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NO SWEETS FOR SANTA is a Christmas Children’s book where Santa swears off sweets as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve.  Hardback, 8X8, 40 pages.
NO SWEETS FOR SANTA is a Christmas Children’s book where Santa swears off sweets as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve. Hardback, 8X8, 40 pages.
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NO SWEETS FOR SANTA is a Christmas Children’s book where Santa swears off sweets as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve. He progressively gets hungrier at each stop until he finds a special house that leaves him pizza instead of cookies.

I created this story ten years ago to support our family tradition of making homemade pizza on Christmas Eve and then leaving Santa a slice or two. Each year that passed, the story grew from the original one-page to become a story book, a song, and special pizza recipes we’ve been able to share.

In 2009, I had a friend draw pictures for the story and I self published the book locally. This version was a coloring book style and I sold copies through a local pizza chain. I received lots of positive feedback and I decided to seek out a professional artist, beginning the process to create the full color hardback edition this project is for.

Much like Santa on Christmas Eve, the hardback book will have lots of extra “presents” beyond the story itself. Besides the fantastic art by Mark Mariano, the back of the book will contain the NO SWEETS FOR SANTA song with musical arrangement so you and your family can sing along on Christmas Eve. You’ll also get some great pizza recipes that we’ve used over the years, so you can make your own pizza for Santa. Finally, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at our family tradition and how it went from the initial idea to the many parts it holds today.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read about my project. Whether you decide to pledge or not, I hope you and your family have some special traditions that you share each Christmas.

Special Note: For every $100.00 I raise above my goal, I will be donating a copy of the 2010 hardback version of No Sweets For Santa to one local school or library. My goal is to do some readings during the holiday season and share the story with local families.

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    The Holiday Pledge.
    Any pledge of one dollar or more gets you a heartfelt email thanks and I’ll also put in a good word with Santa for you.

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    The Claus Kitchen Pledge.
    You receive some special NO SWEETS FOR SANTA recipe cards that will allow you to begin baking Santa’s favorite food on Christmas Eve.

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    This pledge allows you to receive the hardcover version of the story for 2010. You still get the email and the good word to Santa along with that.

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    The Elf Pledge.
    You get the email thanks, the 2009 coloring book, and also the latest hardcover edition of the story.

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    Two copies of the hardcover edition for 2010, along with the email thanks.

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    The Mrs. Claus Pledge.
    You get the email, the recipe cards, the 2009 coloring book, the 2010 hardcover book, and a special edition ornament for your Christmas tree that commemorates the books release.

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    The Santa Pledge.
    You will receive two copies of the 2010 hardcover edition signed, one copy of the 2009 coloring book, the commemorative ornament, a special 4X6 sketch of Santa, loose sheet music of the song for your piano, and the email thanks.

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    Just Four Books Please Pledge.
    Four copies of the hardcover edition for 2010 and I’ll be happy to sign them if you’d like. Plus the email thanks.

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    The Reindeer Pledge.
    This reward gives you a one-of-a-kind handstitched reindeer from the story and you pick the deer. You also receive a special 4X6 sketch of your favorite reindeer by the artist, Mark Mariano. One copy of the hardcover edition, one copy of the coloring book, the recipe cards, the sheet music, and the email thanks.

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    The Tradition Builder Pledge.
    Everything you need to make your own NO SWEETS FOR SANTA tradition. You will receive a special plate for Santa’s pizza on Christmas Eve, the commemorative ornament to hang on your tree, the sheet music for your piano, two copies of the hardback book so you can hand one down to your kids, one copy of the coloring book, the recipe cards, the email thanks, and also a CD containing the piano accompaniment of the song and a special reading by the author.

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