I am here to solve a holiday gift giving problem for you. You may thank me with cheese.
You know those groups of people that you always want to give a little something to during this season of festive merriment? I'm thinking coworkers, neighbors, church members, teachers, service workers, etc., etc. You know how you aren't made of money, but you don't want that to limit the thoughtfulness of your gifts nor the delight that they will bring to others?
Well, my holiday advice is to you is to head on over the Etsy. All you have to do is find yourself a nice, printable 2010 calendar, pay a small fee for the PDF (usually $5), then print that bad boy off in batches. A little cutting, a little ribbon tying, and you're finished. Done and done. All the ones that I've seen have user agreements that allow for unlimited personal use. That means that you're only paying $5, plus the cost of ink and paper, for a nice little token of love and gratitude that you can hand out to the masses. Again, you pay $5 once for the PDF, then you can print it as many times as you want. If you need a bunch of them, send the job to Kinkos. If you only need a few, print them at home. Suh-weet.
1. An irreverant send-up ($5) by Little Brown Pen of the worn-out-your-welcome 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster.
2. Another great one from Little Brown Pen -- a delightful Petit Paris calendar ($5). I purchased this one and will be passing it out to everyone on my large group gift lists. It's so pretty!
3. London Corners ($5) by Monjojo. I have to buy this one for myself --
4. The Simple Woodcuts calendar ($5) from empapers --
5. This beautifully simply version ($5) from Patricia Zapata of A Little Hut.
Now, wasn't that easy?