$42 - okay, there's probably a cheaper 12x18" frame out there (needed for my propaganda poster) but this one is pretty cool. need to research alternatives, 12x18 isn't a standard size anymore. I like the idea of a gold frame, maybe weathered/vintage-looking.
Paint Sample Strip Calendars: 7 Paint Sample Strips, 12x18 frame, Paper of choice. Directions: Cut strips to 6 squares long and save one square to write days on. We used chalkboard stickers on top of glass for month. We wrote days directly onto squares under glass. Numbers are written with dry erase markers onto frame glass.