I finally put together my 2014 Family Calendar. I needed to hurry and get it done as I need to get it printed and in the mail to my children, one of which is in another country right now.
With our family calendars, I put all of the family members birthdays and anniversaries, since my children don’t remember all of their siblings birthdays without this calendar. Last year, I also added our annual Christmas Gift List on the last two pages. Since I print the family calendars myself, there’s no problem with adding a couple of extra pages to it. I don’t think I could do that if I sent it in to be printed, though.
I love being able to customize my family calendars any way that I want. I have been making my family calendars with the month stretched over two pages for the last few years. I know I’ve always liked having calendars with each day being large enough to write appointments in them. So when Stampin’ Up! added the calendar feature to MDS, it made it possible to do just that.
By putting our Christmas List in the back of the yearly calendar, now my children don’t have to continually call me during the year to see who they have for Christmas that year. I got the idea from a friend several years ago to do up a chart for 10 years worth of gift exchanges. My children have really liked having it that way, rather than drawing names each year. And the nice thing is, with the way we do it, when they get married, it’s really easy to add in the spouse and make a couple of changes to the chart.
When I did my 2014 Family Calendar, I imported the pages from the 2012 calendar. The reason I did this was to get the actual calendar setup without so much work. All I had to do then was to change the year to get the correct dates. I also changed the papers and the embellishments. All of this made it so much quicker to do this year’s calendar.
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