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Announcing our New IWR 2010 Calendars!

So, it’s almost the end of the year, and some of you will no doubt need help remembering dates and things in the year to come – and seeing how some of you were urging me to do this, oh, about a year ago … I am now delighted to announce the appearance of the first-ever Iceland Weather Report Picture Calendars!!!

It’s ridiculous how long it’s taken me to get around to doing this [and indeed how shamefully I have neglected my CafePress store in general over the course of the year] but for some obscure reason I had this idea that making these calendars was inordinately difficult. Turns out I was merely making it inordinately difficult for MYSELF … but that’s another story.

There are two types of calendar, and as you might surmise, they feature some of my [and hopefully your] favourite photographs from this website, all of them taken in Iceland by Yours Truly. Perhaps in a later post I will elaborate a bit on each photo, where it was taken and whatever other little tid-bits I can recall from the excursion, but in the meantime:

Calendar_January ← The Iceland 2010 Wall Calendar has a page [and a photo] for each month, measures 11 x 8.5 inches [28 x 21.5 cm] and is printed on cover weight, glossy paper. US holidays are marked. Price is USD 24.99 plus shipping.

Calendar_puffins → The 2010 one-page print calendars are, as the name suggests, printed on one page, and have four different photographs to choose from. They are printed on 12 point glossy paper, measure 11 x  17 inches [28 x 43 cm approx.] and cost USD 9.99 plus shipping. If anyone has a special request with respect to specific photos they would like to see on those, just get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.

I’ve also added some note cards and suchlike to the shop, that might interest you.

As it happens, we currently have a new sponsor on this site [check out advert in right sidebar] who ALSO makes calendars [and a few other things]. And while technically we could be viewed as competitors, I don’t feel that way because their calendars are quite different from mine and I’m happy to endorse them because they’re just so darn good looking [plus they have the Icelandic holidays marked]. So make sure you pay them a visit and check out what they have to offer.

Mega apologies again for how late this comes, since if you plan to have any of these products delivered by Chrimbos – especially those of you in Europe – you’ll have to hop to it pretty quickly.

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Right now, just a little bit past noon, the sun is sending slanted rays to colour everything in a mellow hue. There is no wind and the sky is clear and all of this means just One Thing – time to go out to get some light into those eyeballs. Apart from that, the day will no doubt be devoted to baking and other Christmas preparations! It’s 5 Centigrade right now [41F] and Yahoo weather claims we’re going to have showers, but I don’t believe it. Sunrise was at 10.57 and sunset at 3.38.

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  • Joerg December 6, 2009, 2:41 pm

    As far as calendars are concerned, there can’t be “competition”. I have about a dozen places for them at home and at work. It’s not about always being reminded of dates but about having different pictures to look at every month.

    While I have taken along Snerra’s “Experience Iceland Calendar”, which is really beautiful, home from Iceland, I’ll find some space for the IWR calendar as well. 🙂

  • BRADSTREET December 6, 2009, 4:00 pm

    I’m the same as Joerg. I have calendars all over the house, so that if I’m in the kitchen and suddenly need to know if it’s a public holiday in England or Ireland or wherever, I just lean over and look at the ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION calendar. Same as the living room, where I check the CARRY ON calendar (I have been accused of having strange taste in calendars!)

    The IWR calendars are great! (but there’s nothing strange about my taste there…)

  • James December 6, 2009, 5:31 pm

    Nice idea. I’ll need another one-page calendar for my kitchen wall. Any chance of a “variety calendar print”, eg with half-size versions of my four favourite pictures from the multi-page calendar (lighthouse, horses, puffins, and waterfall) – it may look good…

  • Petri December 6, 2009, 9:02 pm

    Calendars are always nice, at least for less technologically aware relatives. Too bad I’ve bought all xmas presents already.

  • alda December 6, 2009, 10:42 pm

    Thanks everyone!

    James – oh dear, I think that goes somewhat beyond my design capabilities! Sorry …

  • Max December 7, 2009, 12:12 am

    I would definitely buy this if the months and days were in Icelandic. Very nice pictures.