Tuesday, October 4, 2011

OLD CALENDARS DON'T GO TO WASTE HERE!


        When you go through my house you will see several calendars and notice that most of them feature birds. I know many of you are not surprised to hear this!  Over the years Janine and I have received many calendars from pen-pals with these beautiful wonders of nature as they know that we are serious bird enthusiasts.


        Well, before you know it another year will come to an end. When that last day arrives our calendars are taken down and safely packed away as those pictures will in turn decorate somewhere in our home. Above is a picture of one of the doors in my room all decorated with several bird pictures from old calendars. These beautiful pictures are also used to make big special cards for our mom on special occasions like Mother's Day, her birthday and Christmas. Of course as I continue this tradition Janine's name is still mentioned in the cards.


       The calendars that feature sections that you can write on serve as notepads for me. I also remember that one of Janine's pen-pals used old calendars to make some beautiful envelopes and wrap gifts. Does anyone else make use of old calendars? 


P.S. After doing this post I came across Eisy Morgan's great Inspired By YOU Wednesday LINK PARTY and linked up. Do check her Blog EISY MORGAN.

40 comments:

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

I love the idea of using the old calendars as gift wrap! I might have to try that one. :) Have a good day, Judy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Stephanie! Have a good Tuesday!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Such a cute idea!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Melissa! Take care!

Maria said...

I agree, great idea to use as wrapping paper!! I save some old ones to look back on and to just remember. And of course, if I have old kitty calendars, I save them soley for their pictures!!
I hope your week is going well, judy!!
Xoxo
Maria :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Maria! I am sure yours featuring cats are also quite lovely. Take care.

Frugal in WV said...

Great idea to reuse the calendars! Love the bird photos!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Frugal in WV. Take care.

Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Great idea!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Discovering The Me In Mommy! Take care.

Rachael said...

Very cool idea!

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Rachael,
Thanks for your comments and becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will definitely follow back. Take care and have a good Wednesday.
Judy

Jodi Chapman - Soul Speak said...

This is such a great idea to recycled old calendars! I think it would also be cute to make gift tags out of them. Maybe I'll try that this holiday season! :)

cheerfulnuts said...

Hi Judy. Our calendars are not that pretty, so we don't use them as gift wraps LOL. I thinks birds are so cute. Maybe I should try drawing one and put it on my gallery.:)

artsavesyou said...

Thanks so much for following, I am returning the favor! Thanks so much for commenting on my Bob Marley post. His music puts my baby in such a good mood!

Itin said...

Judy, I like your creativity and resourcefulness. I wonder how many pen pals you got in those years. =)

Btw, I recycle old calendars for wrapping my dirty sanitary pads before disposal. I use too many different papers here for different recycling uses.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Itin. Janine and I have had so many pen-pals over the years. I still have many pen-pals only that we mainly exchange emails now!:) Since Janine's death several of her pen-pals now keep in touch with me.I see that you have also found a way to use old calendars.They certainly serve a variety of purposes! Take care and have a good Wednesday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much artsaveyou! It is great that your baby also loves Bob's music! He really produced so many great songs! Have a great Wednesday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there cheerfulnuts! It is good to hear from you. Oh yes, do draw a bird and put it in your gallery. I am sure you can do it. I love your cute artwork. I will be looking out for it. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Jodi! Have yourself a wonderful Wednesday!

Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

That's a great idea of reusing old calandars.. very eco friendly.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Dominique! Have a great Wednesday!

May said...

I love your creativity, very beautiful.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May! A good day to you!

Candice said...

Great ideas, Judy! I will have to try to do some crafts with J or some gift wrapping with our old calendars. Thanks for the ideas. And by the way, I love that you include Janine's name on cards - so touching!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there Candice!
Thank you very much. Jay would certainly have fun doing these things with you. Take care and have a great Wednesday.
Judy

Clairejustine said...

What a great idea to do with them,they look great :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Clairejustine! A wonderful day to you!

Ai Sakura said...

Aww Judy you know you are always welcome to join in my wordless wed linky party even if there are words :)

Come by next week onwards ya? hope u like my button.. took me a while to get the hang of making one haha

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Katherines Corner said...

Lovely idea. I actually save some calenders too. I have even framed a photo from a calender in the past.Big Hugs, please stop by tomorrow and linkup for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Katherine! I note that you also collect calendars and even framed a picture from one. There are really some awesome pictures on many calendars. I will be sure to participate in the Thursday Favourite Things Blog Hop.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there Ai!
I will be sure to link up! I love your button. Really beautiful. I have struggled to get a button. One of my Blogger friends Faye helped me by directing me to her Blog. I am so grateful to her! Take care and all the best to you and your lovely family.
Judy

Jansen Family said...

What a fun idea! I love birding too! I'm afraid I don't usually buy calendars, though...I'm more of a planner-style girl. ;)

Carla

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Carla,
Thanks for your comments. Take care and I hope your Wednesday is going well.
Judy

Lindsay said...

That's a smart idea. I've always just thrown our calendars away.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Lindsay!

Nina Kunni said...

LOVELY BLOGS. FOLLOWING YOU BACK FROM THE EXPOSURE 99% BLOG HOP.THANKS FOR LINKING UP WITH US.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Nina! Take care and all the best to you.
Judy

cheerfulnuts said...

Hi Judy. As promised, I've made a picture of a bird and put it in my gallery. It's not that great though LOL.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi cheerfulnuts,
That is great! I will now head to your Blog's gallery. Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.
Judy

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