Those were the days, my friend.
January 7, 2009
We’d thought they’d never end.
With 2009 in full swing and resolutions afoot, I turn to that most transitory of decorative-yet-useful items: the calendar.
Sure, it’s great to have around during the year — how else are you going to remember Fat Tuesday? — but, unless you possess one of those fancy woodblock cals, or you use a blackboard or something, you’re stuck with an ostensibly useless collection of Brat Pack photos and/or goobery office cartoons once December rounds itself out. Too bad. Nothing to do but send Molly and Judd to the recycling bin. Right?
Wrong! After observing a coworker’s despondency over having to pitch her 2008 vintage Seattle postcard mini-calendar, I had an epiphany: Why not reuse these iconic Seattle images? There are cards to be crafted, gift tags to be affixed. There are home decor vignettes to be designed, bookmarks to be wedged between pages. Yes, Smallers, there is life in aught-8 yet!
My calendar slice ‘n’ dice started last weekend, when my Sir and I were invited to a friend’s boat for dinner. His host gift? The topside snapshot: A half-pint of Vanilla Hot Cocoa mix, sporting a small (and Small) card cut from the Italian movie poster calendar my Momsie gave me. La dolce vita, indeed.
What calendar pics will you refresh?