A few years ago, I started an unintentional tradition of giving personalized calendars as Christmas gifts. Family members loved it, but I didn’t realize how much until I ran out of time and didn’t make any last year.
I thought there was going to be a mini Christmas revolt.
The memory of that has led me to planning them now. No way am I going to forget, and if I run out of time, everyone’s getting a note saying it’s coming. Avoiding the guilt trips and disappointed faces is a strong motivating factor, let me tell you.
I also decided to make a calendar for myself this year. Since I’ve got color theory on the brain, that influenced the design; I thought it’d be fun to see a new color wheel/color palette for each month.
I made up a quick test sheet to see how the colors printed off, and I got it in the mail yesterday. For the most part, I’m happy with the colors, but I’m not sure how I feel about the design. It’s hard to compare, since they are so much smaller on the test sheet than the final size I plan to print them out at, but I don’t know. You tell me – is it enough like a color wheel or more like a shooting range target?
I think it’s time to keep playing.