Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Season Keeper Monthly Calendars for Spring 2020
UPDATED! - Includes Two Page Spread!

It's hard for me to believe that we are nearing the second quarter of the year, and that means that next week I will releasing my SPRING SEASON KEEPER! I plan to have it available for download on Tuesday, February 18, so if you've enjoyed using them in the past, be sure to keep an eye out for it! For those of you who may be new to my season keepers and how I plan my year, let me give you a brief summary.

I have loved savoring and celebrating the beauty of each season for as long as I can remember. Even growing up in Texas, where the seasons were less consistent, I was still acutely attuned to the rhythms of nature and the changes that time would bring. Then, after moving to Virginia twenty plus years ago now, and experiencing a proper autumn and winter, my desire to intentionally plan for and observe the seasons grew even deeper. As such, I have developed four quarterly planners that I have lovingly dubbed "Season Keepers". I previously released copies for Autumn and Winter 2019,and  though those links are no longer active, you can visit this post to give you more of an idea of what you'll find inside each volume.

I break down my year three seasons at a time, but unlike the traditional January - December rhythm,  each quarter begins in the month in which the seasonal solstice or equinox occurs. That being said, each planner covers the following months.

★ WINTER - December, January, February - Release Date November 17, 2020

★ SPRING - March, April, May - Release Date February 18, 2020

★ SUMMER - June, July, August. - Release Date May 19, 2020

★ AUTUMN - September, October, November - Release Date - August 18, 2020

I love these planners and celebrating the seasons so much, that I am currently in the research and outlining phase of writing my first book, What We Keep: Making Time For The Things That Truly Matter. Part guide, part workbook, What We Keep will include many of the same elements of my season keepers, but will expand on that idea to include recipes, craft ideas and tutorials as well as many lovely quotes and passages from some of my favorite books, all to create something that I think will be truly beautiful. It's a work of love that I am actually writing primarily for my children and the generations to come. My children have many memories of celebrating these special days from their own childhood, and I want them to be able to easily pass on those traditions and create new memories with their children and grandchildren, as well. But none of this would be possible were it not for the warm reception and encouragement I've received from my readers over the years as I have shared these ideas and made my offerings free for the sharing. And that is why, I am making it available to the public, as well. The book will include all four seasons in one volume, and as I said, while many of the elements will be the same, I will be making changes and improvements that will make them slightly different, and I think even better. And while the book will not be offered for free, I do plan to continue to create the free version of the quarterly planners, as well as expand upon my library of supplemental free resources.  And that being said . . . .

Today I want to offer these one page calendars for the upcoming spring quarter covering March, April and May. I think these will be a lovely addition to the spring season keeper, and I'll be showing you how I use my copies in an upcoming post.I'm also toying with the idea of creating a two-page spread, with my only hesitation being time. I would want to have it available prior to the release of the season keeper next Tuesday, and I just don't know if I can squeeze it in. BUT, never say never, so if that's something that interests you as well, keep your eyes open and I'll let you know if I'm able to make it happen, and I will definitely have them available as a supplement for the summer, autumn and winter editions. UPDATE: SEE BELOW! And so without further delay, here are the links for each calendar in the spring quarter. I do hope you will enjoy them, and if you download and use them, please do let me know! I love to hear how others are creatively using these resources!

As it turned out, I found an old two-page calendar design that only required a little tweaking to update it!  So if you would like a two page spread, which gives you a little more room for writing, just click on the links below!

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