Thursday, April 21, 2011

Will Miss #311 - free calendars

A gorgeous sumo calendar I was given for 2011. Best calendar ever.

At the end of every year, you'll see a lot of people walking around with shopping bags full of calendars. It's common in Japan for various companies to give customers a free calendar as they go around visiting them and thanking them for their patronage. Most of the time, these aren't the wimpy little freebies banks give out in America. Many of them are big, colorful, and have beautiful pictures. Companies like Canon, because it is known for its printers, make gorgeous ones with large pictures of beautiful scenes in nature. The pictures are so beautiful that we used to keep the top half (with the picture) and decorate our work cubicles with them for years to come.

I'll miss getting free and often beautiful calendars at the end of the year.