The Overall Idea is great, but once you add pages and photos the calendar get very HEAVY. Filling in all of the days took a lot longer than I expected as well. There are no months or days pre-filled and it does not come with a calender for any year, a small one page of all 12 mths would have saved me from having to look them up online, would have made my review a 4 instead of a 3. Otherwise page space is ample and days are large enough to write important things, I probably would research others if I wanted to buy again.
I make my own wall calendar every year and love this one. It is great quality, holds up all year long, and is easy to decorate. I put 2" strips of patterned paper top & bottom (a different one each month), cut names of the months out with a die cut machine or Coluzzle and stamp (or write) the numbers. I add a narrow strip of cardstock with the days of the week stamped or written on it. At the end of the year, I cut them to 12x12 size and make a companion layout using the same PP and photos highlighting that month. Of course you could add ribbon, flowers, etc. but it looks great just with the PP.
I have made 3 so far and some of my friends followed making a few themselves. People at work come into my office to see what i did for each month. Gave some to my parents for christmas and they loved it and are keeping them after the year is over as an album. I will be making more using this product as it survives trips to classes everyweeks when i make them.
Perfect to create a year of memories. I love creating a year of precious memories. At the end of the year I will take the pages apart and put them in an album. It will be fun for the kids to look back at previous years.
I used this calendar for my husband. I loved this calendar because its so big! I actually made my caledar too heavy, so make sure you use a push pin instead of a nail. I love this calendar because I love how it shows off the LO's. The only part I didn't like is that the numbers are really small and they were sort of a pain to put on the calender. I'm surprised I didn't lose any of the numbers. All in all, a very great product.
This blank calendar is perfect for filling with activities and photos from the previous year. The only downside is the rings that bind the pages together are so large that they hae a tendency to become tangled and the pages are difficult to flip through whether filled or empty. However, it is the only one on the market and I have used it for two years and 8 calendars. Great purchase!
I have ben making my own calendars of a while now .
I do agree it is heavy and gets heaver after adding every thing. I found using a small Picture hook helps ,
The cardstock used is thicker ,
I made a friend one using another brand and it did not hold up well at all
I will be ordering more
I purchased two of these to make calendars for our parents and was not super happy with my purchase. I did like that the grid was large so there was a lot of space, but I did not like the fact that there were only 12 pages so if you messed up, you had to get another page from somewhere and I had one that only came with 11 pages rather than 12. My lss where the purchase was made was not willing to swap it out for another one so I cannibalized the one that came incomplete and used the extra pages for any additional needs for the other calendar. And, these cost more than others I've purchased in the past - definately not worth it.
I am making these calendars for Christmas gifts for family. On each month I use photos from the past year taken in that month, design a scrapbook page to mount on the top and then decorate the bottom page. I put in the name of the month, the dates and embellishments appropriate to any holiday or event in that month. Then I write in the names on appropriate dates of family birthdays, anniversaries etc. AS my family is spread out around the US. it is a great way to inculde those far away in more current events. When the year is over they take the scrapbook pages and put them into an actual scrapbook.
The calendar is large and allows lots of room for all you want to add.