Now, how is that for giving back during the holidays. :-)
So, why not make this Christmas extra special by creating a fun PNP Santa video? You can try out the FREE video option first, before purchasing the premium options and unlocking more features that will truly make Christmas Magic this year.
Learn more about Portable North Pole (which is available in 2 languages, English and French) now by clicking here: www.portablenorthpole.com. PNP is available in almost all parts of the world, but it is most popular in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Belgium and Switzerland. And, since 2008, PNP has generated over 80 million personalized video views -- that’s a lot of Christmas magic!
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Disclosure: I received complementary Portable North Pole products in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.