10 Best Printable Calendars and why you should use them daily
As the old saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. In the age of the smartphone,
we are seeing more people going back to good old fashioned pen and paper for
their organizational needs. Are they just wired differently perhaps, or just plain old technophobic? It's almost as though for some people, a commitment
isn't official until it's written on paper.
Let us explore some of our favourite printable calendars and all the advantages that paper calendar printables have to offer, to name but a few :
December 2017 calendar
1. Your month is much easier to reference at a glance
I like to be able to see all my calendar events, my to-do list, random notes, inspirational quotes, etc. All on the same page and especially one week at a time (Check out our weekly calendars). My schedule is laid out so I can see everything. I especially love to annotate meal planning so I can see when I have time to cook, or when I need to have something quick. I also use the day boxes to remind me of my monthly family happiness goals, as all work and no play simply does not end up well.
2. If you're a stay at home mom, plan your activities with your children
Indeed, you can plan your outings, play-dates, spelling words practice, children's chores and so much more. Mark your child's development milestones, first words, actions, spaghetti sauce stains etc, on our printables, then get yourself a nice journal and transfer your notes (minus the sauce stains) for a great keep-sake.
3. A collection of paper calendars can double as an instant diary
Revisit your adventures years later! Sometimes I pull them down and look through them and remeber things in my life I would have otherwise forgotten. A good example would be baby milestones.
December calendar 2017
This printable calendar template provides the most space for your notes with absolutely no clutter. Simple, minimalistic, no unnecessary wasted space. This is our classic December 2017
printable calendar. Click on the image and print it out....Always for free! Please keep in mind that we follow a 5 week pattern, so some months may contain days that wrap around and back to the top. This ensures we have maximum space alloted to each day, for all your notes.
December 2017 monthly calendar
4. Manage your health needs, nutrition and excercise schedule
At a glance, you can reference your health and excercise gaols, and the nutrition plan to help you achieve your desired look. Perhaps youre on a strict diet and need to plan meals. Perhaps you are planning a trip to the doctor and need to record some vitals that may be up for discussion. Record as you go for optimum health.
5. A similar diary stored somewhere in the cloud feels less tangible, less real
Instead of sitting down and thinking, What should I do today? I already have a plan mapped out for the week, right at my fingertips. No need to log into anything. A physical, tangible calendar is readily available for me.
6. You won't get inundated with beeps, alerts, messages, and they don't run out of battery life.
I think in this day and age, we may have become a bit too dependant on technology. Besides, I don't have to learn anything technical, I don't have to worry that my battery will die suddenly, and all of my appointments for the day will be inaccessible. Perhaps a step back every now and then is in order.
December 2017 printable calendar
A bit heavy on the ink, but our classic free printable calendar looks good in dark Gray, with white lettering.
December 2017 calendar printout
Our free calendar template available is also avilable in medium Gray banner, with Black lettering. Very nice contrast
December 2017 free calendar printable
Our classic simple blank calendar printable in a Black and White banner, and gray shaded weekends.
7. The act of writing something down on paper helps me remember better
December 2017 calendar printout
Our free calendar printable available in medium Gray banner, with a light gray shaded weekends
I typically remember things better when I write them down, versus a typing quickly. Its always very helpful to have a physical record of what I've done during the week. Besides, the act of picking up a pen and writing can work your mind differently than when you place your fingers on a keyboard. Crossing out previous days may help you keep better track of your days ahead, and goals achieved.
8. Its Easier to actually create the reminder in the first place.
Just grab your pen and annotate. Additionally, printable calendars don't require updates, or giving anyone access to your daily schedule.
I love the ability to see my full schedule, and adjust accordingly. No matter where I am, I simply pick up a pen and update my monthly or weekly plan.
9. If you're a project manager, you can weave project work into your day-to-day responsibilities, operational, and management jobs.
The calendar offers a big picture view of the project and helps me see deadlines, split up the month, so that the right tasks are done at the right time. It also helps define priorities for the coming weeks. Keep in mind that calendars are easier to use and plan with than Gantt charts as they show more than just tasks, but also meetings and milestones.
December 2017 calendar template
Our classic simple blank calendar in light Yellow banner and Black letters. Easy on the ink.
December 2017 printable calendar template
Our free calendar printable available in light Blue banner, with Black lettering.
10. And the best reason of all, they are free to download and use
December 2017 calendar template printout
Though a bit heavy on the ink, our classic free printable calendar looks good in dark Blue.
Let's face it, expenses add up quickly. Why pay for a calendar? Print out our monthly calendar templates, or create your own custom photo calendars for free. Add Holidays
as you see fit. Perhaps a nice motivational life quote
to inspire you toward your goals
Still can't find what you're looking for? then try to build your own calendar
, by using our free calendar builder tool. Add an image or a motivational quote if you wish and print.
At the end of the day, do you choose paper or electronics? Your choice, I say different strokes for different folks! Do whatever makes you happy. If you're in the paper camp, check out our site for easy to use, minimalistic calendars with lots of room for notes, and start your
planning today. Get motivated, get organized, and go get 'em!