I have just had a visit from our post lady. Each year, in France, around the end of November, postmen and postladies visit their customers to sell them calendars. It is their Christmas bonus.
Each person gives whatever they think it is fair.
The calendars have all sorts of useful information: maps of the local towns, recipes, etc. As we are near the coast, we also get a list of the tides for the year 2011.
We get to choose our calendar - I had 12 different ones to choose from! They all have different pictures on the cover.
I will be expecting the visit from our local firemen, they also visit us to sell calendars!