New Year’s Day is a day to hang my new calendars for the year. Even though I have many electronic options for keeping my calendar I like to have calendars hanging in several places at home. I like to hang calendars that have a large picture that will change each month.
I also like to buy calendars that have meaning and make me think of something throughout the year.
This year I bought two calendars from calendars.com and three from the bargain rack at Target.
For quite some time now I have always bought the National Geographic Eagle calendar. I usually try and find it locally, but have had trouble the last several years finding it so I bought it from calendars.com this year. I like the Eagle calendar as it reminds me of my time as a Boy Scout and that I am an Eagle Scout. I also really like the look of the Bald Eagle and they bring back memories of when I have seen them in nature.
The Eagles calendar hangs in my kitchen as it has for years.
From calendars.com I also bought the Barns calendar.
I was looking for a calendar on Antarctica or Penguins, but could not find either one. I decided that since I couldn’t find them easily that it was time to find something new for my office. I saw several selections for Barns and they tugged at my memory enough to get me to buy one. I have always liked barns. They also bring back some wonderful memories. The barn on the Ellis farm in Ottumwa where I would watch John milk cows. The barn by my Grandparent’s house near Hamburg. The barn that I helped my dad salvage lumber from in Ottumwa. The many barns that we would see as we drove around the Heartland. My Amish cousin’s barns. So many memories. I even dreamed of renovating and living in a barn when I was young. It is hard to explain some of the memories, jut believe that most of them are good memories :-).
The Barn calendar hangs above my computer in my office.
I bought the Lighthouses calendar from Target.
I have always liked Lighthouses. Maybe because I grew up so far from major bodies of water. They also remind me of a major award that my team at work won about 8 years ago. The trophy for the award is shaped like a lighthouse and when I see lighthouses I am reminded of the hard work that went into our project that won the award.
The Lighthouses calendar is hanging in my bathroom so that I can look at it while getting ready for work and remind myself of the benefits of teamwork.
I also bought the Wild Eyes and Proverbs calendars at Target.
I have not yet decided where the Proverbs calendar will hang, but I hung the Wild Eyes calendar in my kitchen above where I keep my keys. It is the last thing I will see as I head out the door. I like the Wild Eyes calendar for all the wild animals, but also because of the eyes. Since I work mainly with instruments used to diagnose eyes, it was a good fit.
We are studying Proverbs on Wednesday night, so I had Proverbs on my mind while going through the calendar bin at Target. I knew that I only needed four calendars total, but since they were only a dollar I bought an extra one. I am sure I will find a place to put it. I can’t hang it in my library as there is no wall space left.
What calendars did you buy this year? What memories do the images bring back for you?