Naked scientists and ways the world might end: 5 calendars for 2012 #Shopping#art#calendars#holidays#New Year's#no damage decor December 27 | Cat Rocketship Now it is the best time of the year: the END of the year. It's fascinating that we as a people periodically say "this period of time is over. BEGIN NEW PERIOD!" Isn't it? As December 31st ends, we mentally partition off the year, old habits, and new goals. January 1st isn't a different day than December 31 in any way, but if FEELS new. AND YOU GUYS, I HAVE BEEN SAVING CALENDARS FOR YOU FOR SIX MONTHS! $23?! This 2012 linen calendar is a STEAL. Avril Loreti made a 2011 version I loved, and I cheered when I found this one. 16×22 and available on Etsy. Dan Usiskin's Dot to Date calendar was so popular this month he sold out of his own copies, but it's still available online and in some stores in the UK for around £15. Related Post 3 options for easy and relatively non-cheezy holiday greeting cards Can you imagine what it must have been like to be offbeat and try to send holiday cards 15 years ago? I can picture the... Read more I like the slow zen of doing a connect the dots puzzle soooo slowwwly to observe the passing of days. Okay. I love this one: The Naked Archaeologists Calendar for 2012. £8.00, available now on eBay, brought to you by "RUINED" (Reading University Archaeology Society), and benefiting the Silchester excavation project. Before this next calendar, I have a confession. I have hidden purchases from my husband. They have all been art; I've been surreptitiously buying prints here and there when we can spare the change. Nothing extravagant, a few $30-60 prints, that's it. I don't know WHY! They just feel so SPENDY! If this were a time for me to be spending money on art, I would be buying this: 2012 Calendar of the Impending Apocalypse by Cloudy Collection. These are high-quality, loose-leaf art prints, suitable for framing, which also happen to have the months of the year represented. The 2012 Calendar of the Impending Apocalypse, $50 shipped in the US. Each print is 6"x6", and they are RAD. This is a solid group of small prints by very talented artists. /artnerd The Bubble Wrap Calendar. I have heard they are very satisfying. $20.12? $20.12. Picked out your own calendar for the New Year? Show it in the comments! Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Do reusable nursing pads actually work? NEXT The year Santa didn't come: why we decided to skip Christmas Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I Can Haz Cheeseburger 2010 Calendar is teh bestest. I have to admit I've read through most of them already. lol Reply Frankie.com.au – pretty darn awesome Aussy magazine, which puts out a pretty darn awesome calender every year. Art for the heart! 2 agree Reply I have the frankie calendar patiently waiting in the pantry to be put up and admired, can't wait to see it being all gorgeous and arty every day! Reply I get the Tibetan Art Calender every year for my grandmother: http://www.wisdompubs.org/Pages/display.lasso?-KeyValue=33137 It annoyingly doesn't seem to be on Amazon. Reply My Owl Barn has a great little printable free calendar for the owl lover's work desk. Many different artists and you pick out your top 12 owl images: http://www.myowlbarn.com/p/owl-lover-2012-calendar.html Reply We're big Nikki McClure fans so I bought this one for my husband: http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=nikki12 Reply I'm buying the Homestuck 2012 calendar. Can't stop, won't stop. Reply http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=nikki12 I have this papercut calendar by Nikki Mclure that's beautiful. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.