A round up of my favorite FREE 2016 Calendars. Welcome the new year in with organization and style!
She smiles at the future. Proverbs 31:25b
FREE: Monthly and Weekly options
From: Small Paper Things
My thoughts: A few months ago, Kate, at Small Paper Things, sent me this calendar personally. Such a sweet girl and she lives in Australia!! How fun. Love how the internet connects us. I digress- I love the simplicity and options to have a monthly calendar and/or a weekly calendar. This one makes the fridge at my house!!
FREE: both letter and A5 sizes in weekly and monthly calendars with over a dozen add ons.
From: The Handmade Home
My thoughts: I featured The Handmade Home’s calendar last year as well. Ashley has created a great planner set again. Included chore charts, homeschool scheduling, a cleaning schedule and so much more. Adorable quote paged to break up the stiffness of scheduling is a plus. Love that she includes all her favorite tools, including binder and pens, to make organizing smooth and stylish.
FREE: perpetual style (above) and 3 other options including a monthly horizontal calendar for 2016. You have to subscribe to her email list to receive calendars.
From: Lemon Thistle
My thoughts: I appreciate that Colleen of Lemon Thistle hand lettered these calendars. I have a perpetual calendar (new word for me- but just means all dates are in a long list) to keep track of birthdays. This might be a good option for you if you want to keep track of a daily task- or plan out a daily task. I’m thinking this would be a great Bible Reading Plan Calendar.
FREE: monthly display calendar you can include your own photos with.
From: It’s Always Autumn
My thoughts: Autumn had me at DIY Photo Calendar! This lovely calendar option gives you space to get creative and makes an AWESOME gift. Follow Autumn’s easy instructions after you print this free calendar and customize each month with a photo or image of your choice. (This would be an AWESOME project for your teenager to create with their Instagram photos.) Don’t want to use photo’s of the family? Why not add your favorite fabric scrap, paper pattern, vintage ephemera, or goal image. Creative gals- this calendar is for you!
FREE: coloring book style monthly visual calendar
My thoughts: I like the concept of this visual calendar in that you can color it and make it your own. I was first drawn to this option when looking for a calendar for my tween. He will really enjoy getting creative with this calendar. Downside, only 6 months are available at this time. Have to check back in a few months for the July-December calendars.
FREE: student planner and monthly and weekly calendars
From: Just A Girl And Her Blog
My thoughts: I have been looking for a calendar for my tween, with not too much luck. I do like this student planner, and although not very masculine at all, it’s a great start for any student who needs to get a grip on projects, assignments, and what’s coming up with their busy schedule. Great colors. Easy to read and use.
FREE: well you have to DIY this one from start to finish. Nothing to print here
From: Maple and Magnolia
My thoughts: Still looking for something more masculine for my guys. Not a lot of free stuff out there for them (light bulb moment here). This might do the trick for you as well. Great instructions on line, and cost should be around $12 depending on how big or small you make yours.
CALENDARS FOR CHILDREN
From: 1 Plus 1 Plus 1 Equals 1
My thoughts: I added in a children’s calendar in this year’s 2016 calendar round-up because I truly believe time management and organization are skills that need to start at young ages and at home. This is a great option for your 3-6 year old. Print the free monthly sheets. At the start of the month you can spend a few minutes tracing the numbers, practicing counting, patterning colors, coloring the illustrations, etc. Hang it somewhere he will see it daily and allow him to mark off the days, or circle special days ahead to help with planning skills and time awareness.
FREE weekly calendar specifically for kids but perfect for anyone.
From: Living Locurto
My thoughts: Amy at Living Locurto created a practical and sensible calendar for her kids to keep track of their week on their own, but with a little help from mom. Reusable= bonus points with me. Great instructions and accessory list in the instructions found on the site. Perfect if you have a drop spot or family planning wall. I also think this could go in a magnetic frame on the refrigerator, or in a clear plastic binder sheet on a door or bulletin board.
FREE Disney Cars weekly homework calendar (Minnie Mouse also available)
My thoughts: Never too late to take back the school year. Start 2016 strong with this colorful and friendly homework calendar.
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
It’s your year- do it in your style!