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Looking for a smart way to keep track of pressing appointments, special occasions like birthdays, and other events? When placed front and center in your home office, kitchen, or family command center, these wall calendars can help. There’s something for everyone—from simple perpetual calendars that help you keep track of the date to more complex family calendars that can help you track everybody’s plethora of commitments.
Here, the best wall calendars for your home.
This personalized wall calendar is a fun way to display all of your most cherished family photos. (Because of that, it also makes a great gift for other family members, like grandparents.) The calendar, available in two different sizes, has a beautiful, clean, and streamlined aesthetic with multiple layout options and three color schemes.
You can start the calendar on any month, so you aren’t beholden to a January start date. (Key for anyone who prefers to track the dates based on the school year.) The calendar comes pre-populated with standard U.S. holidays, but you can easily add in all of your family’s most important dates, like birthdays, anniversaries, and more.
If you don’t need large blank spaces to keep track of a multitude of holidays and events, you may prefer a more decorative wall calendar that simply helps you keep track of the date. This attractive, oversized option (it measures 17 x 11 inches) by Rifle Paper Co. features warm white pages, each decorated with a wreath of the company’s signature illustrated florals and a bare-bones calendar grid.
Hanging this calendar is a cinch, too. The calendar has a sturdy spiral binding complete with a center notch that makes it easy to put it on full display with a simple hook, nail, or push pin.
This crisp white and wood calendar (choose from walnut or maple finishes) is a streamlined, Scandinavian-inspired option that suits nearly any decor style. It’s not just pretty to look at though—the calendar has large grids that accommodate a wealth of information, like doctor’s appointments, sports practices, meetings, and any other commitments you or your family members may have.
Hanging is easy, too. The handmade wooden hanger is coated in a durable pure linseed oil finish and features a strong lever clipboard clip on the back and a nylon-coated stainless steel wire to hold the double-thick cardstock pages.
From one of the most beloved brands of planners comes a companion wall calendar to aid in your scheduling and productivity. The 12 x 12-inch calendar features a fun and modern design you’ll love, yet still has the functionality you need. Each page has plenty of room in the grids for a multitude of events and appointments, plus features inspirational quotes, over 200 decorative and utilitarian stickers, and more.
For a more permanent solution that’s perfect for a home office or family command center, consider an acrylic wall calendar that you can keep for years and years. The clear acrylic calendar comes in your choice of three sizes (extra small, small, and large) and has high-design details, like polished edges and your choice of silver, gold, or black hardware.
The calendar comes with a wet-erase marker complete with a stainless holder to mount next to the calendar. You’ll love the functionality of it, too—the calendar easily wipes clean, so you can make last-minute changes to your schedule without unsightly and potentially confusing cross-outs.
When you don’t need a calendar to help you keep track of appointments or to-do lists, a perpetual calendar is a good option for the more simple task of keeping track of the date. The wall calendar is divided into two sections—each of which displays a number from zero to nine. Each day, you simply flip the numbers to reveal the correct date. It’s basic, but it does the job as long as you remember to change the date.
It’s also a more eco-friendly option since you can keep this wall calendar for years and years to come since the date isn’t tied to a specific month. We love how easy this option is to hang, plus the fact that it’s made with vinyl and acrylic, which helps extend its usable life since it’s so easy to wipe down.
Made for busy families, each month of this wall calendar helps organize a wide range of activities and commitments for each and every family member. How so? Each month’s page features a planner-like vertical grid with five columns across the top (one for each person in the crew, starting with mom) with the days of the month running down the left-hand side. This layout leaves plenty of space to write in various commitments, so you’ll never lose track of who needs to be where and when.
The calendar also includes a drop-down storage pocket (great for any paperwork, like school permission slips or doctor’s forms), nine fridge magnets, and more than 350 stickers.
For a broader look at all of your upcoming appointments and commitments, consider a three-month wall calendar. Though you’ll need a bit more vertical hanging space (this one measures 26 inches long), you’ll have the luxury of planning a bit further ahead without having to turn pages.
If you’re worried you won’t be able to tote the calendar with you, don’t: If desired, you can condense the larger month calendar by folding it into an A4 size notebook for carrying anywhere or tear off any passing months. What’s more, the large-format daily blocks feature bold, centered dates for clear and quick reference and highlighted federal holidays, but still leaves plenty of room for your own written notes.
Teach the kids all about important dates, as well as the importance of time management and scheduling with their own personal wall calendar. This kid-centric version is a great option for above their desk, above their nightstand, or front and center in the kitchen where everyone can access it.
It’s engaging enough to capture kids' limited attention, thanks to seasonal, colorfully illustrated spreads that are chock-full of offbeat prompts, games, activity ideas, and cool crafts. Think: Plant a verdant garden in May and join a monster party in October. The calendar kit also includes over 300 stickers for decorating pages and marking events, plus a drop-down storage pocket. Of course, there’s also plenty of space to include all of their most important engagements, too, like birthdays, project due dates, and more.
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