What is the subject of your 2009 wall calendar?

It's that time of year when those of us who use wall calendars start a new one.

I have a Weight Watchers calendar with lots of pictures of desserts, it came with a magazine.
...although the picture probably won't stop me thinking about food :)

But I decided not to get another calendar as I have desserty one already, and as it's not top quality it's something I'll happily write all over.

There are some inspirational, pretty and intriguing calendars which are all tempting. But I suspect that I'd probably want to keep them neat and pretty, which defeats the purpose of a home-base wall calendar.

So, do you have a 2009 wall calendar?
Did you choose it or did life choose it for you?

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I don't have one. At the moment, I don't have any habits that would require one, and my kids aren't old enough for extra-curricular activities, so there's not a lot of schedule coordination going on. I'm not really looking forward to that part. :)

My follow-on question is 'why do you use one?'


life chose my wall calendar

I needed one on the fridge as my children seem to look ONLY there to check activites...I got one of those erase ones. The only problem, if you put it on the wrong place on the fridge, ppl lean on it and um ERASE it.
trial and error,lol

"Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup"

Speaking of dragons...

If you find yourself in the company of a halfling and an ill-tempered dragon, remember that you do not have to outrun the dragon; you simply have to outrun the halfling

And then there is:

Draco Dormiens Numquam Titillandus

10 points if you can identify the phrase, another 20 if you can provide a proper translation
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

re: SPeaking of Dragons

Draco Dormiens Numquam Titillandus
Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon

I believe it is from Harry Potter

They have wet erase markers.

They have wet erase markers. You can erase them with wet paper towel, but they don't rub off if you lean on them. I bought them by accident once because I wasn't paying attention, but they are pretty handy.

Why do I use one

Shris asked why we use wall calendars

I use a paper wall calendar because if I didn't I'd spend my life running around trying to find and fit in all the commitments my husband and I have made to family and friends.

My husband doesn't use a planner or diary he 'just remembers'. So, to keep my over-organising sanity :) we have a shared wall calendar for all those "yeah, sure we can come over and watch a movie on Thursday in 3 weeks time" invites.


P.S. Happy New Year

No subject...

I use one of those big, desk-blotter type calendars to track family appointments and activities. It hangs on the door to a pantry/closet in the kitchen, next to the 'fridge.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Wall calander

For the home family calendar we have a Michigan outdoors theme. We write a lot on that so we all know what activities we have to look forward to. Also, one of the dogs has a complicated medication schedule and we write it all on there.

For one to hang on the wall at work I just got a magnetic poetry one at 50% off last night. It looks like it has a calender on top, and a magnetic surface below with the movable words. I've not opened it yet, but it looks like fun. I never write on my work one, I just need to glance at it when someone gives me a deadline so I know how hard to laugh.


My wall calendar at the office is one I paid full price for at Walt Disney World. Yeah, I'm an addict. :)

At home, we have a calendar for school on the fridge, but it is a simple calendar with no theme.

FREE is good!

I have to confess to a wall calendar fetish of sorts. I like them for the artwork and used to hang around the calendar place every December waiting for the prices to drop. Over the years, my charitable contributions (Disabled American Vets, RBC Ministries, etc., etc.) + the pharmacy where I fill my prescriptions bring in 4 free calendars per year, which is how many I have places for in my house. Perfect! The free calendars are usually nature scenes or floral designs. The pharmacy one is usually Norman Rockwell. I don't write on any of them -- I use my planner exclusively for tracking everything, including family notes/schedules.

I like the NoteNook calendars

They have a pocket at the bottom of each page, rather than one for the whole calendar as many do. With the pocket, I can put in month-specific things like tickets, registration forms, etc. and know they won't get lost. I hang the calendar on the fridge at kid-eye-level and mark school events, activities, birthdays, etc. on it. It prevents some of the "how long till Christmas" questions when they can mark the days off themselves... ;-)

I hang it from something like this, which also provides a handy place for stashing bills to be paid and such. My house is a pretty busy place, and important mail tends to get lost without a designated spot for it!


Here is the product page for your hanger. Took me a bit to find it.
And you can see a whole page of them if you go hereand type "calendar holder" in the search field in the upper right. I tried posting a link to the result, but it times out or something rude like that.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

NoteNook - dang, dang, dang !

No retailers near me. I would want to look at them before buying.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Try Barnes and Noble

I got my NoteNook calendar at Barnes and Noble, so you might try there (you needed a good excuse to go there, right?). They also have them in that little calendar kiosk in the mall (at least the one here). Some of them have one solid pocket across, some of them have two sort of overlapping pockets.

Do you have a Flickr account ?

Pictures !! We needs pictures !!
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

That will require actual work...

You know, dragging the camera out, rearranging the kid art on the fridge... LOL

We'll see what we can works out ;-)

Barnes & Noble, no.

I have only a Border's in my town. Nearest B&N is about an hour away.

Wait a minute !

Border's lists them under "Lang Holdings" rather than Avalanche Publishing.

Hmmm -- and I have a gift card ... :)
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Life chose

I have a wipe-off whiteboard calendar, but I have trouble keeping it up. My son, also, only looks at the one on the fridge to know what is going on. They never stay pretty in my house!

So this year we'll probably be using the one our church gave us. At least I won't have to write the church functions and holidays on it!

I hang it on the fridge with one of those super-heavy-duty magnets with a hook meant for hanging a wreath on the door at Christmas. I got it at the dollar store, and it was one of the better investments! I have to PRY the thing off the frdige, so there's no danger of it falling off, no matter how much extra stuff I clip to it!

Wall calender

I was given an Art of Discworld one, the purpose of which is to look good hanging on my bedroom wall and nothing else :-) The family is sharing a Sandra Boynton one because it has a separate column for each family member and my daughter LOVES her books and music.

wall calendar

We have one like that. I used to have the Sandra Boynton one but we were given an "upscale one" from Metro. Mus. of Art. It has a handy pocket at the bottom for random stuff.

The annual wall calendar

My mother in law gives the girls in the family calendars. My 2009 is on Faeries, featuring the art of Stephanie Pui-Man Law, Amy Brown, Jessica Galbreth and others.

I use mine to track holidaze, days off, and doc appts. It also brightens up most of the space on my fridge.


I have the Mom Plan-It walla

I have the Mom Plan-It walla calendar that goes from August 2008 to December 2009. (Perfect name for the 20 year old newlywed! lol)

It has a slightly overlarge layout, with a grid like pattern over the dates. You can write people's name on the 8th coloumn, and then everyone has a corrisponding line to follow. It's handy since my husband doesn't like color coding like I do, but sure is willing to write on his line!

He does not like color coding ?!

He needs to be beaten severely with a 64-crayon box of Crayolas until he changes his ways !

"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

My sister gave me a zombie

My sister gave me a zombie babies calendar. It's not yet on the wall yet.

My calendar...

...is Edward Gorey's "Neglected Murderesses." Hanging up by my desk. At home I have a wall calendar of photos of reputedly haunted houses.

Two for me, kinda

One's a color Dilbert desk calendar.

The other is a Jr-sized full color circa punched week-at-a-time calendar. Grabbed from Wired's "Threat Level" blog a week or so ago.

-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life

Catholic calendar from our church

Each year our church gives out nice wall calendars, complete with every important Catholic date/event/celebration/saint's day on it (useful info if you send the kids to Catholic school!).

On our back door, I have a magnetic/dry-erase 1-week "planner" type board. Events and appointments are written in on the appropriate dates; the week's dinner menu and chore chart is hung from the bottom of it with a magnet. Everyone in the house is guaranteed to see it at least once a day.

They still claim they didn't know they had to fold the laundry/change the cat box/take out the trash/etc ;)

In the past....

.... I have made a hanging wall calendar for our church. I would try to find a local artist who was willing to donate their art to the calender, and I would whip it up, originally in Word, using a calendar template that was ok, but with lots of niggly problems, but when iPhoto came out with the photo calendar option, I used that. This year, however, we found a nifty daily calendar in Polish, with daily verses, and short text for thought, so we gave those out. I didn't realize until too late (namely January 1), that this meant that I no longer had a wall calendar for home! argh. So, rather than buying one, I just now went through my iPhoto, looking for a reaccuring theme that I might use. Needless to say, I found a _lot_ of train pictures from my last State-side stint, so I shall be printing out a train calendar for 2009 as soon as I can get the time to dig out my color printer. I've already got the pdf on the Desktop on my Mac. ;-) I happen to have some 2-sided glossy paper I will be using for it. It should look nice. I will probably "bind" it with Rolla Rings, rather than comb binding.


Bit of a cat lover

Bit of a cat lover so always have a feline related one.

Cats are cute

It's nice to have pictures of something you like on the calendar.

My freebie calendar has made way for a late Christmas present - a frog calendar. Lots of little treefrogs - which are much cuter than the photos of food on the previous calendar

Similar in our household

My wife always gets a Burmese Cats Calendar.

Bob H.

I look at three on an almost daily basis

The one at home is a gift from a friend - it's monthly pictures of Ecuador, and it's making us want to visit sooner than planned. It's the lovely kind that shows all different things: people, places, flora and fauna.

Two at work: one the retail, business calendar that keeps me on track for reporting purposes. This is a year-at-a-glance (2'x3') and I have 2007, 2008, and 2009 all posted visibly in case I need comparable reporting periods. The second is a calendar similar to the home one, but its subject is Hawaii. An associate from the field sent it to me last week as a thank-you. Quite a pleasant surprise. It's currently hanging over Q4 of 2008 until I figure a better place for it.

Usually though, I use my classic-sized week-at-a-glance planner propped on a bookstand next to my computer.