There are many great things about living in the digital age. One of them, is the ability to use Santa to your benefit in ways our parents never could. Of all the fun ways to mess with the kids and keep them in line for at least one month out of the year, Portable North Pole is my favorite. Santa sent Reagan her first personal video message in 2009, and every year she can’t wait to hear from him again. Last year was fun, because she started to put together that the Santa she had her picture taken with looked very different from the Santa in the video. We found a way to explain the difference, but it made us realize, we need to start stepping up our game.
PNP has the perfect solution. A personal phone call from Santa. I employed this tactic today when our little angel wasn’t acting so angelic. Reagan got a personal phone call from the North Pole. When my phone rang, I announced it was the North Pole calling! Her eyes got real wide. We answered on speaker phone and the operator from the North Pole patched us through to Santa. Reagan and Santa exchanged hello’s, and then Santa asked if she knew why he was calling?
“No,” Reagan said. But, you could tell by the look on her face she knew she was in trouble.
Santa went on to explain that it seemed she hadn’t been behaving as well as she could lately, and he hadn’t yet been able to put her on his Nice List. Reagan’s eyes, got really wide at that. “She was a big girl now, and more was expected of her,” he said. But, there was still time between now and Christmas Eve, so she could still turn things around!
Then, Santa had to go as Mrs. Clause was calling him for his snack.
After the call, we talked about what Reagan could do to make Santa happy, and her parents too. One of the things we talked about, was CLEANING HER ROOM! Ugh. The bane of my existence.
A premium video where Santa’s elves sing Reagan a personalized song, and there are even more special scenes than last year’s video, is waiting for her. She always watches her videos from Santa over and over again, and this one she is really going to love. The only thing keeping me from delivering it? A little change in attitude. PNP let’s you decide whether your child is on the naughty or nice list, or somewhere in between. Considering Reagan was on the naughty list as of today, I’m going to give her a week to make it to the Nice List, which Santa will announce she has made it to in her video. Even though he also says, she needs to keep working on doing better!
I imagine Santa will continue to send Reagan video messages, and now phone calls every year. Or, at least until the magic is gone. Praying it’s going to be a long, long time!
A Short List of Portable North Pole 2012 Product Offerings
Make the magic of the holiday season last forever with these new product offerings from Portable North Pole; all are available on www.portablenorthpole.com. As part of Portable North Pole’s Christmas Program, each time a Portable North Pole product is purchased, 5% of the sale price will go directly to affiliated children’s hospitals in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland and France.
Portable North Pole’s standard Santa’s Video (Suggested Retail: Free)
A FREE personalized video message from Santa Claus, filled with magic and exciting discoveries for your loved ones. Includes a brand new story and a sneak peek at never-before-seen North Pole locations!
Portable North Pole’s Downloadable Santa’s Premium Video (Suggested Retail: $6.99)
Santa has your children on his good list and he has taken the time to send a message of holiday greetings! Little ones will delight in their direct, personalized premium video messages from Santa Claus, featuring their own photos and personal details. Premium downloadable videos include more than five minutes of Christmas magic, a clip of Santa’s riding on his sleigh and even a personalized Christmas carol!
Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Phone Call: (Suggested Retail: $3.99 for one call or $6.99 for three calls)
Santa has a very important message for your loved one! He will pick up the phone and call directly to deliver his personalized message. Santa’s call will last approximately two minutes and you can choose between 14 message options.
Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Interactive Letter (Suggested Retail: $19.99)
Santa will write a one-of-a-kind personalized interactive letter sprinkled with a pinch of Christmas magic! Available in Red or Green, each letter is printed in color on soft double-sided, first grade quality paper and includes up to 10 personalized items about your child or loved one.
Exclusive web access (webcam required) will allow the child to experience:
Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Nice List Certificate (Suggested Retail: $8.99)
Santa will go over all the personal information provided to make an official PNP customized certificate for your loved one to hang on their wall. The one-page certificate features Santa’s official foil stamp and is personalized with the name, age, hometown and photo of the child.
Disclaimer: The Portable North Pole paid for our PNP services for the purposes of this review. However, all opinions expressed are my own and without influence by the PNP.