When we visited The Netherlands we loved their re-usable birthday calendars because you don’t have to copy the birthdays over each year. The Dutch custom is to hang the calendar by the bathroom sink so you can look at it while you get ready in the morning.
We couldn’t find the calendars in the US so we made our own, and Holly illustrated the calendar with drawings. She also teaches drawing camps each summer, and registration is held each spring, so if you’re interested take a look at the home page to see if registration is open.
We’ve posted the PDF of the calendar so you can make your own.
To make your calendar:
1) Download the PDF by clicking either calendar on this page; the PDF will open in a new tab (it’s large and may take a minute to load). Details of how to download it will depend on how your browser handles PDF’s.
2) Take the PDF to Office Depot, Staples, etc. and ask them to:
a) Print the PDF on 8½ x 11 inch cardstock; print on both sides (duplex) and flip on the short side (this is important so it prints correctly).
b) Cut the stack in half vertically.
c) Coil bind each stack at the top.
d) Punch a hole at the bottom center of each stack on the small dot in the center of the bottom grey border so you can hang the calendar on a nail.
e) Optionally, put a grommet in the hole on the first page, so the nail won’t pull through.
If you’re happy with a quick-and-dirty calendar, you can just print it on your home printer and staple the top edge.
Please feel free to share the link to this page with anyone else you think may be interested.
Hope you find the calendar useful!