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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 both the CD sized ones and the 3×4 card size ones was easy enough so I did both. 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, the 3×4 cards four-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.


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

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2021 Spanish calendars

I always take note of the followers who come back, year after year, to ask for, and then thank me for, my calendars. Nubia is one such follower. Lucky too, because I had some time while the laundry was on the go, and rather than me having to wait for a reply to an essential question, I was able to just look back, year after year, and find the answer.

I do occasionally make calendars in other languages. Not as many as I used to do, but I generally try to make Spanish ones. As Nubia is from Uruguay, what I thought I remembered, but I knew I had to check, was that there the week begins with SUNDAY. Confession. I HATE having to make Monday to Sunday calendars. I don’t use them myself, and once I go to all the effort to make the Sunday to Saturday versions, it really is starting all over from scratch to make the Monday to Sunday version. Converting from English to Spanish is a whole lot easier. My wash cycle was an hour and it took me less than that to do this. Not bad.

Sorry that is a little small – usually I just grab a single page to show basically what the calendar looks like.  This time I thought I could grab the Contact Sheet version so you could see all the colours.  You can grab the PDF here! Nubia, I hope you enjoy it once again.  I know the doily one is your favourite.

I hope you find it useful.

Interestingly, I stumbled across a really pretty one I made…gee, I think it was back in maybe 2015. I saw it and I was charmed by it my own self LOL!   I think I will have to update it for next year. 


Spanish CD case calendar

I got further sidetracked by a couple of day in hospital – minor procedure but not expected.  It kept me from following up with these right away so I am going to quickly add them before I go collapse on the sofa!

This is the CD case calendar version – the PDF has 6 pages, two per page.  Hope they are useful! They are basically the same fonts etc. as the tear-off ones. Here is one page:



Spanish language tear-off calendar

I got sidetracked by a trip to the Dr. so not made it to any desks yet.  I will try to get to them now, while I rest up and let the antibiotics work their magic (I hope!)

I did want to add this Spanish-language calendar.  Only the tear-off version, so far, but I will get to the CD case sized ones as soon as I can.  The hard work is done, a Spanish speaker has deemed them acceptable. so perhaps a few people will find them useful.

They look like this:


Size-wise, the tear off sheets are 2.5 wide by 2 inches high.  I will mention what I told Milli when we were to-ing and fro-ing about them – I am aware that in Spanish, the month and day words/abbreviations are not capitalized, but it is a peculiarity of the FONT where you see an upper-case letter used and not a choice by me to capitalize the word!

Do the usual, cut along the faint grey lines then stack in order and apply a thin smear of glue to the top (or if you prefer, lower) edges, as I’ve shown before.  When dry, you can use the tear-off stack for many different uses.

I went ahead and spread out the rows, so if you want to make a matchbook calendar from this set you can.  That PDF is here.  Just cut along the line OVER each row  – the bottom row of months will need to be trimmed to the same height as the other three rows, below the gray line.  The cut between the months.   That will give you a set with a bit of space below  to staple the stack in a matchbook.  Like this one, with the not-Spanish version:


Expect the CD set hopefully before the new year!