Earlier this month I ordered a 2012 wall calendar from Zazzle, which I have very recently received in the mail. It will be hung on my wall throughout the coming year, and will find a permanent home as part of my collection.
This is the seventh calendar in my collection, which I’ve been keeping since 2006. I buy one new calendar every year, always one with a theme I’ve never chosen before, and after spending the year on my office wall it goes in a drawer with all the others.
There are so many calendar themes available that I can probably keep going indefinitely without running out of interesting ones.
In this post I’ll show you my entire collection to date, including photographs of the front and back covers. In the comments, I invite you to share your favourite calendar themes.
OK, here’s what I’ve got.
2006. Theme: Antique maps. Style: Actual maps drawn by history’s cartographers.
2007. Theme: Outback Australia landscapes. Style: Photographs by David Messent & other contributors.
2008. Theme: Camouflaged animals. Style: Photographs by Art Wolfe.
2009. Theme: Australian birds. Style: Lifelike drawings by Shirley Barber.
2010. Theme: Fairytalesque cottages, floral gardens, etc. Style: Imaginative paintings by Thomas Kinkade.
2011. Theme: Natural forces such as storms, volcanoes, etc. Style: Photographs by various contributors.
2012. Theme: Depictions of people reading. Style: Paintings by famous dead artists, mostly 19th century.
That’s it. By 2017 I’ll have enough for a calendar calendar, i.e. one calendar for each month of the year!