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Angela K. NickersonBy Angela K. Nickerson
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Angela K. NickersonBy Angela K. Nickerson
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$1,965
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 15 2018

About

Thoughtful gift-giving is an art; The Nice List helps you become an even better artist.  

I love giving gifts. Like you, I spend a lot of time thinking about and finding that perfect something for the special people in my life.    

 What is The Nice List?   

The Nice List is an easy-to-use Christmas gift-giving planner which helps you get organized, save money, and give better gifts. And the Nice List helps you keep track of the gifts you give year after year -- so you never give the same gift twice unless you intend to do it!  

The Nice List will be bound in vegan leather with an elastic wrap to keep it closed. The cover will be embossed with gold, and the contents will be printed on archival paper — a thoughtful, elegant design. This is a planner small enough to take with you, but big enough for writing and journaling.

But above all else, the Nice List is a gift-giving system.  Put everyone to whom you want to give a gift on one of three lists:   

Family: Meaningful Gifts
Family: Meaningful Gifts
Friends: Personal Gifts
Friends: Personal Gifts
Work/School: Tokens of Appreciation
Work/School: Tokens of Appreciation

Then, using the Budget Worksheet, you set a per gift budget for each category. Using both the online tools at MidModernMama.com as well as other tools in The Nice List, you can make thoughtful, budget-conscious choices for each person on your list. 

Online Tools at MidModernMama.com
Online Tools at MidModernMama.com

The online tools at MidModernMama.com will include access to unique gift suggestions, recipes, and exclusive discounts at retailers for gifts that are truly special. 

The Nice List Tools include: 

  • The Family Pages: a place to jot down ideas for those Meaningful Gifts -- even months in advance! No more relying on your memory for that perfect gift that occurred to you in September. 
  • Coupons and Codes: a spot for tracking coupons and discount codes from all of the emails and online discounts common during the season. 
  • List Pages: track which gifts have been purchased, from where, and for how much as well as shipping information. 
  • Gifts Received: write down all of those gifts you receive -- and keep track of the thank you notes you send. 
  • Journaling: The Nice List also has blank pages, gridded pages, and lined pages for notes, journaling, and scrapbooking. Paste in a copy of your Christmas card -- or the cards you receive. Put in some of your favorite photos from the season. Make notes about meal planning -- or record exactly what you made for Christmas Dinner. I am a journaler, so I designed The Nice List to be flexible and a great place for recording the best of the season. 

What are the benefits? 

Christmas gift giving can be stressful and expensive. The Nice List helps you to focus on gifts that are truly meaningful and will be appreciated while also finding the perfect gifts within your budget. In the end you will save time and money, and you will recapture the joy of giving!

So, what is actually inside The Nice List? 

  • November and December 2018 calendar 
  • Weekly calendar pages for 10 weeks including To Do lists 
  • 20 People pages -- for the most important people in your life 
  • Tips and plans for better gift giving 
  • Dedicated spot for list making 
  • Budgeting worksheet 
  • Blank pages for journaling 
  • A Discreet cover -- to keep snooping children or friends away 
A Monthly Planning Page
A Monthly Planning Page
Track the gifts you receive and your thank you notes, too.
Track the gifts you receive and your thank you notes, too.
How to Use the Nice List
How to Use the Nice List

Share on social media! Earn the Christmas Baking Checklist and Meal Planner! 

Help us meet our goals! Share The Nice List Kickstarter on your social media feeds, and send a screenshot to: thenicelist@midmodernmama.com. We will send you a PDF of The Nice List Christmas Baking Checklist and Meal Planner as a thank you gift (at the end of the Kickstarter campaign)! Print it out on an Avery sticker (instructions will come with the email), and stick it into your copy of The Nice List when it comes -- or wherever you need a Christmas Baking Checklist and Meal Planner. 

Meal Planning Checklists
Meal Planning Checklists

But I already have a planner! 

If you have a favorite planner, but you are interested in The Nice List, you can pledge $10 and get access to a downloadable copy which you can print and add to your own planner. The pages will be sized as an A5 -- the same size as the finished book. You can print them and trim as needed to insert into your own planner. Downloads will be sent at the end of the Kickstarter campaign. 

Why Kickstarter? 

Well, I am a writer, not a millionaire. And Kickstarter is the fastest way to bring The Nice List to nice people like you in time for the 2018 Christmas season! We need to raise a minimum of $8000 to print the first 2018 run of The Nice List. Of course, we would love to raise more -- and print more copies. I believe everyone belongs on The Nice List -- and could benefit from having a copy, too. 

Thank you for supporting The Nice List and helping us get The Nice List out into the world! We'll put in a good word with Santa for you! 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter, but the manuscript is already to go into production. We have a printer on board -- one which is both experienced and reliable. So the risks are in the timing and production -- printing, international shipping, and processing orders.

We plan to ship orders out during the last week of October and the first week of November. We want to stay on The Nice List, so we will move heaven and earth to make this happen!

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    A FULL PDF version of The Nice List which you can print for yourself. Perhaps you want to add it to a planner you use currently. Or you don't really use planners, but want to support our project. In any case: thank you!

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    You'll receive three copies of The Nice List. A beautiful, bound journal with gold embossed cover -- perfect for tracking all of the gifts you give and receive and for planning the busyness of the season.

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    Small Group Pack of 5 Copies

    Well, look at you being so sweet! Get 5 copies of The Nice List for your small office, carpool moms, playgroup parents, or siblings. Who else would love a copy of The Nice List? When you give them out, you certainly earn a spot on Santa's list, too!

    A beautiful, bound journal with gold embossed cover -- perfect for tracking all of the gifts you give and receive and for planning the busyness of the season.

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    Medium Group Pack of 10 Copies

    This is a great package for your book club, a medium-sized office, or the teachers at school. You'll get 10 copies of The Nice List and the love and admiration of each person you give them to!

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    Large Group Pack of 25 Copies

    Purchase pack for booksellers, large offices, book clubs, Bible studies, or corporate giving.

    Heck! You can easily knock off 24 people on your Christmas list in one swoop -- and they will all have an easier Christmas because of your generosity!

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