I think I might just be the original calendar girl. The new year officially begins for me when I hang the calendar. It must be a throw back to when my children were small and I was keeping up with ballet classes, basketball practice and orthodontist appointments. Mind you this was before IPAD's and really sophisticated cell phones. I used plain old Sharpies and sometimes stickers. The calendar helped me keep 4 children and one husband promptly organized. Not to mention I loved (and still love) all the wonderful choices!