It’s that time again. Time to print off your Journal Calendar for this year. At least the January calendar. I started doing a Journal Calendar in 2013 and it has been a really neat project. The photo is from my 2013 calendar. Unfortunately, I didn’t do it last year. I got in 23 days and then I lost it for a while and never went back to fill it in. I’m really sad I don’t have last year’s memories all saved as a journal calendar. But, this year, I’m gonna stick to it… and put it in my planner binder so it doesn’t get lost again.
Would you like to make one too? It’s super easy and it looks awesome. The best part is that it doesn’t take a lot of time. I have always loved to write. When I was younger, I used to write in a journal for big events. I got older and discovered blogging and did that in lieu of a pen and paper journal for a while. Then I started blogging here at While He Was Napping and my personal life wasn’t being recorded anymore. I didn’t have time to do both, it seemed. And then I saw a similar photo (on tumblr, maybe?) and knew that this was the answer to my dilemma. This only takes five minutes a day – I can handle that. Here’s a peek at the one I did in January 2014.
Below is the 2016 January calendar. You’ll want to print both pages. You can click the images and it’ll take you to download the full quality ones. Save them on your computer and then print. The pages are formatted to 8.5×11″ and print best on white paper. I printed my calendars double-sided so, when you put them all together, it is laid out just like a planner. If you want the whole year right now, no waiting, you can order the 2016 Journal Calendars from my Etsy shop in instant download format. Otherwise, I will put the new calendar up just before the beginning of each month. Just come back and print it off and you’ll be all set for free. This way, you can try it out and see if you like it before you commit to the whole calendar. Wink, wink. Good Luck!
This is totally worth the five minutes a day and I love being to look back. Recording a little something each day helps me remember the little things better too. Not all my days are full of amazing adventures, but writing down something has helped me realized that some times the little moments are actually big ones. And even if they are just little moments, life is made up of lots of little moments. And that can be pretty amazing. Happy 2016!