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It’s December — and that means it’s time to buy a 2012 calendar!
I am pleased to announced that I have opened my first online store, the Travel Calendar Shop!
And before you read anything else, you can get 50% off if you buy two or more with the code GIFT4THEYEAR — not sure how long this will last, so if you’re interested, I would buy soon.
Now, time to convince you to buy one.
The truth? Anyone can make a calendar. And that’s why most of them look pretty bad. Not mine, though.
These calendars are professional quality.
I didn’t just throw themed images on a blank calendar. I obsessed over every detail, every photo included, the order of photos, the fonts, the alignment, EVERYTHING — and I won’t let a product I design go public unless I truly believe in it.
And I have no doubt that my Sunsets Calendar or Southeast Asia Calendar could easily be sold in bookstores across America.
I love travel calendars. In fact, I credit my calendars with keeping me sane while employed in a job that I hated. I mean that seriously, without exaggeration. On some days, looking at pictures of Thailand kept me from sticking uncoiled paper clips directly into my eyeballs.
On that not-disgusting-at-all note, here are the calendars:
Thailand Beaches Calendar: Thailand’s beaches are some of my favorite places in the world, and they top the list of where people would rather be when stuck behind a computer at work. This calendar includes photos from Koh Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Koh Lanta, Railay, and Koh Chang. Click here to see the full calendar.
Sunsets Calendar: This is probably the travel calendar that I would choose for myself. I LOVE sunset calendars and was determined that my own be even better than any I had ever seen before. This calendar includes images from Lombok, and Flores, Indonesia; Kampot, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville, Cambodia; and many from Koh Lanta, Thailand. Click here to see the full calendar.
Southeast Asia Calendar: If you daydream all day about travel and love the idea of flipping to a different country each month, this is the calendar for you. This calendar includes photos from Lombok and Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Tat Lo and Vang Vieng, Laos; Koh Lanta, Bangkok, and Koh Chang, Thailand; Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Hoi An, Vietnam. Click here to see the full calendar.
Bali Calendar: This calendar features photos primarily of inland Bali, featuring temples, rice paddies, palm trees, dancers, Balinese artwork, and more of the artistic touches that define the island. This calendar includes photos from Ubud, Kuta, and Keliki. Click here to see the full calendar.
Angkor Wat Calendar. Every temple at Angkor Wat looks astonishingly different from the others, and that alone merits its own calendar. This calendar includes photos from a variety of temples, including Angkor Wat, Bayon, Phnom Bakheng, Ta Prohm, and more. Click here to see the full calendar.
Thailand Calendar: After spending more than two months in Thailand, total, I tried to capture everything from street markets to Buddhist temples to gorgeous beach sunsets. This calendar includes photos from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai, Koh Lanta, Ao Nang, Railay, and Koh Chang. Click here to see the full calendar.
Vietnam Calendar: What I loved about Vietnam was its sheer diversity — I don’t think any other country in Asia has nearly as varied beauty. This calendar includes photos from Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Mui Ne, Saigon, and the Mekong Delta. Click here to see the full calendar.
Jordan Calendar: Jordan is an absolutely stunning country, and I got some killer photos while I was there. This calendar includes photos from Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Amman, Jerash, and Ajloun. Click here to see the full calendar.
The calendars each cost $21.45. I make a royalty of 12%, or $2.57, on each full-priced calendar. So, frankly, I’m not going to make any real money off these unless they go viral or Zazzle features the Travel Calendar Shop (which they should, considering how good the products are).
So did I just waste a lot of time making these? Probably. But I love the thought of my photos making you smile when you’re having a crappy day at work. And $2.57 can buy me 2.57 beers at a certain notorious bar in Boston when I go home for Christmas.
And there are discounts!
Yes, there’s 50% off all calendars with the code GIFT4THEYEAR. I don’t know how long it will last, but I hope it’s a long time! Additionally, buy more than one and you immediately get a 5% discount. Furthermore, Google “Zazzle promotional code” and I bet you’ll find some good deals.
It would mean the world to me if you buy one of these travel calendars. Check out the Travel Calendar Shop to see them all in more detail. (Keep in mind that Zazzle is not displaying my newest calendars, Thailand and Southeast Asia, in the shop yet, but they probably will within 24 hours. You can always access them through the links on this page.)