When I was growing up, my mom kept track of meetings, appointments, and birthdays in a slender datebook (always secured with rubber band), plus a monthly calendar mounted inside a kitchen cabinet.
My mom now relies on her iPhone calendar when she’s out and about, but she still transcribes everything onto a master monthly calendar hanging in the kitchen. Quickly, she can see when my grandmother’s next doctor appointment is scheduled, when my dad is headed out of town on business, or when she needs to babysit my nephew in New York City.
I log my own appointments, as well important dates and times for Levi and Asa, in my iPhone calendar, but our lives are starting to get hectic enough that I think we’d benefit a monthly calendar hanging in our kitchen, too.
I’d like a wall calendar large enough to record everything — birthday parties, doctor appointments, play dates, school functions, vacations, etc. Since I don’t always remember to look ahead in my iPhone calendar to see what’s coming up, a paper calendar would easily allow me take in the whole month at a glance.
Last week, I popped into PaperSource to check out their selection of “academic calendars” — calendars that begin in August and end in December the following year. Below are a few of my favorites from their selection of 2015-2016 monthly calendars. Which one do you like the best?
How do you keep track of your family’s daily schedules? Are you a digital- or paper-calendar person?
PS – That time I tried keeping a Bullet Journal.
(top image via Domino)