The Portable North Pole has quickly become a Christmas tradition for us. I really enjoy taking the time to make their videos, carefully choosing the photographs and reminiscing over the year as I do. Obviously Imogen and Joseph love watching their video messages just as much, carefully listening to what Santa has to say and eagerly awaiting his all important naughty or nice verdict!
In the past we’ve used the free service but this year we’ve been trying out the Gold Pass which gives access to premium videos, and phone calls and they’re unlimited and yours to downland in HD forever. With the Gold Pass their are seven different videos to choose from each of which are approximately 5 minutes long (apart from Christmas Eve which is 2 minutes, pretty understandable when you consider just how busy this man is!). They are:
- Visit an Elf House
- Tour the Post Office
- A Song Just for You
- Secret Places
- Christmas Eve
- Movie Star
Each of these videos can be personalised with their name, photographs, and little tidbits about them that that only Santa Claus would know. Imogen and Joseph have had their first message each so far this year and simply watch in awe again and again. Imogen was mightily impressed that Santa had a photograph on our house in her special book and Joseph was really chuffed that Santa had recognised his bravery starting school.
As well as the video messages unlimited phone calls are included with the Gold Pass. Santa can call your child as many times as you like in the run up to Christmas with words of congratulations, a word of warning for bad behavior, a little encouragement. He can even call to say thank you for his letter, to remind you to leave cookies or live from his sleigh on Christmas Eve. Again, the kiddywinks have had a call each with little Joseph almost falling off his chair in surprise! He was given a gentle warning that he has a while to go until he finds out if he made it to the naughty or nice list and that he must always listen to his parents. Funnily enough his behavior has since vast improvement since!
We’ll be using the PNP right up to and including Christmas Eve building the excitement and keeping the magic of Christmas alive! The free PNP videos are available now but I can’t recommend the premium service enough full details and previews are available online at www.portablenorthpole.com.