Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The 2009 DSANV Calendar Heralds the Start of Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

For those of you who don't already know, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Yes, it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and probably some other sort of awareness month, but for the moment, Down syndrome is what I'm most aware of and what I'd like more people to be aware of.

I finally finished working on the 2009 DSANV calendar, and the finished copies have been delivered to the DSANV office. It's really beautiful, and is an amazing awareness piece that I'm hoping will have a broader audience than just the local Down syndrome family community. The printer has asked permission (and permission was granted) to print up additional copies to use as samples whenever people inquire about their calendar-printing services. Since the calendar's more of a celebration and awareness item, this usage will increase the audience to include many people who never would have purchased the calendar in the first place, so having it given out as a sample is a very valuable service to our community.

Until after the Buddy Walk, the calendar will only be available for purchase in-person at the DSANV office (with checks or cash only) and at the Buddy Walk. After that, purchase will be available through the DSANV website (www.dsanv.org) via Paypal. Details will be posted there soon. Here's a small taste...

I'd love to post more, but you'll just have to get the calendar to see...!!!

By the way, to anyone who was wondering about the flash cards Samantha is using in the video in my previous post, we got them at Borders. You can google them, but don't use the term "flash cards"--try googling "Sesame Street Deluxe Activity Cards", and you'll find lots. I guess "flash cards" is just a bit too banal.

4 comments:

Momma M said...

Did you ever think your kid is so smart because you use words like banal?! LOL! The calendar looks great!

RobMonroe said...

The calendar is wonderful. Great work! We'll try to remember to grab one online after the walk. (and will definately do it if you do a blog post about it when they're available there!)

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see the calendar! The pictures so far are awesome.

Lacia said...

WOW...that calendar looks awesome! Can you tell me how you put it together? did you use a special program? And what about the pictures? Were they just submitted or was a photographer hired? I would love to have something like this for our group.