I cringe to think of the wasted paper from years upon years of calendar purchases. Sure, you can reuse the pages to wrap gifts or cover notebook, and yes, recycle them in the end. But what about getting a 50-years paperless date-indicator instead, like one of these?
Perpetual calendars like this 50 year model have been around for ages, but are typically relegated to the "gift for Dad" department. Small in size, this calendar adds an attractive, functional element to your desktop. No batteries, no deforestation! Sure, you will have to sacrifice the act of circling – but there are enough digital calendars available to keep you organized without the paper waste. Plus, it makes a great conversation piece ("My 70th birthday is on a Saturday? Awesome!")