Topic 50:50 calendars, like you know them in the USA and maybe in more countries shortly before Christmas. 99 music calendars are available from the Publishing House without a "grid calendrical" ... and soon additionally 66 with a "grid in the lower half", so-called "brochure calendars" in Germany. Read more below ... or, if you don't have that time, click on one of the buttons: The "Bach 4 You" button above will take you directly to the calendars, like the ones you'll find in German bookstores before Christmas ... they are decorative ( ! ) wall calendars. The Zazzle button takes you to our music calendars, pipe organ calendars, composers calendars, and Bach calendars, which we call 50:50 or US style calendars. ––
I would like to begin with a story when we found new relatives thanks to our Bach genealogy research. We met two really nice folks from the United States just two weeks before they visited Germany. We met them, and today we are friends, beyond family. When we introduced Michele to our calendar idea, she came up with the question, whether this market isn't fading as more and more people today use electronic calendars. As she was definitely right on the one hand, I was somewhat disappointed first but thought about that challenge on the other hand. ––
I found out, that she thought, we would offer calendars, like you find them in the malls and bookstores in the United States of America, when the calendar season is beginning each year. There you will almost exclusively find these "50:50 calendars", shown in the next pic. ––
What are you now interested in today? After you learned about the two options? Traditional style, that is to say, with a 50 percent grid ... or full picture European style? 95 % of all high quality wall calendars in Germany are European style. 95 % of US calendars are "grid style". Please decide on one of two options with a click on the pic, the text or the logo below. Or check both out and come back after that. ––
Two June calendar pages in four composers wall calendars. The first and third sheet are the calendar pages, how you know them. There is space to fill in appointments, dates, errands and chores. The second motif from the top to the bottom ( ... European style = poster style) means: no space for such notes, just one large pic and the timetable as a decoration part: It's a just one big picture and the calendrical is a decoration element. ––
Again. This is, what we call a 50:50 calendar. The upper 50 % is a nice decoration, the lower 50 % is where you can put in birthdays, vacation and doctor's appointments. You would never ever place such a calendar in your living room, nor in your hall, in your dining area or music room. ––
With a European style calendar, you surely would decorate your music room, your dining area or your hallway. Of course ... that goes without saying ... not every design fits every style of your location. This page of a composers calendar above wouldn't fit in a very traditional equipped home ... ––
... this portrait calendar monthly page would fit into a super modern designed home ... ––
... and this calendar monthly page would fit in a music room of a conservative fan of classical music. ––
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Back to the Bach family story. I was very disappointed about that fact – not about the hint – in the first two or three hours on our trip back from the west coast of Florida back to the east coast of Florida. However, right before entering Tampa Bay, I realized the blessing from that hint. Everybody in the USA, who would be interested in our music calendars, would have believed we offer 50:50 calendars. If I would not explain the difference and tell, we are not.
So actually these 50:50 calendars are no real decoration. They are nice in the kitchen and ... I don't know where else. May be in your walk in closet? Nor really.
Calendars from "Bach 4 You" are like a picture on the wall. 95 % is design and the calendar on the calendar (... sounds funny, that is to say the timetable!) is design. It is a decoration. It is a decoration, where visitors, friends, neighbors and buddies look, get closer and are curious, what's on the monthly pages in the following months.
That is what it's all about: If you as an American resident in the US discover our calendars in my shop, you might assume, the monthly pages would be 50:50 style, that is with a huge grid in the lower half. However, they are not! You won't notice until our calendar arrives after 8,000, 10,000 or 12,000 kilometers of travel. On the left is, what a calendar title in the US looks like, on the right it is what a calendar in Germany looks like: the difference starts under the film. ––
Can you imagine such a calendar behind your decorative piano in the living room? Yes, you can ... but it looks awful. Forget this imagination and scroll to the next pic. ––
The same size as the pic above. Can you imagine this calendar behind your black piano on a white wall? Yes, you can. It is beautiful in the small size, and it is impressing in DIN A2. With a smile. Check here, what's that in centimeters and in inches. ––