In my family, a holiday tradition was my mother giving each of us a calendar. Each carefully selected calendar would take into consideration the person’s interests, aesthetics and sense of humor, and each year I looked forward to finding out which calendar I would get. If you have a cat-loving friend who’s hard to shop for, consider one of these as a great gift.
Written by Catster author Angie Bailey, this clever parody celebrates two of the Internet’s hottest sensations – cats and Craigslist. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2015 Whiskerslist calendar, and I suspect the 2016 edition will be even better. $9.24 from Amazon.com
Luna, a former Catster contributor, has put together this beautiful calendar complete with photos of her gorgeous, floofy self, to benefit Helping Persian Cats, a California nonprofit group that rescues Persian cats abandoned on the streets and in shelters. $19.99 from Lulu.com
Adapted from one of the funniest books I’ve read in a very long time, the Bad Cat Page-a-day Calendar features hundreds of naughty, wayward, and personality challenged cats captured via in-your-face full color. Also available: the Bad Cat Wall Calendar. $13.49 from Amazon.com.
Filled with silly and entertaining feline photographs, Space Cats 2016 shows us why cats are often considered the most hilarious and enjoyable animals to have as pets. Also, cats in space! What could be more awesome than that? $11.56 from BarnesandNoble.com.
Each month in this calendar series shows a cat (or kitten) in a yoga pose along with the pose name and its benefits. Days and months are listed in English, French, and Spanish, and $1 from the sale of each calendar is donated to the ASPCA. Yoga Cats 12-inch calendar $14.99 and Yoga Kittens 7-inch calendar $7.99 from YogaCatz.com.
This gorgeous calendar, featuring the photographs of Catster contributor and award-winning writer Janiss Garza, features GP RW Tajhara Summer Samba, better known as Summer, star of the blog sparklecat.com. It includes special cat holidays including Cat World Domination Day and Black Cat Appreciation Day. $15.99 from Lulu.com.
I think any of us would recognize the truth and humor in the comics in this calendar. The CAT vs HUMAN Wall calendar features many of the most popular comics from Yasmine Surovec’s top-selling CAT vs HUMAN books. $14.99 from Calendars.com.
If you need a daily cute break, look no further than the Cat Naps Wall Calendar. Nothing is quite as relaxing on a stressful day as a sleeping kitty, and the huge success of the Cat Naps calendar series proves it. Also available as a weekly engagement planner and a page-a-day calendar. $14.99 from RSVP.com.
This 2016 weekly planner is filled with colorful photos from blogging cats from around the world, so if you’ve got a friend who follows lots of cat blogs, this may be just the thing. Holidays, special cat days, and key cat blogging celebrations are included. $28.85 from Lulu.com
Cats teach us all kinds of things — not in words, of course, but by example while simply living with them. The kitties in this 12-month planner demonstrate valuable lessons in photos and matching quotes about what is important in our own lives to cherish, defend, adore, and ignore. $14.99 from Calendars.com
What about you? What are some of your favorite calendars? Share them in the comments.
About JaneA Kelley: Punk-rock cat mom, science nerd, animal rescue volunteer and all-around geek with a passion for bad puns, intelligent conversation, and role-play adventure games. She gratefully and gracefully accepts her status as chief cat slave for her family of feline bloggers, who have been writing their award-winning cat advice blog, Paws and Effect, since 2003.