Keeping the Magic Alive: Portable North Pole Review
By: Amanda McMahon
Posted: Jan 19th, 2016
I know, I know, it is January! But I wanted to let you know how much my kids loved Portable North Pole.
I was able to partner with Portable North Pole and share the excitement with my kiddos before Santa arrived. With Portable North Pole, Santa sent videos to my kids, complete with their names (well my daughter's name wasn't pronounceable, so Santa just called her Sweetheart, but other pet names were available), and some specifics about them and their behavior.
In addition, Portable North Pole has additional options and we can get a custom video update from Santa throughout the year. After all, Santa watches all year. We set up for Santa to send a video to our kiddos for their birthdays as well.
Portable North Pole is a magical console used by Santa and his elves to send personalized video messages to the folks you care most about. In just a few simple clicks, you can provide Santa with all the information he needs to create a unique, tailor-made video message that would even bring a smile to Scrooge's face! Portable North Pole videos come in 2 main types: Christmas and Birthday greetings.
And they're free!
I recommend the few dollars to upgrade to a Premium version, with more Santa time, more calls, more videos, and extra personalization options, the ability to include more photos and truly incredible scenes from his village in the North Pole PLUS the long anticipated Santa's Verdict, that lets your loved one know if they are one Santa's Naughty or Nice list.
When it comes to holidays, sometimes more is better. And, in this case, I did find it is. If you don't do "naughty or nice" you can choose a more "plain" update instead of using "Santa is watching," but it does still show the list, and you can make sure all your kiddos are on Santa's list. It is all in fun, and as "crunchy" as I am, I do have to say that in life, behavior does effect others, so it can be as simple as having Santa remind your little one to share with their brother. To me, we need more of that, and less of people believing that they are the most important one out there. Your kiddo may be most important to you, and I get that, but to the world, they're just one. We all have an effect on others, right? So, give it a break - if you do Santa, let him ask your kiddos to be nice to their friends. It seriously will be okay. Sometimes we all need reminders!