Happy New Year! We’ll start things off with some cute 2022 printable calendars to keep you organised, whatever weirdness is coming up this year! Choose from these kawaii options for your desk, wall or journal, including some DIYs and free downloads.
tokidoki are continuing to add free calendars for 2022, starting with a new year celebration party for January. These include US holidays, fun theme days and tokidoki product releases.
If your new year resolutions include supporting your favourite kawaii artists financially, Patreon is a great place to start and creators often include printable calendars as a reward. A few that definitely do are pikaole (shown above), Rainbowholic and Little Miss Paintbrush.
Etsy is also well worth a browse for cute and affordable downloads and many are discounted just now. I really like the sweet pastel Korean-style calendars by ClaireeDesigner, which are available in lots of formats, whether you prefer vertical or horizontal, boxes or numbers, or even wallpapers.
For something a bit different, this printable 2022 calendar by CLUillustrate has a digital painting of a Merbunny for every month, plus self care affirmations to keep you from getting too stressed out about life.
Tater Tots Co. have a Fun with Animals mini calendar that’s full of cute animal illustrations and perfect for your desk or to pop inside a diary. They also have lots of other useful downloads that are especially suited to families.
Wall calendars can double as art and you can usually send the file to an online printer or copy shop for larger sizes than your home computer can manage. Ink & Card have some lovely ones with cats, dogs, plants and more.
Cat fans might also like to know that my own printable calendar this year features a whole year of cute seasonal cats with plenty of space for events and notes. Get it from the Asking For Trouble Etsy or Payhip.
If you prefer to get creative yourself – or only have a black & white printer – Suzikute has a fun colouring calendar. You get a new seasonal illustration to colour in every month so there’s lots of opportunities to experiment with different palettes and art supplies.
Draw So Cute has updated her mini desk calendar for 2022 and it includes free templates for you to colour in and assemble. This would make a really nice personal gift too for anyone with a January birthday.
Or follow this tutorial by A to Z Handmade Creations and use your own drawings to make a cute DIY desk calendar inspired by a Korean design. As well as flip calendar for the year it includes a little notepad and even a wipe-clean area for important reminders.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.