I just finished working on a calendar for 2014! I hope not everyone already has a calendar for next year. I’m hoping that there are a least some people, who like me, are not organized or ready to get calendars in December.
This “Pears of the World” calendar has a different pear type for each month and a short write-up to along with it. It measures 5.5″ x 8″ and is printed on heavy card stock. It’s available in my Etsy shop. You can read all the descriptions of the pear types for each month are there too.
I started this project pretty late in the year, but I got so involved with researching different kinds of pears that it went pretty quickly. I had so much fun looking at different pears (there are so many sweet sweet varieties) and imagining their pearsonalities!
I’m including the binder clip, so it can be hung on wall:
Yes, February was a long time ago, but I’m still going to post my favorite pears of that month, and ask you to vote on your favorites. Like I said with my last pear of the month, I’m hoping to turn the winners into a calendar!
Staying on Budget:
You can vote using the poll on the sidebar. You can also write in pears from February 2013. I’ll leave the poll up for about a week, and then announce the winner!
I’ve decided to bring back Pear of the Month. For those of you who are new, this is where I pick out comics and illustrations from previous months and ask readers to vote for their favorites. I’m bringing it back because I want to make a calendar for 2014, and I feel that this will give me a good sense of what I should feature in the calendar.
I had intended to do this for 2013, but never got around to it. I ended up buying a “Bygone Days”-themed calendar from the discount bin at Cartes Carlton. Of course, if I get this one for 2014 together in time, I plan to make it available in my Etsy shop!
We’ll start with January 2013 (no sense going back any further). Here are the contestants!
(You’ll have to click the link to see just what she put in the cookies)
Here’s how it works: I’ll leave the poll up on the sidebar for about a week. In that time, you can vote as often as you like for as many pears as you like (you can even write-in pears). I’ll announce the winner next week!
I keep missing Pear of the Month, but instead of skipping a few months, I will just backtrack. This week, the vote is for April. Which one of these Spring Pears will win the most admiration? You decide!
Click on the links to see the full comics / posts, then place your vote with the poll on the sidebar. The poll only shows up on the homepage. Or you can just write your vote in the comments.
I’ll post the winners in about a week! Thanks for voting!
It’s time to elect a pear for the month of March. I’ve gone back through the archives and listed some of my favorites, but feel free to write in your own! You can see all the posts from March here. Click on the links to see the full posts. When you’ve picked your favorite, use the poll on the sidebar of the homepage to vote!
It’s time to vote! Yes, February is long gone (thank goodness) and Spring is finally here. We can still take a look back at some of the pears from this winter. Vote for your favorite using the poll in the sidebar on the home page. I’ve assembled some candidates below, but feel free to just write-in any pear you like.
It’s time to vote for January’s best pear! Click the links below and then use the poll on the sidebar (only appears on the home page) to place you vote. You can also write in a pear that isn’t listed. Thanks for voting!
Time to vote for June’s favorite pear. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites from the past month, but feel free to write in any that I’ve missed. Click the links below to review the posts, then place your vote using the poll on the sidebar.
It’s time again to vote for Pear of the Month! Please choose from the list of candidates, then place your vote using the poll on the sidebar. Voting will close in about one week. Click the post titles, for the full post.
It’s time to vote for Pear of the Month! I’ve selected a list of candidates, but feel free to write in any pears from April. Click the thumbnails below to see the full post, then place your vote using the poll on the sidebar. Voting will end in about one week.
(1. Pears like Romance Novels, 2. Royal Wedding Party, 3. Don’t Block the Sidewalk, 4. Co-worker’s Stinky Lunch, 5. Two Sick Pears, 6. States of Pear, 7. Pearsonal Trainer, 8. Angry Pear vs. Bank Fees)
Time to vote for Pear of the Month! To think I almost forgot about March’s wonderful pears! Peruse the list below (click the thumbnails for the full post), or if none of these pears really do it for you, write-in your own candidate. Use the poll on the sidebar to vote. Voting will end in about one week.
(1. The Expeardition, 2. Pear Corp. Meeting, 3. Leaving Work Early, 4. Magic Trick, 5. An Appearition, 6. Cookie Thief, 7. Pearenting, 8. Fashion Week Scarves – March 1-8)
It’s a bit late in March to be thinking back to February (a month most of us would like to forget), but it is time to vote for best pears of that cold, dark month. Here is a list of candidates, but feel free to write-in any pear that appeared in February. Use the poll in the sidebar to cast your vote.
Click on the thumbnails to see the full post:
(1. Standoff, 2. Winter Stroll, 3. Shoveling Snow, 4. Frozen Pipes, 5. Gourmand Pear, 6. I don’t DO happy, 7. Jealousy, 8. Angry Pear vs. the Mood Ring)
It’s time to vote for the best pear (or pears) of January. Browse the suggestions below, then place your vote using the poll on the sidebar. As always, the candidates below are just suggestions– feel free to vote for any pear posted in January.
Click the thumbnails below to read the full post:
1. Fashion Week Pears (all of them), 2. A Home Cooked Meal, 3. Gassy Pear, 4. Shopping Disaster, 5. Leaf Extensions, 6. Out of the Way, 7. Moderation is Key
Time to pick your favorite December pear! It was hard to narrow down the choices for this month, but as always, you are welcome to write-in any pear from December not on this list. Review the candidates and then use the poll on the sidebar to place your vote. Voting will end in about one week.
May the best pear win!
The candidates: (click on the post title to see the full post)
It’s time to vote again! Please use the list of candidates as a starting off point. You are welcome to vote for any pear that appeared in November– just write them in! After reviewing the candidates (or deciding on one not listed here) place your vote using the poll on the sidebar.
Voting will end in about one week.
(1. Shopping Spree, 2. Angry Pear goes for a Walk, 3. Angry Pear is home, but not answering, 4. Famous Pears: Pearyshnikov, 5. Renovating, 6. Pear Picnic, 7. Dapper Pear, 8. Cold Pear)
Apparently pears really do love a long weekend, as this post wasn’t even on the ballot. There’s just something irresistible about a bottle of wine, a plate of cheese and luxuriating on the couch all day.
Mummy Pear was a close second, losing by only one vote.
It’s time to vote for October’s Pear of the Month. I had a hard time narrowing down the choices, so if your favorite isn’t in this list, please feel free to write it in! Click on the thumbnails below to read the full post, then use the poll on the sidebar to make your vote. Voting ends in about a week.
The lovely candidates:
(1. Angry Pear vs. The Jeans, 2. Pears Don’t Like Watery Cocktails, 3. Nobody Home, 4. Pears Like Getting New Boots, 5. Do You Like My Costume, 6.Mummy Pear, 7. Vampears?, 8. Angry Pear Adjusts her Office Chair)