Well, we did! We got one from Elisheva’s old school, and I promised it months ago to my sister Sara, but we both kept forgetting, and finally, on Friday, after almost missing Chanukah because she didn’t have one, she asked for it again. I told her I’d probably thrown it away, but after Shabbos, I found it (it was on the desk all along – doh!).
But instead of just handing it to her, we spent about an hour or so last night dolling it up a bit… covering over the ads with construction paper and a hand-drawn illustration to go with the month.
Here’s what we came up with (click images to see larger size):
Kislev/Chanukah – Naomi Rivka
Teves/Shvat – Gavriel Zev (no theme)
Adar/Purim – Ted
Nissan/Pesach – YM
Iyar – Naomi Rivka (no theme, pic of Sara Imeinu)
Sivan/Shavuos – Elisheva Chaya
Tammuz – Me (summertime theme)
Av/Tisha b’Av – Elisheva Chaya
Elul/Tishrei/Rosh Hashanah - Me
Boy, was I ever happy we didn’t have to do every single month of the year. If she thinks she’s getting another calendar from us next year… well, maybe. It wasn’t THAT hard and it was certainly a most appreciated gift item that cost us next to nothing except our own time and love.