The Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2020 Wall Calendar
Warmest greetings, my grandiloquent friends…welcome to Grandiloquent Word of the Day’s Kickstarter Campaign in support of our 2020 Wall Calendars! We have outlined the project in all its grandiloquent glory for your elucidation and edification…as well as a most beguiling array of rewards for your delectation and delight!
If you find yourself yearning for some punch in your palaver, and a little kick in your colloquy, this effulgent calendar will supplement your sesquipedalian loquaciousness and delight you daily. This will surely be the most grandiloquent calendar you will ever own (but in equal standing to the previous calendars that we have produced)!
Grandiloquent Words + Lavish Illustrations
Each month will feature words suitable for any occasion (and I can practically guarantee some occasions for which you never dreamed there would be a word) so that you may impress and befuddle your colleagues with your brilliance as you sprenge these abstruse bon mots into your daily conversations.
This year’s theme pays homage to one of my most beloved illustrators from years gone by – Walter Crane (1845 - 1915). An English artist and illustrator, Crane is notably remembered for his illustrations for the epic poem “The Faerie Queene” by Edmund Spenser. Also an illustrator for multitudinous children's books, his reputation for illustrating fantastical allegories is well deserved. His abundant use of symbolism lends his lavish illustrations an additional layer of interest. I have painstakingly curated and collaged these gorgeous pieces of art into a collection fit to ring in the new decade!
Each day of the year features two or more festivities! Holidays both beloved and bizarre are displayed for your daily amusement, enlightenment, and occasional befuddlement. The excitement of having charming new holidays to celebrate each morn shall surely dispel your ennui and encourage an inspiriting vitality!
Celestial Details Abound
There is an intricately detailed chart of the 2020 lunar cycles, certain to be most felicitous when planning your nocturnal intrigues. 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.
Now, on to the details of craftsmanship. Each calendar will be beautifully printed on premium stock. It is recyclable, but if you find yourself unable to part with it, do feel free to retain it as a memento. In fact, we hear from many of our fans that they enjoy coloring the interior pages – what a delightful way to personalize this grand menology, and preserve your memories for years to come!
The paper has a stunning matte finish that will enable you to easily commit your most important events to its bountiful boxes. It 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 abode, workplace, yacht, log cabin, tiny house, Victorian manse, etc.
But wait…there is indeed more! In addition to the main event of the 2020 Wall Calendars, allow us to beguile you with the enchantments of our additional rewards!
First, there is our daily perpetual desk calendar, the “Quotidian Folio Sesquipedalian Menology”. Some have called it a calendar for the ages, and far be it for me to demur!
An absolutely critical note - this is the same perpetual calendar offered in our 2019 Kickstarter Campaign. If you pledged for one last year, or purchased one outside the Kickstarter…it’s the exact same one. The very same. Nothing different. Department of Redundancy Department says…it is the same. Please do not suffer the horrible fate of dashed expectations and think you will get a different version – ‘tis The. Very. Same. That being said – there are a only a limited quantity left. So we wanted to be sure to offer them as part of this year’s campaign for all who may want more, or who didn’t have the opportunity to obtain one last year! They make most excellent gifts for your family, friends, and esteemed colleagues.
This daily perpetual calendar highlights a word for each day (it is in our name, after all). Every day of the year features an illustrated grandiloquent gem for the benefit of your contemplation. It is mounted upon a sturdy easel, with a spiral wire binding so that you can joyfully flip to a glorious new discovery each morning.
Gentle readers – this is a perpetual daily calendar. It shows the month and day – such as January 1 – but not the day of the week or the year. This enables you to cherish this lovely calendar for years to come. You may even find yourself considering which of your beloved beneficiaries shall be the recipient of this future heirloom! (and in answer to questions received last year - February 29 is indeed included)
We are also delighted to offer two more beloved rewards from last year’s campaign. First is our stunning Grandiloquent Word of the Day Blank Journal. The blank pages of these lined journals beckon your pen to fill them with all sorts of masterpieces…notes, musings, poetry, diaries, novels, grocery lists, and anything else your literary genius can devise.
In addition, we have our Grandiloquent Word of the Day Bookplates. These beautiful bookplates are 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.
Bookmark Stretch Goal - UNLOCKED!
Our first stretch goal of the campaign is a beauty, to be sure! Total pledges have reached $20,000, so all backers who have pledged for any of the reward tiers with printed calendars will also receive one Grandiloquent Bookmark!
This stylish double-sided bookmark will be printed on high-quality, sturdy stock, 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.
SECOND STRETCH GOAL ADDED - Grandiloquent Bookplates, Walter Crane Edition
Thanks to your generosity unlocking the first stretch goal, we are now rolling out a second...this beautiful Grandiloquent Bookplate with an illustration by Walter Crane! If pledges reach $25,000 or more, all backers who have pledged for any of the reward tiers with printed calendars will also receive two of these bookplates! And if you're in a tier of $100 or more, you'll receive the same number of these bookplates as the originals in the tier (so 10 of each, 20 of each, etc.)
They feature the word Grandiloquent along with a stunning illustration by Walter Crane. Printed on high quality, acid-free, self-adhesive paper, this wizardly design shall cast a spell to mark your beloved books as yours and yours alone!
Our Grandiloquent Gratitude for Your Support!
Your gracious patronage of Grandiloquent Word of the Day has enabled the humble hobby of loquacious grinnagog to evolve 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
Last year, we took on an extremely ambitious project in producing both Wall Calendars and Daily Perpetual Desk Calendars. We encountered some daunting challenges, but we persisted and were delighted with the results. This year, our focus is on the Wall Calendars - and while we're certainly not complacent, we're very familiar with the process in our 4th year and excited to see them come to life.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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