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December Desktop Calendar & Peace on Earth

December Desktop Calendar & Peace on Earth

Evidently it’s just too much to ask that I get a new calendar on here once a month. Pathetic, I know. But tonight when I just couldn’t stand having the October calendar on my screen any longer I took a few minutes to make a new one for December.

Every December I read (or re-read, now) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I adore it. It’s a super quick read and often, if we are traveling for the holiday, I save it for our Christmas flight. I get a little teary every time. There’s just something hopeful and redemptive about the story.

Maybe because the actual story of Christmas is so redemptive and full of hope.

Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be for all people.
For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

This year I am trying to combine two goals at once: my annual reading of the book and creating more moments for “my family.” Right now, that means Dad and Glenn and me. So starting tomorrow night we’ll be readingĀ A Christmas Carol aloud at dinner. It only takes a few hours or so to read so we won’t read for long. Please ask me how it’s going…I’d love the accountability.

Here’s the desktop calendar, complete with a little inspiration from Ebenezer himself.

P.S. If you’re more of a movie person (gasp!) you may be surprised to discover that The Muppet Christmas Carol is surprisingly close to the actual book! I mean, Rizo the Rat never makes an appearance in the actual Dickens version but otherwise…

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Downloadable August Desktop Calendar

Downloadable August Desktop Calendar

Sometime last year I started changing my desktop wallpaper pretty regularly. Then this year I started searching for calendars so that I would always have the month on my desktop. But I want them to be cute. And I want them to fit on my desktop. And I want my desktop paraphernalia to not block the cuteness. So last month, since I couldn’t find one that I actually liked, I made my own. Just like that. I sent it to Cathy and then we had matching desktop calendars for the month of July.

She asked me if I was making one for August and so I asked her what she wanted. She was a little vague. I blame her for my indecision. I made three because I couldn’t decide. And just for fun…here they are for you. You can download and use them yourself. I’m not promising this as a monthly thing but if I make one I’ll post it here.

Our regular harvest seasons seem to be about two weeks ahead this summer so here’s my homage to some of the beautiful harvests folks are bringing in. (These are not my photos, sadly. Maybe that will be my next step.)

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If you’d like to download, just fill out the form below, then click on the image you choose. A new screen will open and with the high resolution image. Right click on it and you can choose to save or simply make it your desktop image from there. Enjoy!