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The new year is rapidly approaching, but here's a goal that you can achieve by the end of 2013: Get a head start on organization in 2014 by investing in a calendar you actually love to look at. Below, we rounded up eight options that double as wall art rather than eye sores. Happy appointment scheduling in 2014.
2014 Minerals Calendar, $24 on Etsy.
Designed by an artist based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this beauty features digital illustrations of common inorganic substances. Each month presents a colorful new mineral with its name and formula listed.
Sea Glass Calendar, $18 on Etsy.
One woman has photographed her personal sea glass collection, and turned the project into a very appealing calendar. It's designed so that the bottom-half of each month cleverly tears off, leaving images that you can send as postcards or frame "for a lovely bit of sea glass in your home."
2014 Cats I Know wall calendar by Kaori Mitsushima, $20 on Etsy.
For the refined cat lady (or man), this illustrated calendar provides one full year of cat-viewing pleasure.
Around the World Calendar, $16 at Rifle Paper Co.
Each month, visit a new city via Rifle Paper's illustrated calendar. New York, London, Tokyo and Paris all make the cut. Sit it next to your computer for vacation inspiration.
2014 Astrology Wall Calendar, $20 on Etsy.
This one's a winner, regardless of your beliefs in star signs. Added bonus: It's printed on recycled paper with soy inks.
2014 The Language of Flowers wall calendar, $28.75 on Etsy.
According to its seller, this option presents "a love poem written by a boy to a girl in the 'language of flowers,' the Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages." How cool, right? A translation of the flower messages is provided.
Everyday Magic 2014 calendar, $14 on Supermarket HQ.
Perfect for a child's room, this calendar was designed in Portland by a husband-and-wife creative duo that make up the studio Apak. They've left the hanging up to you: either display the months one at a time, or drill holes in the top of all of them to hang the full year.
2014 Calendars, $25 on Of a Kind.
The lovely ladies behind limited-edition e-shop Of a Kind have collaborated with their favorite designers on this calendar, which features exclusive prints from the likes of Samantha Pleet, Dusen Dusen, Lizzie Fortunato and more.