I’m so excited to share— the first look at my FIRST calendar, for 2019!
I’ve been working on this for months now, and am so thrilled to have the actual hard copy in my hands. My printers did such a beautiful job with it, and I am so pleased. The calendar measures 10×12″ and the pages are printed on a really nice, sturdy matte white stock. That means it’ll be nice to write on AND it will make great prints to frame once the year is done.
My idea for this calendar was to make it more ecumenical than most calendars out there— there are feast days and holy days marked for Roman Rite, Anglican and Orthodox liturgical years. There are also major Jewish feast days noted.
So that means— The Twelve Great Feasts of Orthodoxy? In there! Lent? In there! Advent? Yep, in there too! I’ve even marked old calendar Christmas and New Year– although I decided (for simplicity’s sake and on the advice of a friend who in an Orthodox deacon) to keep the Orthodox holidays on the western ‘new’ calendar.
I also added Marian feast days (Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima), beloved celtic saints (yay for Dunstan! Aiden! Cuthbert! Brigid! Audrey!) and also American saints (Katherine Drexel! Herman of Alaska!) Its a big, beautiful, full family endeavor. There will be saints and feast you know, and some you dont– depending on your faith tradition. The idea for me is, if you see something you dont know— look it up! Deepen your faith! Lets realize all the things we have in common.
Right now I am opening this calendar up for PRE-ORDER. It will be open for pre-order until Tuesday, August 21 and then I’ll make my large calendar order. My plan is to get an idea of how many copies I’ll need and just make the one order. Its more economical for me to order in bulk, but I will only order a finite number and then, they’re gone. So if you want to make sure you get one— please please pre-order!
I will place my order on August 22 and then the calendars will go out to you, my pre-order friends, ASAP. After that, I’ll list the remainder in my shop for first come, first serve.
It feels so good to have this calendar done and to have it in my hands…I’ve wanted to make one for years. And I’m so happy I could have it so beautifully made, and here in the US. This is no Chinese printed calendar. I’m using a small family run business to have these printed, so when you buy your art— you’re actually helping two small family businesses. Thank you!
And if you’re one of my newsletter friends who have already pre-ordered— THANK YOU!!! ❤ My newsletter subscribers always get big news first, so if you’d like to be mailed the next one, please subscribe! I try to make it worth your while! 🙂
Til next time!~