FINALLY… My annual calendar is here, and it is like no other calendar that you’ve ever seen!

I’m not an overly confident person… I constantly have to fist-fight my own self-doubt. So you have to understand how good I feel about my first ever annual wildlife calendar when I’m able to proudly write a bold heading like the one above…

That being said — I would have loved to design the perfect calendar to suit anyone’s needs, but as we all know, that’s just not possible! Instead, I allowed my gut and values to guide me, focussing on a few important objectives, which all put this calendar in a class of its own:

1) I wanted this calendar to be more than just a calendar. I wanted it to be like a dear friend that uplifts you! It’s jam-packed with quotes, affirmations and thoughtful prompts that will hopefully inspire reflection on time gone by and positive growth moving forward. 

2) I love my country. It is a delicious mixed salad of unique ingredients! No matter our heritage, culture, orientation or religion, I believe that we should all be seen and respected. Therefore, I tried to be as inclusive as possible when adding observances and celebrations.

The following will be included:

  • All South African public holidays
  • Major observances from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim faith
  • South African Pride celebration dates
  • Select international observances

3) Apart from celebrating South Africa’s incredible wildlife - featuring my artworks of 12 unsung, often unnoticed “little guys” - my main focus for this calendar was the eco-friendliness. Practically the entire calendar can be re-purposed and used as something else: Each page can be easily ‘upcycled’ into a greeting card, multiple gift tags, a bookmark and more!


For only R590, you get a beautiful, practical and inclusive A3 calendar for 2024. Re-purpose your calendar to easily create:

  • 12 stunning greeting cards featuring my wildlife artwork (this alone is valued at R840!)
  • 60 gift tags
  • Filing dividers (perfect for your bookkeeping!)
  • Even the custom-made, hand-crafted wooden binder/hanger will be reusable, and is made from recycled oak wine barrel inserts (used to flavour and stabilise wine!)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Order yours before 31 October, and save 10%!

Finally, I am so pleased to share a sneak peak of the design, as well as the 12 artworks of “little guys” that form the centrepiece of this calendar:

unique eco-friendly annual wildlife calendar


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I absolutely love this calendar Corrine and it is the perfect solution to my hubby’s question as to what I want for Christmas and my birthday just following. What an amazing gift it will be that I can enjoy every day all the year round!! Am placing my order today!

Veronica Mortimer

Thanks so much, Patsy!! I think it’s going to be truly lovely in print – can’t wait! Wonderful, I’ll check in with you closer to the time so that we can get you those calendars! ;)


Hi – well done on the blood, sweat and tears – the calendar looks great. I would like to order two and will pay before month end. Many thanks Patsy


Thank you for your lovely comment, Lynn! It really has been a year of blood, sweat and tears to get here… Thank you for recognising that and your invaluable support along the way!


Hi there Skattie.. just looking at your amazing and well thought out calendar, I DEF NEED TO ORDER..and pretty smartly.
Thanks for the enormous amount of work, care and ideas all incorporated therein. Much love lynn

Lynn Forbes

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