Portable North Pole – Your Personal Message from Santa!

Note to Readers: Please check out my more recent article about Portable North Pole with information about mobile apps and other new features!

Portable North Pole: Santa’s Personal Video for You!

Ho Ho Ho! You can send a personalized video message from Santa to a child or adult, complete with their name, picture, age, desired present and other information. Any child who believes in Santa would love to watch a video with Santa saying his or her name and other personal information, making it seem as if Santa were speaking to him or her directly.

You start by going to Portable North Pol and entering the basic information about the child, including first name, gender, age, country of residence and other information about the child.

Those with privacy concerns can check out the privacy policy of Portable North Pole. 

You can also request that a birthday video be created by providing the child’s birthday date.

One feature I especially like is the ability to choose how Santa pronounces your child’s name. I checked this out with my name and was able to get Santa to pronounce my name correctly by checking “Carolynne” instead of “Carolyn.” ( The latter choice made Santa pronounce my name as “Caroline”.) Make sure to use this feature so Santa gets the child’s name right!

You tell Santa whether the child has been naughty or nice, as well as what has been expected of her this year. You have a choice of including a present the child has asked for so Santa can mention it. If you don’t want Santa to spill the beans, just leave that box unchecked.

You can upload some pictures of the child which will be included in the video to enhance the feeling that Santa is really talking to the child.

Lastly, you enter information about yourself so the video can be sent to you via email. You have the choice of sending the video to another email as well. You can preview the video before you send it to make sure that Santa has all of his information correct!

Here is a sample video that was created by Portable North Pole for Christmas 2010 so you get a general idea of what the site provides:

The Christmas 2011 video is quite different but equally charming!

You can also send a personal Santa video to an older child or an adult. This video is very entertaining for everyone!

If you would like to send a personal message from Santa, check out Portable North Pole today!

Do you know a child who would love a personal message from Santa? Would you like to send this to someone you know? Let us know in the Comments section below!


* Santa image by Matti Mattila

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  1. says

    Awesome Carolyn!

    Just what I needed for my kids this Christmas! I had been thinking of doing something new and different for my girls, to convey things to them that otherwise are tough to get across.

    This method of sending a message through Santa would be the ideal thing for them. Something that they would readily accept and enjoy as well. :)

    Wish I could get messages as well from someone :) Guess I need to go back in time and become a child once again!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful piece of information and lovely site.

    Love the bright and happy picture of Santa- you already make it feel like Christmas :)
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    • says

      Hi Jerry, A Wonder of Tech reader told me about this great site. I welcome the opportunity to share cool sites, apps, etc. from readers so please let me know if you find any awesome tech you would like me to share.

      I care if you’re human because of all of the spam bots out there who are clever enough to leave a comment but not clever enough to check a box.

      I wish I didn’t have to care if you are human, but this device is simple for commenters to use but is a challenge to spam bots!
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  2. says

    Hi Carolyn,

    I have been pronouncing you name right after all. :)

    I have just nominated you for an award for Best Writer of 2011 – details here – http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/the-dark-globe-outstanding-artist-awards/#comment-302

    Good luck!

    I must do today’s blog; I think we will be out taking photos of a lake when the ice thaws on my car. I’m making plans so I can get some good snow pictures; that’s not as easy as it sounds! Just getting out of the avenue I live in when it snows will be a challenge.
    The latest techy news is to type “Let it Snow” into Google!
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  3. says

    Ok, ok; we’ll make sure we have your name pronounced correctly if we send you one of these………….:).

    Technology, what will they think of next, huh? I think the young kids would really get a kick out of this.

    Thanks for sharing. Hope your weekend went well.
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  4. Anna says

    So cute post!! really amused me and make me feel X-mas for a while (after the horrible week ever) Great info here and perfectly written:)
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  5. says

    This is cool, thanks for sharing Carolyn.

    I also happened to see another awesome Santa tool this year here – icaughtsanta.com.

    You just need to take some pictures of your living room or dining room or kitchen and then you can superimpose a picture of santa on it, which makes it appear to your kid that Santa was indeed in the house.
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  6. says

    Wow, what a cool idea. I’m going to have to send this to both of my nieces because I’m sure they have some young children that would get a huge kick out of this. This really is a great idea and something very different.

    By the way Carolyn, I love the snow falling down. Aren’t you the creative one. I love that, how fun!

    Now, enjoy your week young lady!
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  7. Faran says

    Hi Carolyn,

    well the video is kinda fun but santa looks a little creepy. jk. anyways nice theme for the hollidays. hope you enjoy them too.

    • says

      Hi Faran, You’re right, kids (or adults) could think it’s creepy that this old guy knows so much about them. But so far, the reaction has been pure delight!

      Thanks, I’m glad you like the theme! The snow is temporary, not part of the theme, just a bit of festivity for the season! :-)
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  8. Arielle says

    There is an iphone app that does a similar thing called Magic Santa! And it’s free! You fill out information about your kid and it makes a video for them on your iphone! :-)

  9. julie says

    heard about this site from one of my customers – would like to do it for a couple adult friends . how do i go about changing the information for their daily activities from the child ones

  10. Cathy | Treatment Talk says

    Hi Carolyn,

    What a wonderful idea. Any child would love this. It would be fun for adults as well. It would definitely get a laugh. Thanks for sharing – isn’t it fun to use technology to make children happy?

    • says

      Hi Cathy, You’re right, this is a great use of technology to bring delight to children. It’s very cool that Santa can deliver a personal message to the child directly. Adults can have fun sending videos to each other or watching the delight in their children’s eyes as the young ones are delighted with the videos!
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  11. Janet Callaway says

    Carolyn, aloha. How great. The wonder and delight of the children watching these videos would create memories to last a laugh time.

    Thanks for the introduction to this great tech which I am off to share with some friends. Aloha. Janet
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