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What do you love about Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell’s art? Tell Us and Win an autographed 2012 Calendar!

Tell Us! It can be anything from liking the colors they use to appreciating their ability to capture the human form in different Fantasy or Futuristic settings. It’s up to you! Each week starting 1-27-12 and ending 3-9-12 we’ll select a winner who will receive their very own autographed Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s Fantasy 2012 Wall Calendar!

How do I enter?

1. Leave a comment on this blog post starting today.


2. Write a review of the Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s Fantasy 2012 Wall Calendar and share! If you share a photo and/or video with your review you’ll earn additional entries into the contest! – Go to product page to post your review now: (Maximum of 3 entries per review)


3. Tell others about this giveaway by tweeting this: Win an autographed Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell Calendar from #BVJB2012

That’s it! (Contest ends Friday March 9, 2012)

On Monday of each week we will select a winner at random and notify you by email. It’s just that easy, so post here, review the calendar, and tweet about this contest!

Contest Rules a.k.a. “the fine print” -> Click here to read

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Submit Your Photos for a Calendar

We are frequently asked by folks:

“How do I get my Dog (or Cat or other pet etc) in one of your calendars?”

Here is a list of helpful links on the subject:

How do I submit a photo for a calendar?

For a list of all the calendar publishers out there:

The 365 Dogs calendar, for example, is made up of pictures of actual peoples’ dogs and you can “enter “ to win your dog a spot on the calendar here:

Here is a list of all the contests that Workman Publishing is currently running:

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Like us on Facebook to get exclusive coupons and info on new products: Coupons for Facebook fans

The coupon as of the date and time of this post is 15% off full priced 2012 calendars, but the coupon/deal changes just about monthly.

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Happy Flip Day 12-1-11

Happy Flip Day™!  

Patti D, one of our customer service team leads, recently sent me this quote that seems perfect for Flip Day™ ->

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. T. S. Eliot

What is Flip Day™?

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Random Warehouse Picks of 2012 Calendars

Having “the best selection of calendars in the known universe” means that our warehouse is jam-packed with calendars. Each week we’ve headed into the warehouse to see what calendars we would find if we just randomly picked one.

Here are some recent picks:

Random 112311

Random 111711

Random 110911

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Tell us what You think, For a Chance to Win $25! (Monthly Drawing)

Monthly Chance to Win $25!

Tell us what you think for a chance to win $25 to spend at or Since we carry the largest selection of calendars in the known universe, your thoughts on your favorite calendars will help other customers find just the right title for them! Reviewing is easy!

1. Go to and find your favorite (or least favorite) products.

2. Click on the Write a Review link under the stars or at the bottom of the page.

3. Write your review and share! If you add a photo and/or a video with your review you’ll earn additional entries into the contest! (Maximum of 3 entries per product reviewed)

4. Share your review with your friends on Facebook. Just make sure to check the Facebook box. (Optional)

Read contest rules and regulations

(Thanks for the comments on this post, but you have to rate and review a product on our site in order to be entered in the monthly drawing.)

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First Day of the Month

Tomorrow is Flip Day!

What does the first of the month mean to you?

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Happy Bridge Day – May 27

Today  is the day to celebrate all things bridge related. Chances are that you crossed a bridge at some point this week. You may have crossed by car, bus or train. It could have been a long bridge over a body of water or a simple overpass. defines a bridge as “a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.”

Bike and bridge

When I think about bridges, I can’t help but to think about movies where a bridge or bridges played a major role. I decided to use the power of the web, not via a web search, but via a bit of crowd sourcing to bridge the gap, if you will, between the short list I came up with, and a larger list I knew existed.

Happy Bridge Day!

Here is the list of movies in no particular order as compiled from interesting replies on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter:

1. Golden Gate: Star Treks, A View to a Kill, Vertigo, Superman and others.
2. Seven Mile Bridge: True Lies
3. Tallahatchie Bridge – Ode to Billy Joe (Movie and Song)
4. The bridge in every Star Trek movie – get it (Thanks Dwayne!)
5. Jeff Bridges – the Bridges brothers (Another knee-slapper)
6. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos, New Mexico – Natural Born Killers
7. Bridge on the River Kwai – fictional bridge based on true stories
8. Saving Private Ryan
9. The Bridges of Madison County
10. Brooklyn Bridge and Verrazano-Narrows BridgeSaturday Night Fever and others

My personal favorite which wasn’t mentioned in many replies is the long train bridge from the movie Stand By Me.

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Happy Bob Day! – May 26

Bob is a name that is close to my heart as I (Robert) am named after my Uncle Bob. I am frequently asked if I go by Robert, Bob, or Rob. I go by Robert as there was Uncle Bob and then a classmate who was Rob. Enough rambling about my name. Today is National Bob Day. A day honoring those with the shorted and slightly tweaked version of Robert for a name.

Here’s a video collage that showcases the best of my Bob list:

What other Bobs would you have featured?

Special thanks to The Bob Club for posting/maintaining their Big Bob List as well as to for their super-easy to use online photo slide-show tool.

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We do business with customers and vendors every day, many times with little or no contact other than email and an occasional phone call. We knew a partnership with Bazaarvoice would be slightly different due to the following:

1. The company culture at Bazaarvoice truly is something to be admired.
2. They are located right here in Austin, the hometown of

With this in mind, we knew that faxing over a signed contract if/when we made a final decision was just not going to suffice. We decided that we would sign in person at Bazaarvoice during their weekly Friday “all hands.” The video below tells the rest of the story:

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