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Cheese Carrier Birthday Calendar’s for Sale!

May 15, 2018


The Alkmaar Cheese Carrier’s Guild is celebrating 425 years this year (wow!) and to commemorate it, they have made a funky birthday calendar.  What is a birthday calendar you ask?  A birthday calendar is not like a regular calendar that is tied to a particular year, but instead is a perpetual calendar where you can record the birthdays of your friends and family (cool idea, eh?).  Birthdays are a big deal in the Netherlands and this is why birthday calendars are so important; you certainly wouldn’t want to be that one person who forgot Kees’ birthday. 



You may also be wondering where you keep this unique calendar.  Take a guess….it is somewhere you spend time in every day.  The kitchen?  The living room?  The bedroom? Nope.  The bathroom/toilet.  You can check out all the upcoming birthdays while you sit and go about your business.  Did I hear someone say ‘Ewwwwww’?


But I digress.  The Cheese Carrier Birthday Calendar costs only €10 (plus postage) and can be shipped globally or they can be purchased locally in Alkmaar.  Please send me an email if you are interested.  They make a great souvenir or gift and once they are gone, they are gone!

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