As I noted last year in a round-up of eco-friendly calendars for '11, the art of planning has pretty much gone with way of "i". But still, gizmos and gadgets and electronic organizers be damned, there's nothing quite like a beautifully designed calendar hung in a kitchen or placed on a desk or entryway table.
 
Below are 12 calendars of all shapes, sizes, and styles to help you keep on top of things in the new year. They also make for a great holiday gift/stocking stuffer for that constantly harried and disorganized person in your life (not an entirely undermining gift option). Most of my picks are handmade with eco-friendly materials like recycled paper stock and nontoxic inks, one serves double duty as a tea towel, and a couple of perpetual options will last you year after year. And as you can see, there's something for everyone: Home gardeners, locavores, dog lovers, unicorn worshippers, DIYers, and more (sorry folks, no cats in designer clothing or Betty White this year). 

 

2012 Meteor Strike Calendar @ Oddball Press' Etsy Shop ($10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Everyday Objects Calendar by English Muffin @ Supermarket ($28)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Letterpress Calendar @ 1Canoe2 Letterpress' Etsy Shop ($22)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Calendar Tea Towel by Avril Loreti @ Supermarket ($25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Buy Local Calendar @ Claudia Pearson's Etsy Shop ($24)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Petite Unicorn Calendar @ African Grey's Etsy Shop ($10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Perpetual Produce Calendars by Krank Press @ Branch ($26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perpetual Calendar @ West Elm ($29)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Dogs to Love Calendar @ Paper Source ($15.95)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Flower Owl Calendar @ Night Owl Paper Goods ($18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Animal Calendar Set @ Fred Flare ($30)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Paper Source DIY Calendar @ Paper Source ($8.95)

 

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.