I recently had the idea that we, as a website, could make a rat calendar. We could collect our cutest rat photographs and put them together into a calendar. I know that Goosemoose has a rat calendar, but that doesn't mean that Rat Forum can't have one, too. I'd like for the proceeds from this calendar to be donated to a charity that helps rats, whether that is a general animal shelter or a dedicated rat rescue.<br><br>Now, there are a few ways this could work.<br><br>1. It's a free calendar. You download the images and print them out. There would be an option to donate via paypal (that would go directly to the chosen charity), but it's technically free.<br><br>-Pros: This is great if you have a color printer. You can choose what you want to pay. It could be any size of donation. If you can't afford to pay, then you don't have to pay at all.<br>-Cons: If you don't have access to a color printer, it could be very expensive to get it printed at a print shop. <br><br>2. It's available over a website like CafePress, where you order a calendar and it arrives at your door.<br>-Pros: You can get a pre-printed calendar sent straight to your door! No fuss with printing.<br>-Cons: May be expensive (The base price of the 12-month calendar is $20. Shipping can be very expensive for global members.). To collect any profit, we would have to sell the calendars for over $20.<br>-Other: Not sure if the profit can be sent directly to the cause.<br><br>3. Why not both? If you want to print and donate (Or not), you can. If you'd rather order a calendar, you could do that.<br><br>I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. <img src="images/smilies/smiley.gif" alt="" title="Smiley" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" border="0"><br><br>Now... for the fun part. Photos! There are also options for this.<br><br>1. Themed photos! Your rat(s) with something themed for the month you're submitting the photo to. Your rat in an easter basket, next to some holiday decorations, with some flowers...<br><br>2. No themes. Any cute photo can be submitted.<br><br>Personally, I think that themed photos would be more fun and calendar-ish. However, we all know how hard rats are to wrangle for a photo... <img src="images/smilies/smiley.gif" alt="" title="Smiley" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" border="0"> I'd also like to hear opinions on this. To sort the photos, a voting system could be set up (Maybe with Google Forms, to eliminate double-voting and other shenanigans).<br><br>Also, there could be a little blurb about the rats in the photo... something about their personality, quirks, or possibly favourite foods or toys. <br><br>And of course, there will need to be charity suggestions <img src="images/smilies/smiley.gif" alt="" title="Smiley" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" border="0"><br><br>So... ideas, questions, worries...<br>I would like this to be a community thing! So please share your voice if you have any comments or concerns.