It’s February, friends. The month of chocolate candies and red roses and sparkly hearts and pink unicorns. Whether that prospect makes you gasp with joy or throw up a little in your mouth, we’ve got a gift to keep you company this month: the February Both/And calendar.

I’ll be honest. February isn’t my favorite month, and not just because it’s smack dab in the deep, dark dead of winter. Navigating this month—and the aisles of every last retail establishment—can be a little rough when you’re carrying around a bruised or lonely heart. And I’m not just talking about those of us who are single.

But the other day I came across a familiar quote that shifted things for me, just a bit. This time when I read it I realized—wait. I think I recognize that voice.

Sure, I know Mr. Darcy may have originally made that passionate declaration in Pride and Prejudice, but I think I’ve heard something similar to that. More recently. More than once.

It would be nice to be loved that audaciously.

What if I already am?

What if you are?

What if?

Anyway, whether these words remind you of the spirited Mr. Darcy, or your own Mr. Darcy, or the Mr. Darcy you wish you had, or, perhaps, the One Who Truly Loves You, why not spend a few weeks enjoying this delightfully desperate confession?

Who’s to say you won’t hear it for yourself?


Just click the color image above or the black-and-white version below to download and print your own calendar on any paper you choose.

And happy February to you!

by julie rybarczyk


  • happy february!
    February 1, 2011 - 7:09 pm