Half-Sheet birthday calendars – and stickers

OK, so I started these the other day, got super busy yesterday, but here they are.

Both half-sheet Mandala birthday calendars, although I did them as a straight 2-a-page file.  One comment suggested that the booklet style PDFs won’t work universally for every printer, so it is easier for me to just do them this way.

B&W (for colouring in) 

and colourful ones to print and be done.

You should be able to click the image for a closer look. Nope, sorry

I also had a go at making some banners.  You can print them on full-sheet sticker paper and cut them out.  Here is a close up.  I noticed a little tweak I could make, to do with the alignment, but no time now.  I might fix it later, when I do have time. There are two sheets – one with plenty of Birthday/Anniversary/Milestones ones, and some blanks, then a whole 2nd sheet of blanks.  There are also little triangular flags too.

Grab that PDF here

To be honest, I am not sure how useful they are for the BIRTHDAY calendar, but more for planners.  And that makes an interesting point that you might not have thought of – the half-sheet calendars can be hole-punched along the side and integrated into your A5/half US letter planner!

Cool, humm?

So there you go.  Have fun with them and LMK how YOU use them.


Decorate it yourself birthday calendars, 2 styles

Having fun with this!  So I’ve done two versions.  Most of the birthday calendars I see are long and thin.  Fair enough, but it really doesn’t leave a lot of scope for decoration.  When printed, the thin version leaves you with just about 2 inches x just over 2 1/2 inches.  I made it, but probably not what I would use. You can download that one here. I think topping it with scraps of pretty scrapbooking paper would work nicely and if you print it on the plain-ish side of double-sided cardstock then just top it with another scrap it would look nice with little effort.  I may end up making a sample of that, just for fun, and to show you how it would look.


What I think is preferable, is the half-sheet version.  I split the days into two columns, and that leaves you with at least 3×5 inches of decoration space.

Note that I made February just one sheet but denoted the leap day in red.

These will print two to a page and you can cut them in half, just like the thinner version. Or you can fold them in half and stick the blank backs together to form a booklet.

Download the 6 sheet PDF here

BUT, and it is a big BUT (I like big buts and I cannot lie… tee hee) if you know how your printer works and you know how to load the paper so the print on the reverse of the sheet is oriented correctly, these two PDF will allow you to print and create a little folded book of birthdays. I use the rear tray, as I know the pages have to be rotated and flipped a certain way for it to work.  So long as you use reasonable weight cardstock you won’t see the printing on the reverse thru the paper.

Part 1 – January and Notes, March and December, May and October, July and August

Part 2 – Notes and February, November and April, September and June

The first page, January and Notes, form the first and last pages, with the blank backs forming the front and back cover.  Here is what you will end up with:

January  Notes  –>> bank on the back

March  December –>> Notes and February

May  October –>>  November  April

July  August  –>> September  June

You can print the sheets one at a time but again, you need to know your printer! I think this version would be super cute as a gift, a little nicer than just the loose sheets.


Birthday Calendars!

You can all thank Kathryn, who commented that she would like to see a birthday calendar.  The biggest struggle was to decide which of the decorative elements would be nice.  I decided to do the pretty lace one and then decided to do once using the gradient, slightly thinner and with, I think, fewer cuts.

Download the Lace one:

or Download the gradient one:

You will note there are more than 12 months.  That is because I wanted to both make the sheets full, with no blank spots, and so I could include alternatives.  For example, February (with and without the 29th of a Leap Year – people with birthdays on the 29th have it hard enough LOL!) and so I could offer Red/Green for December, AND for the first time cater to those who would prefer BLUE for the festive season.  I found this little breakdown, which is surely the result of people like me who have only the vaguest idea of how to spell it, and depend on Google to auto-correct!

Hanukkah : 8,470,000 hits.
Chanukah : 3,390,000 hits.
Hanukah : 862,000 hits.
Hannukah : 677,000 hits.
Chanuka : 335,000 hits.
Chanukkah : 274,000 hits.
Hanuka : 192,000 hits.
Channukah : 128,000 hits.
Chanukka : 116,000 hits.
Hanukka : 86,300 hits.
Hannuka : 51,400 hits.
Hannukkah : 37,300 hits.
Channuka : 33,600 hits.
Xanuka : 992 hits. (even I know this one is crazy)
Hannukka : 686 hits.
Channukkah : 508 hits.
Channukka : 489 hits.
Chanuqa : 25 hits. (and this one!)

But again, people who don’t celebrate Christmas might be I bit tired of only seeing Red or Green for December.

So basically, all you need to do is print and cut.  There is a NOTES section, so if you have too many birthdays on a single day you can use that for extras.  Or you can add Anniversaries or other milestones like retirement, make special note of the big birthdays (18, 21, 50, etc) or jot down gift ideas that might come to you at any time during the year.  Really whatever you think you need.

I still want to do one that is more clean lined and graphic, possibly using this one as the style:

but it would be handy for anyone who wants a particular style to make note of it as a comment, preferably with a link so there is no confusion.  Also please comment if you prefer the two-to-a-page style or the thinner 3-to-a-page style.

Oh, and I had thought I might do a Decorate-it-Yourself version, like the calendar blocks that people seem to like:

Does that appeal?

Jeez.  I disappear for MONTHS and return full of questions…..