Get organized in a fun and beautiful way with this free printable monthly calendar for 2021 with unique, colorful designs for each month. The vertical format is great for birthdays, menus, activities, yearly planning and more.
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The 2021 version of our free printable monthly calendar is available early enough so that you can start planning and organizing when you want!
My daughter again designed the pages, this time choosing fun & unique designs in different colors for each month.
We deliberately chose a calendar style that is big enough to write in the spaces with no extras to interfere (like the tiny calendars at the bottom of some that I’ve never used) in a vertical format.
Why a vertical format?
I find vertical calendars more flexible than horizontal formats.
When using in a binder, you don’t need to turn it to view, and I love using them on clipboards for portability and hanging on a wall. They hang nicer on a fridge with a magnet, too.
How to Use A Calendar Printable
You might be wondering how you might use these calendar pages.
Even though I love The Flexible Planner and how it has helped me consolidate a bunch of information into one place, having a visual calendar that I can refer to is still really useful.
Monthly calendar pages can be used for:
- Birthdays and events
- Keeping track of school activities
- Monitoring work projects
- Anything you want to plan for yearly
Using With Clipboards: Like I mentioned, my favorite way to use the pages is to clip them to vintage (or reproduction) wooden clipboards (here’s a set of 6 for a good price).
I keep one near me with the current month and like to have three more months visible on a wall in my office to have a larger picture of this site’s content and planning (now just to get that office done in the farmhouse fixer so that I can have this again!).
Using With A Binder: Putting them all into a binder is the classic option, of course, which is still a good idea for organizing birthdays, events, and school things. You can find pretty binder options in An Oregon Cottage’s Amazon Shop.
Using With Magnets: These also make great menus – just use a magnet to stick them to the fridge and fill in the days so everyone knows the answer to the “what’s for dinner” question (this is a super cute set of farmhouse magnets or use these fun magnets that look like push pins).
How to Get the Free Monthly Calendar
Simply fill in the form below and you’ll get an email with the download link for this printable calendar and access instructions for the entire subscriber library with your subscription to my popular newsletter full of good things:
How to Print the Monthly Calendar
I recommend using the best quality paper you can for this printable monthly calendar – even a cardstock would be a good choice if you plan to use them regularly or hang them on the refrigerator.
I have gathered paper and printing tools – as well as other items that would make using all your Subscriber Library printables easy – in my Amazon Shop – go directly to the category by clicking the button below:
Once you get the email with the link, it’s as simple as opening the pdf file and downloading it to your computer.
Then use your computer’s program to print pdf files (or download Adobe Acrobat) on a quality paper with a color printer (this is the printer I have along with the Instant Ink program which has saved me a ton of money!).
I hope you enjoy this newest free printable added to the VIP Library – for everyone who is a current subscriber, thank you SO much! I really appreciate you and offering freebies is just one way I can give back to you.
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