Calendar Boys


What It Is: In my non-blogging life, I work with a professional services firm, so I know for a fact that it’s Small Business Week in Canada! With that in mind, I thought this gift idea was very cool on all fronts. It’s a 2016 calendar, artfully designed by the agency Wax, featuring images of small business entrepreneurs based in Calgary. The twist is proceeds from the calendar will actually go toward the Women’s Venture Program, run by a local not-for-profit called Momentum. This program helps low-income women realize their business ideas – so not only do you get to enjoy some entrepreneurial eye candy over the next year, you get to support future business leaders as well!

Who It’s For: Your entrepreneurial friend, to decorate their office. Your sibling that lives in Calgary, as a fun tribute to her city. Your boss, as a quirky yet cool gift they’ll love to talk about.

What It Costs: The calendar sells for $25, all profits go to the aforementioned charity.

Where It’s At: You can buy the calendar online or at a range of Calgary-based retailers.

BONUS entry into my KittyKitty giveaway – tell me in the comments below, what do you think of this charitable gift idea?

21 Responses to “Calendar Boys”
  1. Heather Swanson says:

    very clever gift idea

  2. Karen says:

    It is so great that sales will help low income women!!

  3. Rhonda B. says:

    This is an excellent idea. Any thing to help low income women I support. What a great gift.

  4. Susan says:

    I always appreciate charitable endeavours that work for the greater good. This idea is a wonderful way to encourage low-income women who want to become entrepreneurs.

  5. Alison K says:

    Here KittyKitty bonus entry: I think this charitable gift idea is a great way to incorporate local businesses & the future entrepreneurs in a nice looking calendar. Hope they make lots of profit 🙂

  6. Aimee says:

    Love charity items

  7. Lindsey says:

    Good idea, but not for me.

  8. Anne Derkat says:

    It’s a great idea and one that I totally support.

  9. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    This is great to buy for the person who always wants to give back. Someone so charitable will appreciate the gift, of course, but the gesture is what they will love!

  10. Erin W says:

    I love it. My cousin lives in Calgary and I’m putting this on my list! Thanks!

  11. Donna L. says:

    It’s a good idea.

  12. Marlene V. says:

    LOVE IT!!!

  13. Susan T. says:

    I personally don’t use wall calendars but I love this cause and I know my friends would like it!

  14. katydidit21 says:

    It’s a great idea!

  15. Victoria Ess says:

    I like it but would have to look into it more.

  16. cookie3 says:

    I love this idea. I hope though that the idea will soon include other cities as well.

  17. Joan G. says:

    I can’t think of anyone on my gift list that would appreciate this.

  18. Holly says:

    Its a great idea. Small business’ need our support!

  19. Lisa S says:

    This is a great idea and the proceeds go to something even greater. I will be picking a few of these up for sure.

  20. SueSueper says:

    I think it’s an interesting idea. Yet would not want it myself, I like outdoors or animal pictures on my calandars.

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