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Pre-order & take part in The Bowmans merry new project! A Christmas CD of originals & favorites, plus a charming illustrated storybook.
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    The MONOGRAMMER: $1 and up: You will be openly thanked and listed by name on The Bowmans website and personally thanked via email.

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    The GAMBLER: You will receive 3 digital-download songs hand selected by Sarah Bowman from the Christmas album, plus a personal thank you email from Sarah and Claire Bowman.

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    The COMMUTER: You will receive a digital download of the entire Christmas album, and a personal thank you email from Sarah and Claire Bowman.

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    The LISTENER-READER: You will receive a signed hard copy of the Christmas CD AND a digital copy of "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen" -- the illustrated book. I guess by now, it goes without saying that all categories receive personal thanks via email from Sarah and Claire...

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    The READER-LISTENER: You will receive a signed hard copy "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen" --the illustrated book -- AND a digital copy of the Christmas album.

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    THE HAPPY ASCETIC: You will receive one hard copy of the Christmas album and one hard copy of the illustrated book. Each will be signed by the appropriate Bowman.

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    The SAVVY COLLECTOR: The Bowmans will send you signed hard copies of two of their previous CDs -- "Live at Powerplay Studios" and "Far From Home" (one copy of each) -- AND a signed Christmas CD and Illustrated book package! That's THREE CDs AND a copy of "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen" -- the illustrated book! This one's a particularly high value, folks.

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    The ART & ANIMAL LOVER: Everybody loves pet portraits! Send a photo of your pet or animal of choice, and Claire Bowman will illustrate your furry friend in her characteristic style. You'll get a signed, archival quality giclee print of your pal. Time to make your favorite cat/dog/sloth/honey badger a legend! PLUS, you'll also get a personalized Christmas CD and "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen." What a great value!

    (Note: the delivery date refers to the album and book, whereas the print may take longer.)

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    The THOUGHTFUL GIVER: We'll specially wrap a gift comprised of the Bowmans Christmas CD and "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen" and send it to the recipient of your choice. But there's more! Your gift will be delivered in HAND-DRAWN gift wrap with a personalized note (dictated by you) handwritten by Sarah or Claire. AND that's not all! We will send YOU your own Christmas CD plus a copy of "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen" too! That's TWO CDs and TWO books plus our fancy gift delivery service.

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    The COLLECTOR-GIVER: We will send you signed hard copies of two previous Bowmans recordings -- "Live at Powerplay Studios" and "Far From Home" (one copy of each). Plus you get everything in the THOUGHTFUL GIVER category above. That's FOUR CDs and TWO Books in all!

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    THE ICONOGRAPHIC ANIMAL (aka "Bob's special"): You will receive a hard copy of the Christmas CD, a hard copy of the "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen," and an original 8 x 10 color drawing or watercolor of your favorite PET.

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    The JOY PROLONGER: Claire Bowman will send an original art product to you each month for a whole year (value: $10/month)! Sarah Bowman will record an exclusive version of one of her original songs and send it to YOUR inbox. PLUS, you get TWO personalized Christmas CDs & two copies of "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen!" ...That's 12 art products, 2 CDs, 2 books, AND an original song! Wowwy!

    (Note: The delivery date refers to the Christmas CDs and books, whereas the song may take a few additional months. You may coordinate with Sarah on timing. And the monthly mailings may start as early as September.)

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    The PERPETUAL SURPRISER: Sarah Bowman will record a cover song of YOUR choice and publish an EXCLUSIVE music video with the song, dedicated to you or person of your choice. PLUS Claire Bowman will send an original art product each month for 1 year (value: $20/month)! In addition, you get the Christmas CD and "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen." This is a really fun one!

    (Note: The delivery date refers to the Christmas CD and book, whereas the song may take a few additional months to complete. You can coordinate with Sarah on timing.)

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    The WELL-ROUNDED SUPPORTER: You will receive an entire signed sketch book FILLED with Claire’s original (one-of-a-kind) drawings (apx. 20 6x8" pages)! AND Sarah will record and personalize an exclusive version of one of her original songs for you, create a music video for your version of the song, and dedicate the song and video to you or person of your choice. PLUS, you get two signed copies of the Bowmans Christmas CD & two of "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen." Plus, your name will appear in the Special Thanks section of all printed copies of the CD AND illustrated book. It's a treasure trove of goodness!

    (Note: The delivery date refers to the Christmas CD and book, whereas the song and video may take a few additional months to complete. You are welcome to coordinate timing with Sarah.)

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    The GRACIOUS EXTENDER: Your name will appear in the Special Thanks section of all printed copies of the CD AND illustrated book. Sarah Bowman will record a cover song of your choice and create an exclusive music video of the song, dedicated to YOU or person of your choice. The Bowmans will send a selection of original art AND music products created by both Claire AND Sarah each month for a year (value: $50/month)! PLUS you will receive two signed copies of The Bowmans Christmas CD and two of "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen!" You will be part of The Bowmans' history forever -- and our gratitude will live on and on. (Note: The December delivery date refers to the CD and Book. The monthly deliveries may begin as early as Sept. 2013. The song and video will be completed by July 2014 at the latest.)


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    The APPRECIATED CHARACTER: YOU or person of your choice can appear in likeness as a character in "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen" -- the illustrated book by Claire Bowman! AND, provide a theme to Sarah from which she will write, record and dedicate an original song to you or a person of your choice. PLUS, your name will be printed in the Special Thanks on all printed copies of the Bowmans Christmas CD and "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen." FINALLY, you receive three personalized Christmas CDs and three illustrated book! (Note: the December delivery date refers to the delivery of the CD/Book packages. The song will be completed by July 2014 at the latest.)


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    The DISTINGUISHED PROPRIETOR: You will receive the ORIGINAL, 33 - page first draft of "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen," which includes text and sketches (like the one shown in the video). The pages have been carefully extracted from Claire's notebook. It will be simply ribbon-bound by hand with cardboard covers, signed and dedicated (as you wish) by the artist. The one-of-a-kind set is comprised of sketches drawn in a Paperluxe notebook using a purple Staedtler fine point drawing pen. This revealing booklet shows the artist's process as she creates the first draft of what is to become "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen." Made with love by Claire Bowman. PLUS, your name will be printed in the Special Thanks on all printed copies of the Bowmans Christmas CD and "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen." FINALLY, you receive three personalized Christmas CDs and three illustrated books!

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    The ILLUSTRIOUS BENEFACTOR: You or the person of your choice will appear in likeness as one of the two human PROTAGONISTS in "Mert, the Anxious Evergreen" --the illustrated book by Claire! Limit one male character, one female character. PLUS you can provide a theme or idea from which Sarah will write, record and produce, and dedicate a song to you or a person of your choice. And each month, The Bowmans will send a selection of original artistic products created by The Bowmans both in song and art for a whole year! Your name will appear in the Special Thanks on all printed copies of the CD and illustrated book. PLUS, you get 2 personalized Christmas CDs and two illustrated books. Keep in mind that the characters are in their 30s, so Claire will portray you at about that age. (Note: the estimated delivery is for the CDs and books, but monthly deliveries might start as early as September.
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    THE ART-GIFT CURATOR: You will receive 20 signed original drawings (approximately 6x8") by Claire Bowman and three signed preliminary drawings for illustrations from book itself! Plus, you will receive giclee prints from 5 of the book's full color illustrations, plus 3 Bowmans Christmas CDs and 3 copies of "Mert the Anxious Evergreen." Additionally, you will receive 2 copies of each of The Bowmans' previous recordings (3 CDs). All items will be fancy-wrapped in beautiful hand-drawn paper. If you'd like any of the items to be sent as gifts, Claire will hand-write the card using your prose and send the gift directly! Just let us know which items you'd like to be sent to whom.

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