Do you like to save money? Recycling your old calendars are fun!
Everybody has that favorite calendar. It may be a favorite artist or scenes from a place you visited. It may represent a cause. (I receive ones from the Humane Society, Cat Adoption Team, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary annually.) It may be a calendar you made yourself, or one that was made for you by friends, children, or grandchildren. It may be something funny that always makes you laugh, no matter how bad your day has been. Or maybe it’s really old and nostalgic, and you just can’t throw it away.
I have a drawer filled with old calendars. Imagine my delight when I found a way I could use them again and again!
It is called the Perpetual Calendar, a calendar that is valid for many different years. Perpetual calendars use algorithms to compute the day of the week for any given year, month, and day of month. With a Perpetual Calendar, you can figure out which years are the same as this one, so you can use those old calendars again.
Here’s how it works. Say, you want to find out which calendars in your drawer you can use this new year, 2019. According to the chart at ALL CALENDARS OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE you have quite a choice. Here are the years that had or will have identical dates to 2019:
1805, 1811, 1822, 1833, 1839, 1850, 1861, 1867, 1878, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1907, 1918, 1929, 1935, 1946, 1957, 1963, 1974, 1985, 1991, 2002, 2013, 2019, 2030, 2041, 2047, 2058, 2069, 2075, 2086, 2097.
Now you know what to do with that 1805 calendar your ancestors brought across the prairies in their covered wagons.
So don’t throw away that Star Trek/ Firefly/ Lord of the Rings/ Gnomes calendar – save it and use it again!
Here are a Perpetual Calendar site that’s easy to use:ALL CALENDARS OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE
Great post, Mollie. I know about perpetual calendars, but I never thought about recycling my old calendars. Interesting idea. Thanks!
I’m a packrat.
Well that’s pretty cool, I’m not sure I would have thought about that! My favorite calendar would be one without Vet appointments on it!
That sounds a great idea, Mollie. I liked the sort of calendars that are attached to the main images, and can themselves be changed leaving the images to be reused. I guess profit is why we seldom see that sort around much these days.
This year I am using a 2013 calendar I made with pictures of my cats.
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