Great wall calendar for the price. Large, colorful and fun images of Blue Dog for every month. First page has Sept.-Dec.,2012, so you can actually hang it up early (tho' no dog pic on 1st. page). Adequate space for date notes and ink does not seem to smear on the card-stock like paper if you let it dry for a few seconds (some glossy paper calendars smear all the time even days later). So go ahead and mark future dates on your new calendar. Unless you write with a heavy hand, the notations do not imprint on the next calendar page, nor do they show ugly raised marks on the succeeding monthly dog image. Yes, the calendar takes up a big space but the equally large Blue Dog prints bring big smiles from everyone. Makes a delightful gift for other dog owners and dog lovers alike.