2013 Calendars!

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I am SO sorry for taking so long to get these calendars for you all!  I have to admit, I was a little overwhelmed with all the emails and comments looking for the 2013 Calendars.  I planned on doing it earlier this summer, but I haven't had much of a break yet.  Then I realized I didn't have Microsoft Publisher on my computer anymore (my favorite calendar making program).  But thanks to Thinking Mama I found this site and whipped them up for you!  

I print the poems on 2x4 labels.  Much easier to assemble and they look a lot cleaner.  :) 

An anonymous blogger said:  "We do a Kissing Hand unit, we paint the child's hand and put a heart shaped sticker in the palm. It comes out perfect with a heart right in the center. Just an added idea for the Valentine page."



Kathy said...

What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing the poems and calendar! What part of the hand did you use to make the snowman body, caterpillar etc?

Janae said...

I used the palm of their hands for both of those, and the shamrock. :)

Melissa said...

this is so amazing. do you make these in the first couple of months and send home at holiday time for a gift?

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g-girl said...

I just saw this up on pinterest. You are a genius! Thanks for sharing. :)

Janae said...

Yes, I usually start making them in October. That gives me enough time to get them altogether. :)

Cassie said...

What is the font that you use?

Janae said...

It's DJ Groovey from DJ Inkers.

julia said...

How do you bind the calendars? Do you have any tips for mommy's at home making things like this for grandparents? thanks!

Janae said...

My school has a binding machine that I used, but when I ran out of binding combs with only ONE calendar left to make {I wasn't about to go buy a whole box for just one} I took it to a local copy place and they bound it for me. I know staples does binding as well, and if you aren't making a class size, it should be too expensive. :)

Anonymous said...

Do you do the paintings on card stock and then just glue a sheet of white paper with the calendar on it for the other side? Thanks for this cute idea! :)

Laurie said...

Love this! Im doing with my preschooler for grandparents Christmas presents! Do u just glue the white calendar pages to the back of the colored construction paper to make the book??

Janae said...

My first year I tried gluing/taping the pages together. That was way too much work. Now I just leave them unconnected. I figured the calendar is usually pinned open, so it isn't a big deal if they aren't glued together. Double sided tape and scrapbook photo tape worked the best though. If you only have one or two to make, it wouldn't be too bad. :)

melissa said...

I know someone asked this but I didn't understand the answer. In order to flip the page so the picture is at the top doesn't it have to be on the back side of the calendar page. If so how is the calendar attached when using colored card stock??

Anonymous said...

I've done these - I pre-copy the calendars on white card stock, back to front so that they hang like real calendars would. Then, I have the kids stamp their hands right on the page. No cutting and gluing, but all pages are white.

Wendy said...

What size paper/card do you use? (This idea is great, by the way - planning to make it with my 4 for their grandparents for Christmas! Thank you for sharing it!)

Unknown said...

I LOVE this!!! I am planning on making this for grandparent Christmas gifts. Is there a way I can edit the calendars to add family birthdays?
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

JessandBen said...

Hi, do you have the calendar pages in a word document form so that I can type in birthdays/anniversaries, etc? Thanks for responding :)

Anonymous said...

What kind of paper did you use

Unknown said...

i have typed a ton of questions twice but it doesnt show this is my last try

Janae said...

I use 8 ½ by 11 cardstock.

Email me and I will send a word document of the calendars. janaevanorman@gmail.com

Unknown said...

So you use the 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock for all of the calendar pages?

Unknown said...

Did you use 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock for the whole calendar?

amynh49 said...

Does anyone have the word document for the calendars that you could email me? amynh49@gmail.com

Anonymous said...


I love this idea and am planning on doing it with my grouo of 2 year olds as a christmas present present. However i live in canada so the november and july poems wouldn't work. Any suggestions of what else i can do?

Kendra said...

On what page did you glue the calendars on? Did you use a new piece or the back of the other pieces?

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Anonymous said...

Is there a way to print off each month's handprint shape as a pattern? luv luv luv your idea - thanks for sharing!

Jessica Stark said...

I am having a hard time getting my labels to line up correctly when I print the poems. Any suggestions? I am using Avery shipping labels size 2 x 4 and they aren't lining up. :(

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Anonymous said...

What font did you use on your poems?

Anonymous said...

How did you do the bite stars for the flag?

mansaprints said...

calendar printing is also done @ MPPL.

A Girl and Her Dog said...

I love this calendar! I will start with a new group of kindergarteners this year and can't wait to start making the calendar. Do you plan to post the new calendar for 2014?

A Girl and Her Dog said...

Can't wait to make this calendar with my kindergarteners. Do you plan to update the calendars for 2014?

Classicherry said...

changed a couple poems, to provide some other ideas :) wanted to leave them here if anyone wanted to use it as well!

Jan. Snowmen
Rolling, rolling on the ground
Make that snowman oh so round
Each is different it’s surely true.
Here’s one I made just for you.

Feb. My Valentine
A piece of your hearts you gave to me
to make me as special as I can be.
and now I give back, with love so true,
this heart I painted for you and you
Now you guys have a part of me
just as it was meant to be!

March. My Shamrock
I have a little shamrock.
For the best luck there can be.
But you really don’t need it cause,
You will always have me!

Apr. My Easter Bunny
I’m an Easter Bunny, watch me hop.
Here are my ears, see how they flop!
As I go by my eggs I drop.
Find them if you can until the egg hunt stops!

For July instead of the flag, i made fireworks with glitter paint and little splashes of red and blue on white paper,
In the corner of the pretty night sky.
We wait for pretty fireworks to go by.
This night that stands for our country.
Oh how fantastic to be with our family.

Sept. Autumn Leaves
Autumn leaves are now falling,
they have turned from green to brown
We rake them up into a pile
Now watch me jump with a big smile!

Dec. My Christmas Tree
Pretty Christmas tree lights
Snow covering everything in whites
I’ve been good all year long
minus the few things I may have done wrong
But here's a gift to you from me
My very first handprint Christmas tree

thank you for the wonderful idea, i have toddlers, and we're making them for a christmas gift for the parents! we're also adding corner stickers so the calendars can be replaces with the next years so these calendar can be used over and over again!

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