2014 Two-Tone Chevron Desk Calendar {31 Days: Day 16}

For the past 10 months, I've been teaching myself how to use Adobe Illustrator. I'm pretty much in love with this software and the flexibility it gives me when it comes to graphic design. Though I'm certainly no pro, and I know I don't use it to its full potential, I've learned a TON - enough to throw a few items up in my Etsy shop, take on a few graphic design clients and do some pro-bono design work for a couple of my favorite non-profits.

When I was brainstorming ideas for this 31 days series on using and loving what I have, using my graphic design skills to create things I love came to mind as a post idea. I also realized that it's around this time of year that I like to create and launch my annual desk calendar, so that's what I did. Hooray for good timing!

So with that, I present to you my 2014 Two-Tone Chevron Desk Calendar. It's probably my favorite one I've ever created, and best of all, it's super affordable for you to purchase ($10), download instantly and print. It's available right here in my shop.

Here are two sample months (plus you can see January in print form at the top of the post):
With your download, you will receive a six page PDF. There are two months per page, so once you print it, just trim the page in half by measuring 5 1/2 inches in from either side and cut using a paper trimmer or scissors (with a steady hand!), then you'll have all twelve months ready to display!

Here are a few ideas for displaying the calendar:
  • Place it on a small easel (like this one *affiliate link)
  • Punch a hole in the top center and hang from a hook
  • Frame it
  • Hang it on your fridge using a magnetic clip (like this one *affiliate link)
As you know from yesterday's post, I'm all about paper calendars - especially pretty ones. And I may be biased, but I think this one's pretty pretty :). It's simple, clean and modern, and would make a great gift for yourself or a paper-loving friend.

I'm also thinking about making this design into a monthly version. I did that a couple of years ago and people seemed to really like it! What do you think? Would you rather have a desk calendar, monthly calendar, or both?

Head on over to my Etsy shop for more details and buying info!

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