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Women’s Wisdom Project 2021 Postcard Calendar

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I’ve always loved calendars, and when the year is over, I have often cut off or separated the illustration from the month/days so that I can use the artwork, either to frame or send to a friend.

Why not have a calendar that’s specifically made to be used in this way? That’s exactly what this Postcard Calendar is.

After every month is over, just cut along the dotted line on the back and turn it into a postcard. A great challenge to send a handwritten note to a friend. After all, who doesn’t like getting snail mail?

So consider this a calendar and postcard pack all wrapped up into one. This year, each month features a portrait from my Women’s Wisdom Project series, a chance to celebrate women all year long.

Women featured in the calendar:

Kamala Harris
Berta Cáceres
Grace Lee Boggs
Shirley Chisholm
Emma Goldman
Alice Paul
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Patsy Takemoto Mink
Wilma Mankiller
Rosa Parks
Jeanette Rankin
Coretta Scott King

The calendars are 5×7″ and printed on recycled paper in Seattle, Washington. Once cut, postcards are about 4×5″. Snag one here.

You can also check out some of the benefit Women’s Wisdom Project 8×10″ prints.

Written by Anna Brones

December 1, 2020 at 10:45

2018 Desk Calendar with Papercut Illustrations

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I have always loved calendars. In fact this year, I’ve had three different calendars hanging in my office. Not because I need multiple reminders of what day it is, but because they all feature different artwork that I wanted to surround myself with as I work. Good daily inspiration.

When I was younger, I used to make calendars for Christmas presents, drawing a grid for the days of the week and separate illustration for each month. My parents would take me to Kinko’s to get color copies made so that I could give them away to all my family members.

This year I decided to revive the tradition (but with the help of a professional printer). But I wanted to do something just a little different.

Over the course of the years, I have found that with calendars that I like, I’ve often cut off the month/days once the year is over so that I can use the artwork, either to frame it or send to a friend. Why not have a calendar that’s made to be used in this way?

That’s what my 2018 desk calendar is. After the month is over, you’re intended to cut along the line on the back and turn it into a postcard. I’m hoping it inspires some handwritten notes, because who doesn’t like getting mail?

The calendars are 5×7″ and feature one of my original papercut illustrations every month. They are printed on recycled paper in Seattle, Washington. Each calendar is handwrapped, making it easy to give as a gift.

You can order a calendar here.

Written by Anna Brones

November 1, 2017 at 12:21

A Garden Friendly Calendar

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It’s that time of year when people stock up on paper calendars, most likely in the hopes of keeping their year organized. But think of all the calendars that hundreds of thousands of stores will be selling in the next few weeks… that adds up to a lot of paper, and you can be sure that much of it isn’t recycled content.

Albeit beautiful, calendars are certainly on the “eco unlist,” which is why I’m digging these Bloomin’ Calendars. Made with seed paper, as each month ends, you can plant the page, keeping you organized and waste-free and your garden happy.

Written by Anna Brones

December 28, 2009 at 10:25

Moleskine Color a Month

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Just like any other self-respecting traveler writer (ok, or crowd follower), I can’t pull myself away from Moleskines. They’re compact, beautiful and so much fun to write and draw in. So of course I love the 2010 Color a Month planner series. In fact, with a different color for each month, the planner is almost a work of art itself, even before you go personalizing it with your quickly jotted events and happenings.

Written by Anna Brones

November 19, 2009 at 13:07