Counting Down Until David Archuleta Gets Home
Posted by djafan on Monday, January 23, 2012
Inquiring minds want to know: Counting the days – how do we count the ways?
The following is by Bianca, reprinted in part here from her blog site Bearsafloat
I’ve been asked by Abrra of The Voice to do something about a countdown calendar for people to use to track David’s mission. So I’ve been thinking.
My first idea was to create a page-a-day calendar where you tear off a page each day. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that there is only one site I could find to create one and it would cost a minimum of $20 per year per copy of the calendar. They only offer black and white and all the copies would have to be ordered at one time. Shipping would be a PITB.
Continuing with professionally-printed calendars,we could go with a 24 month monthly format (perhaps like the one I did for 2011). Art could be added to the individual dates for the countdown. I do love spotlighting the best of fan photography like this. If you’re obsessive you could cross out each day as it passes. Cost would depend on the quality we chose.
We could have a poster calendar printed for each year. This would be fun to mark off the days,but I don’t personally have space for one, do you?
It could be a desktop calendar like this with not much room to personalize the dates but cute and doesn’t take much room. By the way,yes,I like Shutterfly and similar services because that way I don’t have to be involved in ordering or shipping and I know exactly what you’ll get.
We could create a journal format so you could keep notes of how you’re doing or things you wish you could share with David. Or something that would fit a standard planner binder.
Finally,I could create printable calendar pages that you could print yourself. The thing about doing this is that many of David’s fans do not have good color printers and 24-25 pages would be expensive to print. These could have great art of course–they could be quite customized. But I would need a lot of encouragement from people who absolutely promised to print them.
So what do you think? What would you invest your money or time into?
Please take the poll below to give her an idea of which format you would most like and discuss in the comments. You can also comment and read her full article on her site.
I’d like to invite everyone over to my blog for a discussion of ways to countdown the days of David’s mission. Thanks Abrra for the idea and here’s to a fabulous collaboration! http://www.bearsafloat.net/smileblog/