The new year is a little over a month away and you know what that means…it is calendar time! The focus for me this year on the calendars was ease-of-use and quality. I listened to my customers about what they were seeking in a great Jewish wall calendar and incorporated that feedback in my designs.
First up, the Kraft Jewish Wall Calendar is back and better than ever. Over the past three years, I have continually improved the readability of the fonts and this year is no exception. I have enlarged the date, changed the text alignment, and moved the Rosh Chodesh symbol to make more sense. I used my own failing eyesight as a test of whether I could read it sitting at my desk! Other than that, it is on that same heavy brown bag paper and can be purchased with the silver bull dog clip or without.
Kraft Jewish Wall Calendar (from $16.99)
The Israel in Black & White Jewish Wall Calendar has been transformed from last year’s minimalist approach into a much more practical calendar. I’ve added new images and enlarged the size to a generous 11×17″. The paper is amazeballs heavy making this calendar super writeable and it is bound with a practical wire-o binding and a calendar hook.
The base of the calendar I think is my best design thus far in incorporating Gregorian and Hebrew calendar data together in a super easy to read format. It has major American holidays, major and minor Jewish holidays, candlelighting, Rosh Chodesh, AND torah portions!
The Jewish baked goods illustrations I was working on earlier in the year found a home on a calendar too. I never found a clever name for this calendar so it is just known as the Jewish Bakery Jewish Wall Calendar. The base of the calendar data is the same as in the Israel calendar but the fonts are much more playful and accompany the imagery perfectly. It is on the same heavy, bright white, 11×17″ cardstock as the Israel calendar.
I’m really pleased with the way the calendars turned out. They are truly the best I’ve done thus far in terms of design and manufacturing and I think some of the best designer jewish wall calendars out there today. All under $24 they are practically Bubbe’s Bargains too! You won’t find more gorgeous Jewish wall calendars at that price point.
With all that patting myself on the back, I did pull the plug on the Israel wildflowers calendar I was working on as I didn’t like how it was turning out and I also decided to skip a daily planner this year. Both I hope to tackle again next year.