I have been basking in a wonderful sense of calm ever since about 7PM on 12/25/2016. I made it through another crazy stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas and I have to say, I really pulled it all off this year. Except for two gifts that Santa misplaced. I’m sure they will turn up at some point. Other than that, we had good food, a not overly decorated house, awesome gifts (including a sewing machine for me!) and happy, happy children. What better way to carry that sense of calm into the new year than by creating a Free Printable 2017 Calendar to keep us all organized next year! And even if I never right a single important date on it, at least it looks adorable!
So clean and graphic, right? I have to say this is one of my proudest projects. It started out not so clean and graphic, but half way through (May, actually), I had an epiphany. I placed those three pink daisies and just loved how simple yet bold it was and went back and redid January – April. I spent the better half of the day working on the whole thing and I accomplished two things. First, I felt like I was *really* doing this, creating. Not just slapping something together, as might happen at times. It sort of felt like I was an honest to goodness blogger for a minute. Secondly, I created each month in Picmonkey and, although I use Picmonkey several times a week, I learned a lot of little tips today that I hadn’t figure out before. Mayhaps a Picmonkey tutorial is in order, hmm?
The best part of this project, you get to enjoy the fruits of my labor! You can click on each of the images below, right click on the image that opens, save it to your desktop and print it to your color printer (I printed my 8×10).
There you have it! I really do hope you print them and enjoy them all year! Happy 2017!