For Christmas, for my mom and mother in law, I did the ‘easy’ thing…calendars.
I’ll start with the calendar I did for my mom.
Because the calendar months only feature those with birthdays that month, I wanted the cover to include everyone, and the best way to do that was through individual family groupings.
JANUARY: WINTER’S SONG
My daughter happens to be the only birthday in January, so she graces January’s calendar.
KIT: In The Frosty Air by Ooh La La Scraps
TEMPLATE: 4321 Templates Vol. 3 by Connie Prince
FONT: Bernhard Tango BT
FEBRUARY: BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME
I had cheated a bit with January. Because I was doing two calendars, I used a couple layouts twice. It saved me some time. So when I started with my Mom’s calendar I wanted to go with song lyrics. With my mother in law’s calendar I was going with simple phrases and quotes.
So with my mom’s calendar February starts with the songs. I also wanted to do non-traditional Valentine’s coloring as the only birthdays in February belong to boys.
FONT: The Great Escape
MARCH: LUCKY STAR
APRIL: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
FONT: Monotype Corsiva
MAY: LIVE LIFE
I was glad that I was able to do a very feminine page for May. My mom and baby girl are the only two with birthdays, so it worked out wonderfully.
TEMPLATE: After The Rain (Retired) by Trixie Scraps
FONT: French Script MT
My parents were married in June, so I wanted to include that in some way. I found a great template that allowed for my parents to be the main focus, but I was also able to include those with birthdays.
TEMPLATE: Monster Moments by Connie Prince Designs
FONT: Freehand 591
JULY: I HAVE A DREAM
This was another ‘cheater’ layout. Originally done for my mother-in-law’s calendar, it is one with a quote instead of a song. But that’s what happens when there’s only one birthday.
FONT: Mom’s Typewriter
AUGUST: WHERE THE BLACKTOP ENDS
August always seems to be the last throws of summer fun and for us, it’s usually when we end up camping. It’s something our whole family seems to enjoy, so it seemed fitting to include a page about camping.
FONT: CF Old Photograph Credit
FONT: Just The Way You Are
OCTOBER: MONSTER MASH
Definitely went traditional with this layout, but I enjoy Halloween and even though my mom doesn’t care for Halloween, she does enjoy seeing the grandkids in their costumes.
TEMPLATE: Project Journal Card Vol. 3
November is THE MONTH of birthdays in this family. It gets a little crazy and it was a chore to find a layout that worked well for each of the birthdays, but I worked it out.
FONT: Monotype Corsiva
DECEMBER: MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FONT: Santa’s Sleigh Full