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Monday, October 3, 2011

Easy Printable Perpetual Calendar | Family Economics

By Cathe

perpetual calendarA perpetual calendar by definition is one that is good for many years. When my children were younger, they loved having one in our kitchen and competed to be the first one to change the date for the day.

Years ago I found a large modern-style perpetual calendar with only numbers for the date of the month. It looked cool and worked just fine for me as I never have trouble remembering the month, only the day!

I recently needed one for my studio, so I made a simple 31-page file of numbers in different typefaces to print out and hang on the wall.

Perpetual calendars are great gifts for friends, family and colleagues. To make your own, simply type in bold and large numbers one through 31 on a single document and print each as you go. You can also download my free PDF printable file here.

My calendar features a different typestyle number per day. To save on ink, check your printer’s settings and opt to print multiple pages per sheet, such as two, four or six. Then simply trim each number out equally and stack in order.

Once you have your pages printed out and in order, it’s time to set them up for display. A clipboard works great for full sheet calendars. For smaller sheet stacks, a large office supply clip does the job. Once you hang your new calendar, all you have to do is remember to routinely change the day. I’ll be changing mine every day as my morning coffee brews.

What will help you remember to change your perpetual calendar daily?

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On Friday, December 6, 2013, Tess S. wrote

Dear Cathe, I love this!!!! I, like you, have no problem remembering the month, only the day. Thank you for a very cute idea!

On Friday, October 14, 2011, Bethany from San Diego wrote

I think I'll make 12 vertical strips for the months so they can hang on a clip to the left of the numbers. I agree with the others, it's a bonus to have a different font for every day. thank you.

On Thursday, October 13, 2011, Sherri from Idaho wrote

Just printed it out . I am excitedly thinking of the ways I can use this as Christmas gifts, thank you's, Christmas Advent Countdowns, etc. Thank you for sharing.

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Upscale Downhome wrote

I think I would really like this plus I love the idea of a different font everyday!

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, Destiny from wrote

Very cute idea! I love perpetual calendars! Thanks for sharing your idea : )

On Monday, October 3, 2011, Immi wrote

Thanks for a great idea!

On Monday, October 3, 2011, Lorinda Australia wrote

Thank you for the great Idea Cathe. I have printed one and now i am going to laminate it so it lasts longer.

On Monday, October 3, 2011, Moncher wrote

This should be interesting, I'm usually a day late and a dollar short. I no longer set the alarm so I'll have to think about this for a while.

On Monday, October 3, 2011, Dawnll from Dawn's Craft Place wrote

Cathe This is a great idea to share

On Monday, October 3, 2011, Sam from California wrote

another great one! Thanks


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