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The story of a young man's journey to bring joy back to his hometown, and the elves that help him.
The story of a young man's journey to bring joy back to his hometown, and the elves that help him.
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#1:  $25 Gift has two options: Get 5 Handmade Christmas Cards, OR The Personalized Stocking.

#2: Want more copies of the book? Just add increments of $15, and send me a message.

Hi there,

My name is Alex Schattner, and thanks for stopping by my page. It's a pleasure to tell you about my new book, "The Christmas Department."

The hero of “The Christmas Department,” Jonah Phipps, is a man who seeks professional success, but finds so much more. Jonah’s hometown of Wish Landing is in a slump, but that doesn't stop his bosses from handing down an ultimatum: boost sales in their department store by December 25th or face closure. Can Jonah complete such an impossible task? What if a family of quirky “elves” arrived with a certain set of skills?

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Along with the signed book, you can receive these other gift items:

  • A personalized Christmas stocking.
  • Handmade holiday cards.
  • A Limited Edition Print
  • A folktale based on your life, or that of a loved one.
The Gifts
The Gifts

Besides this Kickstarter, copies of "The Christmas Dept." will appear in several independent bookstores, and communal spaces starting in December. That's why the book is already in the initial production stages. However, these sales are not nearly enough to offset the cost of printing.

This also means that you will receive your gift(s) in time to share them under the tree. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Best,

Alex Schattner

To learn more about me, and my writing style, visit: alexschattner.com

"The Christmas Dept." layout Sample. Will Jonah find true love?
"The Christmas Dept." layout Sample. Will Jonah find true love?

About the Handmade Holiday Cards

On this gift, I will be assisted by one of my very talented sisters, Cori. You can check out her creative portfolio here. She is incredible at hand-drawing geometrically-inspired patterns.

Tags: Christmas, Book, Elves, Holiday, Season, Greetings, Handmade, Department, Dept, Hometown, Love, Santa

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    GIFT #1: Get an illustrated ebook in the format of your choice.

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    Gift #7: Get a FOLKTALE based on your life (or that of a loved one), and everything in Reward #6. (includes U.S. shipping)

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