8 Calendars You Won’t be Embarrassed to Hang on Your Walls in 2020

published Jan 7, 2020
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As great as digital organization systems are for staying on top of meetings, parties, and appointments, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned wall calendar to anchor your workspace and help you really feel in control, especially at the start of a new year. Plus, calendars are also great for filling blank wall space, even in unlikely spots like the kitchen—particularly when they’re large in scale and, you know, part of the permanent collection at the MoMA like Massimo Vignelli’s Stendig shown above. Get your act together ASAP (if you haven’t already) with one of these eight paper picks below, which are much, much better than the calendars of yesteryear. We promise.

Modern Wall Calendar

Display your favorite pictures with this photo calendar that keeps loved ones nearby at all times. Simply choose the images you’d like to feature and then order your 12-month calendar (this would make a great gift idea, too). At the end of the year, you can tear all of the photos out and repurpose them as you please.

Buy: Modern Wall Calendar, $39 from Artifact Uprising

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2020 Extra Large Wall Calendar

Bring on all of the Scandi vibes! This mod, simple calendar is perfect for those who appreciate clean lines and easy-to-read text—no wonder it’s an Etsy bestseller. While it’s more of a splurge item, the wooden clip can be reused year after year—a set of new pages retails for just $39.

Buy: 2020 Wall Calendar, Extra Large XL, Monthly – Simply Bold, $58 from Etsy

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Feeling bold? This oversized graphic calendar is sure to make a statement, no matter where it’s displayed. It’s also a design classic, as mentioned above, making it the perfect addition to any sophisticated home.

Buy: 2020 Stendig Calendar, $69.99 at Nordik Space

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2020 Vibrant Seasonal Pastries Calendar

If you have a major sweet tooth, this affordable calendar may be the pick for you. Each page features a festive, seasonally appropriate pastry. It’s the perfect addition to a budding baker’s kitchen or office space. You may get inspired to whip up a new recipe, too!

Buy: 2020 Vibrant Seasonal Pastries, $8.99 at Amazon

Rifle Paper Co. City Maps 2020 Calendar

Rifle Paper calendars are always a joy to look at, but they’re extra special because the illustrations can be easily repurposed and popped into frames once the year is over. This one features a variety of city maps that will add energy to your cubicle and may even get you to finally book that international vacay.

Buy: Rifle Paper Co. City Maps 2020 Calendar, $26 from Anthropologie

Playing In Our National Parks Wall Calendar

Calling all nature lovers and adventurers: This national park-themed calendar not only looks gorgeous but also does good, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting current park projects. It’s a great way to incorporate the outdoors into your work space (even if you barely have so much as a window).

Buy: Playing In Our National Parks 2020 Wall Calendar, $17 from Parks Project

2020 Wildflowers Wall Calendar

What’s more calming to look at than a picturesque wildflower? With this calendar, you can enjoy getting to know various floral species all year long while adding pops of color to your desk area. These images would also look lovely framed once the year is over.

Buy: 2020 Wildflowers Wall Calendar, $21.95 from Daytrip Society

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2020 Camellia Blue Wall Calendar

If you prefer to keep things a bit more consistent, this pretty calendar, featuring a floral print from January through December, may be the one for you. It would look just as nice hanging up as it would being used as a desk pad, and at just $10, it’s a great deal, too.

Buy: Blue Sky 2020 Camellia Blue Wall Calendar, $9.99 from Target