Last year I had 25 calendars printed because 25 people said they would like to buy one. Unfortunately not all those people did buy one and I just about broke even.
I hope those of you who did buy a calendar have enjoyed them, I know some of you have because you have been kind enough to tell me so. I'm afraid I won't be selling calendars this year.
This year Vistaprint are charging £292.23 for 25 calendars. I'm sure you will understand why I am unwilling to part with that amount of money when there is the chance I won't recoup it all.
I think it is reasonable to charge something for my photography and design so to make the venture even a tiny bit worth my while I would have to charge at least £15 a calendar including postage. I'm sure a Country Living calendar costs less, but Country Living can afford to charge less. I can't.
Besides, I'm not at all sure that I want this blog to be a source of income, even in a small way. I am not the type of person who wants the hassle or the accountability that 'monetising' (for want of a better word) brings. I'm happy doing what I do and when I feel like doing it. I really don't feel the need for anything else.
I do like to give the odd present away though! I have only had three calendars printed this year; one for me, one for my mum and one for one of you!
If you would like a chance to win that 2013 Quince Tree Calendar please leave me a comment on this post and on Sunday 18th November I will close my eyes and pick a winner.
I'm posting within Europe only, by the way.