Sunday, December 14, 2008

Arts & Crafty: Budget-minded gifts at Etsy -

05:19 PM PT, Dec 5 2008

Cecilyink_09calendar2If you think of calendars as gifts that shout "I didn't know what to get you," check out these ideas from artisans at

Satsumalynn has a wall calendar inspired by Japanese textiles perfect for fans of letterpress. It's $44, and you can see a photo below. Another, CecilyInk had a $14 printed calendar, whose modern graphics in pumpkin, chartreuse and raspberry, sure to brighten the desk and mood of a co-worker. (Photo at right.)

Scouting around for deals on Etsy, you'll also find personalized teacher gift sets by saratams; a calendar that doubles as postcards by SureAsBlue; calendars with reminder lists by pixelimpress; and a letterpress calendar by SycamoreStreetPress that benefits orphans in Ethiopia. Also worth a look are artistscs28, InkspotWorkshop, pistachiopress and TurtlePapers (search for them under "sellers: usernames").

And if your list is bigger than your budget, try littlebrownpen, AnaPapeterie and bluetricycle. For $5, you get a PDF file that lets you print as many calendars as you need. They're perfect as party favors, too.


But don't wait too long to order. You'll find that supplies are limited.

— Jan Molen

Photo credits: Top, courtesy of CecilyInk. Bottom, courtesy of Satsumalynn.

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