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We can't thank you enough for making our vision a reality!  Head to our website to see all our exciting updates! You can purchase a Giving Manger set for the holiday season at our website! www.thegivingmanger.com.
We can't thank you enough for making our vision a reality!  Head to our website to see all our exciting updates! You can purchase a Giving Manger set for the holiday season at our website! www.thegivingmanger.com.
391 backers pledged $30,795 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT IS THE GIVING MANGER? 

It is a fun + interactive Christmas tradition that will help families focus on giving and the true meaning of Christmas. This complete box set includes: 

A BOOK – A heart warming story to explain the tradition and get your kids excited to start.

WOODEN MANGER – To be placed in a very visible spot in your home, waiting to be filled.

BUNDLE OF STRAW – A piece of straw will be placed in the manger after each act of service.

A BABY JESUS – To be placed in the manger full of service and love on Christmas Day.  

The Giving Manger box set includes everything you'll need to bring the spirit of service into your home. As your Christmas season unfolds your hearts and home will be filled with more joy and love than ever before. This tradition will become a family favorite year after year + it will create some of your most cherished Christmas memories.

THE INSPIRATION

Christmas is one of our favorite holidays, filled with fun + festive traditions. But we often feel like the true meaning of Christmas and the spirit of giving can get lost in the excitement. We put pen to paper, wood to the saw, and clay in our hands to create a book, manger + baby Jesus –– a complete tradition to help families focus on Christ and giving.  

Our goal was to create beautiful, timeless pieces that are built to last and will be used by your family year after year. Countless hours were spent writing the book, carving a baby out of clay and hand-crafting the wooden manger.

The beautiful hand-cut illustrations were created by artist Emily King, www.emilykingart.com, and fit perfectly with our vision for the design of the product. A print of the nativity scene from our book, shown below, is included in our $300 reward package.  

 WHY KICKSTARTER? WHY NOW?

This campaign is our only chance to bring this tradition to your home and to other families this Christmas season. Kickstarter is a unique way to share our product and allow our backers to be the first to receive The Giving Manger! All funds raised will go directly towards manufacturing the book, baby + manger. We have a manufacturer ready and waiting for our order! 

On Kickstarter, we set a funding goal and deadline. Our goal is $15,000 in 30 days. After investing $15,000 of our own money, we need $15,000 more to bring our product to life. We only receive the funds raised if our campaign meets or exceeds our $15,000 goal in 30 days. Backers are only charged for their pledge if we meet our goal. It’s all or nothing! We can’t do it without you!

In addition to backing us, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOU SHARING this campaign! We need help spreading the word. Please share this campaign or video on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest page. Email your friends + family. Anything that you can do to share the message + spread awareness would be amazing!

We believe in this product and the way it can help shift the focus of Christmas to serving. To us this is more than a business. It’s a way to spread kindness + promote service. Thank you for joining in and helping us reach our goals. Your support means the world to us!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge right now is timing. We understand that this is a seasonal product that our backers want in their hands for this Christmas season. This is why we are launching our campaign now! We have chosen a broker who we know and trust to help us through the challenges of production over seas. We have worked out our time line again and again and want to ensure that even with the possibility of production or shipping delays we will have the product in your hands by December 2015.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You will receive:

    A virtual hug to say thank you. Every dollar counts!
    Your name will be listed on THE GIVING WALL on our website.

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    1 Complete Giving Manger box set. Includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    2 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    3 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    4 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Want more than 4 Giving Manger sets?

    Pledge $25/set.

    Minimum pledge of $125 (for 5 Complete Giving Manger sets. Each set includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby).

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You will receive:

    18"x20" Print of our nativity scene illustration.

    Also includes 4 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set Includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

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    1 of 5 hand-sculpted babies. SIGNED 18"x20" print of our nativity scene illustration.

    Also includes 4 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set Includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You will receive:

    More thanks than we could ever express! A kiss, because we are pretty sure you are family.

    A hand-sculpted baby. SIGNED 18"x20" print of our nativity scene illustration.

    Also includes 4 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set Includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    You will receive:

    More thanks than we could ever express! A kiss and a hug, because we are pretty sure you are family.

    2 hand-sculpted babies. 2 SIGNED 18"x20" prints of our nativity scene illustration.

    Also includes 4 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set Includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    You will receive:

    More thanks than we could ever express! Neverending kisses and hugs, because we are sure you are family.

    3 hand-sculpted babies. 3 SIGNED 18"x20" prints of our nativity scene illustration.

    Also includes 4 Complete Giving Manger box sets. Each set Includes a SIGNED hard-cover book, manger, straw and baby.

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