11.11.2009

It's Calendar Time...

When it comes to holiday gift giving, I’m a major planner (oh who am I kidding, when it comes to pretty much everything, I’m a major planner… Let’s just say I’m not so much a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl, but I digress…)

I start mapping out my holiday gift strategy each year pretty early in November. I sleuth around for things I love and make a big list to keep me on track. I don't necessarily finish all my shopping early (call me crazy, but there’s something festive about making a mad dash on the 23rd for that one last gift), but if I have my game plan set and at least know what I want to get for everyone on my list, I won't end up desperately buying something I don't really love at the last minute.

Groovy, artful calendars are one of my very favorite gifts to give (and get ;-) so I start poking around for favorites early (the best ones always sell out fast.)

Here's what I've got bookmarked. Of course the hard part is trying to resist buying one of each for myself too...


I'm a huge fan of Flora's work, so a calendar filled with it is pretty much perfection...


Incredibly cool "Friends of Book Arts" calendar from Genesee Center for the Arts...


Always love Suann's simple, elegant, incredibly lovely work... and her calendar is no exception.


Tiny calendar by the paper thieves. It's on a shipping tag... so clever!


I'd hang this one from Oddball Press in my kitchen...(in case you're wondering.)


Satsuma Press' lovely, organic calendar (think feathers and botanicals) + the packaging is *almost* as pretty...


I've already expressed my love for this one from SeeSaw Designs, but it's so good I had to include it again...


Completely digging the concept (Odd Birds of LA) and the Hugo Guinness-esque drawings on this one from Krank Press.


Totally gorgeous accordion style calendar from Brooklyn Bookbinder. The covers are all so amazing, I'm not sure I could pick...

15 comments:

karey m. said...

since i already bought suann's...

flora's is speaking to me. loudly.

Polly R said...

I love Flora's! And the paper thieves one is sooo cute and such a great idea!
x

pamwares said...

i need a beautiful calendar for work because my cube is boring and the work calendars are boring. One of these would be fabulous! which to pick!

stewart and james said...

let the Christmas shopping commence! i too love giving/getting calendars - these are great finds!

-a

Kristina Guilbeau said...

great post! thanks!

nicole said...

i just received the satsuma press calendar...it is as lovely as one can imagine.

Simply Mel said...

Great finds...calendars keep me grounded! :)

blake said...

Wow, really exciting stuff! I just bought a couple of 'em -- trying to figure out which to keep and which to give -- and now I've officially started holiday shopping. Ahhhh.

Sloan said...

I'm always in search of a beautiful calendar with enough space to write in on the dates, so the Friends of the Printing and Book Arts is most definitely coming home with me. Checked out their etsy page and they have the words to "This Must Be the Place" worked into their June design. Thanks, I'm totally in love.

sk said...

Just gorgeous! I think I am going to order the Satsuma press calendar for my mom. I'm always tempted by lovely calendars, but I ALWAYS buy the papercut art one by Nikki McClure each year-- love her!

Lilapuppy said...

Ooh, I just got a beautiful one from Anna Cote (link on my blog) gocco printed with modern botanical shapes. I may need another now!

Rachel said...

I'm the same way! Ideally, I try to get all my shopping done before Thanksgiving, so I can settle in for lots of parties and baking during December. I usually don't quite hit the mark, but at least I'm not frantic on Christmas Eve.

Christine Vi said...

I really like these! I'm currently searching for a 2010 calendar...

cindy said...

i love your round up. last year i bought one too many calendars because i couldn't resist!

Baby Bunching said...

Love this idea for a gift! I'm going to go buy the Genesee Center for the Arts one. Thanks!

--Linda