As some of you know or noticed, I have a tab at the top of this page entitled "My Calendars" with photos of some previous calendar covers I've done. Recently, I posted that I was doing a dozen more to sell at a small shop in town and some of you asked if I would post more pictures, including pictures of the inside, and provide more information.
I did notice that SU! is now selling a digital version of the calendar ~ no doubt everyone will eventually embrace that. Right now, I still prefer embracing my pen and looking at a real calendar on my wall. I'm a visual person, not a virtual person. Not yet, anyway.
Here is a picture of the front of the blank calendar. I apologize for the stinky photos, cloudy day here. The calendars are not beige, or gray, the are bright Whisper White.
As it happens, when I was making last year's batch of calendars, one of them missed the Quality Control Department and was printed without the month of April. I contacted SU! and they immediately sent me another one. Not wanting to waste it, I am using it myself, with April handwritten on the back of March. I never got around to decorating mine, which is just as well, because now I can show you how the blank months look:
So that's how it works. You can add peoples easily. And when January comes around, you just turn it over and start the whole year over again. The whole idea of a perpetual calendar is that you no longer have to rewrite all those birthdays (and anniversaries) year-after-year onto your regular calendar. I wish I'd known of such a thing 40 years ago! I mean, I've seen those old-fashioned Victorian "birthday books," but I'd never seen an "in-your-face-hang-on-your-wall" birthday calendar, which is the only type that would get my attention!
Again, sorry for the photo crappiness. Apparently, I don't even have a Quality Control Department!
There are a couple of enlargements or spotlights in the collage, in an attempt to show how fabtastic the paper is. Honestly, spending all that time and effort making the fronts and backs . . . oh, I do the backs, too. Here's a sample of one:
I suppose doing the fronts and backs is really silly, because once you hang it on the wall, you never see either of those pages again! But, of course, making them pretty is part of what impulses the prospective buyer and since pretty is my hobby, I must say it's fillfulling to see the whole stack smiling back at me, happy in their lush colorful coats.
Here are photos of how I pep up the blank insides. The one thing I would most appreciate, if I were a buyer, is having the month stamped again at the bottom. It makes it lots easier when you are leafing through your calendar looking for a month to add a birthday.
If you would like to buy one of these from me, I'm okay with that. I have no order to fill at the shop and so it doesn't matter to me if you buy one or someone coming into the shop buys one. The blank SU! calendars
Okay? I hope that answers any questions you guys had. Lemeno if not.