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Find Free Annual Calendars Every Year
Happy New Year!
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 - https://market.android.com/search?q=calendar&c=apps
Biker Calendar - Free to residents in North and South Carolina. http://bobthebulldog.com/sign-me-up
Biosecurity for Birds - Calendars and other free materials for bird owners - parakeets to chickens and others. https://web01.aphis.usda.gov/LPA/Biobird_orders.nsf/biobirdorders?OpenForm
Chuck E. Cheese - Print from online and use to receive free tokens. http://www.chuckecheese.com/promotions/rewards-calendars.php
Clare Booth Luce Institute - Free to students: Great American Conservative Calendars. Order at https://www.cblpi.org/calendar/
Delallo - Great free calendars filled with Italian recipes. http://www.delallo.com/survey/2011-delallo-calendar-giveaway
Hyland's Baby Calendar - Free, order online at http://www.comienzossaludables.com/order-your-free-baby-calendar
iPod Apps Calendars - http://appshopper.com/search/?cat=all&device=all&search=calendar&searchdev=all&sort=price&dir=asc
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 http://www.jewishmansfield.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/724048/jewish/Free-Art-Calendar.htm
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 www.mercyships.org
Miss Motor Honey - Throwback to the pinup calendars of old.
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 https://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/orders/orderitems.aspx
Roadsides In Bloom - Free in West Virginia, this calendar offers photographs of the scenic countryside in the counties of West Virginia. https://apps.dep.wv.gov/reap/calendarsignup.cfm
Tax Calendar from the IRS: Check out IRS.gov
WomensHealth.gov - 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 http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/calendar/order.cfm
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.
- 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.
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