Beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh is celebrating his 89th birthday on Sunday, October 11. We hope you will join us in wishing him a joyous birthday as well as sending him healing energy as he continues to recover.
We are honored to share his words of wisdom through our calendars. Every time someone sees the calendar hanging in their kitchen or workspace, we hope they get a rush of inspiration, a profound spiritual teaching, or a centering of calmness. A travel engagement calendar that someone carries from task to task or appointment to appointment can become a transformative tool in addition to tracking time. Thay’s words and inspiration can be a wonderful companion throughout our days.
Image from the Thich Nhat Hanh 2016 wall calendar featuring paintings by Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin.
We asked Sally to share her thoughts and process on being an environmental artist. Her connection to nature and the magic within is captivating. ~ Amber Lotus
Image from the Faerie Houses 2016 wall calendar. Click image to see more.
When meeting new people in social settings, the inevitable question arises: “And what do you do?”
When this is asked of me there is often a long pause. The question hangs in the air. The querist leans in expectantly, waiting for me to fill in the void between us. Always a quick calculation has to be made: be vague and simplistic – “I’m an artist” – or more specific – “I’m an environmental artist.” But if the moment is right for either a shock or a smile, I will say, “I build Faerie houses for a living!” and wait for that idea to settle in. Continue reading
It’s a whole new month — welcome September! From the Latin word “septem” meaning “seven,” September was the seventh month in the Roman calendar until 45 B.C., when Julius Caesar revised the calendar.
A few of the special days in September:
7 — Labor Day (US & Canada)
8 — International Literacy Day
14 — Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
16 — Independence Day (Mexico)
17 — Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)
21 — International Day of Peace
23 — Autumnal Equinox
27 — Moon Festival (Asian)
27 — Total Lunar Eclipse 10:48 pm ET
27 — Full Moon 10:50 pm ET Continue reading
As a calendar publisher, each December and January we party like it’s 1999…. er… well actually we party like it’s 2014 or 2015. Oh shoot, you know what I mean ☺
We get super excited to share our new calendars and send them all over the world for people to enjoy. In addition to the US and Canada, since September 2014, we have received orders on our website from people living in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Mexico, Norway, Israel, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Bermuda, Estonia, Singapore, Slovenia, and more. We’d like to give a special shout out to our friends in Australia and New Zealand who outpace most other countries outside of North America. Thank you all very much!
So like at any great party, we have some fun things to share… Continue reading
We’re sharing a special on Facebook today and wanted to share the love with our friends here as well. Join our email list and receive a coupon code for 15% off your next purchase. Discount applies to all items in your basket — 2015 calendars, holiday boxed cards, journals, and greeting cards. Code expires on Monday, October 27th.
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After months of design and development, we’re thrilled to reveal a new look for our website. The new design and added features offer:
- Guest checkout
- Gift certificates
- Responsive layout for tablets and mobile
- Product reviews
- Improved site search
- Larger product images
- More images per product
We’re excited about all the new features, but maybe the most excited about customer reviews. We love hearing from you!
Orders over $35.00 still receive FREE shipping within the US by USPS Media Mail (excluding the purchase value of gift certificates).
Many thanks to the developers at Pixel Productions for providing great support on this project. Chris, Paul, and Kevin were responsive (Ha! Pun intended.) and easy to work with.
In celebration of our new site, on Monday the 22nd we’ll be sending a coupon code to our email subscribers offering a sitewide special. Be sure to sign up on our new site now to receive this special offer.
Amber Lotus is proud to be a founding member of Green America, and we were excited to partner with GreenDeals.org on a special calendar offer in August.
People who took advantage of this deal were entered to win a free travel journal. Watch Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to find out about future specials and giveaways!
Congratulations to journal winners Ann Burkhardt, Charles Shelton, Cheryl Summers, Chris Herman, Darlene Bejnar, Douglas Labier, Elizabeth Galles, Erik Batz, Gaella Elanrah, Gayle Helseth-Kenison, J. Dollinge, Jane Wilson, Kelly Smith, Laura Doty, Loretta Keane, Nancy Pourciau, Roberta Eckard, Robin D’adam, Sherry Sidler, Sraddha Durand!