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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — May 2018 — Free to Download

May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the third month to have 31 days. May is also the month with the shortest name.
Flower: Lily of the Valley and the common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), also known as “may blossom.”
Birthstone: Emerald

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – Beltane (Pagan/Wiccan)
1 – Lailatul Bara’ah (Islamic)
1 – May Day
5 – Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
10 – Ascension (Christian)
13 – Mother’s Day
16 – Ramadan Begins (Islamic)
17 – Ascension (Orthodox Christian)
18 – Bike to Work Day
19 – Armed Forces Day
20 – Pentecost (Christian)
20 – Shavuot (Jewish)
21 – Victoria Day (Canada)
27 – Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)
28 – Memorial Day Observed
29 – Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í)
29 – Saka Dawa (Tibetan Buddhist)

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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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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — April 2018 — Free to Download

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian and the first month to have the length of 30 days. April is also National Poetry Month.
Flower: Daisy or Sweet Pea
Birthstone: Diamond

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – April Fools’ Day
1 – Easter (Christian)
1 – Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
2 – Easter Monday (Canada)
8 – Pascha (Orthodox Christian)
12 – Yom HaShoah (Jewish)
13 – Isra/Mi’raj (Islamic)
22 – Earth Day
25 – ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand)
27 – Arbor Day
27 – Freedom Day (South Africa)
29 – Vesak (Buddhist)

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.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — February 2018 — Free to Download

February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month of the year as it is the only month to have a length of less than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the “leap day.”
Flower: Violet
Birthstone: Amethyst

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – Imbolc (Pagan/Wiccan)
1 – Feast of Saint Brighid
2 – Groundhog Day
6 – Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
11 – Random Acts of Kindness Week
12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
13 – Mardi Gras
14 – Ash Wednesday (Christian)
14 – Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
14 – Valentine’s Day
15 – Flag Day (Canada)
15 – Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
16 – Chinese New Year
16 – Losar (Tibetan New Year)
19 – Great Lent (Orthodox Christian)
19 – Presidents’ Day
22 – Washington’s Birthday

Free Desktop Wallpaper

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — January 2018 — Free to Download

January (in Latin, Ianuarius) is named after the Latin word for door (ianua), since January is the door to the year and an opening to new beginnings. The month is conventionally thought of as being named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter) and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer).
Flower: Carnation
Birthstone: Garnet

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – New Year’s Day
6 – Epiphany (Christian)
7 – Christmas (Orthodox Christian)
14 – Old New Year (Orthodox Christian)
15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
16 – Religious Freedom Day
22 – Vasant Panchami (Hindu)
26 – Australia Day (Australia)
26 – Republic Day (India)
27 – Holocaust Remembrance Day
31 – Tu B’Shevat (Jewish)

January 2018 free desktop wallpaper

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — November 2017 — Free to Download

November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the fourth and last month to have the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar.
Flower: Chrysanthemum
Birthstone: Topaz or Citrine

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)
5 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
7 – Election Day
11 – Remembrance Day (AU, CA)
11 – Veterans Day
12 – Birth of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í)
20 – Universal Children’s Day
23 – Thanksgiving

Free desktop wallpaper for November

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Artist Spotlight — Chris Burkard: Traveling the World

Call of the Wild 2018 wall calendar

We are honored to welcome Chris Burkard to our family of contributing artists for 2018. He captures the grandeur of Mother Nature in heart-stopping detail while conveying the unique spirit of each place. He is very active on Instagram, sharing images from his adventures to over 2.8 million followers.

Chris BurkardAt thirty, photographer Chris Burkard has seen more of the world than most of us could possibly hope to see in several lifetimes. From Iceland, Norway, and the Russian Far East to India, the Pacific Islands, and South America, he captures his journeys in images that bring faraway places to vivid life.

Burkard is often referred to as a surf photographer, and for good reason. He began contributing to SURFER, where he is now staff photographer, in his early twenties. But that job description may leave too much out, since he also shoots adventure travel, epic landscapes, portraiture, street photography, and extreme sports that have nothing to do with the ocean. Continue reading

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — October 2017 — Free to Download

October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth month to have the length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin ôctō meaning “eight”) after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.
Flower: Calendula or Cosmos
Birthstone: Opal or Tourmaline

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
2 – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
4 – Mid-Autumn Festival (Asian)
5 – Sukkot Begins (Jewish)
9 – Columbus Day Observed
9 – Indigenous Peoples Day
9 – Thanksgiving (Canada)
13 – Simchat Torah (Jewish)
19 – Deepavali/Diwali (Hindu)
20 – Birth of the Báb (Bahá’í)
24 – United Nations Day
31 – Halloween
31 – Samhain (Pagan/Wiccan)

Free October Wallpaper

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