2011 is knocking: calendars just in the nick of time


There are a slew of great calendars coming out just in time for the new year, so I wanted to kick things off this morning by rounding up a few new ones! From advent calendars and photographic prints to colorful patterns and simple line drawings, these designers offer a range of designs to fit all sorts of styles. Above, Shay and Jeff from Bee Things have a colorful new calendar that measures 11″ x 19″. The calendar has a perforated section below the print so you can tear off the months as you go along. This limited edition calendar is available right here for $25. (Click here to see a sneak peek of Jeff and Shay’s home!)


Jen Hill has a beautiful new modern advent calendar available that comes free with any purchase on the site, but you can also pick up a calendar right here for only $5.



The gang from Studio Choo/Small Stump have a great new photographic calendar available for $22 that has a range of gorgeous photos — some of which you’ll recognize from their We Like It Wild floral column on D*S. I especially love the cover print with Bernie the dog.



Lucy at The Design Files worked with 12 of Australia’s best illustrators to create her first-ever calendar this year! The calendar illustrates neighborhoods in Australia and abroad, including areas in Melbourne, New York, Paris and London. You can pick up a copy right here for $30.


Brendan Monroe’s new calendar was inspired by his first year living in Sweden. It’s an 8″ x 5.25″ design that features simple line drawings, perfect for hanging at home or in your office. I particularly like the orange floral drawing above next to the moon — they’re sweet enough to hang as art but simple enough not to distract, if hung in your office. Click here to pick up a copy for $12.


Last but not least, Stephanie at The Paper Thieves has a sweet new bunny calendar that is hand screenprinted on chipboard and attached to a walnut-veneer backing. I love the little poplar wood bunny and think it would be a sweet gift for the animal-lover in your life. You can pick one up right here for $25. xo, grace

  1. wow, that bunny calendar is fab! so rustic!

  2. alli says:

    Check out my DIY Advent Calender–
    spur of the moment project turned into something super cute.

    http://loveandtwentytoes.blogspot.com/2010/11/diy-advent-calender.html

  3. I like the orange floral drawing too. Love these.

  4. Jessica says:

    That first calendar is just adorable! Thank you for all the inspiration of how to keep track of my various fun-times and obligations. ;)

  5. Laura says:

    Great calendars! I especially love the modern advent calendar… Thanks for sharing these wonderful finds!

  6. Lisa says:

    Goodness, those calendars. Can’t decide which I love best! I think the idea of doing something with neighborhoods is really cool. Would be a fun neighbor gift in an actual neighborhood!

  7. Carrie says:

    is there such a thing as a pretty wall calendar which I can actually write things on??? i can’t find anything other than the mall calendars!!!

  8. i seriously can’t believe 2011 is right around the corner — i just got used to writing 2010 :) if you’re not OD’ed on calendars after this lovely post, check out my calendar roundups here [updated regularly]:

    http://the-stationery-place.blogspot.com/search/label/calendars

  9. robin says:

    Don’t forget Dolphin Studio! They are perhaps the original, handmade limited edition calendar. Still made by hand by the ffrench family after 40 years! http://thedolphinstudio.com/about-our-calendars/

  10. Lucy says:

    THANKYOU GRACE for including The Design Files Neighbourhood Calendar in your esteemed line-up! :)

    VERY grateful! xxx

  11. Crystal says:

    they are all beautiful, but that bunny calendar is perfect since 2011 is the chinese year of the rabbit!

  12. Tarryn says:

    As a proud Melbournian, I LOVE the Neighbourhood calendar!!

  13. eva says:

    those wonderful designs are all fabulous. nice work!

  14. Naomi says:

    I love calendar design, but I’m always way too behind to get them out in time! I just finished my advent calendar for this year…at least these I can save for next year :-) http://www.eleventytheblog.com/2010/11/folding-typography-advent-calendar.html

  15. Lia Sáile says:

    Interesting blog, thanks for sharing all this! Getting ready for 2011 :-)

    Cheers,
    )( Lia S.

  16. hena tayeb says:

    great looking calendars.. the advent calender is esp cute and i love the design files: neighborhood calendar

  17. Jane says:

    Here is a super cute idea… a plantable calendar! Found it on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/listing/62799653/2-in-1-plantable-desk-calendar-for-2011. It is printed on seed-embedded paper so when you’re done with it, it can be planted. Sweet!

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