I use these 2019 monthly calendar pages to quickly see each month at a glance for planning future activities.
While I love my Google Calendar that syncs from my phone to my computer, I also like having printable calendars for easier planning.
I have been creating monthly printable calendars for a few years now. This year I didn’t have it on my radar to create the 2019 calendar pages until my 6-year-old daughter asked for her own planner.
Her brother in 7th grade was looking for a planner for school and she wanted one too, of course. None of the planners in the stores were a good fit for her. She just wanted a set of monthly calendars to mark special days and school holidays in her own way.
I told her I would print out August through December 2018 from the monthly calendars I created last year. Then I would make a new set of calendars for 2019 to print to finish out the school year for her. She was thrilled with that.
These calendars are particularly helpful for me for documenting school schedules and planning family activities. I also use these pages to write down family movies we watch so I can look back over the year and remember the movies we saw.
How I designed these calendars
One thing I don’t like about typical monthly calendars is when the 30th and 31st of the month share a box with the previous week. I want to have the whole daily block available for each date.
For 2019, the months of March and June need 6 rows to show the entire month, with each day getting its own box. So I gave those months 6 rows instead of the typical 5 rows. This means the boxes are slightly smaller for those months, but each day gets its own square.
I mainly use these monthly calendars to record school schedules, kids’ activities, and events we have committed to. I hole-punch the pages and keep them in a 3-prong folder next to my computer. This is useful when my husband and I want to talk about vacation plans or taking a 3-day weekend. I can pull out these planner pages and see what we have already committed to at a glance.
To use effectively use the extra spaces at the beginning and end of each month, I added notes areas. I use notes areas to jot down things I want to remember that month but that haven’t been planned for a specific date yet. For example, if there is a museum exhibit my family wants to see, I may use the notes section to write the dates the exhibit will be available.
Use your 2019 monthly calendar printables to create fun family memories.
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Love the calendar – thanks!!