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Make 2009 a Green Year: 5 Calendars to Mark Your Days in Style (+ Giveaway)

For the past few years, I’ve made New Year’s resolutions that have fallen by the wayside within a few weeks. This year, I’ve decided to make a few resolutions throughout the year in hopes that I’ll be able to start the new year with most of them already complete. One of them has been to do a better job of organizing my work area. I’ll have to start over pretty soon as we prepare to move to a new state in a few weeks, but one of the things I know that organized work area will need to have is a great calendar. These would also make great, inexpensive green gifts for those on your holiday list. Here are 5 stylish, eco-friendly options I’ve found:

1. Susy Jack 2009 Deluxe Calendar

Susy Jack 2009 Deluxe Wall Calendar

One of my favorite paper product designers is back at it, creating this bold, graphic statement of a calendar. It features 12 pages printed on cover-weight paper that feature abstract, graphic images, many of which are nature inspired. It would also be perfect for me because I have a habit of forgetting to flip to the next month. The pages can be separated and hung in a row, so I wouldn’t have to switch to a new page. Not to mention it would create an awesome, artistic focal point on the wall above my desk. This is a defiinite contender.

  • Why It’s Green: Printed locally on recycled paper with soy-based inks
  • Price: $34

2. Magnolia Moonlight 2009 shout Calendar

Magnolia Moonlight 2009 Shout Calendar

Etsy is always a great resource for well-designed paper products, and this one shouted at me as soon as I saw it — literally. The shout calendar features a thought- and talk-bubble theme in vibrant colors that appeal to the graphic artist in me. The addition of small hand-written notes would give this calendar even more personality.

  • Why It’s Green: Printed double-sided on 100% recycled chlorine-free cover paper with soy inks.
  • Price: $30

3. Birds in a Tree Letterpress Poster Calendar

Birds in a Tree Letterpress 2009 Calendar If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you probably expected to see at least one calendar with a bird motif in this collection. I can’t help it! I just love bird art. Not the photorealistic portrait kind, but I really like graphic depictions of these winged creatures. The calendar features a stylized tree that is the home to 6 birds and an owl, with the top bird in such a good mood that he is singing out “Yee-Haw!” Looks like a good time!

  • Why It’s Green: Letterpressed on 100% recycled kraft card stock
  • Price: $35

4. Jessica Gonacha 2009 Calendar

Jessica Gonacha 2009 Calendar

I am a graphic artist, but give me a pencil and paper and ask me to draw, and what you’ll get is a bunch of barely recognizable scribbles and stick figures. OK…that’s a bit of an overexaggeration, but let’s just say I’m better with a mouse and a monitor.  So I can appreciate artist Jessica Gonacha’s hand-drawn illustrations, which make this calendar a clear standout. Each month features a vibrant piece of art that will make me look forward to the months to come. I need that kind of motivation!

  • Why It’s Green: Printed on recycled cover stock
  • Price: $30

5. Asgard Press Vintage 2009 Calendars

Asgard Press Vintage 2009 Calendars
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that I have to consider my husband’s taste when I’m decorating. I tend to get all gung-ho and sometimes forget to ask if he likes something. So this pick is in his honor. These awesome calendars from Asgard Press feature vintage Mad Magazine covers, superheroes and football programs from nearly any big football school you can think of — from Alabama to Yale and everything in between. Sounds like a great gift for nearly any man. Even if he doesn’t like football, what man can resist a vintage Superman cover?

  • Why It’s Green: Printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks
  • Price: $18.95

Want to win one?

Asgard Press Vintage 2009 Calendars

The folks at Asgard Press sent me a couple of calendars to review and give away to my great readers. My husband went right for the MAD Magazine calendar, but I’ve got two more left — a DC comics superheroes calendar and a vintage University of Georgia football calendar. To enter, visit Asgard Press and take a look around, then come back here and tell me which calendar is your (or your husband’s) favorite. Do this by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Two lucky winners will be selected.

Want to enter more than once? Boost your chances of winning by completing one or more of the tasks on this list. Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

  1. If you haven’t already, sign up for Green Your Decor’s email updates by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. You must verify your email subscription to be eligible. After you sign up, FeedBurner will send you a verification email. Please do not ignore it — your entry will be invalid if you do not verify. All current subscribers are eligible to win. And there’s no need to leave a comment letting me know you subscribe by email. I’ll know you’re a subscriber :)
  2. If you’d prefer to receive your updates via RSS, sign up for the GYD feed. Then please leave a comment letting me know that you’ve done so, and be sure to include your email address. RSS subscribers are anonymous otherwise.
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  5. Fave Green Your Decor on Technorati. Then come back here and leave a comment with your Technorati user name so I can verify it.

So that means every participant can receive up to 6 entries. You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, to enter. U.S. mailing addresses only. Two winners will be chosen via Random.org and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

33 Comments

  • marybeth i
    November 11, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Vintage Notre Dame for my brother or Mad magazine for me!

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  • marybeth i
    November 11, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    oops – sorry did not see that I did not have to confirm subscribing. Here is my blog post:

    http://bloggysweeps.blogspot.com/2008/11/green-your-decor-giveaway.html

    marybeth is last blog post..Avon Medallion set giveaway winner!

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  • marybeth i
    November 11, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    stumbled – marybethi

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  • Keyomi
    November 11, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    it has to be the MAD mag one! awesome! i would love the superman DC Comics one though!

    Keyomis last blog post..12 days of Fun

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  • Maggie M
    November 11, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    OMG! I would LOVE to win the DC Comics Super Hero Calendar for my girlfriend in Texas. She’s all into Super Heroes, Super Hero postage stamps, Super Hero cards, and I know she would just flip out if I sent her the Super Hero calendar for Christmas!

    maggie@mannwieler.com

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  • Maggie M
    November 11, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I subscribe to your blog by email and I love it!

    maggie@mannwieler.com

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  • Stef
    November 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I subscribe also and link to you from my personal site! love your blog.

    My fave is the Ohio State calendar. Go Bucks!! =D

    Stefs last blog post..Secret Service Code Names

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  • carolyn s
    November 11, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Vintage Mad magazine for me, vintage Florida state for my best friend.

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  • Vickie Couturier
    November 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    My brother is a huge Georgia bulldog fan,so this would be a perfect gift for him,,On their site I like the Tennessee football one for myself,thanks

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  • Vickie Couturier
    November 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I am a subscriber,thanks

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  • judy brittle
    November 11, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    DC Comics all the way. That is so cool! Thank you so much!

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  • judy brittle
    November 11, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I’m a subscriber.

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  • reeva m.
    November 12, 2008 at 12:32 am

    i’m a subscriber!

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  • reeva m.
    November 12, 2008 at 12:33 am

    dc comics for me! for sure!

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  • Bettina
    November 11, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Very hard choice! Probably DC comics or Yale!

    Bettinas last blog post..Happy Halloween!

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  • Bettina
    November 11, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I am an email subscriber!

    Bettinas last blog post..Happy Halloween!

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  • Michele @ The Integrated Mother
    November 12, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Mu hubs wanted a USC one, but it wasn’t listed, so he’s interested in the default – Georgia – because the mascot’s an English bulldog. 🙂

    I fav’d you in Technorati and am already a subscriber via Bloglines.

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  • Michele @ The Integrated Mother
    November 12, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Oops…forgot to leave my Technorati link: http://technorati.com/faves/integratedmother

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  • Patti
    November 12, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I could say Minnesota, but I think the favorite would be the DC comics calendar!

    Pattis last blog post..Somethings coming…

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  • Sito
    November 12, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Vintage Mad Magazine covers. I used to love this magazine back in the day. It’s way less fun now.

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  • Vicki Wurgler
    November 12, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    I picked the Army one

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  • Jackie B.
    November 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I used to be a big Alfred E Newman fan so I would definitely pick the Mad magazine calendar.

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  • Elizabeth M.
    November 13, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    That’s a hard one. It’s between the Ohio State, DC Comics or Mad Magazine. I’d probably choose the DC Comics for my son! He’d love it.

    Elizabeth M.s last blog post..Games People Play….well, I did

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  • Elizabeth M.
    November 13, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I subscribe via email too.

    Elizabeth M.s last blog post..Games People Play….well, I did

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  • Elizabeth M.
    November 13, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I faved you on Technorati (blueviolet)

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  • Sheila
    November 15, 2008 at 1:05 am

    susy jack 2009 deluxe calendar gets my vote. lovely. fresh. looks like it makes counting the days going by fun.

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  • Jess
    November 15, 2008 at 1:44 am

    I’d totally go for the DC Comics calendar – it’s too awesome!

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  • Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland
    November 15, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I love the University of Texas Vintage Calendar. Hook ’em! Great giveaway, thanks.

    Mary @ Adventures in Mommylands last blog post..LTD Chix Giveaway at Mommy’s Idea

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  • Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland
    November 15, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I stumbled this giveaway.

    http://hellomary018.stumbleupon.com/

    Mary @ Adventures in Mommylands last blog post..LTD Chix Giveaway at Mommy’s Idea

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  • Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland
    November 15, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I faved you on technorati, user name Mary512.

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  • Elaina
    November 18, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I covet the DC Comics calendar! In a big way! My husband would like the MAD magazine. We have a stack of MAD magazines sitting in the magazine rack at my house at any given time.

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  • Elaina
    November 18, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    My stumbleupon name is missanomaly.

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