Best 2017 wall calendars

Hello 2017! You are very welcome. 2016 was a pretty crappy year – not for me personally (or businesswise – it's been my first year as a freelancer and it was fab!) but for the world. Lets put our hope and faith in 2017 instead.

A new year means a fresh start, and I'm loving it. It also means that it's time to invest in a new wall calendar! I've been faithful to Kikki K and their previously awesome family calendars for years, but this year the design just wasn't for me. So I had to look elsewhere. And boy, was that hard. How come there are so few fabulous wall calendars out there? Isn't it just the most practical thing in the world, to have everything written down, hanging on the kitchen wall for everyone in the family to see every day? I especially love those family calendars, where every family member is assigned a column of their own. Some days there are just too many preschool outings, soccer practices and drinks with friends (hehe – I wish!) occuring at the same time to be able to fit it all into one tiny square.

Naturally, I first turned to Etsy. But nicely designed family calendars where scarce. Instead I found this beauty – not a lot of space for each day, but very satisfying having the whole year displayed like that. It's from Snug Studio, ships from Germany (yay! no custom fees for me) and costs about $23.

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Doodlelove also has a nice one, but no family calendar. So I turned to the Swedish ones and found this pretty nice one by Kuviokioski at Nordic Design Collective. Which I was about to get, when I stumbled upon this:

How awesome is this?! I LOVE it! Beautifully designed in Germany by Annywho. But then... I put it in my basket and went to the checkout. And the shipping cost proved to be a whopping €15 for a €25 calendar. So I'm still hesitant. But it's a beauty, for sure...