If you haven’t picked up a 2024 calendar yet, maybe consider a perpetual calendar instead. You can use it every year as a more eco-friendly option, especially if you keep track of things digitally anyway. I love the ritual of changing the date on my Pusheen Box calendar every morning to start off my day and it’s cute to look at too! Here’s some kawaii perpetual calendars to choose from, and some DIYs to make yourself.
These Studio Ghibli perpetual calendars at JapanArtFleaMarket are definitely an investment but they’re so beautiful and detailed that you’ll enjoy using them for a very long time. This Totoro design is my favourite but there’s lots more and some really cute ones with Jiji & Kiki.
This Kirby calendar is so colourful and sure to cheer you up every morning. It’s available as a special order item from Aita*Kuji (JP).
While my Pusheen Box calendar is long sold out, CultureFly (US) have a very similar Animal Crossing version with Timmy & Tommy. It’s part of a special collector’s box, which also includes a bag, socks, blanket, notebook and more.
Little Twin Stars will love to display this pretty perpetual calendar from JapanLA (US). It has a sliding panel with the dates and you only have to change it once a month.
If you dig around on Amazon Japan for perpetual calendars, you’ll find a lot of kawaii characters in this building block style that you rearrange every month. I especially love this Miffy calendar with a bunny on top. Oshoppu (UK) also have a Moomins design.
While not exactly a perpetual calendar, I thought this tiny house from Dapple & Dot (UK) was too cute not to include. The wooden house will last for a long time and you can buy a new calendar for the roof every year.
If you prefer to DIY, Hello Origami shows you how to make an origami block calendar with Pusheen. You can obviously change this up to use any character, design or colours you like.
Or Mod Podge Rocks has a free tutorial and printable for a watercolour perpetual calendar that you decoupage on to wooden blocks. If you’re artistic, you could use the printable as a template to create your own design, or as a guide to paint straight onto the wooden blocks.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.