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Calendars – DIY Spanish Sunday to Saturday only!

Well. I had planned a few calendar posts out, to free up my time to spend with family, but once I posted that I may no longer be able to make them if I upgrade my Mac and lose my program, I started getting comments and emails from people asking for very specific things far into the future. I had a request for 2024 and 2025! Yikes. The thing is, once I make the month blocks and check them a few times to make sure they are correct (who remembers the set I made with an online calendar that was WRONG? Thank goodness I could like to it’s wrongness LOL!) then making the calendars themselves is not hard. And it is pretty speedy if I don’t mess about with the fonts. I have my favorites but some of them are tricky to line up, especially if they are a bit … bouncy, IYKWIM. So making another 2 years will take a bit of time. And once I do one, I’ll get loads of requests to convert all of them for those two years. No time to do that now.

So, I had a request from a long time Calendar fan from Uruguay. It’s interesting, because unlike many Spanish speaking countries, they use the Sunday to Saturday format (which is the one I make most often) rather than Monday to Sunday. Making the Spanish ones for her isn’t hard, just a little editing each block to replace the English with the Spanish. But I expect one people see it I am going to start getting requests for the Monday to Sunday version – which requires heavy editing of the blocks. And so on and so on and so on…

So here are the requested Spanish DIY calendars. Making the CD sized ones size ones was easy enough so I did it. CD one first – there are very faint grey lines for the cutting, but as usual you could cut the sheet in half and trim so the block is centred and decorate the whole outside. This uses the circle CD calendar but you get the idea!

The CD sized ones are two-to-a-page

I’ve shown decorating them 100 times so I won’t again. Anything from a strip of patterned paper to a major ink&stamp job can be used.

Enjoy.

Tomorrow, the Doily 3×4 cards – another oft-requested one, for 2022 and 2023.


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Spanish Sunday to Saturday

Oddly, I had TWO requests for more Spanish calendars.  One was for the non-traditional Sunday to Saturday version.  I had a quick play to see if it would be easy to create.  It wasn’t too bad.  I changed up the colouring for December, but the rest are the same, although the location moves around

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Grab it here.  I do realize that the world is split between Spanish speakers you use Monday to Sunday and those who use Sunday to Saturday.  If there is enough interest I will try to do the MtoS version soon.

I also hope to sort out a Planner page so I can keep all the bots for printing custom calendar pages in one place.  And I may try to see if I can print the calendar pages in different languages.  I love a challenge…..

 


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For the Monday to Sunday folk – 2017 lace calendar (and Spanish version too!)

This ended up being easier than I thought it would.  Every year as I make these calendars I find new little tricks to help me create them faster.  What takes the longest is obsessively checking to make sure I get the dates right.  These have been checked and re-checked and I used what I hope is a reputable site to get the Spanish right!

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This is the English, Monday to Sunday version

 

and

 

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This is the SPANISH Monday to Sunday version

Enjoy.

Oh, and note that there are a few blank cards at the end.  Hope they are useful!

 


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Spanish and German and a preview of the Pretty CD one

The poll isn’t closed yet, but I have a hellish week ahead so I thought I would get a jump on the design.  Let me start there:

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That is sort of where I am – Sweetheart Script was the frontrunner by a mile.  I can’t decide on the position of the flourish, or if I need it at all.   I guess I am leaning towards the bottom flourish, so it doesn’t affect the readability of the days. Any thoughts?

Now, as you know I’ve done foreign language calendars for a few years.  I made a German one the other day, because a long time follower asked for the blank, decorate it yourself version in German for a project she has in mind.  She vetted them for me so I feel most confident about them being right. Grab the German calendar here.

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She also gave me the words for the journaling blocks.

I also have a French version out to someone who will, I hope, be able to do the same.  I’ll add them when I hear back, and if I don’t, then I’ll omit the journaling cards and post them that way.

I don’t have a connection with a Spanish speaker, so I omitted the journaling cards for these from the beginning.  But I did do both a MONDAY to SUNDAY version, as that is more common for Spanish, as well as a Sunday to Saturday version, as I know many people use a Spanish calendar but follow the arrangement most common in their country  – the USA is usually Sun to Sat and I think someone from Puerto Rico also mentioned they use Sun to Sat as well

I did have a moment when I saw AUGUSTO instead of AGOSTO on one online calendar!  Gave me no end of worry, but while AUGUSTO is a word in Spanish, near as I can find it’s translated as august, as in an august institution .  The month August is Agosto.

And apparently the calendar I saw that had MARCHA instead of Marzo is wrong too.  Sorted it and added the new PDFs.  I did SAY it was stressful …

Honestly – the stress of trying to get all the elements right for a foreign language calendar is huge.  If you see an error, do let me know.  It’s cringe-inducing to make an error, but the sooner I know the sooner I can fix it.