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About this project

Our MISSION

Give the gift of knowledge to children for building lifelong relationship skills and self worth.

The WHO

At the young age of 7, Lauren Alexa Weiner had a flash of genius and came up with the "How To Be Good For Santa" idea. When she turned 12, Lauren wanted to expand on and share her idea with others. Her entrepreneurial father, Jordan T. Weiner (owner of Internet Consulting, Inc.), aided in turning her vision into a business.

We make learning real life skills - kid friendly fun
We make learning real life skills - kid friendly fun

Jordan saw the need to address the general lack of good manners and acceptable behavior in society. Many influences contribute to his view ranging from the role modeling of presidential politicians to behavior commonly portrayed on television shows and in video games.

Your participation and support would be greatly appreciated.

For more details on the business or any of the materials visit our website  www.howtobegoodforsanta.com

Our GOALS

We hope "How To Be Good For Santa, Inc." will help strengthen and expand relationship skills and self worth for children as well as adults.

The goals: Bettering self, family, education, recreation, community, and societal relationships and, therefore, humanity in general for generations to come.

Providing wonderfully illustrated, expertly authored, positive reinforcement behavior coaching materials that resonate with children so they’re having fun while building lifelong relationship skills and self worth.

Ensure our products are easy to use professional tools for adults/guardians.

The WHAT

A significant amount of a person's behavior is formulated by the age of 8. Children require structure and ongoing behavior guidance, resources, and tools to assist with empowerment to manage their own behavior.

Most behavioral education is expected to be done at home. Most parents/guardians are not behavioral education specialists and/or do not have the time to put together effective processes or materials that resonate with their child(ren).

How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. solves these issues.

Our materials help children learn, speak, play, behave, and interact appropriately with others - promoting intellectual and personal growth while drawing universal truths about good behavior.

We use Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) to improve and expand self-management, self awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. 

Using our materials result in helping children strengthen and expand healthy relationships with self and family, along with understanding how to behave in academic, recreational, community, and public settings.

Copyright 2016 How To Be Good For Santa, Inc.
Copyright 2016 How To Be Good For Santa, Inc.

The PRODUCTS

We have over 70+ animal characters, each with its own behavioral message and lesson. It's been so much fun to see all the characters go from concept to creation.

Our products include FREE goal planning worksheets, weekly worksheets and a monthly behavior tracking chart, gold star reward stickers for 70+ individual behaviors, flashcards, coloring & doodle books, activity game books, how to draw books, picture books, early reader books, letters from Santa, and more. All our products come with 100% satisfaction guarantee.

 

The WHY

Why are we crowdfunding? In addition to validating our business concept, getting real-time feedback, hopefully generating more revenue with less risk, and using Kickstarter as a marketing tool to spread awareness of our wonderful behavior coaching materials crowdfunding will help:

  • Pass an initial 30% off bulk printing wholesale/discount to Kickstarter customers even when ordering individual products. 
  • Introduce our free crowdsourcing contests: which are free to enter, eligible for both children and adults, and valuable prizes will be awarded to contestants that understand our mission and provide ideas for characters and behavioral stories that are used in How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. materials. (We are not looking for perfect characters and stories we have professional illustrators and authors that will help perfect great ideas).
  • Secure budget to develop additional products detailed in our Kickstarter stretch goals.
  • We plan on donating some of our wonderful and helpful products to needy organizations that help children and families in need. For donations, you can choose the organization or needy family you wish your donations to be sent to! If no donation destination is chosen you can be assured we will be donating bulk shipments of product to needy organizations (we will update all donors of exactly where their donations go).

Project & Product Timelines

Nov 1st Kickstarter Project begins

Dec 4th Kickstarter Project ends Products will be shipped after bulk printing (based on Kickstarter counts).

Monthly subscription service will ensure customers get the latest and greatest products to them shipped monthly.

Our products are specifically designed to be used year round. Most materials use animal characters that resonate with children and are not Christmas or Santa themed beyond the packaging - so you can start 2017 off to a solid proper social behavior education foundation.

Kickstarter Tiered Goals

Tier 1 = $18,000 Covers bulk printing costs which we are passing directly to pre-order customers via this Kickstarter campaign.

--Stretch Goals--

Tier 2 = $30,000 Target Goal covers the start of 2017 production for expanding Santa's Library for Claus' Laws Activity Books, Picture Books, and Early Reader Books.

Tier 3 = $60,000 allows us to donate bulk products to many needy organizations (whether supporters donate funds or just purchase products).

Tier 4 = $120,000 will fund App development for parents/guardians so they can program which behavioral lessons they want their child(ren) to work on and the App will play games for child(ren) to have fun while learning the desired behavioral lessons. The app will report back to guardians as to the child's lesson(s) understanding and Nice List Score.

Guardians can also add nice points for real life good behaviors - which raises the child's name on Santa's Nice-O-Meter and gets the child's name higher on Santa's Nice List.

Giveaways & Pricing

Giveaway 1) Goal Planning Worksheet, weekly worksheets, and monthly behavior tracking chart are all free downloads via www.howtobegoodforsanta.com/worksheets

Giveaway 2) Unlimited contest entries for 'Draw a Character" contest & "Author a Behavioral Story" contest. Top prizes include How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. Products, Budsies handmade custom plush animal or doll of character, Peanut Gallery custom comic strip of story or funny part of story, and other sponsors gift certificates or coupons. To be a top prize winner contestants ideas must be used in How To Be Good For Santa, Inc.'s products (go to www.howtobegoodforsanta.com/contests for details). If multiple same ideas are submitted only the first entry will be awarded a top prize.

Giveaway 3) 30% off Wholesale pricing (passing on bulk printing discount to you) as an incentive for pre-ordering via the Kickstarter. (Value ranges from $4.48 to $$$).

Giveaway 4) Buy 4 activity books, flashcards, or sticker set products get one free. ($14.95 value)

Giveaway 5) Free personalized Santa Letter & Nice List download. ($9.95 value) with any order.

Giveaway 6) Wholesale pricing PLUS 2 months free for Monthly Subscription to Santa's Library - where subscribers get 1 product shipped per month. Ensuring they get the latest and greatest new How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. products developed. 100% guaranteed satisfaction. Retail value of $189.87 minus $85.17 in savings = total cost only $104.70 plus shipping & handling is being given away with kit purchase - so materials will be shipped quarterly for Kickstarter subscriptions.

Giveaway 7) 10% Budsies discount for handmade custom plush animal or doll from your sketch.

Giveaway 8) Free How To Draw Activity Book with Peanut Gallery custom comic of your funny story (3 frame minimum required).

Products:   

  • 1 set of 68 behavior Custom Gold Star Reward Stickers.
  • Sets of Individual Behavior Gold Star Reward Stickers.
  • Flashcard set 1
  • Flashcard set 2
  • Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 1
  • Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 2
  • Claus' Laws Activity Book
  • Claus' Laws How To Draw Book.
  • Apollo's Apology Picture Book (Will be ready in 2017)
  • Anti-bullying picture book (Will be ready in 2017)
  • Mail Mix-Up and the North Pole Adventure early reader book (Will be ready in 2017)
  • Custom Handmade Plush Animal or Doll from your drawing from Budsies = 10% off All Budsies, Selfies, and Petsies.
  • Custom Cartoon from The Peanut Gallery = only $40 (for 4 panels) and they get a free Claus' Laws How To Draw Activity Book
  • Santa's Library 12 month subscription service for latest and greatest Claus' Laws activity books. 30% wholesale pricing and 2 months free. $179.40 plus shipping & handling retail = only $104.70 plus shipping & handling. 
  • Donations (for donations you can pick needy organizations we will ship product to or we will choose and update you on where donated products went. We have an extensive list of not-for-profit and needy youth organizations, battered women associations, churches, and other organizations that would love your support for helping them receive the How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. products).

Kits:

Kit 1 includes:

  • 1 set of 68 behavior Custom Gold Star Reward Stickers.
  • 200 additional individual Behavior Gold Star Reward Stickers for multiple reinforcement needs.
  • Flashcard set 1
  • Flashcard set 2
  • Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 1
  • Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 2
  • Claus' Laws Activity Book
  • Claus' Laws How To Draw Book
  • Apollo's Apology Picture Book (to be shipped in 2017)
  • 12 month Santa's Library Subscription service for monthly latest and greatest Claus' Laws activity books. 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • 1 set of 68 behavior Custom Gold Star Reward Stickers.

Total Retail = $313.95 plus shipping & handling.

$135.95 in discounts! Total Kickstarter Kit 1 price is only $177.99 plus shipping & handling.

Kit 2 includes:

  • 1 set of 68+ behavior Custom Gold Star Reward Stickers.
  • 200 additional individual Behavior Gold Star Reward Stickers for multiple reinforcement needs.
  • Flashcard set 1
  • Flashcard set 2 - Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 1
  • Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 2
  • Claus' Laws Activity Book
  • Claus' Laws How To Draw Book (all types of Christmas and non-holiday material)
  • - Apollo's Apology Picture Book

Total retail = $134.55.

Buy 8 get 2 free $29.90 discount, plus 30% wholesale discount = $61.30 total discounts.

Total Kickstarter price is only $73.25 plus shipping & handling

Kit 3 includes:

  • Set of Custom Gold Star Reward Stickers for 68+ behavioral stickers. - Flashcard set 1
  • Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 1
  • Claus' Laws Activity Book
  • Claus' Laws How To Draw Book (all types of Christmas and non-holiday material)

Total retail = $74.75.

Buy 4 get 1 free $14.95 discount, plus 30% wholesale discount = $32.87 in total discounts.

Total Kickstarter price is only $41.88 plus shipping & handling

Donate to donate.

For every $10.47 plus shipping/handling donated, we will send a Claus' Laws Book from Santa's Library to a needy cause. Donors may choose the cause or allow us to choose for them.

  • Donation 1 is 1 individual activity book = $10.47 plus shipping/handling
  • Donation 2 is 4 activity books = $41.88 plus shipping/handling (Organization or needy family gets 5 books due to buy 4 get 1 free added discount).
  • Donation 3 is 1 case of 40 books = $418.80 no shipping or handling costs. (Organization gets 50 books due to buy 4 get 1 free).
     

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenges have been time and money. Bringing on the right people, overseeing each component, and ensuring the quality of our products have taken more hours than there seem to be in a day. But it’s been well worth it.

This concept is a true work of passion. We are excited to bring this concept to the world.

Your financial support by purchasing our 100% satisfaction guaranteed products, and giving the gift of knowledge to children, is greatly appreciated.

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    Kit 2

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    - 200 additional individual Behavior Gold Star Reward Stickers for multiple reinforcement needs.
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    - Flashcard set 2 - Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 1
    - Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 2
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    Kit 1

    With Kit 1, you will receive:
    - 1 set of 68 behavior Custom Gold Star Reward Stickers.
    - 200 additional individual Behavior Gold Star - Reward Stickers for multiple reinforcement needs.
    - Flashcard set 1
    - Flashcard set 2
    - Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 1
    - Claus' Laws Coloring & Doodle Book 2
    - Claus' Laws Activity Book
    - Claus' Laws How To Draw Book
    - Apollo's Apology Picture Book (to be shipped in 2017)
    - 12 month Santa's Library Subscription service for monthly latest and greatest Claus' Laws activity books. 100% satisfaction guarantee. (As an extra Kickstarter bonus there is no shipping costs for subscription service so we will be sending materials quarterly instead of monthly).
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    Case of 50 Activity Books

    40 activity books at 30% off plus 10 free activity books = total 50 activity books.
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