2012 EdenFantasys Community Calendar by EdenFantasys - review by Ansley

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The Perfect Eden Keepsake!

Edenfantasys' community atmosphere is driven by both the want and will of the contributors digging their heels in to make Edenfantasys a fun place to interact, and the efforts of the men and women behind the curtain that bring their ideas to fruition. The calendar is the ultimate example of one such effort and is perfect for marking your Eden milestones throughout 2012.
By Eden for Eden.
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The Eden Photography Club is a monthly club where enthusiasts gather to discuss techniques and to critique submissions from other members about photographs taken, using the themes and tips discussed from the previous month.

The submissions were broken down into categories, then polls were taken to determine which photographs were included in the calendar.

Being Green
Body Art
Body Parts
Healthy Living
Holiday Spirit
Where You Live

The photographs with the most votes for their category were then compiled into this gorgeous calendar as the main image for each month, with the rest of the submissions for the category framing them.
    • Multiple contributoring authors
    • Very personal approach

Content / Style / Audience

The Edenfantasys calendar includes holiday reminders for Judaism, Christianity, Kwaanzaa, Hinduism, Islam, Taoism, and Wicca. There are also reminders for Canadian, Australian and Chinese celebrations throughout the year. In addition to being all inclusive in that regard, there are also fun little reminders like "Dump Your Significant Jerk" Day (February 5th, in case you were wondering) and "Random Acts of Kindness Day" (February 17th).

The photographs are what you would expect to find in a neighbor's scrapbook, and they are coupled with quotes from famous people such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Then followed that beautiful season... Summer... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

On each Calendar page is the Edenfantasys logo in the right hand corner, with the month and year in the left hand corner in that perfect shade of magenta you've come to know and love. The squares without holiday reminders are large enough to write in if you need to mark a date, but the ones with type in them leave little space for adding appointments.

The cover of the calendar has the logo, and "Community Calendar" and 2012 in the center against white space, with the photographs on the inside framing the center. The back of the calendar has a blurb that reads:

This calendar represents the culmination of a labor of love undertaken by the Eden Photographers Club and EdenFantasys on behalf of the EdenFantasys community. Within are photos taken by members of the EdenFantasys community, not neatly manipulated professional photos by profressionals in photoshoots, but rather wonderful, real photos taken by wonderful, real people. Each month represents something that characterizes our community and shows where, why, and how we live. It is the breadth of diversity of this inclusive community that makes it a collective special place to share our hopes, aspirations, angst and desires. It is our hope that this calendar will prodive those of you who are a part of the community and those who are considering joining us to see what makes us...us.

You could easily display this in your home where all family members can see it, if you don't mind explaining what Edenfantasys is.

Personal comments

The print quality of this calendar is of a professional level and has been professionally spiralbound in black which compliments the overall design perfectly. All of the die cuts are perfectly lined up and all of the pages are of the exact same length and width so you can tell someone made sure this looked perfect from start to finish. The colors are bold when they should be and the black ink is solid throughout the entire production.

I hope this is something we can do again for next year!
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  • kz916
    great review.
  • TheSinDoll
    Nice review! What an interesting idea!
  • SJ88
  • Ryuson
    Thanks for the great review! I have this on the way and I'm so stoked to get it and look through it!
  • Rossie
    Thanks for the review, can't wait to get my own copy.
  • deltalima
    Can't wait to see it.
  • A.Mari
    Thanks for the review! Can't wait to get mine
  • Ansley
    You're welcome everyone! I didn't include pictures because I didn't want to give it all away, but I assure you it's a beautiful collection and I've already down dates for review assignments and other little things that are important to me at Eden. Thanks for stopping by and voting and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am!
  • darkr
    What a lovely idea, just shows what a great group we have here at Eden. Thanks for the review Stormy.
  • Woman China
    Ohhhh.... I want one now! I want to use it strictly for EF related things!!!

    Fantastic review Stormy'!!!!
  • closed account
    def going to choose this as my free gift thanks to your review. Womanchia...great idea, i will do the same and maybe it will help me get more organized to participate more in EF events
  • Ansley
    Thank you everyone!! I'm so glad you guys are excited over this. It really is a fantastic calendar for keeping track of EF stuff, or anything really.
  • P'Gell
    Great review on a great calendar. One of the things that My Man and I like about it so much, (of course, besides the beautiful pictures for every month and the interesting things you find on the mats 'round every picture) is that it is so discreet that you can hang it in your kitchen, your workshop, your library etc.

    My Man was a little hesitant when it came in the mail, "Will we be able to hang it..... up?" I assured him it was very discreet (no nudity or pictures of sex toys) and we sat and looked at it for a long time. He was very proud that some of my pics were chosen and loved every photo!

    Good work, people. Thank you for the review, Stormy.

    I hope we can do this again for next year!
  • karay123
    How large is this? I like the idea of it but I usually only buy the smaller-sized calendars.
  • Allstars316
    Thanks for the review! I love mine
  • Michele
    Great review! Thank you for sharing.
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  • G.L. Morrison
    Isn't it time for 2013 calendar?
  • Newmie
    Doesn't seem like there will be a 2013 calendar...which is a bummer because this sounds great.
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