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By Bela Horvath
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About

HelloAdvent smart calendar - the calendar for the 21st century

Advent is the time to give our children and loved ones a daily reminder of how much we love them. The HelloAdvent team wants to give you and your family the best Advent season ever.

The HelloAdvent smart calendar helps you to

  • Give personal gifts to your loved ones for many years
  • Signal the arrival of a present with your favorite jingle
  • Choose your own cover – or order a personal photo cover later
  • Set the time when your presents arrive – great way to make the kids wake up on time :)

Use our custom app to configure everything from your smart device.

Why a smart calendar?

Be creative – make it personal

You have great ideas, just make them memorable. Place a dinner invitation, toys, movie tickets, a pre-packaged candy, mini decorations, jewellery, stickers, or anything else that fits, into the capsules. The choice is yours.

How HelloAdvent was born

Raising two children, I know exactly how challenging the Advent period is for many parents. My wife and I always make a great effort to choose the best advent calendars for the kids. We were determined to find something unique and creative, but ended up preparing the calendars ourselves every year because we wanted to fill them with whatever little treats and surprises we thought would make our kids truly happy. This problem has inspired me to develop a unique and customizable calendar that can be used for many years and can be filled with creative gifts. That's how the HelloAdvent smart calendar was born.

The prototype

 

 

 

Select your favorite cover

Choose from 3 available covers to make it your own, or make it even more personal.

Custom covers

Our webshop will be live after the campaign. Custom cover (family picture, etc) ordering will be available there in the future.

Upload your favorite jingle

Select and set up jingles for every day, or choose the random option, it’s your choice. Set the delivery time for morning or evening, whichever you like better.

Advent countdown

A new candle will light up with every passing Sunday, to signal the arrival of Christmas. It is designed to work for many years. You don’t have to buy a new calendar every season.

Follow the real Advent period

The season of Advent lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Advent begins on the Sunday that falls between November 27th and December 3rd each year. Most companies make 24-day calendars so they can standardize production. Now you have the option to follow the real Advent period.

HelloAdvent smart calendar by the numbers

  • Height - 660 mm / 25,98 inch
  • Length - 580 mm / 22,83 inch
  • Width - 55 mm / 2,16 inch
  • Weight ~ 4,5 kg / 9.9 lbs

These numbers are for the prototype only. The design of the final product is the same as that of the prototype. The size of the capsules inside the smart calendar will not change. However, the cover will be somewhat smaller proportionally.

Team

We are a dedicated group of people who want to create new products that bring people together. Our first crowdfunding idea is the HelloAdvent smart calendar, but we have worked together many times before. Our group has been working all around the world to create custom advertising solutions and now we decided to create our first own product. We decided that Kickstarter is the platform for us to explore our opportunities. Please help us by telling us what we need to change or do to make this project happen.

 

Risks and challenges

Prototyping

Time constraints and creating a brand new smart device are always a challenge. We had to figure out how to make a product that looks great, works without a hiccup, and can be shipped relatively easily. We will still face some problems when we switch from development to mass production.

Manufacture

Our team is able to produce all the HelloAdvent smart calendars we set forth in our budget. If we need to produce more, we already have the necessary manufacturing capacities aligned, so delivery should be no problem.

Shipping

We have contacted major international couriers and we are making sure to keep shipping costs as low as possible.

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