They’re here! They’re here! 2020 calendars have arrived. Truth be told, I didn’t think it would happen this year. ***WARNING Real Life Talk Ahead*** If you prefer the picture perfect Instagram facade of my business, don’t read on.
When I was suppose to be finalizing my design and getting my 2020 calendar files ready for print, I was juggling a lot physically and mentally. The following aren’t excuses for missing deadlines but rather reasons (thanks Tom for giving me that perspective).
In Spring I was prepping for my shop opening which had many more hurdles than anticipated. More significantly, my dad went into hospice. It wasn’t a surprise yet still felt like a punch in the gut and left me breathless. He told me last September he was ill after my relentless prodding and poking about his health. Anyway, my May was filled with trying to get everything set up in the shop and running smoothly so when the time came I could be with my dad. Holiday cards were put on hold and so was the 2020 calendar. Thankfully I work in an industry where people genuinely care about one another, while I felt pressure to complete new holiday and our calendar by end of May, I quickly realized people are very kind and understanding.
June came, I opened the shop with lots of help from my mom and soul mate Tom and rockstar friend Jaime and I got to spend time with my dad. Not gonna get into all the emotions but trust me if you ever get the call to come say goodbye, drop everything and do so.
It’s important to know there is an actual person behind this business. Someone who has to juggle deadlines and family and life and even death. So. Back to the 2020 calendar. It may look like a simple calendar but trust me, it’s a BFD this year and for me, symbolizes my resilience. And now you know why it’s September and I just mentioned our calendar is available.
Now for the fun details!
Our calendar has all my must-haves; at a glance look for three months ahead, space to write notes, phases of the moon, numbers I can quickly see and recognize holidays fast. I've included phases of the moon, astrological signs and birthstones for each month because I kinda love all that stuff. Plus, it's being sold with a super cute vintage-looking document clip. The clip says OK, a gentle reminder that no matter what happens today or tomorrow, it's gonna be OK.
Refills are sold without the clip. Use it with your favorite clipboard or document clip to hang on the wall. I have a heavy duty magnetic clip that holds one of mine on my file cabinet. They make a perfect hostess gifts, teacher gifts, office gifts, secret santa or gift for any orgaziation lover. You can purchase them here.