It’s that time of the year again where Lucas is looking forward to Christmas and has been talking about what he would like from Father Christmas and checking that Chippy the Elf will know he has moved house and to come here in December. Lucas loved the Portable North Pole app last year so I’ve downloaded it again but updated the messages for him to include new photos and up date the information Santa tells him. It was lovely to watch last years though and see how much he has changed and I’m sure it will be the same next year too.
Portable North Pole (PNP) is an online platform used by Father Christmas and his elves to send personalised video messages and calls to the people you care about most anywhere around the world. In just a few simple steps, you can help Father Christmas gather all the information he needs about your loved one and create a tailor-made video message or phone call that is positively magical. But that isn’t all Santa and his magical elves have in store! To create truly unforgettable memories, you can even download a HD version of your video to keep for years to come.
There are various passes you can pay for depending on whether you want a particular video or phone call. The magic pass which we received includes unlimited Santa Videos and Santa Calls, plus exclusive features as well as the reaction recorder (available only on the mobile apps) and downloads of all the videos so you can keep them and look back at them in years to come.
The videos have been really easy to set up and I love that you can create various profiles so if you have more than one child, you can make a different video for each child.
You can change photos on each video so some could include friends and others include family photos. You can also changed achievements for each video too to show that Father Christmas is keeping up with what he has been doing since last year. The reaction recorder is a great idea, especially for downloading and seeing how they have changed from year to year.
Passes are valid until the following September and if your little one has a birthday between now and then, you can even create a birthday video for them.
There are various phone calls that you can create and once you have created, you put in the number you want it to ring and they will make the personalised phone call. You can either do these straight away or schedule it for a time you know the child will be around for it which I think is a great idea.
On the app you can also open an advent calendar, talk to an Elf and they will repeat what you say in an Elf voice, call Santa’s voicemail and play games. Lucas is enjoying playing the pairs card game on it and trying to beat his highest score. There are also some bedtime stories this year which is a lovely way to relax before bed in the run up to Christmas.
PNP has partnered with leading children’s hospitals around the world so that whenever you purchase a personalised call or a personalised video message from Santa, a portion of the sale is donated to the participating children’s hospital closest to you.