~This post is made in partnership with PNP - Portable North Pole. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I'm extremely excited to share with you my experience with Portable North Pole. If you haven't used their services yet, then you are in for a treat! My family has been with PNP since 2012?and the magic they bring to our Christmas experience has always been rewarding.?There are so many reasons why families become members of PNP. We originally had?because my son couldn't handle the mall lines?due to over-stimulation, now it is because he waits every year to see a little magic from the North Pole.
For those of you that are new to Portable North Pole, it is a service that sends personalized messages and calls from Santa. Originally it was only a service to create the message?and then share it via email or social platform, but now there is a whole new area just for kids on the mobile app!
Here you can see there is a Parent's Corner for creating the video and the Kids corner where they can see Santa's Messages to them and play games. This helps with explaining how you got the message in the first place.
The first thing you need to do, however, is to create an account on Portable North Pole. Once this is completed, you can choose to create a Free Video Message that allows you to add a picture and three details about the child, or you can upgrade to the Premium service.
Premium offers a great deal more than just a small free video. Here you can choose from multiple different videos, such as the new Visit an Elf House, Tour the Post Office and Christmas Eve where your child can see all the last minute details before Santa heads off to their house! Plus, it offers more personalized details for your child.?You can show Santa's verdict of them being Nice/Naughty, pictures of them and their friends/family; you can choose for Santa to show what gift they asked for, where they live and even put their name on the list next to their best friends or family.
To get an idea of how this all comes together and how beautifully made the videos are, here is a sample video below.
This year I had chosen Christmas Eve and Tour the Post Office. My youngest always sends a letter to Santa and this was a cute way for Santa to show how he receives those letters. I also set up a phone call so that Santa can say he received his letter personally!
The phone call is very easy to set up. You choose why he is calling and who the child is, then choose if they are calling right then or later. I'm still waiting for Judah to send his letter so he hasn't received his phone call just yet.
When it is time for him to see his videos and messages from Santa then I can start up the Portable North Pole App and head into the Kids Corner. He knows that PNP is a service with a line direct to the North Pole so he was really excited to see that this year he had his own personal message service and play games!
His favorite game was Shake the Tree where you got to shake his tablet until all the presents fell off. Gift Sorter allows them to see how Elves sort all the gifts and Talk to the Elf makes their voices sound just like elves!
If you like to connect your laptop to your TV to share it on the big screen, all your videos are also saved in your account online.
The PNP service is available for both Apple-iOS and Android Devices. It's Free to Download and you can test it out by making a free video, but I highly suggest becoming a premium member. Once you begin the magic you won't want to stop!
You can learn more about Portable North Pole by visiting their Facebook Pageand@PNPSanta. Make sure to show pictures of all the excitement with them on?Pinterest and by using #iBelievePNP and/or #PortableNorthPole Hashtags!