06 December 2012

calendar time :: mama mia it's almost 2013

Can you believe it's already almost 2013?!  Sometimes it's fun to look at some of the major events that happened during the past year.

Here are just a few:

:: London Olympics :: Facebook went public :: Whitney Houston passes away :: leap year :: Encyclopedia Britannica discontinues its printed edition :: Andy Griffith passes away :: 

I realized this week that it's time to hop on the get-a-2013-calendar horse.  So, here I am, galloping away.  The past couple of years, I've relied solely on the calendar on my phone + Outlook at work, but this year, for longer-term planning purposes, I'm going back to good old paper.  Actually writing something down, coupled with seeing the entire month and its contents at the same time works better with my brain.  I can't wait to hang it on the wall next to my desk at home and get to work doing lots of planning!

I've always been a huge fan of Minted's paper products, and recently heard great things about their line of calendars, and some of the changes they've made over the past several months, including a new matte luxury finish.  I can't wait to get it in the mail.

Instead of a typical people-picture calendar, I decided to use all pictures that I've taken of life kinds of stuff.  

Here's the cover...

Oh my goodness, isn't the striped washi tape design just lovely? I love all the designs, and went with the Washi Chalkboard Notes calendar.  And also, because everything's better when it's bigger, I selected the "grand" size, which is 11.5" x 14" .  Ahem. 

The user-interface of the design program is nice and simple - and warns you if you're trying to upload an image that's not a high enough resolution.  See? It told me above, with that exclamation-point-yield thing.  Thank you little thing for not letting me screw up my wonderful work of art.

Minted also has a huge selection of gift ideas, which, if you have recipients on your list who have a love for color, great design, thick and rich papers, and something just a little creative, you may want to check it out.  

Here are a couple of my favorite gift ideas:

OUR WISH  family tree art print

BY THE NUMBERS infographic art print
Isn't the artwork to die for??

What are your calendar plans? Are you a paper or a screen calendar person?

This is a sponsored post. A calendar was provided to me for free. 
All opinions are my own, and I wouldn't do it any other way.  As my grandma Peryl used to say, 
"Integrity - if you have it, nothing else matters. If you don't, nothing else matters."
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