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These science themed birthday cards which feature a retro twist are perfect for any birthday nerd.
These science themed birthday cards which feature a retro twist are perfect for any birthday nerd.
68 backers pledged CA$ 2,392 to help bring this project to life.

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Nerdy Words: Birthday Cards for Science Geeks

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If you missed the campaign, it is not too late! Once we have completed shipments of the Kickstarter rewards, we will begin sales on our website which you can find here: http://www.nerdywords.ca.

CARDS DESIGNED BY NERDS, FOR NERDS!

About the Product

Are you ever faced with a wall of greeting cards, but none of them seem to say exactly what you want to say? Nerdy Words are the perfect way to celebrate science nerdiness. We have incorporated a number of disciplines including physics, molecular biology, statistics, computer science and chemistry into retro-themed cards for the birthday nerds in your life. These cards and the materials we package/ship them with are eco-friendly too! By backing this project, you are helping to launch a set of greeting cards that you just can’t find in stores. The funding will primarily go towards two things:

1. Professional printing costs associated with the first run of cards and gifts (notebook, balloons, ribbon).

2. Launching our new line of cards on our website: http://www.nerdywords.ca

The cards will be printed as soon as the campaign is completed (estimated time for printing is 6-10 days) and every effort will be made to have these cards mailed immediately so you should expect to see your cards in the mail by May 2015 (orders made outside of Canada and the USA should expect longer transit times).

The Cards

We did our research! Great care was taken to source environmentally responsible materials, without compromising on card quality.  After a good experience with our suppliers from our first campaign, we are ready to order again!

The cards measure 4 ¼”X 5 ½” (108 mm X 140 mm) and will be printed on 100% recycled & biodegradable material. The envelopes are standard white A2 envelopes made with 100% recycled paper (see below for more details about the eco-friendly aspects of these cards).

Choose from the following 6 designs, or get them all in our 6-card pack! NOTES: These are only prototypes and there may be slight changes to the design for printing purposes. Final products will not be watermarked.

DESIGN #1: PAPER AND STRING THEORY

OUTSIDE: Figure 1. A gift wrapped in paper and string theory. INSIDE: Happy Birthday!
OUTSIDE: Figure 1. A gift wrapped in paper and string theory. INSIDE: Happy Birthday!

 DESIGN #2: HELIUM BALLOONS

OUTSIDE: Don't forget to have a few laughs today! INSIDE: Happy Birthday!
OUTSIDE: Don't forget to have a few laughs today! INSIDE: Happy Birthday!

 DESIGN #3: CORRELATION CANDLES

OUTSIDE: It's a good thing that correlation does not imply causation... INSIDE: ...or we might have to seriously question the motives of those candles! Happy Birthday
OUTSIDE: It's a good thing that correlation does not imply causation... INSIDE: ...or we might have to seriously question the motives of those candles! Happy Birthday

 DESIGN #4: BDAY GENE EXPRESSION

OUTSIDE: Figure 1. Expression of the BDAY gene following a long day of science. INSIDE: Happy Birthday!
OUTSIDE: Figure 1. Expression of the BDAY gene following a long day of science. INSIDE: Happy Birthday!

 DESIGN #5: JAVASCRIPT BIRTHDAY

OUTSIDE: [Computer code] INSIDE: Javascript Alert; Happy Birthday
OUTSIDE: [Computer code] INSIDE: Javascript Alert; Happy Birthday

 DESIGN #6: PEER REVIEWERS

OUTSIDE: Happy Birthday INSIDE: May the peer reviewers be on your side all year long.
OUTSIDE: Happy Birthday INSIDE: May the peer reviewers be on your side all year long.

 Extra Gifts

PERIODICALLY GENIUS NOTEBOOK

We all have moments of genius, even if they are disproved by the next experiment! This eco-friendly notebook is made of recycled cardboard and contains 70 pages of 100% recycled lined paper. It has an elastic closure and an elastic pen loop. It measures 7” X 10”. NOTE: This is just a mock-up, and though it will be very similar, there might be slight differences in the final product for printing purposes.

HELIUM PERIODIC TABLE ELEMENT BALLOONS

Decorate in style with our nerdy helium element balloons! Although this is just a mock-up, the final product will be printed with a similar image. The tiers that include balloons will receive 8 multi-coloured, helium quality, biodegradable latex balloons.

p < 0.0001 STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT SATIN RIBBON

Wrap your gift in style with satin ribbon that is printed with a message that is near and dear to all of us: p < 0.0001. The tiers that include ribbon will receive 9 feet of ribbon in your choice of colour (traditional red and pinkish-red… potentially more colours if we receive enough backers). The ribbon is 3/8” wide.

Planet Earth Likes Hugs

We have taken careful consideration to source environmentally responsible materials for our products. The cards will be printed on 100% Recycled/Uncoated cardstock (aka not glossy). The envelopes are Green Seal Certified and made from 100% recycled Post-Consumer Waste. The cards will be packaged in compostable cello bags that are made from plants! The shipping material will be made with recycled content as well (biodegradable bubble mailers, 100% recycled envelopes). Even our gifts are eco-friendly. The balloons are biodegradable and the notebook is made from 100% recycled paper/cardboard!

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Risks and challenges

We have carried out a similar campaign before, and we plan on using the same printers/manufacturers for the cards and ribbon, so we do not foresee any issues there.

We have built a little extra time into our timeline to account for any unforeseen issues we have with the notebook and balloon printing, and we have a number of backup printers lined up in case of problems.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About US$ 0.74

    A big virtual high five for contributing to our new nerdy project!

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    1 card + envelope - Your choice of card for the nerdy birthday girl/boy. FREE shipping in Canada.

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    1 card + 1 notebook - Your choice of card plus our Periodically Genius notebook.

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    6-pack cards – start stock piling cards to give to all the birthday nerds you know! (1 of each of our designs: 6 cards + 6 envelopes in total).

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    6-pack cards + balloons - You will receive one of each of our cards, plus a package of our helium periodic table symbol balloons (multicoloured, 8 count). *Note the balloon shown below is just a mock-up: colours and image will vary.

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    6-pack cards + balloons + ribbon - You will receive one of each of our cards, plus a package of our He periodic table element balloons (multicoloured, 8 count), plus our nerdy p<0.0001 satin ribbon (9 ft).

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    6-pack cards + balloons + ribbon + notebook - You will receive one of each of our cards, plus a package of our He balloons (multicoloured, 8 count), plus our nerdy p<0.0001 satin ribbon (9 ft), plus our Periodically Genius notebook.

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    Three 6-pack cards - (3 of each of our designs, 18 cards + 18 envelopes in total).

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    Three 6-pack cards + balloons + ribbon + notebook - You will receive three of each of our cards (18 cards + envelopes total), plus a package of He balloons (multicoloured, 8 count), plus our nerdy p<0.0001 gift wrapping satin ribbon (9 ft), plus our periodically genius notebook.

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    Ten 6-pack cards - You will receive ten of each of our cards (60 cards + envelopes total). These card sets can make great gifts for your nerdy friends, family, or colleagues!

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Funding period

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