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Find Free Annual Calendars Every Year

Updated on November 26, 2017
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Ms. Inglish has 30 years of successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM courses, and aerospace education (CAP).

Happy New Year!

Time for a new calendar.
Time for a new calendar. | Source

Calendars Free At Libraries and Schools

Look in public libraries for stacks of new calendars published by not only the library, but also by the local school districts around your area. Some of these calendars are very attractive! Retail stores also sometimes print supplies of free calendars, as do printing shops.


Free and Low Price Calendars Are Everywhere

My auto insurance company, State Farm, gives away free wall and desk calendars that are of a better quality than some I have seen in stores.Check with your insurance companies to see what they have to offer in the way of calendars.

The theme of one great insurance company wall calendar is Wildlife and the photographs rival those of some of the products sold in the gift shop at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Check with your insurance agent for free calendars and other useful giveaways for the new year.

If your insurance agent's office is out of calendars, check these stores for their end-of-the-year truckload calendar offerings:

Michael's Arts and Crafts Stores - These large department stores offer daily specials each day of December for the Christmas and Holiday Season, and additional sales for the New Year through much of January. However, those in my state always bring in a truckload of pretty good calendars for sale at $1.00 or $2.00 at this time.

Big Lots - Not all of these stores receive the same merchandise, but many offer the same types of wall calendars as does the Michael's chain.

Walgreen's - This drug chain in some areas also offers the same type of wall Calendars as do the first two options above, with the addition of some higher-priced calendars at $3.00 to $6.00 in my city. Check your local Walgreen's while you are out shopping and running errands.

Half Price Books, Records and Tapes - This popular bookstore chain offers a selection of calendars in a wider range of prices, which I have seen at $1.00 to $10.00. The wall calendars are usually displayed on top of the book shelves throughout the store, and on spinning display carousels. Another good deal they have in some of these stores is a selection of jigsaw puzzles for all ages and boxed last-minute gifts - like grow-your-own bonsai tree and many other humorous and useful ideas. Half Price Books always brings in collectible calendars, too - Star Trek, Star Wars, Elvis , and plenty of other memorabilia themes.

How About a 50-Year Calendar?

*Resources For Free Calendars*

Aerospace Calendars - For those employed in Aerospace Defense in the US, Canada and South America. Order Here.

Android Calendar Apps -

Biker Calendar - Free to residents in North and South Carolina.

Biosecurity for Birds - Calendars and other free materials for bird owners - parakeets to chickens and others.

Boker's Calendar and English-Metric Conversion Charts

Chuck E. Cheese - Print from online and use to receive free tokens.

Clare Booth Luce Institute - Free to students: Great American Conservative Calendars. Order at

Delallo - Great free calendars filled with Italian recipes.

Hyland's Baby Calendar - Free, order online at

iPod Apps Calendars -

IRS - Free calendars to keep track of tax due dates and business information. These are great for the self-employed as well and you can order up to five free copies.

Jewish Art Calendar - Chabad Lubavitch. Order at

Mercy Ships - Although the calendars are gone for 2012, check with them early for the 2013 calendars and for future years. Mercy Ships has operated Hospital Ships as a certified global charity since 1978. Founded by one couple concerned with healthcare for the poor, these ships go where needed, with no discrimination of any kind towards victims of disasters and disease. The organization operates several such shops and the Africa Mercy is the largest hospital ship in the world. See their itinerary for the next year at

Noisy Planet - This organization's mission is to protect human and wildlife hearing from noise pollution. We have it everywhere unless we plan not to have it - loud television sets and stereos, shouting for no reason, and a number of transportation and work related reasons. Excess and loud noise can cause high blood pressure, tinnitus, hearing loss, and aggressive behaviors, to mention only a few problems. Excess noise prevents wildlife from getting their messages across to their own members as well. Noisy Planet helps by offering free information and materials to combat noise pollution. Order a free calendar and other free materials at

Roadsides In Bloom - Free in West Virginia, this calendar offers photographs of the scenic countryside in the counties of West Virginia.

Tax Calendar from the IRS: Check out - Free Calendars containing information about women's health are available in English by calling 1-888-220-5446 from 9am -6pm M-F (EST). Spanish Calendars may be ordered online at

Themed Calendars

Zen Cat calendars are fun and attractive.
Zen Cat calendars are fun and attractive. | Source
Zen Cat 2017 Wall Calendar: Paintings and Poetry by Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin
Zen Cat 2017 Wall Calendar: Paintings and Poetry by Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin

I find that a new edition every year provides a wealth of good poetry and images.


Special Interest Calendars

And these following wall calendars may be among the most popular for our next year.

Pop Culture is so interesting...

  • Pop Stars - You know that Bieber and Gaga calendars will be collectors' items.
  • Cats!
  • Angry Birds! - What's that all about?
  • Harry Potter - For those who loved the book and film series and want more. There are plenty of other fantasy-based calendars on the market, too - Vampires, werewolves, many many more.
  • Star Wars - So many new characters, so few calendar pages!
  • More cats! - Cat calendars are some of the most popular on the market . And if you want more cats, visit LOL Cats and Icanhascheezburger on the Internet.

Higher-Priced Calendars

When I purchase calendars, I prefer the themes of nature, art, wildlife and aerospace exploration, but you likely have your own favorites. Here are some examples of calendars that are not free, but no extremely expensive, either.

The Ansel Adams calendar every year is one of the most popular calendars on the market. If you are not fortunate enough to receive one as a gift, they are not ultra-expensive. The black and white photographs are always some of the most striking images in photography.

Space - Star Wars, Star Trek, and a large number of science fiction television and movies series are recorded for history in photos on these fun calendars. Some fans have collected these calendars since the very first ones were published decades ago.

Nature - The Audubon Society and Sierra Club are not the only nature organizations to publish these calendars. hre are dozens more!

Fractal Cosmos? - I love mathematics and these images are gorgeous and mesmerizing!

© 2011 Patty Inglish


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      Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for the great idea! I still need to get a calendar. I usually get a free one from my electric company but that is a little boring. I would like a nice Vin Diesel calander this year.. lol. Thanks for always sharing the most helpful information!

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      Nicole S Hanson 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I've yet to get a calendar for 2012 but I will need one soon! Thank you for sharing the info!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Those are all great suggestions, too - Happy New Year!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I always learn something new from you. The Factal Cosmos calendar - fascinating. I will have to remember that for my grandson - fun stuff! You are terrific as always and you made this subject fascinating.

      Me - I like the church calendar - free and religious with great photos.

      The little magnet promotion calendars from the realtors are handy throughout the house.

      Voted up!

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      Jackie Lynnley 6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Dollar General always has beautiful big calendars (animals, butterflies, etc.) and a great selection for only a dollar each, but if you don't get there quick they disappear and show up in other stores as high as $5. Thanks for the hub though, I will drop in my insurance company I pass daily to see if they have any. I write all over mine so I can't have too many, lol, and I share with family when I can.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      I'll let you know if I do--

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      Joseph Addams 6 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      great idea for a hub, patty....

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Great! - If you find other sources, I'll be happy to add them.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you! I will look! I found you on RedGage and happened to click through!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Credit my great insurance agent's office with this one - got me thinking.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      This has to be a first, Patty - sources of free calendars. Great idea. Who knew? What will you think of next?

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I've heard of Oriental Trading Company - must go have a look.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Betty Crocker has a free calendar offer. I got to choose a free one with a ULine order of $100 or more this fall. They had a bunch of nice options, mostly nature. I have gotten the above mentioned Oriental Trading free calendar as well.

      I have had an Ansel Adams calendar before, and it definitely does not disappoint!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks for all the additions, friends!

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      Karla Iverson 6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you. I went to the biosecurity for birds website, and they also have pamphlets and booklets on recognizing poultry diseases. That will come in handy if I decide to get some hens this coming year.

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      Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for this! National Geographic puts out a nice calendar too

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Merry Christmas Patty!

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      Rebecca Mealey 6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for the tips.I always like to make sure I have a clean calendar for the New Year.I think I will check out the Italian recipe one. And then I ceremoniously toss it out on New Year's Eve after looking at all the little notations I made on it throughout the year!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Greetings! - spam links have been removed. Merry Christmas!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks very much, Millionaire Tips - I'd forgotten about those types of organizations.

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      This is a great list Patty. Oriental Trading Company sends free calendars, as well as the American Heart Association. Some banks (i.e. WestBanco) still offer calendars. The Avon lady probably has free calendars for you as well.