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A gorgeous wall calendar full of grandiloquent words with definitions, vintage illustrations, daily holidays, and a moon chart.
A gorgeous wall calendar full of grandiloquent words with definitions, vintage illustrations, daily holidays, and a moon chart.
A gorgeous wall calendar full of grandiloquent words with definitions, vintage illustrations, daily holidays, and a moon chart.
453 backers pledged $16,741 to help bring this project to life.

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The Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2018 Wall Calendar

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Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2018 Wall Calendar

Greetings and salutations...welcome to the inaugural Grandiloquent Word of the Day Kickstarter Campaign, in support of the 2018 Wall Calendar! We have outlined the project in detail below for your gratification and enlightenment…and, please do not miss the tantalizing array of rewards displayed to your right! 

Are you 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…a calendar of distinction. It has been described as the Rolex of calendars. But in all modesty, I must say that rather - it's the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon of annuals!

Grandiloquent Words + Lavish Illustrations

Each month will feature words of such grandiloquence, such magnificence, that you shall astound and confound your colleagues with your brilliance when casually dropped into conversations. The illustrations are thoughtfully curated from sumptuously detailed 15th century engravings, and pastiched into new visions of splendor.

Daily Holidays

And if this bounty of breathtaking beauty weren’t enough…every day features a fun festivity! Holidays both beloved and bizarre are displayed for your daily pleasure. Pop open a bottle of your finest and say “cheers” with this quotidian quafftide feature!

Lunar Chart

There is also a beautifully detailed moon chart which you shall assuredly find most handy when planning that perfect romantic rendezvous…moonlight does cast the loveliest glow! Or for those with a slightly furrier bent, you’ll know when to start warming up your vocal cords for your next evening of howling good fun.

Crafted with Care

Now, on to the details of craftsmanship. Each calendar will be beautifully printed on premium stock using soy inks (in deference to Mother Earth). It is also recyclable, but if you find yourself unable to part with it feel free to cherish it forever as a keepsake! The paper has a stunning matte finish that will enable you to easily commit your written schedule to its bountiful boxes. It is a generously sized 12” x 9”, and comes with a handily placed hole perfect for hanging upon the walls of your abode, work cubicle, etc.

Stretch Goal - Grandiloquent Book of Shenanigans!

We are absolutely delighted that the generous support of our beautiful backers has surpassed the original goal of $11,400…thank you! To celebrate this grand occasion, we would like to announce that we are adding a stretch goal with an associated reward. If total pledges reach $16,000, all backers who have pledged $10 or more will receive, at no additional cost, a PDF of the Kickstarter Version of the Grandiloquent Book of Shenanigans!

The Kickstarter Version of 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, even young children may enjoy the coloring pages, jokes, and limericks. 

While future versions of the Grandiloquent Book of Shenanigans are planned…this exclusive Kickstarter Version will only be available to the wonderful backers of this campaign! 

If the stretch goal of $16,000 is reached, the PDF of the Kickstarter Version of the Grandiloquent Book of Shenanigans will be sent to everyone who has pledged $10 or more (emailed in early 2018).

Our Deepest Appreciation

Your gracious patronage of our Grandiloquent Word of the Day Facebook page has grown the mental ramblings of a humble gent 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, gentle readers!

Risks and challenges

The Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2017 Wall Calendar was a great success last year. We were delighted to hear words of glowing praise from many who purchased it! Our goal for the 2018 calendar is to deliver with the same level of quality and craftsmanship.

In order to keep our focus on calendar production, we're only offering a few special rewards in addition to the calendars. This will ensure everything is completed on time and with the highest quality.

We learned a lot from shipping and fulfillment last year, and are using this knowledge to make our process more streamlined this year. We are happy to offer shipping internationally this year, and have worked hard to ensure we can do so successfully.

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    Sincerest Thanks & Updates

    Your kindness is most appreciated, and we shall send a grandiloquently worded missive of gratitude to your email, plus project updates.

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    We are deeply touched by your contribution, and shall send a grandiloquently worded missive of gratitude - plus, a charmingly silly yet sincere well-wish - to your email, plus project updates. In addition, we'll also send a Grandiloquent Word Search to your email!

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    Wall Calendar PDF

    - One high-resolution PDF of the 2018 Wall Calendar (sent via email)
    - One Grandiloquent Word Search (sent via email)

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    Printed Wall Calendar

    - One gorgeously printed Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2018 Wall Calendar
    - One Grandiloquent Word Search (sent via email).

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    Printed Wall Calendar + PDF

    - One printed wall calendar
    - One high-resolution calendar PDF (sent via email)
    - One Grandiloquent Word Search (sent via email)

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    2 Printed Wall Calendars + PDF + Print

    - Two copies of the printed wall calendar
    - One high-resolution PDF (sent via email)
    - One Grandiloquent Word Search (sent via email)
    - One Grandiloquent Word of the Day 8"x10" art print (choose from 10 available words)

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    Grandiloquent Indulgence

    - Four copies of the printed wall calendar
    - One high-resolution PDF (sent via email)
    - One Grandiloquent Word Search (sent via email)
    - Two Grandiloquent Word of the Day 8"x10" art prints (choose from 10 available words)
    - Your name listed in the esteemed Munificent Benefactor section of the calendar!

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    Grandiloquent Boodle Bag

    - Eight copies of the printed wall calendar
    - One high-resolution PDF (sent via email)
    - One Grandiloquent Word Search (sent via email)
    - Four Grandiloquent Word of the Day 8"x10" art prints (choose from 10 available words)
    - One coffee mug printed with the official Grandiloquent Word of the Day logo
    - One spiral notebook printed with the official Grandiloquent Word of the Day logo
    - Your name listed in the esteemed Munificent Benefactor section of the calendar!

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    Grandiloquent Cornucopia

    - TWELVE copies of the printed wall calendar!
    - One high-resolution PDF (sent via email)
    - One Grandiloquent Word Search (sent via email)
    - Ten Grandiloquent Word of the Day 8"x10" art prints (1 each of 10 available words)
    - Two coffee mugs printed with the official Grandiloquent Word of the Day logo
    - One spiral notebook printed with the official Grandiloquent Word of the Day logo
    - One large 18"x18" tote bag printed with the official Grandiloquent Word of the Day logo
    - Your name listed in the esteemed Munificent Benefactor section of the calendar!

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