For the next seven weeks leading up to Christmas, Market Monday will feature holiday gift ideas for you, your loved ones, and especially the favorite cooks in your life. The weekly gift ideas range in price, function, and necessity. Each recommendation is something I personally treasure at The Schell Cafe.
As long as I can remember a Linnea Poster Calendar has hung on a wall in my kitchen. Some years I pick up the calendar at the neighborhood pharmacy, sometimes Mia gives me the calendar as a pre-holiday-this-doesn’t-count-as-a-gift gift. And once or twice in the last 15 years, I ordered the calendar just in the nick of time to begin the new year. But, I always have the festive poster calendar on my kitchen wall.
I started the poster calendar tradition long before I knew I’d ever use my cell phone as a calendar. Or that I’d have my own computer smack dab in the middle of my kitchen. Remember land lines? And day timers? Well, those are long extinct chez Schell, but not so my well protected wall calendar. Aside from being truly functional — I still look at it for reference multiple times a day — the colorful posters are art. I love changing the calendar pages at the beginning of each month, it’s like a mini redecoration project and always makes me smile.
I use the clear box frame to hang the posters on the wall. In fact, mine is so old it’s yellowed. (HINT to Mia if you want to add a new frame to the not-so-much-a-surprise gift this year!) You can see several display options on the Linnea Design web site. I’m excited about the twelve designs for 2011. Although I play a little game with myself – after I open the calendar I refrain from looking at each poster until it’s time for the next month’s debut. Really, I should get out more.
You can purchase the 11″ x 14″ 2011 Poster Calendar on the Linnea website for $28. For the posters and a frame it’s $37. You can also check the website for retailers near you.
Will the Linnea Poster Calendar make you a better cook? No. But it’ll likely make you (or the lucky one you gift it to) a happier one. I’m all for happy cookin’. And knowing what day it is doesn’t hurt either.
Counting down the days,