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Two remarkable calendars – grandiloquent words with definitions, period illustrations, daily holidays, and more!
Two remarkable calendars – grandiloquent words with definitions, period illustrations, daily holidays, and more!
If you missed the campaign, never fear - you can order by clicking the button below!
Two remarkable calendars – grandiloquent words with definitions, period illustrations, daily holidays, and more! If you missed the campaign, never fear - you can order by clicking the button below!
729 backers pledged $31,400 to help bring this project to life.

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Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2019 Calendars

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Greetings, my grandiloquent friends! Welcome to the Grandiloquent Word of the Day Kickstarter Campaign in support of not just one, but two calendars - the 2019 Wall Calendar, and the Perpetual Daily Desk Calendar! 

We have outlined the project details below for your indulgent perusal and personal edification.  Please also thrill to the beguiling panoply of rewards exhibited for your delectation!

Are you seeking to further your unyielding quest for omnilegence? Either or both of these elucidating calendars will supplement your sesquipedalian loquaciousness as they enlighten and entertain you daily. They are calendars of such magnificence, such grandiloquence, that you will need to reference one for words adequate enough to describe them. (Mind. Blown.) 

The 2019 Wall Calendar

First, let us begin with the Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2019 Wall Calendar – the “Menologium Animalium Fictorum”, a splendid bestiary of fanciful fauna! Each month highlights a chimerical specimen out of the rarefied mists of antiquity!

This calendar is a generously sized 12” x 9” (12” x 18” when opened), and comes with a handily placed hole perfect for hanging upon the walls of your domicile, office, workshop, yurt, etc. The interior has a stunning matte finish that will enable you to easily commit your written schedule to its bountiful boxes. 

 Grandiloquent Words + Lavish Illustrations 

Each month will feature words suitable for any occasion (and I can practically guarantee for some occasions you never dreamed there would be a word). The artwork is thoughtfully curated from sumptuously detailed illustrations of the Late Renaissance through Late Victorian Periods, and collaged into new visions of mythological grandeur.

Daily Holidays

This calendar features two fun festivities every day! Holidays both beloved and bizarre are displayed for your daily pleasure. 

Celestial Details Abound

There is an intricately detailed chart of the 2019 lunar cycles, certain to be most felicitous when planning your nocturnal intrigues. Perfect for those with a lupine leaning!

There is also a Heliocentric Simulacrum, which complements the lunar cycles chart. It’s a rather marvelous visual orrery of the reciprocal interposition of the ecliptic interplay between the Sun, Earth, and Moon, as well as relevant equinoctial periods. 

The 2019 Daily Perpetual Desk Calendar  

But wait…there is indeed more! Announcing the “Quotidian Folio Sesquipedalian Menology”, our very first daily perpetual desk calendar! Dare I say, it is a calendar for the ages!

The perpetual daily desk calendar comes with a spiral binding on a display easel, expressly made to be easily flipped to each exciting new day. It is 5.75” x 4.25”, delightfully designed for exhibiting upon a horizontal flat surface, such as your desk, mantle, coffee table, or night stand.

Daily Gems of Grandiloquence

Every day of the year features an illustrated word to enhance and increase your personal lexicon.  You shall most assuredly befuddle your colleagues with your brilliance as you sprenge these abstruse locutions into your adventitious office persiflage, and add legions of friends to your admiring throng as you impress with your deipnosophy.

Please note, gentle readers – this is a perpetual daily calendar. It shows the month and day – such as January 1st – but not the day of the week or the year. This enables you to start using it on any day of the year, as well as to display it beyond 2019. 

We purposefully created these calendars to be different in style and function…each is indispensable on its own while being a grand complement to the other. For example…while the most common holidays are listed, the majority of the holidays are different across the two calendars. You will most certainly find delight and usefulness in having them both in your possession!

First Stretch Goal - Grandiloquent Book of Shenanigans PDF - UNLOCKED!

Huzzah - you have unlocked the first stretch goal of $20,000!!! All backers who have pledged $10 or more will receive, at no additional cost, a PDF of Volume 1 of the Grandiloquent Book of Shenanigans!  (sent via Kickstarter message in early 2019) 

The Grandiloquent Book of Shenanigans is a capital and curious collection of the most jocular entertainment - word finds, crossword puzzles, coloring pages, and rebuses (pictorial hieroglyphics), all sprinkled with jokes and limericks. These jovial games are carefully curated from Victorian and Edwardian sources, or created by the author, to delight literary connoisseurs of all ages. Although fashioned with adults and older children in mind due to the complexity of the content, even young children may enjoy the coloring pages, jokes, and limericks. 

Second Stretch Goal - Grandiloquent Bookplates - UNLOCKED!

Tripudiation abounds - you have also unlocked the second stretch goal!!! All backers who have pledged for any of the reward tiers with printed calendars will also receive *two* of these Grandiloquent Bookplates! They will be in the same shipment as your printed calendar(s).

These beautiful bookplates will be printed on high quality, acid-free, self-adhesive paper...no sticky glue to contend with. Pen your name on the scroll with the proud flourish of a bibliognost to personalize your prized tomes.

And now, in these final hours of the campaign, we present to you...

Third Stretch Goal - Grandiloquent Bookmark!

Our third and final stretch goal for this campaign is a beauty, to be sure. If total pledges reach $32,500, all backers who have pledged for any of the reward tiers with printed calendars will also receive one Grandiloquent Bookmark! It will be in the same shipment as your printed calendar(s) and bookplates.

This stylish double-sided bookmark will be printed on high-quality, sturdy stock, coated for additional durability, and adorned with a silky cord tassel. A tribute to your literary lifestyle, it shall be a boon companion to mark your favorite passages and save your library from a dog-eared fate.

Our Deepest Appreciation

Your gracious patronage of our Grandiloquent Word of the Day Facebook page has fostered a loquacious grinnagog’s humble hobby and enabled it to blossom into a colossal, convivial community of word lovers. I am eternally grateful for your ongoing support, and deeply appreciative for your consideration of this Kickstarter campaign…a multitude of thanks, glorious readers! 

Risks and challenges

Our 2018 Wall Calendar was a great success. We were touched and delighted to receive feedback from so many of our wonderful backers, as our goal is always your satisfaction! Our pledge to you is that we will devote the same level of artistry, craftsmanship, and care to the creation of the 2019 calendars.

Last year was our first for global shipping. A few people outside the US let us know that their shipments didn’t arrive in a timely fashion. We took this very much to heart, and immediately took steps to make it right for them. For this year’s shipments, we shall be partnering with experts in fulfillment to ensure the smoothest delivery experience possible.

We are continually striving to learn and grow, and to raise the bar on our performance for each project. We value your support so very much, and remain committed to your delight and enjoyment!

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    PDF - 2019 PDF Wall Calendar

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    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
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    Early Bird Printed Wall Calendar

    Be one of the first 50 backers to pledge for the printed 2019 Wall Calendar, and receive $5 off!

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

    Includes:
    • One Printed 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
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    Printed 2019 Wall Calendar

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    Early Bird Printed Daily Desk Calendar

    Be one of the first 50 backers to pledge for the printed Daily Perpetual Desk Calendar, and receive $5 off!

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

    Includes:
    • One Printed Daily Perpetual Desk Calendar
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
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    Printed Daily Perpetual Desk Calendar

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

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    • One Printed Daily Perpetual Desk Calendar
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
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    Early Bird - Two Printed Calendars

    Be one of the first 50 backers to pledge for this tier, and receive $5 off!

    This level comes with two printed calendars, and you get to choose which you want - two wall calendars, two perpetual daily desk calendars, or one of each!

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

    Includes:
    • Two Printed Calendars, Wall and/or Daily Desk - Your Choice!
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
    • Five Grandiloquent Word of the Day Memes - PDF
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    Two Printed Calendars - Your Choice!

    This level comes with two printed calendars, and you get to choose which you want - two wall calendars, two perpetual daily desk calendars, or one of each!

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

    Includes:
    • Two Printed Calendars, Wall and/or Daily Desk - Your Choice!
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
    • Five Grandiloquent Word of the Day Memes - PDF
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    Grandiloquent Indulgence

    Choose four printed calendars, your choice of any combination of the wall and/or perpetual daily desk calendars!

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

    Includes:
    • Four Printed Calendars, Wall and/or Daily Desk - Your Choice!
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Soft Cover Journal
    • Ten Grandiloquent Word of the Day Memes - PDF
    • Your name in the Munificent Benefactor section of each calendar!
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    Grandiloquent Boodle Bag

    Choose eight printed calendars, your choice of any combination of the wall and/or perpetual daily desk calendars!

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

    Includes:
    • Eight Printed Calendars, Wall and/or Daily Desk - Your Choice!
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
    • Two Grandiloquent Word of the Day Soft Cover Journals
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Studio Pouch
    • Twenty Grandiloquent Word of the Day Memes - PDF
    • Your name in the Munificent Benefactor section of each calendar!
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    Grandiloquent Cornucopia

    Choose twelve printed calendars, your choice of any combination of the wall and/or perpetual daily desk calendars!

    One of the luxurious rewards for this level is four hours of graphic design or black & white illustration time from the creator of Grandiloquent Word of the Day! A few important considerations:
    - Graphic design would include items such as a logo, wedding invitation, birth announcement, custom labels...anything that fits within the four-hour window. The reward is for the design only, not for printing.
    - Black & white illustration would be no larger than 8"x10", and a single subject. Overly elaborate details may not fit within the four-hour window.
    - I do reserve the right to refuse the concept, so please be thoughtful with your request.

    Shipping is free within the continental US, additional for all other destinations.

    Includes:
    • Twelve Printed Calendars, Wall and/or Daily Desk - Your Choice!
    • One PDF of the 2019 Wall Calendar
    • One Grandiloquent Word of the Day Word Search PDF
    • Four Grandiloquent Word of the Day Soft Cover Journals
    • Two Grandiloquent Word of the Day Studio Pouches
    • Two Grandiloquent Word of the Day Mugs
    • Your name in the Munificent Benefactor section of each calendar!
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Funding period

- (30 days)