As of today we have 148 pictures and they are coming in all the time now so we are way over target! Because we have so many pictures this year we have changed the layout and style for the first time to accommodate as many pictures as possible. The new layout will be A3 fold down to A4 landscape stapled in the middle with no card backing - that should make the Calendar a lot easier to pack and we will be having a larger calendar area this year.
Design is about to begin but any new pictures we receive from now will be added to the design as it goes along right up until photo deadline of 31st July.
There will be a separate Dedication Page again this year, but we have arranged with the printer to make that page the back cover and it will be perforated to allow parents of young and impressionable children to remove it if they so wish.
If all goes well design should be completed middle of August and we can go to print then - printer has given us a turnaround of 2 weeks to print so fingers crossed for a finished Calendar first week in September.
It's getting to the exciting stage now and I can't wait to see the final version - it's going to be a good one!
In the meantime, I'm writing to as many large stores as I can to see if anyone will stock the Calendars for us this year - we need a major outlet in order to achieve maximum amount of publicity, awareness and sales.
Keep watching for more updates - when there's anything exciting to report I'll report it!