I don’t know about you, but if I don’t document my plans in bright Sharpie on a calendar, then those plans simply don’t exist. It seems like I always have a million-and-one things I need to be doing and a million more places I need to be going, and without writing all this information down, I am going nowhere and doing nothing. And the real secret to being a time-conquering busy bee is owning the perfect calendar. Which is why I ALWAYS invest in one. Every December, I ogle my options, because I am completely and utterly obsessed with calendars, and I’m super particular about the ones I get. You’re looking at this thing every single day. It should make you happy, and it should inspire you to make every day worthwhile before it is relegated to the past. So her are 10 ultra-amazing calendars that are bound to make the new year fantastic and hiccup-free:
1. It’s Different Every Day calendar, $25, It’s Different Every Day
Here’s the wonderful scoop on this not-your-average 2015 calendar: along with the date, you get little cards that you can give to friends, games, facts, jokes, stories, horoscopes, and tiny little suggestions that are bound to make 2015 a satisfying, prolific year.
2. Little Fox calendar, $22, Etsy
If you prefer a smaller calendar that you can take to work or leave in your car, this is JUST the thing. Each month you’ll get a beautiful, hand-drawn, foxy surprise.
3. Stitch Upon the Stars calendar, $17, ModCloth
Are you a dreamy stargazer? A night owl in love with the dark, dark blue sky? With this calendar, you get to stitch a different constellation from the zodiac according to each month of the year. STELLAR.
4. A beautiful ’60s-inspired floral calendar, $11, Etsy
It’s scientifically impossible to have a bad day when you have this lovely calendar hanging on your wall, filling your life with all sorts of bright petals and outdoor thoughts.
5. Dolphin Studio calendar, $60, Etsy
This made-to-order calendar is what highly organized dreams are made of. Crafted from water-based ink and recycled paper, this calendar is a work of art that was started by John and Primm ffrench in Ireland of 1962. Today, the Dolphin Studio calendars are run by John and Primm’s daughters, Sofia Hughes and Crispina. Each page is designed by a different family member, so each month you get an entirely differently personality and style.
6. Clueless 20th Anniversary calendar, $15, Urban Outfitters
Don’t have any 2015 calendar plans? AS IF, because now you do. This calendar pays homage to all our Clueless favorites: Cher, Dionne, Tai, and obviously our collective boyfriend, Josh.
7. Great American Authors calendar, $25, One Canoe Two
This calendar features a different letterpress author silhouette each month, and it’s just as gorgeous as it is perfect for those of us who need a little extra inspiration and motivation to read and write!
8. Cuisine Around the World calendar, $24, Uncommon Goods
Ready to drool every day, foodies? Each month, Around the World on 12 Tables introduces you to new cuisine from India, Greece, Germany, and many, many more. YUM.
9. Business Cats calendar, $20, Etsy
Is this calendar real? Are those cats dressed in suits and wearing ties? YES, yes, they are! And if these don’t set you up for a magnificent new year with blue-chip ambitions, then I don’t know what else will.
10. Eye Poetry calendars, $25, Etsy
If you love photography, these ethereal images truly are arresting and just all kinds of beautiful. They might even motivate you to take out that camera that’s been getting dusty in the closet and snap some photos. Maybe you’ll even develop one of two of them. Anything is possible! Happy planning.
[Images via individual retailer.]