I have had several different "Page a Day" calendars for each of the last several years and in late 2011 I went ahead and decided to give the "Flowers" one a try for 2012.
This is by far my absolute FAVORITE calendar that I have ever had. It's just beautiful. Every day there's a bright, crystal-clear photograph (or botanical print, but those are few and far between) of a gorgeous flower or floral scene, with details about the flower in a small caption on the upper right hand corner of the page. Each "page" is printed on glossy cardstock, so it's not a flimsy calendar like the ones in which you tear away each day. The date and month are displayed clearly, as well. Most of the photos are close-up shots of a flower, and the detail and color is stunning.
Every day is like a little surprise. I'm kind of a gardening nut, but I also love painting flowers so this calendar is perfect. I really don't think I will switch to any other "Page a Day" calendars- I'll just keep getting the flower ones for each year. I'm just super impressed. Highly recommended as either a gift or just for yourself. It's really a lovely addition to any desk or table or kitchen.
This calendar is based on the 2012 calendar and what I have seen of the 2013 issue, which I am ordering immediately. At my job I an working on publications as far as three weeks in advance and switching back and forth between days and weeks continually. This makes it unbelievable hard to keep track of what day it actually is and what I need to be publicizing immediately etc. etc.
I've used the calendars that are a saying a day and some of the quotes are great, some are so-so, and some are just a waste of paper. When I saw this Flower calendar if bought it immediately and it is perfect. The date and day are printed in large type and are legible from a distance so that helps keep me grounded. The pictures are just lovely and I love that their names are printed on the page so I'm learning more about plants. Finally it adds a touch of beauty to my desk that I can look at and appreciate when things get hectic and I need a second to calm down.
It's a beautiful, useful, sturdy calendar and I will be using the pages from this year's calendar in my paper crafting (card making)next year. If you like flowers or nature, buy it, you'll love it.
We've had purses, shoes, Metropolitan Museum, birds, and have reordered only Flowers, as they are by far the most beautiful, benign, and prettiest to look at on a daily basis. Often a single flower takes up the entire page, sometimes an orchard does. All the colors are vibrant and the choices and photography outstanding. Of 365 flowers, there was only one day we overlaid with a less provocative photo-- a Georgia O'Keefe, that was too obvious, if you are familiar w/ her iconography ;)
I love these gallery calendars. I buy one every year and they always have very high quality photos and look great on my desk. I look forward to flipping to the next page every day. I've also had the dog and island versions of this calendar, which are great too. These are definitely a step up from your typical day by day desk calendar. Gorgeous flowers!
I purchased this as a gift for my boss. The pictures are really beautiful and the large size makes them more enjoyable. She had been given the 2012 edition last year and enjoyed it every single day so I was pleased to find the new year replacement. She plans to save and bind the old one because the pictures are so nice.
This calendar is great. Each page is in vibrant color and is printed on a quality sheet of paper. I'm glad I stepped away from my normal purchase of another brand calendar that I had bought for years because this one is great! Trying to think up a way to reuse the photos, so pretty!
The calendar has a variety of pictures of flowers, some single, some grouped with other kinds of flowers, some in vases, some in landscapes. From the cover illustration, I expected pictures of single flowers every day, so I was surprised by the variety, which I have come to enjoy.
This is a gorgeous calendar, I have it on my desk at work, nice size and every day a fantastic new flower arrangement. I bought this for myself this year, but will buy for friends at Christmas. Really brightens the day, and no risk of getting water on your desk (LoL).
Wonderful pictures! High quality color, paper and case. I bought a second calendar so I can pick my favorites to make a wall of flowers for my office The calendar is printed on front and back and I had a hard time choosing which side for some...so I now have two!