It's a rainy Saturday afternoon where I am here in Georgia and after laundry, a grocery shopping excursion with my husband, a fancy tuna salad sandwich lunch (albacore no less -- fancy, fancy), some hymn quote image designing and sharing here on the blog, I thought I'd also take the time to share a few thoughts about what is going on behind the scenes here at LyricalGrace.com.
Assurances. While my primary goal in publishing LyricalGrace.com has been creating and sharing encouraging and edifying hymn quotes alongside beautiful images, I've also planned all along to share hymn stories, too. Those are coming, I assure you. Slowly. But definitely surely. I would also like to write hymn-inspired devotionals more often and perhaps even solicit the writing of others.
Calendars. The 2017 Illustrated Hymn Calendar is completely designed and is now available bound in wire-coil (11 x 17 inches) and in a smaller size with an included clipboard for displaying loose-leaf pages (8.5 x 11 inches). I am also considering offering the smaller version in a wire-coil bound edition.
Oh, and if you haven't heard yet, I'm celebrating with a giveaway!
I love the way it turned out and can't wait to get an actual copy in hand and share photos of it with you. I've received quotes from two different printers and am visiting my local printer on Monday.
Lord willing, I will also be able to get the calendar in a few local shops as well. It's something I believe in (my husband's all on board, too, which makes it extra fun) and really think that once folks see the actual product, they will want to buy several as gifts this coming Christmas season. If it goes well this year, then next year I will consider creating a few more designs rather than just this watercolor floral version.
Oh, fun fact. If you Google 2017 hymn calendar, a Pinterest link to this calendar is the very first result (unfortunately, the image is outdated -- I've since reworked the design). Also, if you search Etsy for "hymn calendar," you'll only find one page of results with this hymn calendar as the only 2017 hymn calendar available (at this time anyway). Earlier this week, it was the first result, but now it's the second. A wide-open market! Yes, the Geek in me is starting to show here. I'd better stop now. =)
If you would like to buy a copy now, then please order here by August 15 for a September 7 ship date. I will also plan on printing a small inventory in my first print batch so future customers won't have as long of a wait. This is all new to me and I'm learning as I go.
Hey, if you've made it this far, thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read my ramblings. Your thoughts are always welcome in the comments below.