Friday 8 November 2019

A Personalised Call to Father Christmas with Portable North Pole!

**AD - Review**

Christmas seems to have a whole new meaning once you become a parent doesn't it? There just seems to be that extra little bit of magic, the kids excitement for Father Christmas is almost infectious and it takes me right back to when I was a kid. I remember that excitement, the buzz about Christmas, wondering if Santa would come and what he would bring. And now I am a parent I get to experience it all again with my own children, its just magical.

Since having kids Christmas has fast become my most favourite time of year again and I love finding different ways to make it as special, magical and enchanting for the kids as I can. From visit's to Father Christmas, to baking Christmas goodies and going out to see all the Christmas lights. But this year I have found something I think my top it all, a personalised phone/video call to the big man himself, Father Christmas!

Portable North Pole is an online app that can used to create personalised videos for your children from Father Christmas himself. The app can be used via the website or using a tablet or mobile phone plus if you use the app from a mobile phone you can actually secretly record your child's reaction as they receive the message, pretty cool right!?

Creating the video's takes just a few minutes and is really easy to do. Just scroll through the selection of videos (some will be available for free, others you will need to purchase a pass to use). Once you have found the video you like (you can watch a short trailer to check you like it first) just fill out some basic information about your child and add a photo if you wish and then your video is ready.

You can even create a different profile for each of your children with pictures and information about each child on their profile. It makes creating the videos even quicker and you can always edit and update their profile with new information, images and achievements/experiences as and when you wish.

There are two parts to the PNP app, the kids section and the adult section. The children's section contains lots of fun, festive games as well as any videos you have created and saved for them plus there are even some lovely Christmas bedtime stories that they can listen too.

The adult section of the app is password protected and it is where you can freely create your videos etc. Children are unable to access this without using a password so you can safely create your videos without them knowing.

 The games have been a particularly big hit with both James and Evelyn (aged 10 and 5) too. I can't wait to record some more videos and calls as Christmas draws closer, their little faces when they hear their names on the video and see their pictures is totally priceless.

Did you know that Portable North Pole is the original Father Christmas messaging service and since starting in 2008 it has sent over 220 million messages globally! That's a lot of messages and a lot of happy (and amazed) children. Plus PNP donates 5% of all web sales to Children's hospitals around the world so whilst you are bringing joy to your children, your are helping other children through your purchase too.

If you fancy trying it out for yourself and putting together some fun and magical videos and calls for your children this Christmas then head over to PNP now. From the 24th November you will be able to access a limited number of videos and personalise them for FREE! You can sign up here to be alerted when the free videos are ready to be accessed.

But if you want access to everything you can purchase a membership/pass which allows you access to lots more features including the full range of videos, you can also click HERE to receive 15% off.


**We were gifted a magical pass for PNP for the purpose of this review. However all words and opinions are my own and I retain full control of this post.**


  1. I always make a free message with this app every year! They kids really love it

  2. Aww this sounds like such a sweet thing to do for kids! I bet they get so excited hearing or getting something from Santa just for them.

  3. It is so brilliant that tech has helped make the magic of Christmas more magic!

  4. This sounds like a really cute idea. Especially for the you get kids, they would love it.

  5. We love the Portable North Pole - such a great way to get the kids into the festive spirit.

  6. This sounds like such a cool app, I'm definitely going to have to check it out! I totally get what you mean about Christmas being more exciting once you've got children. It brings all the joy and magic back, doesn't it?

  7. We love PNP, I say we because I love it as much as the kids! We have used it every year for the last 5 years now.

  8. This is such a sweet tradition to complete each year. The chance for the children to connect and interact with Santa

  9. This is beautiful, the idea of father Christmas personally sending you message is mind blowing to our kids and I love that there is such a service available.

  10. Aw this is absolutely lush! What a lovely thing to do for your children xxx