16 responses to Amish Calendars
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    Juanita Cook
    Amish Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 07:28)

    Love these calendars in the wooden frames.

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    Erin
    Amish Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 07:37)

    I have only been in a handful of Amish homes, but I did notice the calendars immediately since there was nothing else on the walls except a clock. The calendars I noticed came from a local grain elevator with farm scenery. I’m not sure if they were local pictures or perhaps stock photos.

    The wooden calendar holder that says Home Sweet Home is very pretty. The picture is so tranquil. I feel myself relaxing already.

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    Linda
    Call for calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 08:08)

    Call for calendars

    The third calendar in the “Home Sweet Home” frame, looks to me like a Doyle Yoder “Amish Country Calendar.” Perhaps the frame is reused with a new calendar next year. The wooden “Home Sweet Home” bar is nicer looking than a ruler to keep the top edges of the calendar from curling down!

    Will cell phone calendars someday replace wall calendars?

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      Amish Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 12:58)

      Linda maybe a perpetual calendar that is just an LCD screen?

      That does look like a Doyle Yoder photo now that you mention it.

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    Debbie
    Amish Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 08:52)

    Great article. Love the wood framed calendar.

    Linda, I think the wall calendars have already gone by the wayside. I use to get so many free from businesses that I threw them away. Now you have to buy them. I haven’t seen a calendar on someone’s wall in years. I guess in farm country they are more prevalent.

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    Don Curtis
    Mark's Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 11:55)

    Mark's Calendars

    For once I don’t have to ask Mark about this. The perpetual calendar was not Amish made. It was Curtis made. By me! I made this after I retired. I could still stand without a walker, then. I could do lots of things I can’t do, now. When I moved to Florida in 2002 Mark wanted it so it is now at his house. The wooden framed calendar I don’t know about it. Mark sends for the calendar from Holmes County. He usually gets several. Some get sent as Christmas presents, even overseas to Switzerland, England, and Germany. I know that the “Home Sweet Home” piece is stuck to the frame by Velcro and covers up where the calendar is hung to the frame.

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      Amish Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 12:56)

      Don great to hear and know this is a Curtis-made calendar. I should have asked Mark how many he had though I just remember seeing the two. I only have one, hanging up anyway.

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    Don Curtis
    Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 12:07)

    Calendars

    I asked Mark about Amish having calendars. He said that most Amish aren’t supposed to have photos, paintings, pictures, etc. displayed on their walls. It is considered fancy or prideful. However, a calendar is a useful, practical, item that can also add some color and interest to a room and is acceptable to most Amish. Since it is acceptable and also pretty, calendars get hung in just about every room in the house.

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    Monica
    Amish Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 12:36)

    Amish Calendars

    I also love these calendars in the wooden frames

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    Sadie
    Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 12:38)

    Calendars

    I had no idea anyone even made wooden calendar frames — I’ve honestly never seen one before, but like it very much! That is the kind of calendar my family ( parents w/whom I live ) typically displays in our kitchen, a simple calendar bound with ( oh I can’t think of what it’s called ) those plastic rings, usually from a local business giving them away. Then I usually have a nature calendar of some kind ( this year, it’s wolves ), and a smaller desktop calendar I got as a Christmas gift, I think the title of it is “simple blessings” or something like that. It’s really cute!

    I love perpetual calendars; my brother has a perpetual Advent calendar; it has two small wooden blocks, each printed with numbers on the various faces, held up by a miniature wooden nutcracker doll.

    Something else really neat I saw in a catalog recently was a “kitchen towel calendar,” which displays the entire 2013 or whatever year’s calendar screen-printed ( if that’s the right word ) onto the towel itself. I really wanted to buy one, but figured ok, I have more than enough kitchen towels AND enough calendars already lol — maybe a good Christmas gift for someone ( or for me haha! ) for 2014.

    I can’t imagine having so many birthdays listed as 106! Ours’ lists far, far fewer than that!

    I think I may try to find one of those calendar frames; you know, now that I think about it, my grandparents may have had one in their kitchen. And I like those keys hanging from the pegs at the bottom of the frame!

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    jodie
    calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 13:27)

    calendars

    Sadie, for the past forty years my son have given me a kitchen towel calendar. I call them linen calendars. Anyway, I have kept them all. I would like to have someone make a quilt out of them.
    They can be found in the catalogs that are always in the mail
    jodie

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      Sadie
      To Jodie / Kitchen Towel Calendars (April 5th, 2013 at 20:09)

      To Jodie / Kitchen Towel Calendars

      Jodie, I love your idea of having someone make a quilt out of those linen calendars! I’d think it’d be so pretty and so neat because it’d be made out of 40 years of gifts from your son. I don’t know how it is that I’ve never come across one of these calendars before, but I like them a lot. I hope if you decide to, you can find someone to make that quilt for you!

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    Alice Mary
    Amish Calendars (April 4th, 2013 at 15:12)

    I’ve been ordering an Amish calendar yearly for at least the past 4 years…and I have the same one that’s in the wooden frame above. I always order through Lehman’s. I’m pretty sure I also saw a similar wooden frame in either their catalog or on another Amish-goods website.

    I always have a calendar hanging up, though mine is attached to the side of my refrigerator (hanging from a plastic stick-on hook). The frames are pricey, but certainly beautiful, if you hang it on an actual wall! I used to get the linen, printed calendars when they were a buck or two, but they’re way more expensive than that, now, so I pass.

    I look at my (yes, I believe it’s a Doyle Yoder) calendar every day, and always look forward to turning the page to the next month, the next photo. Instant tranquility and good vibes!

    Alice Mary

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    Don Curtis
    Doyle Calendar (April 5th, 2013 at 12:52)

    Doyle Calendar

    I asked Mark about his calendars. He says he has six hanging up in his house. One in his living room. (framed one) One in his kitchen/dining room. (perpetual one). Two in his bedroom. (both gifts) One hanging inside the basement door (the Belle Center Amish Community Calendar with birth, death, and wedding anniversaries). Mark said the calendar in the frame is a Doyle Yoder Calendar. He sends for them directly from Doyle Yoder. The reorder form is right inside the calendar. He, says, he usually gets about a dozen and gives them as Christmas gifts, especially to overseas friends.

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    ann
    Amish Calendars (April 5th, 2013 at 13:21)

    My dad hasn’t been Amish for nearly 40 years but he still loves calendars! As kids, we were always embarrassed by the number of calendars hanging in our kitchen, dining and living rooms. No one else had that many! It never occurred to me that it might be part of where he came from!
    For the record- I love them now, too, and tend to have more than most…although not as many as Dear ol’ Dad!

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    stephanie
    Amish Calendars (April 6th, 2013 at 17:12)

    The mosr important calander among Amish churches around here (and I incluse my own Beachy church all Old order and New order)and is the church calander. Telling every birthday, anniversary, sewing date, and where church is that week. These are usually displayed right in the dining room as everyone is always referring to it. I refer to mine several times a week!

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