The new year is quickly approaching, making this is a great time to get your 2013 calendar situated. For the most beautiful year-at-a-glance rendition we’ve encountered so far in life (mind you, studying office supplies is our hobby), we recommend the Neuyear wall calendar.
Neuyear sent us a complimentary calendar so we could see for ourselves it’s as beautiful as they suggest on their website. We can only agree. The background is a faint buttery color much like the soft background we adore in Moleskin notebooks. And the no-gap way the months are linked together builds an aesthetically pleasing picture of a year. (They built it this way to suggest their emphasis on the currency of time coming in 52 annual increments so you can plan across months easily, and see clearly the distance/days between any two dates in the year.)
A favorite feature is that it’s printed two sided, enabling you to chose landscape or portrait orientation. And since it comes complete with 3M poster strips for mark-free mounting, you could change your direction mid year without frustration.
To take advantage of the 30% off discount, go to the www.neuyear.net website and enter code “LifeContained” through Dec 31, 2012.
While this calendar is excellent for seeing and planning the whole year, it is not meant to replace your electronic calendar where you track everyday things. To maintain your sanity, you’ll probably want to align the layouts of your calendars. To change the settings in your electronic calendar so that Monday is the first day of the week to match up with the Neuyear calendar, following are the steps for three popular platforms:
In Outlook: Tools –> Options –> Click Calendar Options –> Under Calendar work week, select “Monday” in First day of week list –> OK –> OK
In iCal: iCal –> Preferences –> Next to Start week on:, select “Monday” from the drop down list
In Google Calendar –> Settings Icon –> Settings –> select “Monday” from Week starts on drop down list
Check out this video for the five reasons why the Neuyear calendar is awesome, and may you find it fun to use to a product created by people enjoying life. As said by Neuyear themselves, “Make this the best damn year you’ve ever had!”