Although I've been online with this blog for over a year now, we never really got to celebrate it's first anniversary due to the fact that I was having some work related issues back in 2006. This site started on February of that year and I stopped posting around September, I was M.I.A for 5 months and just recently got back on track (started posting again February 2007). You can clearly see this gap that I'm talking about on the Archives, but eventhough I had some setbacks, people still supported the site and I thank you greatly for that.
I counted the months, and we're past the 12 count, so I think today would be as good as anyday to celebrate our anniversary. Starting this day until December, we'll be having contests to give away papercraft (anime/video game themed) and origami related merchandise. The prizes will vary depending on the complexity of the contests, I'm still trying to think of what types of contests to conduct so feel free to give any suggestions.
Our first contest will be simple, it's going to be a random drawing from my subscribers list, If your a subscriber then you don't have to do a thing because you're automatically entered, if you're not a subscriber yet, then you have until Sunday (October 21, 2007) to enter.
This contest is open to everybody in the world were USPS delivers, you will be responsible for any tax that may arise in your respective country. I'm in the U.S. so keep that in mind.
The price is a Page.A.Day Origami Calendar by Margaret van Sicklen. I haven't opened it yet so I don't know what's inside, but it's quite heavy for a calendar (1lb. 8oz.). On the description, it says that it has hundreds of models complete with instructions, perfectly-square-full-color decorated pages, and comes with a 16-page "Origami Key". I've taken photos of it with a dollar bill for size comparison, also check out the preview of the other prizes that await you. That's it for today, good luck, and thanks once again.
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Note: By next year we'll celebrate back to the real month, which is February.