Gingersnap Lightbox & Extra Letter Packs

Gingersnap lightboxes are one of the fun, new trends in interiors this year and sure to be a hit at Christmas as they would make the ideal gifts for many.  Being able to customise and change the lettering, gives them a vast array of uses, from a simple slogan or quote to a fun message for friends and family.

With various styles of Gingersnap lightboxes available I received the A4 black lightbox to check out and review along with two extra letter packs.  The lightbox is simple to use with a easy on/off switch on the side.  You do need to add either 6AA batteries or you can use an adaptor (not included).  I opted for batteries and it’s lasting well so far.  The unit has three lines which you can slot in the transparent backed letter, numbers and symbols to create your unique message or quote.  This lightbox comes with 85 black pieces to slot in and create a retro cinematic feel sign.

The extra letter packs that are available are in my opinion just brilliant!  They really add to the variations and fun of the messages and quotes that you can write adding personality and colourful fun.  I received the coloured letters, numbers and  symbols pack as well as the emoji pack which each contain 120 pieces.  I absolutely love them and there are so many that I can’t show you them all here but there really is something for everyone and every occasion.  I couldn’t wait to start using them and enjoying seeing the messages around my house.

We’ve found lots of occasions to use the lightbox so far and try to change the message every few days.  My little boy has even got stuck in and asked to put a message on the lightbox when I wasn’t looking.  He then showed me and it said ‘I love you’ followed by all the emoji’s he felt represented that – so sweet.

Overall I love the lightbox, it looks on trend and modern around the house and adds a bit of light which attracts attention to it from guests.  I love being able to change the message and can see it getting lots of use throughout the year.  If you haven’t already got one then they would be a great little purchase but with Christmas coming up they would also make great gifts so check out Gingersnap to see which is your favourite and which you might buy as gifts this year!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review. 

Portable North Pole – Review

With two children whose innocence of Santa Claus is so lovely to watch, the perfect accompaniment to the run up to Christmas each year is Portable North Pole. With personalised messages, videos and phone calls, it really has it all to show your children that Santa really is watching them and knows who they are and what they get up to.


The service offers a free version with limited options but is still fantastic as we have used this over the last few years.  This year though I had the opportunity to try out the Magic Pass which at £9.99 opens a lot more options with:

  • Unlimited premium videos
  • The reaction recorder
  • Unlimited Santa calls
  • HD downloads
  • Storytime with Santachild_digital_gift_guide_lr_en

For me the value of the pass is fantastic especially with two children as I have a range of videos to choose from which means they can always receive different words from Santa.  That’s particularly important to me as I don’t want them to give up the dream of Santa dropping their presents down the chimney on Christmas Eve!

They have both received their first video this year and it’s the smile on their faces as they eagerly watch it that gets me, then the questions they come out with: How does Santa know this?, How does Santa know that?


I’ve been busy creating some other videos for each of them to watch over the next few weeks.  What I like about them is that they are only a minute or two long, perfect for your child’s attention span, and with all the personalisation, names, relatives, where they live and even photos, it really does help to bring the magic alive!  I’m particularly looking forward to the Christmas Eve video and also Santa’s storytime each week which I think my youngest will really appreciate.

Portable North Pole really does make your kids Christmas really special and adds to the build up throughout December.  I’d highly recommend it to add to the Christmas spirit in your household and keep everyone on their toes – Remember Santa knows if you are being naughty or nice!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.