Start the New Year with a fun and unique 2021 calendar! I’ve rounded up 12 truly special calendars from 12 talented makers on Etsy!
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With the New Year right around the corner it’s time to look for a new 2021 calendar! This year, why not shop small and purchase your new calendar from a small business! I’ve rounded up 12 unique 2021 Calendars from Etsy Shop owners! These would make excellent gifts for family and friends this holiday season!
Add a calendar to your home, office or classroom that not only keeps you organized but is also a work of art. Each of these calendars was designed, illustrated or handmade by an artist and shop owner. The love and detail they put into their work will bring a smile to your face each day! :)
I hope you enjoy this collection of unique calendars!
12 Unique 2021 Calendars
1. Perpetual Calendar | CSA Creative
Keep track of the day with this beautiful wooden perpetual calendar created by husband and wife duo, Cristie and Tom, of CSA Creative. Based in Maryland, their shop offers this calendar in a couple different designs with several wood finishes to choose from. Use this calendar in 2021 and many years to come! While visiting their shop, be sure to also check out their collection of wooden geometric ornaments! The elephant is my favorite :)
2. DIY Sewing Machine Calendar | Sky Goodies
One of my favorite shops for interesting calendars is Sky Goodies! Owners Misha and Amit from Mumbai, India, design whimsical calendars you can print and assemble at home. Their typewriter calendar was a 2019 Etsy Design Awards Finalist! While this sewing machine calendar would be my first choice, they have a calendar for everyone, including a pirate ship, grand piano and even a tiny television!
3. XL 2021 Wall Calendar | 1canoe2
Go big or go home with this XL wall calendar by Missouri studio, 1canoe2. Their shop carries everything from notepads to greeting cards and includes calendars both big and small. This large calendar is sold with a locally made oak wood hanger and you can purchase a refill calendar for it each year – how cool is that!? A gorgeous calendar and piece of art to decorate your home.
4. The Curious Year 2021 Calendar | A Little Something Goods
Every day is a holiday! If you want to know what fun and whacky holidays are being celebrated every day of the year, check out this Curious Year calendar created by Kait Saunders of A Little Something Goods. This calendar is bursting with color and joy! While visiting be sure to also check out her perpetual calendar to help you remember special dates like birthdays and anniversaries.
5. Melanin Magic 2021 Easel Calendar | NoelleRx Art
Artist Candice Noelle of NoelleRx Art has created a beautiful easel calendar featuring illustrations of black women. You’ll find a larger version of each month’s artwork on the back of the calendar cards that can be enjoyed long after the month is over! If you plan to gift this calendar, be sure to check out her selection of holiday cards. While in her shop you’ll also find a selection of gorgeous prints featuring black mothers and fathers.
6. Moon Phases 2021 Calendar | Narwhal Design Ink
This stunning lunar calendar, illustrated by Martina of Narwhal Design Ink, features moon phases and celestial events for 2021. Follow along with the calendar using the clever key at the bottom. Frame this print for a interesting piece of art or gift to someone special. While visiting the Narwhal Design Ink shop, be sure to check out her holiday cards featuring the cutest Narwhals and gnomes ready for festive fun!
7. Watercolor Botanical 2021 Calendar | May We Fly Studio
Looking for a special gift this holiday? Leana Fischer of May We Fly Studios has created a beautiful calendar entitled “Simple Gifts of Field and Flower” featuring her watercolor paintings. The calendar is designed with perforated lines so at the end of the month you can tear out the prints to frame and enjoy. Her shop is full of lovely cards, prints and another gorgeous calendar featuring her watercolor landscapes!
8. A Nostalgic Life Watercolor Calendar | Alicia’s Infinity
This delightful wall calendar is filled with charming watercolor illustrations by shop owner and artist Alicia Bint. Each month features a new theme of vintage items! My favorite month may be February; filled with crafting items like a vintage sewing pattern, lace trim and yarn. But August’s vintage camper and October’s farm fresh vegetables make it hard to pick a favorite! Once the month has passed, trim the calendar pages to 8″ x 10″ prints and frame them to enjoy long past 2021.
9. 2021 Drinks Calendar | Whole Human Designs
Cheers to the New Year! Toast each month of 2021 with this fun Drinks Calendar designed by Laura of Whole Human Designs. Each month features two drinks – one for the AM and one for the PM! I love the idea of this calendar and how much fun it would be to make each of the drinks to enjoy as the year goes on. In Laura’s shop you’ll find prints and holiday cards along with a second calendar for 2021 highlighting a different enneagram each month!
10. State Wall Calendar | Lou Paper
Show your state pride with one of Lou Paper’s state calendars featuring artwork by shop owner Louise Neumann. These charming calendars are full of colorful illustrations highlighting what makes each state unique! Grab your state’s calendar or check out the notebooks, postcards or prints with the same fun artwork. These would make extra special gifts this holiday season especially for loved ones living far from home!
11. National Parks Calendar | Erin Vaughan
Visit a different National Park each month with the National Parks Calendar designed and illustrated by Erin Vaughan. Based in Southern California, Vaughan is inspired by the outdoors and her travels. Each of the watercolor paintings featured in this calendar can also be purchased as an individual print. You’ll find several other calendars in her shop, including Wild Flowers of North America and North American Trees.
11. Horse Desk Calendar 2021 | The Paper Woodland
The 2021 Horse Desk Calendar by The Paper Woodland is a fun and unique calendar, perfect for horse-lovers! Each month features a new watercolor horse illustrated by Emily Hackbart. The calendar comes with a stand made from oak wood found on her Missouri farm. If you plan to gift this beautiful calendar, be sure to grab a set of holiday horse gift tags! Her shop also carries a wide selection of stickers – the snail mail address labels are my favorite!
Now I know I said 12 calendars….but it was hard to keep it to just 12! I have to share one more!!
13. Better Days Ahead 2021 Calendar | Circa 78 Designs
This calendar says what we are all hoping for – better days ahead in 2021! Rachel Breeden, the owner and artist behind Circa 78 Designs, has created a cheery calendar inspired by ’70s-modern art. You’ll find another calendar for 2021 in her shop called Pinball Dreams, along with many more retro prints to decorate your home. Her horizon and sunset prints are especially striking!
There are so many unique and fun calendars available on Etsy. Whether you find a perpetual calendar you can use year after year or you find a calendar perfect for 2021, your purchase will not only be unique, you’ll also be supporting a small business! You can find even more home decor items on the Etsy Editor’s Pick Gift Guide. Shop small this holiday season!