Last year I had a fantastic pocket calendar from Delfonics and I just loved it! Each month had a pocket where we kept any tickets, invitations or vouchers relevant to that month. It made it really easy to look and see if there was anything on that month, and also meant we knew exactly where our tickets were as we were running out the door! At the end of each month I also put any mementos from that month in the pocket - those same (used) tickets, show programs, cards and notes from friends, and so on. It was such a nice, easy way to store these little memories and keep them safe, and meant at the end of the year I had a neat little collection of 12 pockets of memories from 2011.
Late last year I was disappointed to discover that Delfonics weren't making the pocket calendars for 2012...until I realised it would be really easy to make my own! I whipped this one up this morning in under half an hour, so it's a really simple project, and I've already started filling up the pockets! Here's how to make your own:
- Create a calendar in Word using one of their templates. I used one of the 2012 12-Month Basic Calendars. You will need to adjust the layout so that it is portrait-style, not landscape. The calendar should take up about 2/3 of the page.
- Print your calendar onto 12 sheets of A4 kraft paper. You can buy pads of kraft paper at Jackson's (and some newsagents) for about $4.50 for 50 sheets - I use it for everything!
- Trim your calendar sheets down, leaving about 2cm on the top and bottom of the calendar (don't trim the sides). Each sheet should now measure approximately 18.5cm high x 21cm wide.
- Take another 12 sheets of A4 kraft paper. Place glue along the two sides and the bottom of the back of one of the calendar sheets, and attach to one of the blank sheets, leaving a pocket at the top. Repeat for each of the 12 months.
- Punch holes in the top of each of the 12 sheets and thread a piece of twine through to hang your calendar.