It’s Christmas month. And summer here down under. Things are getting chilly in the north and there is the promise of holidays is in the air.
A simple monochrome palette for this busy month. Our Christmas decorations will be staying in their boxes for another couple of weeks yet because we have an exciting trip in the interim and will get that out of the way before turning our attention to the festivities.
And don’t forget you can download a 2014 calendar with space for photos, pictures of whatever, here.
- December starts on the same day of the week as September every year and ends on the same day of the week as April every year.
- The month gets its name from the Latin word “decem” which means 10th. It was originally the 10th month of the year in the Roman calendar.
- December hosts World Aids Day on the first and Novel prizes are awarded on the 10th, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.
- Of course there’s Christmas, but many countries also celebrate St Nicholas Day on dates through the month.
- The summer or winter solstice, depending on your hemisphere, will be marked on December 21.
- Its birth flower is the holly or poinsettia and the birthstone is the blue turquoise or zircon, and the recently added tanzanite.
Download the horizontal calendar or the vertical version