TIME WELL-SPENT STYLISH, FUNNY, INTERACTIVE - 2005 CALENDARS DO MORE THAN TRACK THE DAYS.Byline: - Jaime Spangrude
NOW A DAYS, a simple Post-It just doesn't cut it when trying to remember important dates. Now we have Palm Pilots, date planners, pocket planners, appointment schedulers - and yes - those good old reliable desk and wall calendars.
This coming year, interactive calendars featuring everything from stickers to magnetic letters and even a paint-by-numbers kit will vie to be popular. Also trendy are shop-a-holic calendars, which come complete with a cord handle and quotes on shopping.
``For 2005, we really went with more interactive calendars, like the Wooly Willy Wooly Willy is a toy in which metal filings are moved around a character's face, in order to make unique hairdos and facial hair.
The product is manufactured solely in Smethport, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles from the world headquarters of Zippo lighters and Case Knives. and Ransom Letters desk calendars,'' says Courtney Moilanen, publicist for Andrews McMeel Publishing. ``Our newest line is the sticker-a-day calendars, which is a cube of Post-Its that have three to four stickers on each page.''
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3. Moilanen, the most popular calendars from Andrews McMeel are its 2005 George W. Bushisms Box Calendar, featuring quotes from the president, and calendars based on Gary Larson's ``Far Side'' comic strip comic strip, combination of cartoon with a story line, laid out in a series of pictorial panels across a page and concerning a continuous character or set of characters, whose thoughts and dialogues are indicated by means of "balloons" containing written speech. . Also in high demand are the company's cartoon-themed calendars featuring children's book characters such as Olivia the Pig.
``Calendars make a great gift because there's something in them for everybody,'' adds Moilanen. ``You can find something that your mom She goes to the gym. likes, like the classic tulips, or something for your dad, like the cartoon- themed calendars.''
Humorous calendars with an attitude, such as Workman Publishing's ``Nuns Having Fun,'' are enjoying brisk sales, says Susan Bolotin, the company's editor in chief.
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You can check out 2005's hottest calendar creations for your desk or wall at your favorite local or online retailer.
HIP CHICKS: New York New York, state, United States
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STICK 'EM UP: The ``Sticker-a-Day for Teachers'' and ``Sticker-a-Day Chick Sticks'' are functional compact calendars perfect for your desktop. Each page provides a quick date reference and a full-color sticker that can be peeled off and used on anything in need of some merriment. The Teacher calendar is full of more than 900 stickers that will encourage students, with color pages featuring positive phrases like ``Superstar'' or ``Fantastic!'' The Chick Sticks calendar features fun stickers of things women love, such as champagne, clothes, jewelry, purses, perfume, candy, hats and more. It also includes stickers with expressions like ``Shop 'Til You Drop Shop 'Til You Drop is an American game show which had aired on a number of cable television networks and in syndication. The show ran on Lifetime Television from July 8, 1991 to September 1, 1995, but new shows would only run until 1994. ,'' ``Girl's Night Out'' and ``TGIF TGIF
thank God it's Friday !'' (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $16.99).
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Food Network's popular show ``Unwrapped'' divulges the secrets behind everyone's favorite foods with its new and convenient ``Unwrapped: Fun Food Trivia'' mini day-to-day calendar. Now you can test your knowledge with fun trivia questions about the mysteries behind pop-culture foods. The calendar comes with a magnetic easel for display on a desk or metal surface (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $7.99).
HAIR DON'TS!: Don't miss out on the ``Bad Hair'' calendar that comes complete with pocket comb and mirror! This unique weekly desk calendar has plenty of planning space, as well as hilarious photos of unbelievably horrific hairstyles that people actually paid money to have. The collection draws from do's featured in stylebooks and windows of hairstylists from around the world (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $14.99).
A PIG WITH PERSONALITY: Children love her disposition and adults love her imagination and wit. Based on the ``Olivia'' books by Ian Falconer Falconer
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See : Imprisonment comes the 2005 day-to-day calendar of Olivia the Pig. The calendar takes us on a journey through Olivia's whimsical world, featuring a full-color Olivia image on every page (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $14.99).
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Remember Wooly Willy magnetic drawing kits from back in the day? Complete with clear plastic dome, metal shavings and a magnetic wand that doubles as a ball point pen, the vintage toy is now available as a desk calendar. The calendar has an exceptional design that allows artists to enter their own pictures, on which they can make funny faces, and the weekly grids are adorned with Wooly Willy portraits (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $16.99).
PAYING THE PRICE: The ``Ransom Letters'' desk calendar comes with 228 colorful magnetic letters that lets users create their own messages on its metal covers and extra-large weekly grids (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $14.99).
BRAZEN BULLDOG: Zelda, the cute, bold English Bulldog English bulldog
see bulldog. , offers pearls of wisdom with sayings like, ``Enjoy life ... this is not a rehearsal,'' ``Smile ... it could be worse'' and ``When you're the Queen you can do anything!'' The calendar showcases lovable pictures of a costume-clad Zelda each month, along with one of her choice phrases (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $12.99).
FOR FASHIONISTAS: Adapted from Linda O'Keeffe's international best seller ``Shoes,'' this calendar brings fashionable footwear to 2005. Features all the best, from Manolo Blahnik Manolo Blahnik (born November 27, 1942) is a Spanish fashion designer and an eponymous fashion label, one of the world's most prominent in women's shoes.
Born in Santa Cruz de La Palma in the Canary Islands to a Czech father and a Spanish mother and raised on a banana to Vivienne Westwood's blue leather platforms to Andre Perugia's cubist sandals (Workman Publishing; 15.95).
PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?: The 2005 French Country Diary Country Diary is a daily natural history column in the English newspaper The Guardian, first published in November 1906. It is also now freely available on the newspaper's website. exudes elegance with its love for the French countryside. Every page is filled with full-color photos of beautiful landscapes, harbors, chateaus and architecture. It also includes an address book in the back of the diary (Workman Publishing; $17.95).
WORK OF ART: Artists, start your brushes! The Paint by Number calendar comes with four prepared canvas boards, 12 pots of acrylic paint and a brush. The cover doubles as a slip-in frame that displays the finished pictures. Made with Wire-O binding, you'll be able to tear off to pull off by violence; to strip.
See also: Tear the monthly grids without ruining your masterpieces (Workman Publishing; $14.95).
EARTHLY EDENS: Smith & Hawken brings us two 2005 calendars that celebrate the beauty of nature. Garden lovers can revel in the great outdoors with ``The Secret Garden'' calendar, featuring incredible photos of lush landscapes, peaceful streams, ponds, creeks and wild greenery. Gardening tips, quotes and poems accompany the pictures. ``Flowers'' features a dozen gorgeous bouquets displayed in jars, buckets and other containers (Workman Publishing; $11.95).
LAUGH OUT LOUD: If you like Gary Larson's humorous ``Far Side'' calendars, then you'll love Mark Paisi's equally jocular joc·u·lar
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REMEMBERING REAGAN: This newly released 2005 Ronnie Reagan calendar celebrates the fabulous life of Ronald ``Dutch'' Reagan. Each month features Reagan in a selection of advertisements, production stills and movie posters, important dates in the life of our 40th president, a complete list of Reagan's films including dates of release and a variety of memorable classic Reagan quotes (S.p.i. Books; $12.99).
FOR A GOOD CAUSE: ``12 Reasons to Give,'' the 2005 celebrity philanthropy calendar, honors 12 celebrities who have donated time, talent and a million dollars or more to charity. The 2005 honorees include Angelina Jolie, Russell Simmons Russell Simmons (born October 4 ,1957 in Queens, New York), is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, founder of another label, Russell Simmons Music Group, and creator of the clothing fashion line Phat Farm. , Sting, Rosie O'Donnell, Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11 1974) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic. , Alonzo Mourning Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. (born February 8 1970, in Chesapeake, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBA's Miami Heat. He is also known simply as "Zo". Playing at center, he is tall, and weighs 261 lb (0 kg). , Edward Norton, Andre Agassi Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States who won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. , Sarah McLachlan, David Robinson David Robinson or Dave Robinson is a name shared by the following individuals:
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