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You might find a
lot of smart programs to generate a calendar just by typing a month
and a year. Some programs have many designs or possibilities for
putting photos on, too, but that was not "good enough" for
me, so I chose to make my own design using Microsoft Word, it might
be some more time-consuming than the "smart programs" but
in that way I could decide how it should look like - mostly. So
therefore are all my Cats' Calendars made using Word, I used the
"table" for the calendar-days and filled the rest of a Word-document
with "my own designs".
Some years ago it
was quite common that one got a calendar from several firms or stores
- sometimes very beautiful calendars - and all for free, if you just
have had a tiny relationship to the firm or the store. At that time I
every year received a special calendar-book from a great firm in
Copenhagen, and on every day-sheet there were some small information
about the date, e.g. some historical incident or a funny story with
some connection to the date.
The 2002-calendar had 5 pages of supplement telling about the Kitty Village's houses and the cats, who were the inhabitants in The Kitty Village at that time.
2003-calendar had 14 pages of
supplement telling about "Thoughts about a calendar, eras - -
and a little more", in which I told about calendars/eras through
time. My "thoughts" began with the Babylonian calendar
about 6.000 BC and ended with a quotation of a famous Danish poet
called Kumbel a pseudonym for the poet, writer, inventor and
mathematician Piet Hein (1905-1996).
2004-calendar had 12 pages of
supplement. "Horoscopes for Cats". I found the horoscopes
at Sheba's homepage.
The 2005-calendar had 10 pages of supplement telling about the rules (law) for using the Danish flag and a list of dates called "The Official Days of flying the Danish Colors".
2006-calendar had 3 pages of
supplement: "Why were the months given their names".
The 2007-calendar had 7 pages of supplement: "About floods". The idea to this supplement came to me the very first day I started on the 2007-calendar, as parts of Denmark, i.e. Lolland, where I live, was hidden by a flood doing great damages to land, houses, animals etc.
The above mentioned supplements are all supplement to the month-calendar only.
Five years ago -
in 2002 - I made a week-calendar just for myself called "Scenes
from Spurvely". I used photos shot during some years showing
Spurvely (my house), the garden, the flowerbed, "my" birds
in the garden, the vegetable garden etc. etc. The photos were going
with the seasons.
During the last
two years I have got several good WEB-friends, i.e. via an Incredimail-group
in USA, so for 2007 I made an USA-edition and a Canada-edition of my
week-calendar, too, which I posted to "very special friends"
across The Atlantic. Well, I had some problems to place the USA and
Canadian holidays in their right places - ! - but with great help
from some of my friends it succeeded.
"personal" week-calendars for 2007 I made a month-"doggy"-calendar
for my very nice and very helpful neighbor with photos of him or his
very sweet dog.
Up till now I have
a list of 34 persons receiving my Cats Calendar, and a small funny
thing took place when I - a fortnight before Christmas in 2005 -
crossed the road to deliver the calendar to one of our very nice neighbors.
I haven't decided yet how next year's calendars might look - but be sure - I'll think of something - - -
Best regards Fie - a "calendar-manufacturer"
Updated 24th of February 2007