Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — December 2018 — Free to Download

December is the twelfth and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and is the last of seven months to have a length of 31 days. December got its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar which began in March.
Flower: Narcissus
Birthstone: Turquoise, Zircon, and Tanzanite

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – World AIDS Day
2 – Advent Begins
3 – Hanukkah Begins (Jewish)
7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
8 – Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
10 – Human Rights Day
12 – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic)
21 – Winter Solstice
21 – Yule (Pagan/Wiccan)
25 – Christmas
26 – Boxing Day (Canada, UK)
26 – Kwanzaa Begins (African American)
31 – New Year’s Eve

December 2018 Desktop Wallpaper

See download tips and system instructions below:

Mac Users: Click thumbnail image above to see a preview of the downloadable graphic. Then Ctrl+click that image and select the command “Save Image As” in the pop-up menu to save the image to your computer. Some browsers allow you to click and drag the image to your desktop. Then use your System Preferences to change the desktop.

Windows Users: Click thumbnail image above to see a preview of the downloadable graphic. Then right-click that image and select the command “Save Image As” in the pop-up menu to save the image to your computer. Some browsers allow you to click and drag the image to your desktop. Then use your Personalization Settings to change the desktop.

Note: Desktop wallpaper calendars are free for personal use only.


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Universal Children’s Day

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Image from our Women Who Rock Our World 2019 wall calendar featuring artwork by Rachel Grant. Click for more info.

Celebrated on November 20th each year, Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 by the United Nations. This special day is an opportunity to promote international togetherness and focus on improving children’s welfare. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.

Here’s more info about this special day from the United Nation’s website:

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals as well as young people and children themselves can play an important part in making Universal Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

Universal Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

We want to build a world where every child is in school, safe from harm and can fulfil their potential, and we know you do too.

2018: Children are taking over and turning the world blue


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World Kindness Day — Make Kindness the Norm

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Image from our Katie Daisy 2019 wall calendar. Click for more info.

World Kindness Day is an international observance on November 13. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. Today we’re invited to highlight good deeds that focus on the positive power and common thread of kindness that binds us regardless of race, religion, politics, gender, or zip codes.

The Random Acts of Kindness blog has a wonderful post encouraging us to make kindness the norm. Here’s an excerpt:

When a moment of kindness appears, it’s as if a fog has been lifted… just for a moment. It’s lovely. It makes us feel good. We smile. But, then the fog rolls back in and we go back to the norm of our daily lives.

But, what if we started being intentional about not only noticing and absorbing them when they happen to us, but creating those moments for others? What if we made it a point to go slightly outside of our comfort zone at least once a day to make someone smile? To share a compliment with a co-worker or friend? To reach out to a family member we haven’t spoken to in awhile? What if we stopped thinking about them as random acts of kindness and started thinking about them as intentional acts of kindness?

We love this idea of making kindness the norm in our daily lives. It’s a beautiful way to bring mindfulness into our words and actions. The Random Acts of Kindness website also has some fantastic ideas to get us started.


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New 2019 Wall Calendar — Wild Woman Rising

Wild Woman Rising 2019 wall calendar

Who is the wild woman? She’s the grit and grace inside that insists we claim our voice, trust our instinct, and fearlessly cast off forces that insist on perfection and oppression. She will not allow the plundering of the divine feminine or our natural resources. She will not be tamed. We crave her protection and we long to bask in her healing presence. We bravely step up, howling with the insistence that we will no longer live without her. We brazenly demand a fulfilling life, one in which we embrace our true essence. She will rise and so shall we. For there is no force more powerful than a determined woman.

Sophie Wilkins’s evocative illustrations are ripe with symbolism. Wilkins explores the myriad expressions of the divine feminine with animal guides as companions. Writer Angi Sullins implores us to cultivate a sanctuary for the wild woman in homes, studios, gardens, and boardrooms around the planet and in the depths of our souls.

Order your 2019 calendars on our website. 


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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — November 2018 — Free to Download

November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, the last of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the last of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine”) when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.
Flower: Chrysanthemum
Birthstone: Topaz

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – All Saints’ Day (Christian)
1 – Day of the Dead (Mexico)
2 – All Souls’ Day (Christian)
4 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
6 – Election Day
7 – Deepavali/Diwali (Hindu)
11 – Remembrance Day (Australia, Canada)
11 – Veterans Day
12 – Birth of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í)
20 – Mawlid al-Nabi (Islamic)
20 – Universal Children’s Day
22 – Thanksgiving

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — October 2018 — Free to Download

October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars; it is the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Originally the eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name—from the Latin ôctō meaning “eight”—after January and February were inserted to bring the calendar to 12 months.
Flower: Marigolds
Birthstone: Opal, Tourmaline

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
2 – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
2 – Simchat Torah (Jewish)
8 – Columbus Day Observed
8 – Indigenous Peoples Day
8 – Thanksgiving (Canada)
9 – Navaratri (Hindu)
20 – Birth of the Báb (Bahá’í)
24 – United Nations Day
31 – Halloween
31 – Samhain (Pagan/Wiccan)

Free Desktop Wallpaper October 2018

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World Vegetarian Day

Super Foods 2019 wall calendar

Photo by Lynn Karlin from our Super Foods 2019 wall calendar.

To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, we’d like to introduce the new 2019 Super Foods wall calendar. Filled with mouthwatering photos by Lynn Karlin, this calendar will serve up a full year’s worth of cooking inspiration. 

World Vegetarian Day is a day of celebration observed annually around the planet on October 1. Established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, its purpose is “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” This celebration is intended to raise awareness of the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

Super foods — wonderful foods bursting with vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and other healthpromoting properties — add up to super benefits for your well-being. Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, eggs, nuts, grains, and more can bring variety and depth of flavor to your dishes while propelling you to vibrant health. This calendar is a visual feast of farm-fresh foods paired with simple recipes, fun facts, and practical tips for incorporating these nutrient-rich delights into your life. It’s time to dive into your kitchen, explore new recipes, and enjoy!

Lynn Karlin lived the farm-to-table experience for eight years after moving to a farm in Maine and photographing her life living with the seasons. The sole photographer of three award-winning garden/ lifestyle books, she now adds fine-art photography to the mix and works with clients in the food world. Karlin triumphs in showing her reverence for the remarkable colors and beauty of the harvest.


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International Day of Peace 2018

International Day of Peace PosterEach year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The first official observance of the day was in September 1982.

The theme for 2018 is “The Right to Peace: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.”

The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948, as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The Universal Declaration—the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages—is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.


Ways to Participate

Minute of Silence/Moment of Peace
In 1984, in commemoration of the annual International Day of Peace and in solidarity with the United Nations, the NGO Pathways To Peace inaugurated the Minute of Silence at 12:00 Noon in each time zone, resulting in a “Peace Wave” around the world. Individuals, organizations, communities, and nations are invited to participate in this shared and practical act of peacebuilding on September 21.

See more ideas for getting involved by visiting the International Day of Peace website.


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