Now that the new year has come, it’s time to restock the calendars hanging around our homes and think of new year gifts for friends and family. Even better, hit two birds with one stone and get them a calendar as a gift.
We have curated a list of 6 beautiful calendars for 2023 that you can get in Vietnam, all locally made by studios in the country. So check out our list and decorate your walls and desks with these practical yet artsy decors!
Since it’s the year of the Cat for the Vietnamese zodiac calendar, it’s fitting that cat-themed calendars would become popular. If you’re interested in something cute, check out this splendid dancing cat calendar made by mai studio.
Each month is dedicated to a local dance from ethnic minorities across Vietnam. Not just that, the calendar also comes with a poster containing info about each dance and 2 cute little bookmarks for you to collect.
If you’re looking for a cute gift that will educate your friends on the hidden beauty of Vietnam, this calendar is a fantastic idea.
If you’re in the mood for something experimental, then give your room a splash of vibrant colors with the limited Risograph calendar made by Khô Mực Studio – an A4-sized calendar with a cool futuristic aesthetic and trippy imageries.
This calendar feature artworks from 12 different artists with the theme “Robot and flowers”, printed using the Risograph technique that gives the paper its unique color and textures. A great gift for lovers of rare art, there are only about 250 prints available, so get yours now!
Paper calendars do seem a bit mundane after a while, so why not switch up the material? This calendar by OHQUAO is made from fabric and it might be the last piece of decor you will need.
It comes in two variants, the first one – titled Daily Life by Minh Phuong – depicts iconic moments of life in Vietnam in a cute style, while the second one – The Sight Of Vietnam by Vy Maru – shows the many landmarks of the country right inside your home.
Once the year is over, recycle this calendar and give it a second life as a towel – as recommended by the artists themselves.
Price: VND200,000 (~USD8.53)
Where to buy: ohquao.com
While the other calendars in this list are rather eye-catching, if you’re into simplistic fares then check out this beautiful calendar by PAT Store. This calendar features the beauty of Vietnamese women using a simple yet charming art style.
The calendar also comes with a bonus illustration for you to keep as a souvenir.
The plain white paper isn’t the only material to be made into calendars this year. If you’re looking for something distinctively local, then check out this calendar by Zó Project, made from dó paper – a traditionally thick paper that is used to produce Vietnamese folk art.
The paper is known for its rough texture and extreme durability, enough that the studio even produces earrings made from this material. If you want a touch of rusticness in your living space, then try out this calendar!
If you want something to decorate a child’s room, or just want something colorful and funny, then check out this funny calendar drawn by children. Tòhe is a studio specializing in using children’s art and turning them into charming, cute-looking products.
They just released a new calendar for this year titled Quý hóa quá, featuring a fun twist on traditional folk art and visuals of Vietnamese idioms. If you want to teach your kids about Vietnamese idioms, or just want a refresher for yourself, then get this calendar!
Here is a list of Vietnamese Calendars for 2023 that you can buy to support local businesses. Be sure to buy them quickly, as some of them are limited and will likely be sold out in a couple of weeks.
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