Thursday 15 October 2009

Free Calendar

I have been playing with colour ever since I found the website. One of the things that I decided to do, as an exercise, was create enough colours and patterns to create my own 2010 calendar. The last few years I haven't bought a calendar for myself, I have either been given one for Christmas or I have received one free with a magazine. Neither of these generally provide me with the layout I would choose for myself, even if they are useful and often quite pretty.

After coming up with all my colours and patterns I finally made my own calendar, and I have decided to share it with you. I surmised that some of you may have the same calendar issues that I have, and that you perhaps might like mine. I apologise if you don't like the colours on some of the months, but I may have got a bit carried a way, a couple of times!

Here is a picture of one of the pages:

If you like the layout and the design you can download the whole 2010 Calendar for free from my website. It is on the Downloads Page, at the bottom. Have a look at some of my other downloads while you are there!

The pages are sized to fit on A4 paper in the landscape format, and should leave enough space at the top for you to either punch holes, to thread a tie through, or to bind the pages.

I made the calendar using free software, OpenOffice Draw, which I recommend highly. The whole software suite is very comprehensive and you can open and alter microsoft documents using it too. It also, very simply, allows you to make PDF files. You can find out more and get the software from here.

Feel free to share the calendar, all I ask is that you don't copy the file and forward it, but share the download link instead, so I have an idea of how many people want to use my calendar. This is free for you to use, but please ensure you read the notes on the download page about copyright.

Having said all that, I hope you like it, and find it useful, or that it inspires you to have a go at making one yourself!


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