We are gearing up for another new year at Blessing by Design! We have a special gift for all of those who are subscribed to our store’s monthly email newsletter. Momma has taken the monthly calendars from our 2020 Inspire Me Digital Planner and made them a FREE monthly printable delivered to your email inbox! You can expect that at the end of each month, we will email you the upcoming month’s printable calendar in our newsletter. Also, make sure you have firstname.lastname@example.org as a contact so you won’t miss it.
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This 8.5 x 11 inch, trimmable to 8 x 10 inch, 2020 “Inspire Me” calendar can be delivered each month to your inbox—and we’ve got some suggestions for how to best utilize this free printable calendar. We tell you how to use it in an 8.5 x 11 magnetic holder for the fridge, and also how you can easily trim it to 8 x 10, according to the corner marks we’ve provided, and place it in an acrylic stand-up frame for your desk.
First, we recommend printing the calendar pages on card stock instead of just printer paper. It’s easier to slide into a holder or frame when it’s on stiffer paper. After you print the month page and before sliding the page into the holder or frame, you can plan and write on the paper calendar—any special dates and events that won’t change are great for this.
For applying to your refrigerator, you can simply use your own magnets. But an even better idea is to slide the month page into a magnetic photo-pocket to protect it. We found these 8.5 x 11 inch magnetic photo-pockets that work great.
The surface of these magnetic photo-pockets can be written on with a fine point dry erase marker. We also found an ultra fine Sharpie permanent marker to be an even better option for writing on these plastic fridge sheets because it won’t rub off easily like the dry erase markers do.
You may be asking. When next month rolls around, “How do I remove permanent ink from the plastic surface?” We’ve got a cool trick for that!
Simply write on the surface with a fine point Sharpie marker (any color). If there’s a date event that needs changing, simply scribble over the Sharpie marker writing with a dry erase marker and wipe off with a dry paper towel.
This will remove the permanent ink marker! We did find that certain brands of red-colored dry erase markers tend to leave a light pink coloration to the plastic. So, we suggest using a cool color like green or blue for the dry erase marker. Expo brand dry erase markers worked great!
Now an option for your desk… Each calendar page has corner marks indicating where to trim so that your page will be 8 x 10 inches. Line up your paper cutter to the outside marks of the corners and you’ll have a perfect size page for any 8 x 10 frame. These acrylic frames can also be written on with dry erase, Sharpie or chalk markers. And they can be removed in the same way as we already described for the magnetic photo-pockets.
These frames are available at Hobby Lobby. If you prefer writing directly on the paper instead of the frame, the nice thing about these frames, is the ease of sliding the pages in and out of the frame.
We hope that each month you’ll enjoy using these free calendars. Be sure to share links with your friends or PIN so they can sign up too!