In this last year I’ve learned that I am very much a tangible touch kind of person. Digital to do lists are never functional for me. I need to write it down. Physically check off the boxes. I’ve learned that the same goes for Calendars. I hate having to open up an app just to see what day of the week the 17th is.
I’ve been thinking of putting up a small 2015 calendar on my wall as like a year-at-a-glance kind of view. The idea mainly came so I could keep track of which week my project life album was on. A 2015 calendar – seems like there would be quite a few stellar freebies online, right? So I set out to save myself some time, only to find that many people release monthly printable freebies. That doesn’t help me when I want to be able to see the whole year. Nothing too complicated, no space needed for planning, journalling, or adding in any important dates.
I had a vision in mind. Simple. Square-ish. Black and white. After a little searching and not much luck, I almost gave up and started to make my own. But then – I found this amazing freebie that has every month from Cristina, over at Cautiously Obsessed. It was exactly what I was looking for! So I printed it out, 2 months on a page and cut them down to size (I probably would have left a little more space around each month, had I not already cut one month out to the size they are).
To add just the perfect sparkle, I cut some gold glitter tape into small strips and added them to the top. I have to confess, I am obsessed with this glitter tape. It’s the Recollections brand from Michaels (I got it on sale for like a dollar! Score!). Granted, it’s not the strongest tape. I use it mainly for decoration, I would never use it to actually seal something.
I figure I’ve saved myself about an hour of fiddling around in Illustrator – not to mention I now have an awesome year at a glance on my wall!