What Do You Do With Old Calendars?

Philippines
April 15, 2007 8:59am CST
Before, I just simply get rid of them if they could serve me no purpose anymore. However, I have been trying to collect old calendars since year 2000. As I added last year's calendar, I can no longer find them. Then I remembered that my children helped me with the general house cleaning last October. They must have found the heap of old calendars and just simply throw them away seeing no reason for keeping them. When I inquired about it, no one seems to remember. The smiles that crossed their faces a little later, should tell me more. I chose to let it go. Now, I am back to square one. How about you? Do you find any more use for those old calendars?
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• Singapore
15 Apr 07
If I like the pictures, I might cut them up and keep them. Otherwise, I will just dump them. But if there is some white space I can write on at the back, I will just keep them as rough paper.
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@crackhead (1826)
• India
16 Apr 07
Keeping it as rough paper good conservation.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 07
I used to do the cutting of the beautiful pictures when my kids were in the grade levels. Some are good enough for some school projects. The huge ones, I used to give to their teachers for the audio visuals - scrap book type. Kind of good for one sitting. These are welcome conservation efforts. You are really a very amazing person, lordwarwizard, to be such a conservationist.
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• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I don't usually collect old calendar, except if they are customized or personalize, especially with our family name on it. They are so beautiful like that and it would be a shame to trow them away. For the ordinary ones, especially without pictures or anything, I mostly used them for starting a barbecue fire, (^^,LOL)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
I have seen some of these calendars. They are usually made of cloth. Big enough to use as wall decors as they always come with excellent designs.
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@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
15 Apr 07
OOoh, I love some of those pictures as desktop backgrounds for my computers. Otherwise I recycle the calanders because they don't have a use for me anywmore. However, I never thought about collecting them before and I guess that would be an interesting hobby. I am sure you can find more old calenders on eBay if you search there. It seems like there is a lot on eBay. Have a nice day. Pablo
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• Philippines
16 Apr 07
Thank you for this input, callarse.
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
15 Apr 07
I tear it into several pieces because my belief is 'old order changeth yielding place to new'.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 07
This is new to me. I may tear some pages to be used as a notepad or something else. Thanks, sukumar.
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• United States
15 Apr 07
I usually save my calenders because I jot a lot of information on them and might have to refer back to them. My favorite calenders are the ones with animals or cooked meals with recipes on them. What are your favorite calenders. Lloyd
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• Philippines
16 Apr 07
I like most the ones which come with beautiful designs. For daily purposes, the very big ones where I can write some reminders are best. Lately, I have developed a love for chinese calendars. They are very beautifully packaged being hardbound and come in gold and red. The first one I had was for 2006, it was a gift from a distant friend.
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@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I suppose that you can use pictures for craft projects, I have.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 07
This is very true. Especially those which contain pictures of beautiful flowers, gardens, vintage cars and houses, to name some.
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• Indonesia
16 Apr 07
Well... for my old Calendars, it depends on the design. if it had a nice design, I would love to keep it as a collection. if it's just had the usual design, I probably would use it to trash some trash in my room or anything.
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@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
16 Apr 07
yep. that's how i do it, too. it all depends on the design. if the design is worth keeping, then i keep them... if it's just like any ordinary calendar, i just throw them away when a new year comes.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
There are calendars which come as artcrafts. It must be a pity if they just get thrown away. For me, they were made that way because they were meant to be collectors' items.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I just throw them out. I feel if the year has passed they are worthless. Just me. I sometimes will forget about them though, and they will stay on my wall for a few months after the year has passed :P
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
You are a very practical person, LordGregoroftheSith, the kind who feels it is best to move on rather than hold on to the past. I remember a teacher of mine in high school, she holds this value, too, and shared it with us.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I usually keep the previous year because I wanted it to be a reference if we have something to look upon the previous year.We always throw or burned those old calendars at home.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes, you can always give them to those who recycle them. When you throw them in the garbage bins, the recyclers get hold of them immediately. That's how it is here in our place. Perhaps this is true in your place, too.
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
16 Apr 07
haha! well, if i like the style or the layout of the calendar... finding it unique and interesting to keep, i keep them and not throw them away. but most of the calendars usually go to the trash after being replaced. that's a good idea...a collection of calendars. just sad to know you need to start again. hehe
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes, I have to adjust to my kids' ways of keeping the house clean.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
16 Apr 07
Good that you have the habit of collecting old calenders. Which ever calenders i buy for my home are of good quality and thick papers. So those can be used as wrappers to old books as well as to cover my shelves. If the calenders contain a good scenic pictures i will just cut them and prepare a poster or laminate that and hang it over on the wall. Nothing is useless we can make use of any old thing i guess.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
It will be advantageous to have calendars with good quality paper. The ones with beautiful pictures will always perk up the room where we have them. Laminating those which capture your interest is a good way of making them of service much, much longer. Books wrapped in them stay in their good shapes.
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I don't generally keep old calendars anymore-- but we used to have 5-6 colorful ones around the house every year, and I used to give them to my neighbor. She was a grade school art teacher, and would use them for art projects with her students-- so at least they went to a "good cause," rather than just ending up in the garbage dump. A long time ago, I used to cut my favorite pictures and save them, with the idea of "some day" getting them framed. Of course, that never happened, and the pictured eventually vanished during one of my moves.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Teachers have many good uses for old calendars. When my kids were in grade school, their teachers solicited old calendars for all purposes pictures and papers can serve.
@thefuture (1749)
• Nigeria
16 Apr 07
Before when I was in primary school, I did use old calenders to rap my book so as to protect it from dirt, but now get rid of them, because I feel they serve me no purpose anymore. Thanks and have a nice day.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Thanks for dropping by, too.
• India
16 Apr 07
I always use the old calanders to make my book covers.Or it will be a great fuel to make som fire.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
That's how I make use of some old calendars I have, too.
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
i usually just throw them away as i can't think of any use of them anymore... i find that i will make my house full if i keep them... but i will collect the nice picture...
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes, it is true that when there are plenty of them around, we usually consider throwing them away.
• India
16 Apr 07
I also don't like to keep old calendars. As soon as the year is completed, i just destroy them. but now I came to know through my friend , we can use it for putting cover for the books and note books, if they are plain, we can use it for rough use.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes, I agree with you that these items can still serve some purpose. It is better to use them before throwing away.
• India
16 Apr 07
i do use it often for the following 1. Put them as sheets in my shelves so that i can keep clothes on top of them and thus i am able to prevent hem from dust in the shelves. 2. I also use them for wrapping up my books whichever i read at home so that they are preserved forever.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
These are good ways to make use of them. Thanks for sharing, venkyvenky.
@meljessxena (2316)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
i usually just chuck them away, sometimes if they have nice pictures i cut them out and save the pictures or if i have put special dates on them, then i might keep them.. but usually i find out they cludder up the house, and i just chuck them out in the end anyways
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes, we have to get rid of trash. But, I can see that you appreciate art pieces, too.
@Talha22 (384)
• Pakistan
16 Apr 07
well we usually throw them or give it to our maid or sweeper then we don't know what they do with them.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes, that is a good way to deal with trash.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
i would usually just throw them away, i really have no use for them , and my mom will throw them anyway, so i will just do her the honor of not leaving too much waste my room.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes, it is fine to help mom do away with the trash.