The calendar has been with us for centuries, the earliest dating back to the Bronze Age. The photo wall calendar, however, is a far more recent creation, exploding in popularity in the 1940's thanks to WWII pin-up girls. Yes, page after page of scantily clad ladies went to war on the pages of calendars with our GIs. In the 50s and 60s the photo wall calendar became a marketing tool. Who can forget the local barbershop where likely hung a calendar with illustrations by Norman Rockwell? And didn't every auto garage have a calendar, or two, or three with long-legged beauties in shorts sprawled over a hot-rod to promote ACME spark plugs, or Shur-Stop brake linings or similar?
Today, a photo wall calendar can be found to fit any niche interest you can think of, and a few you can't. Any casual search for calendars will find dozens in categories like pets/animals, flowers/gardens, scenic/travel, fashion/pop culture, to name just a few. The number of photo calendars produced each year numbers into the many, many thousands.
However, the 1st Official North American Pipe Band Calendar is unique. It is the creation of pipe band fan/supporter Siouxsie Waller, author of the lifestyle blog, Whisky and Tartan.com. The calendar features a dozen pipe band musicians representing bands from as far away as New York, to Atlanta, to Hawaii! The calendar was created as a fundraising project to help these bands raise needed monies for instruments, lessons, uniforms, and travel to competitions worldwide. Each participating band will have calendars for sale at competitions and highland games. It can also be purchased through Waller's website, whisky and tartan.com, and through 3rd party supporters, like The Celtic Market.com.