After our summer break I was made aware by a customer who’d bought one of my 2024 calendars that there was a misprint. It seems that the month of October has the dates for 2023 instead of 2024.
Don’t ask me how this happened, as I’m not quite sure. We had proofed the calendar several times and the dates were correct. The final (fourth) proof was done in order to tweak the colours on a couple of the images and somehow the mistake crept in at that point. Thankfully we picked up on the error before too many of the calendars were sold. I looked into getting the calendar re-printed but the waste and the landfil seemed totally unacceptable – I couldn’t do it. Instead I’ve had a replacement month printed on a self-adhesive page to place over the offending dates. Daniel and I now have an evening ritual of correcting 40 Calendars. He unwraps and rewraps. I stick. We listen to David Sedaris, and sometimes there is a glass of wine as a reward at the end.
However, if you bought a calendar prior to September 2023 – maybe at Open Studios, from Heart Gallery, The Yorkshire Gallery or at RHS Harlow Carr – you may have a calendar which needs ‘fixing’. I did send round an email to my mailing list so a few customers have already been in touch, but if you haven’t yet then please either drop me a message, or visit Heart Gallery or the The Yorkshire Gallery. If you bought from Harlow Carr then please contact me directly.
I’m so sorry for the error. I shall be very careful to check every detail of every version next year…