The Family Calendar for 2015 has been polished, published and placed in the hands of all of the family members near and far. This project turned out to be way more stressful for me than I realized it would be. Setting deadlines for submissions and my Mom helping with getting the month’s assigned to each particular submitter. Then the calendar pages with all the family members birthdays had to be edited and updated. This was quite an adventure to say the least! This is one of those projects that my Mom (or my parents) just always made happen every year, and it never seemed like a big deal, but it most certainly is.
One of my goals for each picture page of the calendar was to peruse the months and check to see that there were no duplicate pictures. I looked intently at all of the picture months 10 or 50 times. In the end and after all was said and done there was only one duplicate. In my editorial opinion I consider that a great feat, and would take on the task again in a heartbeat.
This calendar brings back such great memories. When all of the kids were younger, and my Mom was doing the calendar all on her own, they would each count how many times their picture appeared in the calendar. Then they would make a contest out of who was in the calendar the most. That in turn put extra pressure on Grandma to try and get a good balance of pictures for each grandchild. Our Family Calendar is almost a 20 year family tradition, and I love traditions. You can read all about the history of our family calendar here.
Nowadays, quite a few of the kids are contributors to the calendar, and it has made the project quite an annual event. Not to mention the fact that when we are taking pictures at family gatherings during the year someone will inevitably exclaim, “That’s a calendar shot!” This is one of those timeless family traditions that I hope will be passed from one generation to the next for many years to come.
Without further ado, these are the pictures pages gracing the 12 months of 2015. Enjoy!
What a wonderful tradition! I started making a calendar of Amara our granddaughter and they are a lot of work — but like you I love doing it. I’ve done one every year — 10 Christmases so far and give one to all the relatives. Traditions are good!
I love putting all of my past calendar picture pages into a binder for the family to look at when we are all together. Such a good way to have a chronicle of the family. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.