We’ve been making these two-year calendars for several years now. We’ve fine-tuned their design to give you the very best in beauty and utility.
More useful: Our calendars include popular American holidays alongside Bahá’í Feasts and Holy Days. You can tell, for example, when Thanksgiving falls in relation to the Day of the Covenant. National holidays, and other important days like Mother’s Day are marked with squares, while Bahá’í Feasts and Holy Days are marked in different colors of circles.
More beautiful: The theme of this calendar is The Nightingale of Paradise. It features two pieces of digital art that don’t look like digital art at all. The artwork for 2023 is actually generated by an AI art program called Midjourney, using prompts given it by Todd Steinberg. It includes the phrase from the beginning of the Tablet of Ahmad, “Lo, the Nightingale of Paradise singeth upon the Twigs of the Tree of Eternity… with holy and sweet melodies….” It is amazing to me that a computer program could capture the mystical feel of the phrase so well.
The artwork for 2024 looks like a collage or acrylic painting, but it, too, was done on a computer, but without the help on Artificial Intelligence. It was created by Scott Allen. You can see more of his work by clicking here. The quotation on it says, “Harken with all thy heart unto the nightingale song of the Beloved.” It is taken, appropriately, from a tablet in Call of the Divine Beloved.
Easier to read: This 2-sided calendar displays 12 months on each side, starting in January and ending with December, with months arranged horizontally so you will find them where you expect them to be. The numbers are big and bold, and they change color at the beginning of each Bahá’í month to make it easier to visualize the change of the months in the Bahá’í year. A complete list of all holidays can be found in the right-hand column on BOTH sides, so you don’t need to flip it over to see what Holy Day it is, or whether you should ask to get off of work. The list of holidays is color-coded and listed chronologically for easy reference.
The size is 11 x 17″. It comes scored and folded in half for easy shipping, unless you choose our new 50-pack, in which case they may ship flat.
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