For years now, I’ve been wanting to make my own printable calendar. I’ve started this project several times (each time looking quite a bit different), but none of those projects ever made it to completion.
At the start of this year, I found myself with quite a bit of extra time on my hands and decided once again it was time to tackle the elusive calendar project! And you know what?! This time it all worked out, and I am so happy to share this desktop printable calendar with you today!
I know what you’re thinking.
“Natalie, it’s almost March!”
Yeah, I know! Better late than never though, right? Also, I don’t have a desk calendar for this year yet, so this printable is filling a personal need for me.
Printable Calendar, 2021
Anywho, let’s get down to it! Even though we’re two months into the year, I did include January in February in this printable just in case you want them for some reason!
I love, love, love color, so when designing this printable calendar, color played a huge role. I wanted something that would spark joy every time I (or you!) looked at it.
Each month is themed somewhat by the season in which it falls. The spring months focus more on florals and springy creatures like butterflies, while the summer months focus on sunshine and rainbows and fall features pumpkins and leaves.
It’s hard to chose a favorite month, because I love aspects of each and every one. If I had to pick though, I’d say May, June, and September are my absolute faves! The little pumpkins in October also hold a special place in my heart.
Using this printable is super easy! All you have to do is download, print, cut, and enjoy!
When you download, you’ll receive a ready-to-print 6-page PDF file.
When it comes to printing, I recommend printing on cardstock, but you could easily use your favorite printer paper as well.
My printer has been acting up recently, so I’ve been printing all my printables at my local FedEx Office store. They do a fantastic job and their prices aren’t too bad. I paid about $7 to get this desk calendar printed in full color on white cardstock.
Once printed, take either a paper trimmer (here’s my favorite one) or a pair of scissors and cut along the edge of each month. Once cut, each month will measure 4×6 inches.
After you’ve cut out your printable calendar, it’s time to decide how you want to display it.
Currently, I have mine sitting in an old desk calendar block that I’ve been saving for years. I completely understand if you don’t have a spare calendar block laying around. Quite honestly, I’ve been saving this block for no particular reason for 2-3 years now. But, now that I have this printable, I’m so glad I kept it around for all these years!
For those that don’t seem to hold onto virtually useless objects for years on end, here are some alternate stand suggestions:
- 4×6 clip frame (rectangle)
- 4×6 clip frame (arch)
- standard 4×6 picture frame
- 5×7 clip frame
- grid wall organizer
- mini clipboard
If you don’t want your printable calendar to stand, you could also try a few other display methods:
- Magnet to a whiteboard or refrigerator
- Washi tape (which is low tack and shouldn’t hurt your paint) to the wall near your desk or on your desktop itself
- Pushpin in a corkboard
Now, it’s time to enjoy! I don’t know about y’all but I get a bit of satisfaction out of flipping my calendar at the start of a new month! So fun!
Just like with all my other freebies, this free printable calendar is for personal use only. You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.
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You can download the desktop printable calendar below:
I hope you enjoy this calendar and have an absolutely wonderful year!
If you’re looking for additional calendar resources, check out Undated Printable Planner Inserts: Free Download or head straight to my printables category and take a look around. You’re sure to find something you like!
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