Hello! We're happy to report that every Seed Money reward has shipped, with the notable exceptions of backers who did not provide a shipping address and those who supported at the $1,000 custom coin level. All rewards shipped via USPS. If you live in the US, you should have your coins by now. We hope you love them as much as we do! Delivery to international addresses may be a week or two behind, but all rewards should arrive before December 24. Hoo-ray!
We've already received wonderful feedback from quite a few backers. If you've had a chance to check out your Seed Money, can you leave us a short review on our website? We'd love to hear from you!
We're also collecting comments on our Facebook page - tell us how you plan to "spend" your Seed Money and see what other backers have dreamed up.
If you'd like to order more Seed Money - it makes for an awesome stocking stuffer - you can do that in our online shop. Use code LDKS12 for 10% off all Seed Money denominations through Dec 15.
Finally, we're seeing strong interest from retailers and are already scheming creative new designs for 2013. Thank you for supporting our idea and helping us mint the first ever batch of Seed Money. Have a wonderful holiday and don't forget to scatter Seed Money everywhere you go!
-Lea & Devin
Hello Seed Money Backers...
The first Seed Money coins - pennies with wildflowers - are now rolling off the press and they look fabulous! We've spent the last six weeks completing the original artwork and resolving various issues regarding seed availability and paper production, but we're very pleased with how the first ever batch of Seed Money has turned out. Take a look (images below).
If you pledged at the $15 level (one roll of 50 Pennies), then we expect to ship your reward before the end of October. A survey asking for your current mailing address will be sent out later today. If you pledged at a reward level that includes nickels, dimes, or quarters, we expect to ship the first week of November when the remaining denominations are wrapped and ready. If you're in this group, your mailing address survey will arrive in your inbox towards the end of October.
Thank you for your support, patience, and enthusiasm for Seed Money. Devin and I are still in awe at how well this idea was received by the Kickstarter community and we're looking forward to getting these coins into circulation very soon.
We did it! We met our stretch goal of $45,000 in Seed Money pledges with just a few hours to spare. We'll be including a few bonus Buffalo Nickels in every reward shipment this fall. Thank you for supporting our Seed Money campaign and for sharing your wonderful ideas about how you plan to use these whimsical paper coins.
We're moving forward with Porridge Papers in Nebraska, who will begin making the raw batches of seed paper this week. In addition, Scott and Jacqui at Slide Sideways have designed an awesome logo --- and here it is...
We just love it! It's reminiscent of old time paper money and hints at the fresh flowers and vegetables that Seed Money will one day become. Thank you Scott and Jacqui!
Finally, our Kickstarter campaign ends at 9PM Pacific time tonight - so you have until then to adjust your pledge to a higher reward level if you want to stock up on Seed Money. We'll post more updates including photos of the paper making process, coin illustrations, seed selections, and wrapper designs in the coming weeks.
Thanks again, -Lea & Devin
We're super excited to mint a huge batch of Seed Money in a few short weeks! Our wonderful Kickstarter backers have propelled us beyond 300% of our goal and we couldn't be more pleased. Thank you!
Here's what we're going to do to keep things moving. If we reach $45,000 in pledges, we're going to design and mint an additional coin - a "Buffalo" nickel. If it happens, every single backer will receive a few along with his/her chosen reward. We've already got a fun design tweak in mind and we'd love to see it happen so help us keep the momentum going by sharing the link to our Kickstarter page with friends and family.
School teachers are excited to use Seed Money in the classroom, parents and grandparents plan to slip a few coins into greeting cards, and a few non-profits and businesses will be striking their very own custom coin. It's wonderful to hear what everyone has in store for their plantable currency.
Thanks again for your generous support and look for another update soon!
-Lea & Devin
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5,000 letterpress Seed Money coins with your very own custom design! Text and face illustration of your choosing packaged into rolls and stuffed into official Seed Money cotton sacks. Maybe it's your own silhouette, or perhaps the silhouette of someone you love or admire?Estimated delivery:
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