Thursday, December 30, 2010

Calendar Journal

One of my FAVORITE blogs EVER posted this awesome Calendar Journal idea a few weeks back, and it immediately made my 
"Must Be Done Before Lady Bug Comes"

The idea is genius.
Basically, for a mom who has no time to journal, you write a short blurb about what happened that day and then flip the index card to the back.
It could be big things like "Lady Bug took her first steps!"
or something small like, "slept in until 8am."

Either way, the more years you keep up with it, the more fun it will be read!


Some tips I learned along the way:

1. Watch a movie while you stamp the dates.  It makes the time go by faster.
(A reader also created the 4x6 cards with the dates already typed on them.  You can click here to print them off.  Then just cut them in half!  Should save LOTS of time.)

2. If you don't have vintage postcards, just print out some favorite photos of nature, kids, etc... and trim them down to 3 x 4.5".  
(I ran out ink before I finished printing my photos, but I wanted to get this post up so you could make one before the New Year!)

3. I didn't know where to look for a clean fruit box, so I used an old box that this Target candle came in.
They sell them in all different scents and prints, so you can surely find one you like!
The box was the PERFECT size.

Now, journal away! 


  1. Love this idea. I'm due in March with my first, I think I'm going to make one to keep track of all of baby's firsts. I'm thinking I'll use the cards from my shower in place of post cards. Thanks for sharing - I'm excited about a new project!

  2. @karaannisjewelry
    What a great idea to use it to mark all your baby's "firsts"! I plan on doing the same thing, but feel a little guilty that I didn't do that for Little Bug, too :( Oh well. I love the idea of using the cards from your shower in place of post cards. Genius!

  3. Hey Rebecca, I loved this idea and made one last night! Only I didn't have a date stamp and didn't really want to buy one so I downloaded a font and made a set to print. If you want to share, go ahead! :)


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