We offer what is called a 5% Early Bird or Early Order discount for calendar orders placed by June 30 each year. The idea behind this is to “spread out” manufacturing over 12 months. Many calendar users wait until October, November, and December to place their calendar orders. This stresses the system and can cause delays at all points of the process-order entry, typesetting and composition, manufacturing, and shipping. So about 15 years ago the concept of offering a discount as an incentive to order early was tried. It was a hit and has been offered ever since. Some customers are not aware that Early Ordering does not necessarily mean Early Delivery. Once the calendars have been produced they can be placed in to storage at no additional charge and shipped out in the fall at a time chosen by the buyer. So for the best prices remember to order your calendars early.