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Full year advent calendar

Every day is a special day.
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Basically this is an advent-style calendar, but with a small cardboard window you can open for every day of the year. Each window has a different picture behind it.
Similar to a standard format calendar, it's made of 6 dual- sided pages; a side for every month. This format is relatively efficient, because - provided there are no windows opposing each other - each page can be made of two pieces of card glued together. It's pretty clear that we roll out all the cliches - Bunnies, chicks and easter eggs around easter, a heart on Valantine's day, a dragon on St George's day, flowers on Mother's day, a piggy-bank on a bank-holiday, and so on.
All holidays have a larger window, of course.
Loris, Oct 18 2015

Taken to its logical extreme... https://xkcd.com/1577/
I wonder if these are either used or put together by actuaries... [RayfordSteele, Oct 18 2015]

Gin advent calendar http://metro.co.uk/...-than-ever-5447908/
[hippo, Oct 20 2015]

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       Your days are numbered.
Ian Tindale, Oct 18 2015
  

       I like it. Are these things never randomized, to give you your fortune for the day you've opened?
4and20, Oct 19 2015
  

       //Is opening a small square of hinged paper to reveal a badly drawn picture still exciting as it was before computers ?//   

       Yes. And somehow still leaps and bounds more exciting than Mondays.
RayfordSteele, Oct 19 2015
  

       I think it would be rather big, but I would love to have one. If it would fit in the garage.
blissmiss, Oct 19 2015
  

       //I think it would be rather big//   

       You want the sort that contains chocolates, don't you?
Loris, Oct 19 2015
  

       Well I certainly do or I'm not playing!
DrBob, Oct 19 2015
  

       Uh...no duh!
blissmiss, Oct 19 2015
  

       How about an alcoholic year-long advent calendar? Between each window there's be a bottle of an appropriately seasonal spirit.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 19 2015
  

       That’s a little unsociable. In each there should be at least two bottles!
Ian Tindale, Oct 20 2015
  

       I've seen that alcoholic one recently! BTW I had a weird dream last night in which you featured [Ian]
po, Oct 20 2015
  

       go ahead
Ian Tindale, Oct 20 2015
  

       Are you sure that you weren't just watching his 'Robot Christmas' video, po?
DrBob, Oct 20 2015
  

       //You want the sort that contains chocolates, don't you?//   

       Is there another kind?
RayfordSteele, Oct 21 2015
  

       If there was a chocolate behind each little door, we would buy this.
8th of 7, Oct 21 2015
  

       //(sp 'calendar')//   

       Ugh, fixed. For some reason my internal spell-checker consistently fails on that word.
Loris, Oct 21 2015
  

       I like this, but I always forget to open them everyday. Maybe we can combine this with the Alzheimer's idea...+
"Open window 22 now."
xandram, Oct 22 2015
  

       Ha!
blissmiss, Oct 22 2015
  

       I thought you were meant to open all the doors and eat all the chocolate immediately on receipt. Then discard the now-useless remains.
pocmloc, Oct 23 2015
  

       That's a perfectly rational and reasonable hypothesis, [poc}.
8th of 7, Oct 23 2015
  

       My hypotheses are always perfectly rational and reasonable.
pocmloc, Oct 23 2015
  

       Hmmm.   

       We are intrigued to know what motivated you to strip off all your clothes, smear yourself with toothpaste and cranberry sauce, then put a flowerpot on your head and run down the middle of the street with a gladiolus frond in each hand screaming "The Crayfish ! The Crayfish ! They're coming ! Stop them, stop them !"
8th of 7, Oct 23 2015
  

       Please keep your internal inter-collective conversations to yourselves, there's no need to share your embarearseing secrets with the rest of us.
pocmloc, Oct 23 2015
  

       <reminder to self: we're out of absinthe; rectify>
FlyingToaster, Oct 23 2015
  
      
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