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A collection of vintage inspired Holiday Cards and Enamel Pins featuring Krampus, Cthulhu and a host of adorable horror beasties!
82 backers pledged $2,872 to help bring this project to life.

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Missed out on the Collection? No problem - we will be placing all remaining inventory on our ONLINE SHOP HERE for folks that wanted to back but missed the sleigh! NOTE: Active Backers will be given a separate link to the Backers-Only Shop, this is not that link. 

UPDATES:

  • Nov 19th - Stretch Goal #2 is UNLOCKED! All backers that chose cards for their reward will now also get the Krampus Snowflake envelope seals FREE! Just 36 hours left!
  • Nov 17th - Added the final package design for the Wax Melter Cubes and the Seal that will be included for FREE with all cards if we reach $2,500
  • Nov 13th - We have unlocked our first Stretch Goal! That means we will be adding 2 small Enamel Pin designs and like last year, they will be based on vintage toys! This year we have Wind-Up Krampus and Robo-Yeti! See below in the "Enamel Pins" section for details!
  • Nov. 11th - we are FULLY FUNDED and rapidly approaching the 150% mark! A Huge Thank You to everyone that's pledged so far! 
  • Added a photo of the Gift Tags to the story - you will get 2 of each design FREE with every order of $35 or more!

ABOUT THE PROJECT: 

Season's greetings! My name is Kristopher McClanahan and my wife Lindsay and I love monsters! Together we formed Deeply Dapper back in 2010 to sell my artwork and our creations. Every holiday season, we make custom monster Christmas Cards and Krampus sends his minions to crack their birch branches and rattle their chains to keep us on task through the winter. This year, after a successful Alchemy project, we've added Candles, Wax Melters and adhesive Gift Tags alongside our all-new holiday cards and enamel pins!

KRAMPUS – The half goat, half demon being that punishes bad children at Christmas time!

CTHULHU – The half octopus, half dragon Old One that lurks beneath the sea!

I know, they don't seem like the friendliest of companions, but old 'Thulie (He lets me call him that) took one look at Krampus' demonic countenance and leering expression and they knew they'd be great friends, and after a brief adjustment period, a few obliterated fishing villages and a handful of missing bad kids, we settled down and started creating the Collection.

WHAT'S IN THE COLLECTION? 

After covering the vintage look of Currier & Ives paintings for the 2017 Collection, I decided to go a little more modern and play with the unique look of 1950's Christmas Cards! I've dipped deep into the era, drawing four new designs that play with the cheeky fun, unique designs and perfectly imperfect printing quality from the era! Each card will be 5"x7" -full color on the front, blank inside. They will also include envelopes. All of the cards will be printed on acid-free heavy card cover stock with a slight texture to emphasize the painted style of art. We will be using my regular printer, the same folks that did such a good job last year!

THE 2018 HOLIDAY CARD COLLECTION:

1 - I'M SUMMONING A GREEN CHRISTMAS

A mysterious visitor arrives for the holidays... thanks to some help from little Jenny!

2 - BLITZEN/VIXEN

Santa's Reindeer are starting to look a little different over years of delivering gifts... 

(Fun Fact - Male reindeer usually drop their antlers by early December, so Santa's reindeer with antlers are likely females! That said... they are magic, so who knows)

3 - GRUSS VOM KRAMPUS

I especially love this card - a subtle mix of bells, tentacles, octopi eyes and holly leaves!

4 - SPACE KRAMPUS!

In the Sci-Fi 50's, Krampus gets those naughty kids by any means necessary! 

THE ENAMEL PINS:

Our Krampus from last year sold out mere weeks after the project ended and both of the stretch goal pins are sold out now as well, and this version of these designs will NEVER be reprinted. These are the largest pins we've made, but we wanted to really showcase these designs. NEW STRETCH GOAL DESIGNS UNLOCKED! In addition to the large pins, we have unlocked two additional designs and like last year, we have based them on vintage toys! Wind-Up Krampus and Robo-Yeti are available to all backers as a reward option. However, because these are smaller pins than the deluxe options, you get BOTH pins instead of one of the others if you select them during the survey. You can also add them by adjusting your pledge and adding the cost of a single pin or both of the small designs!

1 - CROUCHING KRAMPUS

Final Crouching Krampus design
Final Crouching Krampus design
  • 2.5" x 2.1" tall
  • Black Nickel Metal
  • Hard Enamel
  • 2 Rubber Clutches
  • Custom Backing Card
  • Limited Edition
  • Back Stamp

2 - CTHULHU RISES

Final Cthulhu Rises design
Final Cthulhu Rises design
  • 2.56" x 3"
  • Black Nickel Metal
  • Hard Enamel
  • 2 Rubber Clutches
  • Back Stamp
  • Custom Backing Card
  • Limited Edition
Final Wind-Up Krampus Design
Final Wind-Up Krampus Design

#3 - Stretch Goal - Wind-Up Krampus 

  • 1.4" Tall
  • Krampus is Black Nickel & Robo-Yeti is Silver Metal
  • Hard Enamel
  • 2 Rubber Clutches
  • Back Stamps
  • Custom Backing Card
  • Limited Edition
  • If selected on the survey, backers will receive BOTH pin designs- Wind Up Krampus and Robo-Yeti!
Final Yeti Design
Final Yeti Design

#3 - Stretch Goal - Robo-Yeti

  • 1.4" Tall
  • Robo-Yeti is Silver Metal
  • Hard Enamel
  • 2 Rubber Clutches
  • Back Stamps
  • Custom Backing Card
  • Limited Edition
  • If selected on the survey, backers will receive BOTH pin designs- Wind Up Krampus and Robo-Yeti! 
The packages for the Wax Melters
The packages for the Wax Melters

THE ALCHEMY COLLECTION!

As part of our Alchemy Expansion collection earlier in the year, we expanded our line to include wax melter cube bars and candles! They've been doing great and for this project we've brought in two hairy beasts from the woods, a holiday variation on one of our first scents and an all new scent! We have also upgraded the candles to twice the size - a 7.2oz tin with color labels on the side and lid. Because the Wax Melt Bars (Compatible with any melter pots - Scentsy, Walmart, etc) are cheaper at retail, if you select that format, you will receive TWO bars of the same scent of wax. 

ENIGMATIC: A lush, warm summer woods. Hints of spices and cinnamon surrounded in a glade of pine, aspen, fir, oakmoss, apple peel and leather.

ABOMINABLE: An icy winter woods - bergamot, sweet citrus, winter lilies, vetiver, maple, spruce and a touch of mint.

GRUSS VOM KRAMPUS: NEW FOR THIS KICKSTARTER- This is a rich, warm scent. Base notes of Sandalwood, Birch, Cedar and Oak transition to amber, cinnamon, green herbs, nutmeg and a touch of florals.

ELDRITCH HOLIDAYS: A twist on one of our first ever scents, Cthulhu, ELDRITCH HOLIDAYS is a green, slightly spicy and sweet scent. Ivy, fern, lilac, moss, a touch of vanilla and buttercream, candy cane mint and warm white chocolate make for a truly unique scent.

GIFT TAG COLLECTION!

I am still working on the final designs for these, but these tags will feature EIGHT of our original artwork for our holiday cards, including a couple from this year. Each tag will be 2"x2.75" and will be printed on high quality self-adhesive paper with break-back lining for easy application! EVERY ORDER of $35 or more (Before shipping) will receive 16 Gift Tags - 2 of each design ABSOLUTELY FREE! You will also be able to add the tags via the Add-On shop during the campaign by adjusting your pledge or afterwards in the Backers-Only Shop!

ADD-ONS!

Any of the items in our project can be added to ANY Pledge! Simply add the amount required for the desired item at the time of pledge or click on "MANAGE MY PLEDGE" after pledging and add the correct amount to your pledge! We will include a spot on the survey to note any additional items you've ordered. All prices listed below include shipping. We will also have a Backer-Only shop open for a limited time after the project concludes for you to buy add-ons outside of Kickstarter, but due to the limited timeframe to get these items to you in time for the holidays, it will not be open long, so act fast! 

  • AVAILABLE ADD-ON ITEMS:
  • $10 - Gift Tag Collection (16 Tags)
  • $14 - Enamel Pin - Crouching Krampus or Cthulhu Rises
  • $14 - BOTH Small Enamel Pins - Wind-Up Krampus and Robo-Yeti
  • $8 - Small Enamel Pin - Wind-Up Krampus or Robo-Yeti
  • $20 - Candle - Abominable, Enigmatic, Gruss Vom Krampus or Eldritch Holiday
  • $19 - 2 Wax Melt Bars - Abominable, Enigmatic, Gruss Vom Krampus or Eldritch Holiday
  • $17 - 2018 Card Collection (4 Cards)
The seals that will unlock at $2500
The seals that will unlock at $2500

WHO WE ARE:

Deeply Dapper is Kris McClanahan! Joined by his long-suffering wife Lindsay and his podcast co-host and collaborator Devon Marcel, they strive to bring a bit of cheeky horror and retro fun to the world. You can listen to their podcasts, view their convention calendar, previous work and more on their website. Deeply Dapper is located in the wild northwestern US.

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WHY KICKSTARTER? 

Because these items are all limited runs and are items not normally available through our shop and convention appearances, we decided Kickstarter would be the ideal way to find fellow holiday/horror fans to celebrate the season with. Funding through Kickstarter will allow us to reach a wider audience and fund interesting and unique items for the holidays. And some really fun stretch goals, hopefully!

Our previous card designs!

A NOTE ON SHIPPING:

Because we know holiday items are a time sensitive thing, especially holiday cards, we are making every effort to make this Kickstarter ready to fulfill immediately after funding - I have already submitted the Enamel Pin design and I am working with the manufacturer on refining the final mold and all of our printing services for the cards have been established and are ready to go! However, because there is always the potential for hiccups with enamel pins, it could delay the arrival of the pin. In an effort to ensure prompt arrival of your cards so that you can send them out in time for the holidays have decided to warn ALL BACKERS that their orders may be delivered in two separate deliveries - Cards ASAP, then the pin once it arrives. (Hence the variance in "Shipping Date" listed on the rewards tiers. Our intent is to have all of the products ready to go and ship out by the first part of December, but we prefer to err on the side of caution. Also for NON-US BACKERS: We know the shipping costs on these are expensive. Unfortunately, the USPS made the choice to eliminate the one previous shipping method we had for shipping Enamel Pins and Cards, forcing us to mail all rewards as 1st class or priority parcels. We have carefully evaluated shipping costs and what is listed is the bare minimum to cover costs, even eating the expenses of packaging and boxes. We are also unable to anticipate or advise you on any charges your country might charge beyond US shipping costs. 

Risks and challenges

Although there is usually some small variance in manufacturing time, we foresee little risks with the project. We have designed and made over 30 previous designs of Enamel Pins and we have been making and shipping items for eight years. We have been printing with our printer for 2 years.

This is our twelfth successful Kickstarter!

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    The Caroling Cultist (Gift Tags)

    Caroling Cultists spread the word by marking all of their gifts they give with these custom gift tags from Deeply Dapper! Sixteen self-adhesive gift tags - two each of eight different tags with art from our current and past holiday cards. They also get access to the Add-On shop and news and updates!

    Includes:
    • Gift Tags Collection (16-count)
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    The Scrooge (1 Enamel Pin)

    Scrooge Backers are frugal with flair with the pick of ONE Enamel Pin in their choice of design - Crouching Krampus or Cthulhu Rises! They will also have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

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    Tentacle Mail (4-Card Set)

    Perfect for small groups of fiends or family, Tentacle Mail backers get on of all four 2018 Card designs: Gruss Vom Krampus, Space Krampus, Summoning a Green Christmas and Blitzen/Vixen They will also have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

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    The Snowmiser (1 Candle)

    A little known secret is that The Snowmiser loves awesomely scented candles. Backers at this level will receive 1 candle or 2 bars of scented wax melts. They will also have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

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    • Scented Candle or 2 Wax Melter Bars
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    The Eldritch Elf (2 Enamel Pins)

    Eldritch Elves get two Enamel pins in their choice of designs! They will also have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

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    • Large Enamel Pin
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    The Great Kraken (2 Card Sets)

    The Great Kraken loves keeping in touch with his friends on the surface and with the TWO sets of cards here (8 cards total) that will be easy! They will also have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

    Includes:
    • 2018 Holiday Card Collection (4 Cards)
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    The Yeti (2 Candles or 4 Wax Melt Bars)

    Like the Snowmiser, the Yeti loves scented candles, but he also has to deal with the scent of wet, shaggy fur, so he gets TWO candles or FOUR Wax Melter Bars in his choice of scents. They will also have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

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    The Pinhead Elf (All 4 Enamel Pins)

    Pinhead Elves get FOUR Enamel Pins - The two LARGE Pins and both unlocked Small Stretch Goal Pins! They will also get a FREE Gift Tag Collection and have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

    Includes:
    • Large Enamel Pin
    • Small Enamel Pin
    • Access to Backers-Only Add-On Shop
    • Any Backer Goal Freebies unlocked
    • Gift Tags Collection (16-count)
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    The Gremlin (2 Pins, 1 Card Set)

    Gremlins get TWO Enamel Pins in their choice of design and a complete set of the 2018 Holiday Cards. They will also get a FREE Gift Tag Collection and have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

    Includes:
    • Large Enamel Pin
    • 2018 Holiday Card Collection (4 Cards)
    • Gift Tags Collection (16-count)
    • News and Updates
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    The Bad Kid's Basket (1 of each!)

    After centuries of toting naughty kids around in his basket, Krampus has a pretty great stash of goodies he's found inside. Backers at this level get ONE complete set of cards, ONE Pin in their choice of design, ONE Candle or TWO Wax Melter Bars and a FREE Gift Tag Collection! They will also have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

    Includes:
    • Large Enamel Pin
    • 2018 Holiday Card Collection (4 Cards)
    • Scented Candle or 2 Wax Melter Bars
    • Gift Tags Collection (16-count)
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    The Pinhead Gremlin (4 Pins, 1 Card Set)

    Gremlins get TWO Large Enamel Pins, TWO Small Enamel Pins and a complete set of the 2018 Holiday Cards. They will also get a FREE Gift Tag Collection and have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

    Includes:
    • Large Enamel Pin
    • 2018 Holiday Card Collection (4 Cards)
    • Gift Tags Collection (16-count)
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    The Heatmiser (4 Candles or 8 Wax Melts)

    The Heatmiser wants ALL the candles and at this level Backers will get FOUR of our awesome scented candles or EIGHT Scented Wax Cube Bars! They will also get a FREE Gift Tag Collection and have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

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    Gruss Vom Krampus! (24 Cards)

    Greetings from Krampus! Backers at this level get 24 cards in their choice of designs - You can pick any combination of cards, including our previous designs! They will also get a FREE Gift Tag Collection and have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

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    The Grinch (2 of everything)

    Backers at this level get everything, including the Roast Beast! They will receive TWO Card Sets, TWO Enamel Pins and TWO candles or Four Melters! They will also get a TWO FREE Gift Tag Collections and have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

    Includes:
    • 2018 Holiday Card Collection (4 Cards)
    • Large Enamel Pin
    • Scented Candle or 2 Wax Melter Bars
    • Gift Tags Collection (16-count)
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    The Stuffed Stocking!

    This special collection includes TWO Enamel Pins, the four cards included in the 2018 Holiday Card Collection as well as the THIRTEEN designs from our previous collections (17 Different Cards altogether) FOUR Candles or EIGHT Wax Melter Bars and a secret stocking of mysterious goodies! They will also get TWO FREE Gift Tag Collections and have access to any backers-only news and updates, any Goal Freebies and can expand their reward via the Backer's Only Add-On Shop after the project has completed!

    Includes:
    • Large Enamel Pin
    • 2018 Holiday Card Collection (4 Cards)
    • Vintage Card Collection (13 Cards)
    • Scented Candle or 2 Wax Melter Bars
    • Gift Tags Collection (16-count)
    • News and Updates
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Funding period

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