Oliver the Ornament is a heartwarming tale of one family’s cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad's very first date. Years later, Oliver, now injured and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. The story follows Oliver's excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his scores of friends, will warm your heart with his kindness, humility, and love for his family and friends. We hope the story will bring families together to tell the stories of their own ornaments and the special meaning that so many of them possess. Because after all…
Every Ornament Tells a Story™
Everyone has very special stories of their own ornaments. Maybe it’s one you received for a wedding gift, maybe from a trip to a special location, or maybe a collection of ornaments from your Grandmother. Maybe it's the collection you're currently building for your son or daughter. Whatever the case, we believe this story resonates with children and adults, because of the connection we have with our special ornaments.
In creating Oliver the Ornament, I partnered with a phenomenal illustrator, Teddy Lu, who has brought the magic of the story to life in an incredibly dramatic fashion.
It's the middle of summer, why are we launching a Christmas book now?
Sure, it's the middle of summer, but in order to print the book and manufacture all the really cool products associated with Oliver the Ornament we need to do so now. By supporting this campaign now you'll be sure to receive a copy of Oliver the Ornament this year in time for Christmas. What a great way to share family time with loved ones. And what a great way to bring some Christmas into the dog-days of summer!
Oliver the Ornament is the first in a series of seven books. Each telling the story of Oliver’s friends. The book is sold with a 3 inch adorable hand-painted ornament of Oliver himself. All packaged in a beautiful Limited Edition Gift Set. Beyond the book, countless merchandising opportunities will bring Oliver and his friends to life in a multitude of ways, bringing even more joy to families everywhere. In fact there’s a whole slew of really cool products that we’re launching exclusively as part of this campaign.
What makes Oliver the Ornament so special?
- The Plan: Oliver the Ornament is the first in a seven book series. All subsequent books will introduce readers to each of the family’s cherished Christmas ornaments. In addition, a complete line of related products, tied to Oliver and his friends will be made available to spread the message that family time is the most important time.
- The Children: Children are at heart of Oliver the Ornament. Oliver himself struggles to overcome all odds and saves the day in the first book of the series. This message resonates with all children (and adults alike), and especially children facing difficult time. That's why we've partnered with five children's hospitals in America where we'll be hosting reading parties and bringing the story to life for the kids facing difficult times. And that's why after the Kickstarter campaign is complete, a portion of proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to various children’s charities. Starting with 5% from the first book, 10% from the second book, and increasing to 100% of the seventh book, Oliver the Ornament is committed to making a difference in children’s lives throughout the world.
- The Story: The story of Oliver the Ornament is a universally identifiable tale that will appeal to people of all ages. It’s a story of tradition, love, friendship, forgiveness and joy. It’s a story of Christmas.
At Oliver the Ornament, we believe that..
Families are just about the best thing on earth
Magic can make dreams come true
Imagination exists inside every heart
You can accomplish anything when you’re determined
Forgiveness can brighten your life
Technology is great, but people are greater
Moms and Dads can fix just about anything
Memories are created from some of the most unexpected moments
Friends look out for friends
Redemption is possible for just about everyone, and that…