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5-Star Buys: A Sweet Botanical Mini Calendar

by Aleksa Brown

Jan 1, 2020

Welcome the new year in style with the help of this perennially popular mini desk calendar which saves space without skimping on personality.

Mini desk calendar from Favorite Story
Photo by: Favorite Story

In our 5-Star Buys series we spotlight popular Etsy items that recently struck a chord with shoppers—and let their rave reviews do the talking.


January is a time for starting fresh, setting intentions, and planting seeds for the year ahead—and a garden-themed mini desk calendar from Favorite Story is just the thing to inspire you to keep up your personal growth month after month. Hand-painted by California-based artist Dana Garson and printed on sturdy cardstock, each colorful scene features a charming illustration of a greenhouse staple: Think peppy blooms, geometric terrariums, and even a pretty pair of bright yellow galoshes. The best part? Each month is no bigger than a business card, and thanks to an optional maple display stand to hold the cards upright, you can see the dates even without a proper wall or a ton of precious surface space (teachers, open-plan office workers, and tiny apartment dwellers, rejoice!). So take a cue from one of the thousands of satisfied shoppers who have chosen Dana’s calendars again and again—and get ready to cultivate your best year yet.


Mini desk calendar from Favorite Story
SHOP: Mini desk calendar from Favorite Story, from $8.50

“As always, I LOVE these adorable desk calendars. Will keep coming back each year. This is my third or fourth one. Perfect size for my desk, quality workmanship, beautiful illustrations. Thank you!” — AR


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Aleksa Brown

Aleksa Brown is a writer, editor, and brand storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. Some of her favorite things include burgers, bike rides, and being outside with friends on sunny days. Read more of her work on the Etsy Journal.