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It’s that time of year again. Just past Halloween, a few weeks before Thanksgiving. The leaves are changing color and cascading to the ground. Pumpkins are ripening. The days are shortening.

Or perhaps you live in the Southern hemisphere, where buds are bursting forth on the magnolias, birds are chirping their mating calls, you’re busy with spring cleaning, and the days are getting longer…

Wherever you live, it’s a beautiful season, and the right time to think ahead to Christmas before it’s too late. No one likes rushing around at the last minute, which is why I’ve created my 2018 Duppies & Uppies Calendar and am offering it for sale now rather than later.

Wall calendars are gifts that keep on giving. Good ones delight and inspire their owners all year long. Marking the passage of the months is an ancient tradition that brings joy and comfort. It’s fun and exciting to flip over a wall calendar at the beginning of each month and see what’s there!

What are duppies and uppies?

Duppies are a part of Caribbean folklore, with roots in Central Africa. They are mythical, malevolent spirits who come out only at night and run around the islands performing mischievous deeds. Hawaii has its own version of these dwarf people: the Menehune, who live in the deeply forested valleys, hidden from view. Ghosts and spirits exist in all cultural traditions, but their real home is the deep recesses of our minds. The duppies of our psyche drive unconscious, destructive patterns of thinking, emoting, and behaving. But once they are recognized and lightened up with humor and perspective, they lose their power. They become shadows of their former selves and slink away, where they belong.

The word uppy is my own invention, and refers to the inner “angels” that guide us on the path toward greater acceptance and inner peace. These helpful creatures represent our best selves. They remind us that even in great difficulty, we have the strength to keep going, with grace and love.

Check out my Duppy & Uppy 2018 Wall Calendars below.

Announcing the Duppies & Uppies 2018 Wall Calendar! Calendar

 

Click on the image to purchase your Duppies & Uppies (landscape) wall calendar. For a limited time, you can purchase the calendars onlineYou can’t find this unique calendar anywhere else, and watermarks on the cartoons will be removed prior to shipping!

 

 

 

Click on the image to purchase your Duppies & Uppies (portrait) wall calendar. For a limited time, you can purchase the calendars onlineYou can’t find this unique calendar anywhere else, and watermarks on the cartoons will be removed prior to shipping!

Here’s a preview of the artwork for my Duppy & Uppy 2018 (landscape) Wall Calendar below: