Now that we're well into the holiday season, it's high time we start thinking about how to ring in the New Year. And since photon torpedo fireworks and Veritaserum Champagne cocktails are still in development, how about a low-tech, but infinitely geeky, wall or desk calendar? Because — face it — even if you receive the time machine on your wish list, you're still going to need to track the passage of time.
For as long as I can remember, one of my favorite stocking stuffers has been a calendar. Sure, these days I keep track of my daily schedule mostly on my phone and computer, but a colorful wall calendar still holds a place of honor in my kitchen, and my daughter loves seeing what fun, new picture each month brings. If you want to teach your little ones about the joys of keeping a real calendar, consider putting one of the following 10 kid-friendly options under your tree. Keep clicking to find your favorite!
The price: $26
Why we want it: Although Rife Paper Co. is best known for the gorgeous floral patterns that grace everything from stationery to iPhone cases, it is the newly launched travel-inspired items that we are currently coveting. Each month of the 2014 Travel America Calendar features a classic landmark, allowing you to travel to Yosemite in August and Central Park in January — all without getting on a plane! Some might think that October is too early to start thinking about 2014 calendars, but we disagree! Not only are calendars perfect gifts, but they can also double as decor. In other words, buy in bulk.
True story: sometimes the work days fly by so fast that we forget what month it is. To solve the dilemma, invest in a desk calendar. But not just any desk calendar. Go for an eye-catching one that will brighten up your workspace while helping you keep tabs on every day of the week, whether it's with a feminine floral design or vintage nostalgia.
It looks like the Mayans were wrong about the world ending, and we're happy for lots of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that we get to pick out a calendar for 2013! We've rounded up 14 beauties, from desktop to wall-mounted, for you to choose from. No matter your style, we found a calendar to match it.
The first week of the year is officially behind us, but there are still 51 more weeks to go and mama needs a calendar to keep track of all of her — and baby's — activities. Forget store-bought calendars and take a look at these 12 printable 2012 calendars from Etsy. These sweet calendars look adorable hanging on a cork board, in frames, or on a desktop easel. Best of all, mama only has to print and cut. It's that simple!
Click through to check out our 12 printable calendar finds for 2012!
Tired of the same old parade of 12 cute kitties every year on your wall calendar? Need to invest in something more interesting than a word definition of the day desk calendar? Then you've come to the right place. Check out these ideas for a more creative way to mark the months this year.
Quick, picture this scenario: when suddenly faced with a hot guy in one direction and an adorable baby animal in the other, which way do you look? If you're still pondering your answer, a new calendar lets you satisfy both loves in one place!Filled with 12 months of Hot Guys and Baby Animals for $13, all furry friends from the photo shoot came from four rescue organizations (Karma Rescue, Bunny World Foundation, Adopt-a-Chow, and PAL Rescue), and a portion of the profits will be donated to each of the groups! Plus, as it turns out, a couple of the male models ended up adopting their cuddly posing partners — even they couldn't resist the cuteness!
What kid — or adult, for that matter — doesn't love popping bubble wrap? This Bubble Wall Calendar 2010 ($24) lets you engage in this inexplicably fun activity every day for a whole year. But would it get old after a while?
Lights, camera, action. Karl Lagerfeld is back for another edition of calendar couture poses for Italian Marie Claire. Taking inspiration from over 25 classic Italian movies, including films from Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, Lagerfeld created a cinematic masterpiece filled with drama, flair, and molto fashion. The 2010 calendar features actress and Chanel face Anna Mouglalis and hottie Baptiste Giabiconi dressed in an array of European cruise collections, couture, and a Fendi fur piece designed by the Kaiser himself back in 1974. The exclusive calendar will be sold alongside the January issue of Italian Marie Claire Dec. 16. I think I need it.