When we were growing up, every year for Christmas, my sisters and I always got a calendar for Christmas. We were a big calendaring family–which I guess you kind of have to be when you have 5 kids with 5 different activities going on. Every Sunday night we all had to break out our calendars and let my parents know what we had going on that week and “if its not on the calendar it isn’t happening” were my mom’s infamous words week after week.
I’m pretty sure most people use their phone or some online cloud, but I still like a planner or something physical. But calendars! I still love having one on the wall in view and every year they get better and better. Consider it another piece of art to grace your walls. Here are 11 of my favorites for 2014.
1. The Stendig Calendar
is beyond huge and flew off the shelves last year and I assume it will do the same in 2014. $42.
2. Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar calendar
is in its 9th edition. Only 1000 are made and they always sell out. The name of each month is hidden in new, witty phrases. Such a beautiful, fun conversation piece. $45.
3. Stitch The Stars Calendar Kit.
So cool! Each month is screen printed with the corresponding constellation from the zodiac (eg. January is Capricorn). You can connect the dots using the embroidery thread and needle provided. Plus, with glow-in-the-dark ink and thread. $25.
6. I was pleasantly surprised to see this One Canoe Two calendar
was indeed, “XL” as it says. 20″x32″ and comes with a cute wooden hanging rod. $69.
7. Michelle Armas’s 2014 calendar
features her Pop Rocks painting printed on archival paper. Signed! Next year, just cut off the calendar part, and you have a signed print. What a deal! $35.
8. 12 iconic chairs illustrated with maker and date to drool over all year. Sign me up. $18.
9. This “Dashing Facades” 2014 calendar
features mini illustrations inspired by New York City buildings, including a few notable Manhattan facades such as the “Narrowest House in NYC” & the Decker Building. Great for your desk…even if it isn’t in NYC. $16.
10. I have already seen this Snug Calendar
gaining popularity. It comes in white and soft pink and is so graphically excellent. Purtttty. $21.