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Children love stories, but telling captivating stories on demand is hard. Li'l Stories make storytelling easy and fun.
Children love stories, but telling captivating stories on demand is hard. Li'l Stories make storytelling easy and fun.
Children love stories, but telling captivating stories on demand is hard. Li'l Stories make storytelling easy and fun.
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Why Li’l Stories
 
Luna, our daughter loves stories. When she was younger Richard and I told her stories all the time – but we found it challenging to come up with something imaginative, mysterious or fun on the spot. Thus we created Li’l Stories to make storytelling easy and fun for us and other parents.

What is Li'l Stories
Li’l Stories are story cards: you can use them for inspiration, when you need to tell a story at bedtime, over dinner or while traveling.

The cards are 5" x 7" and each card has an illustration on the front and 5-10 facts on the back. There will be 4 sets of cards, each has a different theme. We chose themes that can inspire but also trigger a memory, so one can weave both into a story:
What was Abraham Lincoln doing at the pyramids with an elephant? How does a monkey talk on a telephone? What did Amelia Earhart see at the Statue of Liberty? The rest of the story is up to you.

What are the themes
The initial 4 themes are going to be "Awesome People," "Cool Places," "Great Animals" and "Mysterious Objects." Each theme consists of 5 cards. The 5th card of each set is a surprise card: the featured person, place, animal or object can be picked by one backer. Here are the card sets in more detail:

Awesome People: Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and a surprise card – one $200 pledge backer can pick the awesome person featured on this card. 

Cool Places: Eifel Tower, Pyramid, Statue of Liberty, Taj Mahal and a surprise card – one $200 pledge backer can pick the cool place featured on this card.

Great Animals: Elephant, Lion, Monkey, Penguin and a surprise card – one $200 pledge backer can pick the great animal featured on this card.

Mysterious Objects: Air Balloon, Bicycle, Steam Engine, Telephone and a surprise card – one $200 pledge backer can pick the mysterious object featured on this card.

Custom Set: We are also going to create custom story card sets, where a backer can pick the topic of their 5 cards — their 5 favorite awesome people, cool places, great animals, mysterious objects or 5 cards of their own theme. (see $500 pledge option) 

Why storytelling 
Richard and I are graphic designers and we love creating beautiful things. We developed Li'l Stories to make storytelling easier for us. We believe storytelling is very important — besides it being a very fun activity with your child, storytelling is a powerful learning tool and has lots of benefits for children:
- It develops communication skills and increases vocabulary.
- It develops an active imagination.
- It helps children understand themselves, others and the world around them.
- It is a safe way of learning and sharing emotions and feelings.
And most of all kids LOVE stories.

Why we need your help
We'd love to share Li'l Stories, so more people can use them for inspiration – the facts are fun and informative and can be used for different kinds of stories. We are raising money for our first print-run: It'll cost $5000 to print 400 card sets (100 of each theme). 

We hope you join us in creating Li'l Stories.
Thank you!

Risks and challenges

The production challenge will be to have consistent ink coverage. We have lots of print experience and have worked with several good printers – we want Li'l Stories to be beautiful.

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    CREATIVE BACKER: Dream up a Li'l Stories theme, an awesome person, cool place, great animal or mysterious object and we'll post it on the site.

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    DIGITAL BACKER: We'll send you a PDF of the "Awesome People" card set to view on screen or print at home. Cards: Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein and a surprise 5th card (featured person picked by a $300 pledge backer.)

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    PRINT BACKER - AWESOME PEOPLE: We'll send you a printed "Awesome People" card set: Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein and a surprise 5th card (featured person picked by a $300 pledge backer.)

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    PRINT BACKER - COOL PLACES: We'll send you a printed "Cool Places" card set: Eifel Tower, Pyramid, Statue of Liberty, Taj Mahal and a surprise 5th card (featured place picked by a $300 pledge backer.)

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    PRINT BACKER - GREAT ANIMALS: We'll send you a printed "Great Animals" card set: Elephant, Lion, Monkey, Penguin and a surprise 5th card (featured animal picked by a $300 pledge backer.)

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    PRINT BACKER - MYSTERIOUS OBJECTS: We'll send you a printed "Mysterious Objects" card set: Air Balloon, Bicycle, Steam Engine, Telephone and a surprise 5th card (featured object picked by a $300 pledge backer.)

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    PRINT BACKER - ALL THEMES: We'll send you all 4 printed card sets in a special box: Awesome People, Cool Places, Great Animals and Mysterious Objects.

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    ELEPHANT ENTHUSIAST: Framed inkjet print of the elephant artwork. Frame size: 9 3/4" x 9 3/4". In addition, you'll receive all 4 printed card sets in a special box (people, places, animals, objects.)

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    MONKEY ENTHUSIAST: Framed inkjet print of the monkey artwork. Frame size: 9 3/4" x 9 3/4". In addition, you'll receive all 4 printed card sets in a special box (people, places, animals, objects.)

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    CREATOR - AWESOME PEOPLE: You determine the person featured on the 5th card of the "Awesome People" card set: Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein and your awesome person. In addition, you'll receive the 4 printed card sets in a special box (people, places, animals, objects).

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    CREATOR - COOL PLACES: You determine the place featured on the 5th card of the "Cool Places" cards: Eifel Tower, Pyramid, Statue of Liberty, Taj Mahal and your cool place. In addition, you'll receive the 4 printed card sets in a special box (people, places, animals, objects).

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    CREATOR - GREAT ANIMALS: You determine the animal featured on the 5th card of the "Great Animals" cards: Elephant, Lion, Monkey, Penguin and your great animal. In addition, you'll receive the 4 printed card sets in a special box (people, places, animals, objects).

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    CREATOR - MYSTERIOUS OBJECTS: You determine the object featured on the 5th card of the "Mysterious Objects" cards: Air Balloon, Bicycle, Steam Engine, Telephone and your mysterious object. In addition, you'll receive the 4 printed card sets in a special box (people, places, animals, objects).

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    INVENTOR: Come up with your own 5 cards – your own 5 awesome people, 5 cool places, 5 great animals, 5 mysterious objects or 5 cards of your own theme. We'll design the cards for you and produce a custom set. The cards will have 2 colors (Black + 1 color), will be ink-jet printed and hand cut. In addition you'll receive the 4 printed card sets (people, places, animals, objects). The 5 card sets come in a special box.

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