Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Portable North Pole review

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
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The Christmas spirit is definitely alive in the Miller household.  We started watching our favorite holiday movies, all our decor is out, we started our advent calendars, our holiday baking is planned and we have all the gifts wrapped!  We are so on top of things this year.
We have our train ride with Santa tickets purchased and we are planning to have breakfast with Santa at our church!



We are all about tradition here at our house.  We get a tree a certain day, watch certain movies as we decorate the house, my hubby always puts the star on top of our tree and so on.  Tradition and spending time with my family is what Christmas is all about for me!
Another tradition I started 3 years ago was Portable North Pole.  It is a personalized digital video.  I always used the free version and LOVE them.  Last year I was offered the holiday pass and all I have to say is, WOW.
If I thought the free version was good, the paid version is amazing.  I get to personalize it more for my little guys, add more photos and I even get to include their friends names!
Plus there is a birthday video included!  Pretty cool right?
Well this year I was again offered the same treatment and I am excited to tell you all about it.... AGAIN :)
Every year they make it bigger and better!

Portable North Pole (PNP) creates the world’s most engaging, personalized Santa video messages.  It can personalize everything from their name, photos, life events and even what they are asking for this Christmas.
 PNP makes it possible for Santa Claus to come into every home around the world to delight children and families. Since the videos are digital you can watch them on your computer. 




And the video is only the start!  You can also have Santa call your home and even get a birthday message made.  I had a video made for my hubby so if you have an adult kid at heart, Portable North Pole is also perfect for them.
The best part is you can do all of this for free!  You can make your kiddos a personalized video that will not only say their name, but also include their photo.  Every year when Santa puts my kiddos in the naughty or nice machine I can see them standing still (Yes each year there is a good chance they could hit the naughty list lol) and than when it says NICE both my boys dance and cheer.  Starting on Thanksgiving each year they ask me if Santa made their video, it has become a sweet tradition that my boys look forward too.
And the video isn't the only free thing you can do on the site you can also see Santa stories, behind the scenes of Santa’s Village, and the Verdict Machine. 

The entire site is geared to add a little more holiday magic and cheer to our year.

Now as I said I got to use the paid version this year.  
Here are all the options 
   Free video: Available online and as a downloadable app
Call Pass Unlimited calls for 7.99
Video pass Unlimited premium videos 9.99
Gold pass Unlimited calls and videos 12.99

The best part is 5% of all of that goes towards Children hospitals!


We used the Gold Pass.  I made videos for both Brandon and Quinn.
I got to choose from 7 story lines, I also got to add several photos.  And I even got to include a photo of the gift they each really want.  To really top it off and make them think it was real I got to add a photo of my house.  So now they don't need to worry if Santa knows where they live.

Another huge perk was the books.  Every year Santa grabs my kiddos book to read about their year.  This year I got to add several names to the books surrounding theirs.  Brandon noticed it before Quinn did and began to yell "LOOK MOM IT IS QUINN, IAN, NATHAN AND PARKER!!"

By the end of their videos both my kids had huge smiles.

As I mentioned their is both free and paid options.
If you choose to use the paid option I have a discount code where you can save 20%
PROMO CODE FOR 20% off for web or mobile users: BLG20PNP

Which can be used at the link below:



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