I saw that a friend of mine received one of these at the very beginning of December. For about a week, I followed their posts about testing each color. I gave into my envy and ordered one. I've tested 12 of the inks so far, and I'm generally really thrilled with them. The packaging is nice and the "windows" are easy to open; so far I haven't had one rip open poorly. The inks are shrink-wrapped, so no leaks or spills from shipping. There's a nice variety of colors in the holiday theme with "gimmicks" like shimmer or scent. The bottles are big enough to do at least two full fills of a standard converter. This is also a really nice way to see how I might prefer certain colors or textures in my different pens. I would recommend this to anyone just getting interested in fountain pens. I'll hope to get another one next year.
the invent calendar is always a hit and i love this year's colors! Diamine does it again, but i also want to shout out Truphae! they took such great care in packaging everything even though it comes in a box, and that box was inside a box they made sure the calendar was bubble wrapped and securely placed inside the final box for safe shipping. love their customer service
I love the Advent Calendar. The colors and varieties, such as shimmer, etc., are just wonderful. I got the Calendar last too too, and am not allowing myself to use these until December 1st. I use Diamine inks a lot, and know how great they will be. I'm in for next year too!
Shipped when they said they would. It looks to be great, but I cannot start using it until Dec 1!
This will be the second year my wife and I got one of these calendars. They are so much fun and the inks you get really are amazing. We still have all 25 inks from last year, we haven't used any of them empty but we use them all often. Last year was a little harder because we had the calendar earlier in the year and it was so hard to have it staring us in the face from the closet for 3 months waiting for December, but we made it and it was so much more fun to enjoy and experience one day at a time like it is intended. This year we wont physically have the calendar until the middle of November so the anticipation will be much easier to handle. Absolutely LOVE buying from the folks at Truphae and this really is an amazing experience and product!!