Dear children, here we will show you how to produce a calendar from drawings made by children. From the first idea until a finished piece of art.

1. Drawing
With lots of enthusiasm and joy the children have drawn pictures for us. We have received so many very nice pictures that it was not easy to decide which ones will be taken into the calendar. Unfortunately a year only has 12 months.

2. Scanning
When the pictures arrive at the advertising agency they are put into a scanner. A scanner is a machine which is able to save all the pictures to a computer to edit them later on. The pictures will be scanned in such a way that they will appear nicely and in the same size later on in the calendar. The pictures need a lot of space to store them on the memory of a computer.

3. Design
Now the advertising agency makes a nice calendar out of the pictures. As each of the pictures looks different, the calendar still must show that everything belongs together. This is not so easy. Now the names of the months and the numbers of the days are quickly entered, and it's ready.
Isnít it nice?
Now the data of the edited pictures is copied to a CD-ROM and given to the printing company.

4. Printing
The printing company has received the CD with the calendar on it and now prints it. Here at the printing company are huge printing machines which print different layers of paint on paper. Did you know that these printing machines only know 4 colours? Blue, red, yellow and black. Out of these four colours all other colours can be blended. But this is not done as you do it with your paint box, but rather the colours are blended when they go on the paper. With a layer of paint, many very little dots are printed on the paper. Only when all four layers of paint are printed over each other, a nice picture can be seen. One has to look very closely to see the very little dots of the four different colours.

5. Processing
Now the printed sheets of the calendar need to be cut into shape. All sheets which belong to one calendar will be put on one stack. In the upper side of the stack, little holes are punched into the paper. A wire which is bent many times is arranged into the holes of the sheets of the calendar. Now, everything is compressed, and the calendar is bound and one can flip through the sheets without the pages flying away. A wire is fixed through the loop to allow hanging up the calendar on the wall. Done!
The only thing left to be done is to hammer a nail into the wall at home.