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Friday, February 15, 2013

You Only Need 14 Calendars for the Rest of Your Life

Which years can you reuse this calendar towel?

Do you want to save money, save trees, save sending calendars to the landfill? You can. This is my parsimony talking here about reusing calendars. My highly conservative self has never paid for a wall calendar or any calendar. Okay, I just use free calendars from the drugstore. However, I don't even have to use a newly minted calendar.
We are not talking about using calendars for crafts. That is noble, but not the subject today.

We can  reuse calendars and never buy new ones.We only need a few calendars for the rest of our lives. Hey, this is one hand-me-down that the kids can use when we are gone. The link shows calendars from the 20th century and the 21st century. However, you can use a mixture of calendars from both centuries for your collection of 14 calendars.
 Here is more information to reuse the calendar towel above::

Calendars repeat themselves. Yes, any calendar can be reused for another year. This calendar above can be reused in 1987, 1998, 2009, 2015, 2026, 2037, 2054, and other years. Check out the other information for dates on this page in the link above. You can enter a year and find all calendars that can be used for any year.


. . . you can use the calendars of these recent years as a complete set: 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Alternatively, the following years in the near future will make a complete set: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032 and 2036. 

No, moveable feasts are not the same.

The calendar pictured was from the Tin Top antique shop. I have two cloth calendar packed away somewhere, so I only need 12 more to complete a set. By the way, cloth calendars were meant to be dishcloths after the year ended. Several people over the years gave me calendars which I promptly used for drying dishes when the year was up.

Your turn
Do you have your set of 14 calendars? Do you have any cloth calendars? Did you, like I, just dry dishes with your calendar towels?


  1. 1981 was such a good year. I kept that one, and used the others for dishcloths. When my Mom died I stopped getting them as gifts. I haven't had one since.

  2. Jane,
    I did not really think about the year, but 1981 was the year of my emancipation--divorce. There were people in churches who gave me calendar towels. I never thought about why I never got any more after 1981.

    The 1981 calendar on the wall in the Tin Top shop was the easiest calendar for me to photograph.

    I am going to try for all 14 calendars on towels.


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