But ask yourself this, dear reader - why should all this mildly embarrassing fun be condensed into a two week period in December, leaving January to be a cold and bleak month of coming back to work, dieting and incessant rain?
That's why this year we are bringing you Merry January, a veritable unfestive fest of fun. A ray of upbeat sunshine in the dankest month of the year. Sort of. On Monday 17th January, officially the most depressing day of the year (nicknamed Blue Monday by someone who made it up completely), we’ll be giving away what can only be described as an almost astonishing array of prizes...
A night for two at the Hemel Hempsted Travelodge
A screen-printed poster by excellent illustrator and
friend of Sell! Sell! Andy Smith (it might not be this one)
A pair of excellent books
...And The Truth Shall Set You Free by David Icke
and Positioning by Ries and Trout
A luxury Cheese & Spanners Hamper
Two packs of excellent Howdoos personalisable business cards
from our friends at Delicious Industries
A bag containing all of the needles that
fell off the Sell! Towers Christmas tree
A dance at the prestigious Browns Gentleman's Venue
A crate of Hollows Superior Alcoholic Ginger Beer
(more to come on these in the new year)
A genuine Wedgewood Charles & Camilla commemorative plate
The top shelf of spirits from City General Store round the corner
So to decide the winners, we'll be drawing numbers from a (Union Jack bowler) hat. To take part, all you need is an entry number. Some of you lucky lot will be receiving a hand letterpressed Merry January draw number in the post, printed onto recyled photography and illustrators cards from this year, they look like this...
To get your own draw number, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you one by the wonders of digital mail. Good luck, and here's to a Merry January!