Pink Roses in a Basket
by Frans Mortelmans 1865-1936 Belgium
To print your own Victorian Roses Calendar created by Lady Lydia click here. It is free, but if you do not want to use your own ink, it is possible to send the file to Wal-Mart photo place or your nearest office copy place and have them print it and bind it with a spiral. After you get to the link, just click on "file" in the upper left corner, and a window will drop that gives you the option of printing or putting on a disc.
Here is what the calendar looks like when it is printed on cardstock and tied together with wired ribbon. When you are finished with the month, untie the ribbon and stash the page in your clip art file, to use for a post card or something else, and then re-tie the ribbon. You can get the cardstock at Wal-Mart and the wired ribbon for a dollar at Dollar Tree, or use whatever you have on hand.
To make holes, fold a piece of paper the same size as your cardstock, in half, and punch through both layers with a hole punch, and then use the holes as a pattern for the cardstock calendar pages.
After punching holes in each cardstock page, thread some wired ribbon through the holes and tie a bow in the front.
Knowing the disappointment some people have when their birthday month comes up on a calendar (and it is not the prettiest picture), I tried to make each month as pretty as another.
Happy, happy New Year. I hope to make more calendars with other themes. I like to have them in more than one room of the house, because it is such fun to change the pages of each one when the new month comes. Please leave your comments and let me know how your calendar looked!