Friday, January 1

The 2016 Man Calendar + Hello Mr. January

Friday, January 1

Happy 2016, friends! I hope that you all celebrated the end of 2015 with friends and family (and that you're not feeling too terrible after doing so).

While some people ring in a new year with a look back at the old and resolutions for the new*, I like to welcome a new year in a slightly different way ...

Suit & Tie | The 2016 Man Calendar


For any of you who might be new to my blog—hello!—let me give you a little background on this project before we get to the goods: At the end of each year since 2004**, I've worked on creating a calendar featuring photos of my favorite celebrity menfolk, which I call the Man Calendar.***

I try to come up with a loose theme to tie all of the months together; the theme for 2016, Suit and Tie, even comes with a matching song.

Now, without further ado, please help me welcome Mr. January: Lee Pace.


The whole of 2016 looks a little something like so:


Mr. January: Lee Pace | Mr. February: Tom Hiddleston | Mr. March: Jensen Ackles | Mr. April: Chris Evans | Mr. May: Henry Cavill | Mr. June: Chris Pratt | Mr. July: Benedict Cumberbatch | Mr. August: Chris Hemsworth | Mr. September: Idris Elba | Mr. October: Tom Hardy | Mr. November: Bob Morley | Mr. December: Jake Gyllenhaal

Want a copy of your own? Since I don't own any of these images, I can't print these to sell. However, I've put all of the months in this ZIP file, which you can download for your personal use.

I print each month on white, letter-size card stock, and then trim the sheets to 6"x9". If you punch a hole at the top, you can hang the lot from a large jumpring. The files are 150 dpi, which means they'll look larger than 6"x9" when you open them, but they should print fine.

I was also thinking of creating a set of computer wallpapers. If you'd be interested in such a thing, let me know.

What do you think of this year's calendar? Sorry if I didn't include your favorite guy. It can be really hard to whittle the very deserving list down to 12!


*Not saying I won't post those as well, mind you.
**If you're curious, you can see previous editions at the following links: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; 2008–2005 are in Word Docs, which says quite a bit about how my design skills have advanced over the decade.
***Colt, my husband, is an extremely good sport about this project. (But I do make sure to keep the physical copy of the calendar at work.)

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