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Each themed calendar is crafted with meaningful and heartwarming content, designed to ensure functionality without losing the designer’s touch and printed on quality tactile paper. Over the years, we have also enhanced its features to allow customisable sender and recipient names and messages to make this a truly memorable gift for your special one.
The birth of PinYin Calendars was intriguing and had a deep influence on the personality and style of our future calendars.
The theme for our first calendar was inspired by two Chinese picture books;
《爷爷的玩具王国》(My Grandfather’s Toy Kingdom) is a touching story about a toymaking grandfather who lost his memory years after making a tiny top for his grandson. The top eventually became the sole memorabilia of the happy memories and love they both shared.
《今天》(Today) is a simple poem that tells the heartwarming story and joyful struggles in a young mother’s daily routine to care for her newborn.
We shared these books with Xiao Tu, a local artist-writer we had known for years who had been caregiving for his ailing mother. We invited him to write about his caregiving experience so we can include them in our calendar to make them more meaningful. A year later, “As time goes by…” 2020 Calendar with heartwarming verses accompanying each calendar month came into fruition.
With Xiao Tu’s paintings and wabi sabi expressions of life in simple poetic verses, each calendar is indeed a charismatic art piece on its own.