Help design a calendar and sell it for fundraising

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We would like to make a calendar with pictures from Yoshinkhel and use it for fundraising to buy wool :)

Who's in? We have started on design and texting: ideas are more than welcome! And then we'd also need YOU to help us with selling the calendars in your neighbourhood for fundraising!!!

Hello,

The pictures look beautiful. Especially the picture where you see the women work. Especially number 2,7,10,12,18,19 and 20. The pictures are breathtaking.

I think its a wonderfull idea for each month a piece of text and a photo, telling something about the women and the wool, a red thread going through the calendar as you already mentioned. Maybe you can tell something about the wool, where it comes from. How white wool is turning into red and brown, that sort of things may be fun for the calendar. This kind of topics people find fun to read as they browse through the calendar.

I hope the calender will be a great success.

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Kind regards,
Asma

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Hello,

I think it's a wonderfull idea to make a calendar. The pictures are beautiful.
an idea that I just made is to show in which season the wool is made and when you make
the product.

I would like to help promote the calender through my schoolsite.

Kind regards,

Karima

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I would love to be involved in selling the calendar. I would love to make a class project out if it and get more in the community aware and involved. Let me know how/when this can be done or if there is anything I could be of assistance with.

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Hi there,
We would be really greatful for any help with the calendar! And I think it's a wonderful idea for a class project :) groups of students could design a month page each and all together think about a "storyline" to go through.

Also if anyone has a good idea for a selling strategy? Or anyone with a print shop who could deliver to neighbours who might sell?

Hope we can start early enough this year to make it reality!
Best, Angelika

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I would like to know how's this task going so far? I would really like to help in designing/editing the photos into calendars.

I've tried to view Sabina's album on photobucket but I cant seem to find the photos.

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Hi there - and welcome!
It would be great if you could help with working on the photos! You can find Sabina's great shots in the Gallery: http://www.nabuur.com/en/village/yoshinkhel/images - they are titled "for calendar purpose". Of course also if you have any other ideas I guess Sabina could make some additional photos.
Best, Angelika

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Hi everyone,

It has been long time since I haven't been posting . I am adding some more photos for this purpose. Andrew Blake is in Nepal since last thursday and staying with us and will be for more few days. He is also taking interesting class in yoshinkhel community school . He've brought high quality camera which we can take more photos and post here.

Rgards
Sabina

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Hi all!
My name is Ursula. I'm a graphic designer, and I recently joined as volunteer.
I've being reading the messages about the design of the calendar. I'm not sure if the task is already accomplished, but I've prepared a design with some of the beautiful pictures that have been provided. Hope that you like it, and that I'm in time to help with the task :D
I'll be looking forward for your comments.
Warm regards,
Ursula

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Ursula! You are a god send! This looks great. I love the colours you've used. It's clear an simple. I'm happy to help work on the text to describe the photo's- Sabina's input would be helpful too. As far as I now no one else has done this task. Thank you so much!
Carolyn

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Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for your kind words. Great to know that you liked the design, and that it can be used!
I'll be working on the other pages corresponding to the months of March to December, so that you can have a view of the complete calendar. Also, I would like to know about the order of the photos. Maybe they can be related to the seasons of the year (summer, winter, etc.). In my country (Peru) we are now in winter, but maybe in Nepal is autumn. Of this I don´t know much yet, but I will love to learn!
It will be nice to have Sabina's input too.
Warm regards,
Ursula

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Tks Ursula,

Great Job!!!!!

For yout information,Nepal has four climatic seasons:
Spring(between March-May)
Summer(between June-August)It is also Monsoon season.
Autumn(between September-November)
Winter(between December-February)

The photos which I posted are in Autumn season. I will post some more photos by next week.
Regarding order of photos, its not bad idea to related to the seasons,however it may be difficullt to find photos according to seasons. In this calendar , we try to show the general life of women and children in Yoshinkhel. I will also put short descriptions in photos.

Regards
Sabina

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Hi Sabina and Ursula, I agree with Sabina that linking the photo's to a season maybe difficult They are such beautiful photo's and tell a great story in themselves. Sabina I can't remember if we agreed to including info about the women's business and the children's centre? If so ursula you will need to leave some space for this info.
Ursula i was thinking about the practicalities of a calendar..I know the ones that I like ot hang up have large-ish dates so that I can write things underneath them like - Theatre, or Birthday's etc. Do you have access to a template like that? The only problem with this style is that it will involve the printing of at least 12 pages in total where as your current style will only be maybe 7-including a cover page.
Carolyn

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Hi Carolyn and Sabina!
Thanks for your input.
Ok, I'll focus the organization of the design in the general life of women and children in Yoshinkhel. Also, I will leave enough space for descriptions. I agree with you in the idea that a link to seasons would be better for another kind of subject. By the way, thanks for the info about seasons! :)
Regarding the info about the women's business and the children's centre, would you like it to go in one page or to be part of each of the calendar´s pages?
There is no problem to adapt the design to one with space for notes, I'll work on it.
About the size, is it ok a 20 x 28 cms format (A4 page) or have you considered another size?

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Hi Ursula,
My suggestion is that we have a page or section on a single page that describes the work that is being done in Yoshinkhel. So that people who purchase the calendar can read about the business and the children's centre. This piece could even be on the inside front cover. Do you agree Sabina??
Re the size. I have a calendar on my wall that is approx A3 in size, but it is stapled in the middle so that when you fold it it becomes A4 in size. Does that make sense? So when you open the calendar there is a photo at the top page and the dates on the bottom page. But when closed, it's A4 and can be easily mailed. What do you think abut that Ursula?

CDV

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Yes I agree Caroline and also I like size idea.

tks

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