Fatherly Stuff: Bringing the Magic of Christmas to Life with Portable North Pole

Dec 10, 2013

Bringing the Magic of Christmas to Life with Portable North Pole

Disclosure: I received complementary Portable North Pole products in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Aka, we keeps it real 


This probably won’t come as a shock to you, but my 4 year old kinda has a thing for Christmas. Around, this time of year the first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning is search  of Elfernutter, his personal Elf on the Shelf and moves the little removable tree on his felt “Countdown to Christmas” calendar ever closer to December 25th. This is also the time of year when he asks about “Santa” and whether or not he will be getting that special toy he wanted. Yep, that good ol’ Christmas spirit is really flowing through our household in full force this year. It’s flowing so much, in fact that I would be hard pressed to make this holiday season even more special than it already has been. But the good people at Portable North Pole have accepted that challenge and kicked up the magic a few more notches
                         
What is Portable North Pole?
PNP is a magical console allows Santa Claus himself to creates personalized messages  via phone call, letter or video.  You can choose from multiple scenarios where Santa and his elves will address your child by name, as he gives them a personal tour of his facilities at the North Pole. The climax of the video occurs when Santa determines whether he/she is on the nice/naughty list (parents decide this). He does do by pulling their personal book, inserting it into a machine that projects pictures that are entered by the parent. While navigating the site, not only was I surprised at the ease of use, I was also impressed by the lengths they take to ensure the experience is as intimate and unique as possible for your child. For example, based on the descriptions I provided for the pictures that I uploaded, Santa was able to confidently tell my son he knew his age, that he played sports and that he recently had a new addition to the family. My wife and I couldn't help but look at each other and smile as we watched his eyes light up while watching his video.
My son was relieved to find out he was on the nice list
The prices for the various service range from as little as FREE to $7.99, depending on what you want to do. No matter what you decide  spend, I can practically guarantee that the experience will be priceless for your little one as it was for mine!

Here are some additional cool points:

  •   PNP is mostly for young children who still believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas but even adults can join in on the Christmas magic with customizable videos for those 18+
  •   PNP donates 5% of all online sales to a Children’s Hospital close to the buyer’s location. PNP currently collaborates with over 40 regional Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.  
  •       The most popular PNP product is by far the personalized video message…but Santa and his elves offer a whole host of other personalized products, too, like the newly update iOS and Droid apps.


   
Here is a price list of some of PNP's most popular offers:

  •   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 Video, Retail: $3.99- 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.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out their website at www.portablenorthpole.com to see how Santa can add a little Christmas magic in your home.

Connect with PNP:
·        Facebook: www.facebook.com/PNPSANTA

·       Twitter: @PNPSanta and @PNPElf

·        Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pnpsanta/

·         You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PNPSanta