Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIY Personalized Calendar #GiftsatMichaels

Disclosure: I was selected to review this product and have been compensated for it.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Just today someone said to me "I'll see you next year.".  Can you believe that we are just weeks away from a new year?  That means that it's time to get out a new calendar.  Well I have an awesome idea for you or for a gift for your mother or grandma.  A Michaels Recollection Calendar Kit.  It's perfect because it has everything that you need to make a super cute calendar that is personalized but it doesn't take much time at all to do and everything is included to create it.

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The kit is sold at Michaels craft stores for less than $40 and it includes an album, 12 blank calendars, cute patterned paper with tabs, stickers, 3x4 and 4x6 inserts that have designs, sayings and places to journal and then plastic sheets to add the inserts and/or photos.  
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Each month has a different sets of inserts.  Aren't the designs and colors so much fun?  I just love them.  You can leave it like this or add a cute picture of you and your sweetheart on Valentine's day.
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It comes with a pen so you can easily write down your schedule or jot down a memory that you don't want to forget.
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It only took me about 30 minutes to put together and as the year goes on I will add pictures and do some journaling in it.  Then when 2015 comes along, I can take it down and put it with my other scrapbooks and have all the memories of the year 2014. Isn't that such a great idea?!  

You could use add more photos on the back of the plastic sheets too so you can have even more monthly themed scrapbook pages.  Just take out the calendars and it's like a two page spread when you flip the plastic sheet.   
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I added a picture of my son on the January one because his birthday is that month.  I hung it up right in my family room and I love how it looks.
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The colors and designs of each month are so awesome.  
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I think that this would be a great Christmas gift to your mom.  You could put it together for her or let her do it.  Either way it's fun to put together :) It's a perfect for those super cute Instagram pictures that we all have but don't know where to put them and don't want to scrapbook them. Just add them into the plastic sleeves, I bet it would look super cute!  There's still plenty of time before Christmas to head out and get one of these for them!  While you're there you can check out what other #GiftsAtMichaels you can find.

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Montana said...

How did you fix it to the wall? I love this idea!!!!