Many of the details of Linda and Harriett-founder Liz Libre's 2010 calendar design are much like those that won us over in 2009: each month garners its own page--half of which features one of Libre's whimsical works, the other of which drills down to the dates--and each is hole-punched at the top so they can be tied together with a ribbon or hung separately from a nail or pushpin.
The big difference this year--which made me give this calendar my vote--is its transformative nature once each month has passed. On the reverse side of each page, Libre printed a postcard layout so that the image can be detached and sent to a friend to say a quick hello. She also had the foresight to seasonlly theme each month's design--rather that cast each in a month-specific light--so sending a postcard of sailboats (June's design) in July doesn't feel dated.
The calendar, which measures nine inches by five-and-one-quarter inches and is printed with soy-based ink on 30-percent post-consumer waste paper, goes on sale in September at lindaandharriett.com and other select retailers. Be sure to mark the date and get a 2010 calendar before 2009 passes you by.
When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.
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