For the last three years I have given these mouse pads as Christmas gifts to my 7 college friends who have been together since 1969. Never has one mistake been made with my orders. The first mouse pad looks like new so you can surely trust the good material this product is made from. The numbers on the calendar or any of the writing never fades. It is so easy just to look down under your mouse and find a date, months from now, that you want to plan an event for. A great gift, but be sure to keep one for yurself.