You can easily find so many kinds of cat and kitten calendars out there (and frankly, a lot of them start looking the same after awhile), but this list consists of some of my favorites that are a little more off the beaten path, just in case you're ready to give up your plain ol' "Kittens" calendar for something different.
I profiled AC kitty and the making of this calendar back in October, including an interview with its creator, the lovely Miss Kate Funk. If you're a music and/or black cat fan, you'll love this calendar filled with AC's interpretations of musical icons such as Kitty Gaga, AC Vicious, DJ Mad Catter (shown), and more.
Move over Business Cat! These "highly professional" business kitties are ready to make your cubicle more palatable as you imagine your annoying co-workers as feline friends. Added Bonus? The calendar includes "Taco Tuesday" reminders for every Taco Tuesday of 2012!
I'm a big fan of Cathy Peng's Etsy shop, so I was super excited to see her adorable designs presented as miniature works of art. Also fun to note is that although it's called the "Owl and Pussycats Calendar," in reality, there's only one owl in sight!
I'm someone who likes to mark my calendars up with holidays, birthdays, appointments, and more, but this desk calendar makes me want to change my ways! The calendar comes with a little display stand, and features 12 charming mama and kitten pairs in a variety of colors and patterns, including white, calico, tuxedo, and more.
A charitable calendar is always a safe bet, and one of my picks for this year features the kitties of Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary in St. Pauls, North Carolina. BCRS is a wonderful facility that provides lifetime care for cats that are blind or have been diagnosed with FIV/FELV. $5 from the sales of each calendar will go to help supporting its feline residents.
Inspired by the popular dreamcats photoblog, this screenprinted calendar by Fieldguided doubles as a fine art print that can be framed and treasured for years to come.
This sexy calendar features 12 months of hot guys posing with their adopted kitties, created to help break the "cat lady" stereotype, and help promote cat adoption! The lusty calendar was shot by fashion and beauty photographer Adam Bouska of the "No H8" campaign, and the publisher is donating $1 from each retail sale to help shelter animals in need. In addition, Found Animals has purchased 10,000 calendars, that were donated to LA area non-profit groups that help cats.
Lest the men get jealous, Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue is offering up some ladies who love their kitties, too! Their calendar features 40's and 50's style photos of rescued cats and kittens, along with vintage clothing clad models in traditional pin-up poses. 100% of the proceeds go to Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue, a non-profit, no kill cat rescue that saves hundreds of homeless cats each year.
Able and Game have turned their quirky, illustrated greeting cards into 12 months of fun with this calendar featuring some of their most popular designs including, "Wishing You All The Cutest Kittens In The World," "I Love You Just The Way I Am," and "You're The Cutest Kitten In The Basket."
This is your cat, this is your cat on catnip! Catnip Madness colorfully chronicles a year's worth of delinquent kitties that have been caught rolling in the illicit herb, and the hilarious hijinks that ensue.
What's going to be on your wall this year?