You can do a free personalized video, but the premium downloadable video is much better. You can upload more photos, and choose more scenes in the premium video, and I found the downloaded video to be a much better quality video. I am not sure if it is just my computer or the site, but be aware when you are adding photos to the video that there is a button you have to click to have it entered. I was not feeling well when I made my first video for Zach and had uploaded a picture, but it was not on the video because I didn't realize what area I had to click.... see the following snippit to see what I mean.
When I made Zach's video I had clicked the next button, but you actually need to click on the green line (which I am assuming says something about accepting that photo). You can actually edit your videos also, but once you accept them to download then you can no longer edit them. So I did not realize his video didn't have his photo until after. He however did not seem to mind, but I could have done more personalization if I had paid closer attention to this.
I made the premium video for Zachary because I knew he would get a kick out of it...and I loved that he actually paid attention and told me he was "right in the middle", meaning he didn't quite make it to Santa's nice list, but wasn't on the naughty list. It was cute. He kept watching it with this silly face, his eyes never leaving the screen. Like last years video, he answered Santa when he would say his name. I love that you can make videos with different scenes for those on the nice list, naughty list or in between. (You can even make one for the naughty or nice adult lol).
He also got a video for Christmas eve that I am going to wait to let him watch then. I am not positive if that was a separate purchase or if it was part of the premium or download video. What I do like is that you can watch the videos before the kids do to see when they are most appropriate to watch. I made a free one for Lauren, and also clicked the birthday video button. She watched that one after the Christmas video and it really caught her attention. It was cute having Santa tell her happy birthday. I decided to make complimentary phone call from Portable North Pole for Lauren's birthday. I have not done this yet, as I am going to wait until next week when it is her bday. They do however give you samples to listen from to choose what you would like for the phone call. They have several selections which can be customized for the recipient.
You can check out all the videos I made on my facebook page. When you make a video you can share on facebook or email it to family and friends. If you purchase the download then you can share it on youtube and embed it into a blog like I have done.
Portable North Pole offers all these personalized videos, phone calls and much more. Check them out they offer mobile apps, coloring books, letters from Santa, stickers, placemats, books and doorhangers. They are fun and a great way to get the kids excited about Christmas. You know what else I love, they donate 5% of any purchase to a Children's hospital near the buyer!
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Disclosure: I received free premium and dowloadable videos, as well as a phone call to review. I will also be receiving a letter from Santa, which I have not reviewed at this time. These are my personal experiences and opinions.