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So Ready for a Happier Year: 2021 Happier Place Calendar

2021 Happier Place calendar, nature photography, beach to canyons, words of inspiration

The limited edition 2021 Happier Place Monthly Wall Calendar is here! Wishing you a healthy, happier year with 13 beautiful nature photos, words of inspiration, and lots of holidays and occasions for joy and appreciation.

2021 Happier Place Calendar Dates

Just like last year’s calendar, the 2021 Happier Place Calendar marks not only the usual US American federal holidays (e.g., 4th of July, Labor Day), important dates of remembrance (e.g., Juneteenth), the common Western holidays (e.g., Christmas, Hanukkah), and some popular fun days (e.g., April Fools).

We’ve also included other special days: to open all of our minds to other cultures by honoring more international holidays (e.g., Holi, Eid ul-Fitr, Lunar New Year), to draw attention and inspire action on some UN days (e.g., Peace Day, Earth Day, World Wildlife Day), and to inspire even more shared fun on classic and newer Fun Days (e.g., Pi Day, May The Fourth). And of course, you’ll be reminded to celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2021.

March 2021 calendar page, Happier Place nature calendar, let's make the world a happier place, holidays, wildlife day, forest day

Side Note: First Day of the Week

One more note on dates: Every year, there is that moment of hesitation if we should follow the American structure of starting each week with Sunday, instead of starting them with Monday as it’s done on calendars in Europe, Australia and parts of Asia. After all, Saturday and Sunday are called the weekEND, which would make Monday the beginning of the week. And that is in fact officially the international standard ISO 8601.

But since most of the visitors to our website live in North America, we chose the “week starts on Sunday” set-up again. Want to nerd out more? Here’s a world map indicating the first day of the week in different countries. Turns out there are a few countries that start the week on Saturdays.

By the way, we really couldn’t find a convincing reason why the calendar week starts with Sunday in the Americas (and some other parts of Asia and Africa) except that it may be for ancient religious reasons, since it’s common in the Judaic, Islamic, and some Christian traditions.

Double Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, April 2021 calendar page with holidays, inspirational quotes, Take a break. Go outside. Have fun.

2021 Happier Place Calendar Images

Each month takes you to a different place in nature. For the 2021 Nature Photography Calendar, we focused a little more on big open spaces and places that give you a longer view or evoke motion. In 2020, due to the pandemic, we’ve probably all felt a bit more cooped up and restricted. We’ve also appreciated even more time spent in the “Great Outdoors” where we feel like we could breath more freely. So in 2021, we wanted to give you lots of images that would let your mind wander into an open space beyond your four walls. And if possible, we hope the photos will inspire you to get outside and get some actual fresh air and sunshine.

The only exception is the close-up photo of the wild flax. We chose this photo for May, the Mother’s Day month, because the photo is Luci’s mother’s favorite. We hope that getting close to these flowers will inspire calm and also appreciation for the little wonders of nature and for our mothers and anyone else who introduced us to the wonders of nature and the happier-making escape the outdoors can provide. Danke, Mami!

All photos were taken by Luci Westphal. The 2021 calendar photos features images from the Poudre Canyon, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Fort Collins, and the Cache la Poudre River in Colorado, from the Everglades National Park, Honeymoon Island (cover photo), and Key West in Florida, from the Chattahoochee National Forest and Minnehaha Falls in Georgia, Double Arch in Arches National Park in Utah, wild flax in Germany, and a cove along the Algarve coast in Portugal.

2021 Happier Place Nature Photography Calendar monthly photo wall calendar images

Inspiring Words To Make You Happier in 2021

Each calendar page features a slogan to inspire, encourage, and motivate. While those words of inspiration should speak for themselves (or are open to your interpretation), for most of them we have related articles with more information and ideas.

Click through to read the related article:

Take a break. Go outside. Have fun.

Be brave. Be kind. Be happier.

Let’s make the world a happier place.

Do more of what makes you happier.

Yes, let’s!

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Let’s Inspire Each Other

Do you have a favorite month? How about a favorite day? If you use wall calendars, where do you hang them, what do you write on them? Do you add your own birthday to a calendar? Did you get this calendar already – or one of the previous Happier Place calendars? Did you get it for yourself or as a present for someone else?
Or maybe YOU have a question for us? Ask away!

Please leave an answer or whatever you’d like to add in the comment section below.


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2021 Happier Place calendar featuring nature photography, from bright beaches to deep canyons and full of words of inspiration.
So Ready for a Happier Year: 2021 Happier Place Calendar

12 thoughts on “So Ready for a Happier Year: 2021 Happier Place Calendar

  1. Happier Place Wall Calendar looks so great! I love nature photos and happy, inspirational quotes/words, so yes I must check this out

    1. Thank you so much. Glad you like the look of it and appreciate inspirational quotes. Sounds like it would be a great calendar for you

  2. I think I’ll have to get one because of how this year is going. Happiness needs to be in the future for a long time, and make up for 2020’s sad, negative, and dreadful year. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yeah, the coming year should be much, much happier to make up for all that was lost in 2020.

  3. I can’t wait for 2021 as well and a happy, inspirational calendar sounds like a a start

    1. Whatever we can do to help people have a happier year…

  4. I am so ready for 2021. I’m hoping that it will be a much better year.

    1. It has to, right? Yes!

  5. Looks like a fab calendar. I love having a real copy of things!! thanks for sharing this

    1. Glad you like it, Bella. I agree that having photos and a calendar as real touchable items in your home or office makes quite a difference.

  6. yesssss…I do need a 2021 happy calender…I love the idea, brilliant…

    1. Thanks! Whatever we can do to inspire people to get outside and do more of what makes them happier.

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