As I’ve mentioned before, we elves love any sort of creative project—from crafts to films to technological experiments, we love it all. So, just as last year, I would like to highlight some fabulous festive projects that are currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, a website whose mission is “to help bring creative projects to life.”
If you’re looking for a unique spin on Christmas cards, then consider backing the campaign for these holiday cards. Not only are the cards made of wood, but the fun designs are also laser engraved—extra spiffy!
Get your own cards by donating to this campaign, but hurry! Funding ends this Saturday, 22 November.
A young girl from Lincolnshire wishes to travel around England in order to photograph the Christmas lights in all of the major cities, and her mother is helping her run a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to cover transportation and printing of the photographs. The 8-year-old plans to exhibit her photos in a local venue the week before Christmas. It’s awesome to see a child excited about photography and Christmas!
Back this artsy Kickstarter project here.
Farmhouse Fudge produces fudge with real butter, real cream, and real chocolate, and they have quite the assortment of flavours: butter pecan, red velvet, cranberry walnut, peppermint bark, and the list goes on. They have been selling fudge in Utah for more than three years, and they are hoping to expand their customer base with the help of their Kickstarter campaign.
The rewards for backing this campaign are different types of fudge, so I’m sure you’re tempted to donate to this project!
The Harpoons—a classically-trained harp and bassoon duo—are hoping to release their first ever Christmas album this year with the help of the Kickstarter community. Their album will includes perennial favourites, such as “White Christmas” and “Silent Night.” Based on the music in their Kickstarter video, it sounds like the tunes will be lovely!
Help make the Harpoons’ album a reality by backing their Kickstarter campaign here.
We elves love most everything creative. Be it an inventive cookie recipe, a new sewing technique, or music that mashes up various genres, we get excited over new ideas. If you’re like us and would enjoying checking out some imaginative and sometimes unusual ideas, head on over to Kickstarter, a website whose mission is “to help bring creative projects to life.”
Kickstarter is a platform for creators to announce and explain their projects to the world and for other folks to donate money to help make these projects become a reality. The site includes all different categories of projects, such as music, food, technology, design, and more, and the projects can range from $700 needed to print a run of t-shirts to $1,000,000 needed to create a telescope [a publicly accessible space telescope, actually—how awesome is that?!].
Since there are only 3 months until Christmas [yowza!], I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my favourite festive Kickstarter projects, so without further ado…
The singer & project creator, Ximena Borges, describes this album as “infusing holiday music with a breath of fresh air! All one voice, one body, no snow required—must hear twice to believe!!” Just watch the video, and you’ll hear was Ximena is talking about!
I know you’re tapping your toes now, so help fund Ximena’s album here.
This documentary by Brad Rothschild and Jon Reiner about men who spend a month selling Christmas trees on the sidewalks of New York City each year sounds like it will give viewers an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the commercial side of the holiday season.
Donate to the Tree Man documentary here.
Baker-creator Marlo Gertz says, “I’ve taken my Grandmother’s Old World recipe for unique, twice-baked cookies and made them contemporary and even more delicious.” The cookies in the video look fabulous—mmm!
The rewards for backing Marlo’s project are cookies, so how could you not donate to her project? 😉
I love anything with dogs, so even the adorable Kickstarter video for this film by Nancy Ogden was tugging at my heart strings.
Help Stetson the pup continue his acting career by backing this Kickstarter project.
This art installation by Chelsea Hrynick Browne will consist of hundreds of hand-cut origami snowflakes, and the project sounds fun, interesting, and beautiful.
Let Chelsea bring some beauty to NYC this holiday season by backing her art installation project.
On Christmas Eve, we all know to leave cookies and milk out for Santa so that he has a snack to nibble on while he drops off the presents. With Christmas cookies being so tempting for those both young and old, how do you make sure no one eats Santa’s special cookies? If you’re looking for something more festive than Tupperware and a Post-it note, perhaps this “Saved for Santa” cover could do the trick! It’s a reusable plastic plate cover that fits snugly around your plate, and it will clearly let your family and friends know whose cookies are on the plate.
What kind of cookies does your family like to leave out for Santa?
We received one “Saved for Santa” cover for free in order to determine whether it might be of interest to you. We only express our own opinions and findings, and we were not compensated in any other way. Please see our full disclosure here.