perpetual calendar

If you’re planning on making calendars for gifts this holiday season, why not include a perpetual calendar along with a regular one?  Perpetual calendars are those that can be used year to year – there is no “day” or “week” designation, just the month and the day.   

The folks at A*Muse just released their downloadable calendar collection for the 2011 year, and included in the package I purchased was a perpetual calendar, along with several regular calendars in different sizes.  The proceeds from the calendar are going for a worthy cause – you can read about it {here}.  Here is the perpetual calendar I made – it came together very quickly!

The cover was made by covering chipboard with papers from the Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection – which I chose because it went well with the “perpetual calendar” text that was included with the download.   I intentionally kept this simple because if this is going to be used year after year I did not want a bunch of embellishments falling off! 

Also – you can’t see it from the photo but I covered the front and back with clear acrylic sheets. This was done to protect the front and back pages.  The calendar is small enough to fit on a desk top or in a drawer.

On the inside I printed out the calendar and cut the months down so there would be one to a page.  All the downloads at A*muse come in black and white or color.  I chose the color version here and matched each month’s color to a piece of scrap cardstock!  That’s right – all scraps were used for the inside pages!!! 

I used a Bind-it-All to put it together – overall  it measures about 5 x 4.75 with the inside pages slightly smaller.

I am looking forward to making some regular calendars as well!

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