The calendar

Two months ago, a friend asked if I can make him some desktop calendars to gift his clients. And project calendar 2019 was born. The idea was simple – to try and make a calendar that wouldn’t get thrown out at the end of the year.

So this is how it works. This small tabletop calendar actually doubles as a postcard. After each month is over, cut out the date part along the dotted line and you will be left with a standard size postcard. Just fill in the address, write a note, attach a stamp, and send it to whoever and make their day. If you are lucky, you might even get a postcard in return! Once the year is over, you can reuse the easel as a photo stand that will easily hold a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7-inch photograph.

Easel – 5 x 3 inches
Full calendar – 19 x 9 cm
Postcard part – 14 x 9 cm
Paper – Acquerello (240 gsm / white)
Printing style – vintage muted colors (like how I normally edit my photos)

The easel and the calendars – one for each month. Week starts on Monday. Sundays are highlighted in red. I’ve left some blank space below the dates in case you want to jot down a birthday or whatever.


The final product.


The easel – 5 inches tall x 3 inches wide.


Premium 240 gsm Acquerello white paper, which has a beautiful fine texture.


The black dotted line that acts as a guide for cutting.


Once the month is over (or whenever you feel like it), cut through the dotted line and you have your postcard. You can either throw the date part away or use it as a bookmark. 


Write a note, fill in the address, attach a stamp, and post it.

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