I bought this for a gift but decided I'd probably keep it and get another for a gift. I bought the same thing several years ago for next to nothing from CBD when the outside of it was cardboard instead of the padded cover. It's still my favorite perpetual calendar and I use it every year. The reason is the thoughts/scriptures are thought-provoking and not just some lame quote from people I've never heard of. I guess it's just deeper spiritually than my other calendars and there are scriptures incorporated in the short devotional thought each day. Don't think you can go wong with this!