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FRUGAL TIP: Perpetual Calendar

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 10, 2012 | 0 comments
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DIY Project Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal
What a wonderful way to remember the small moments of life! Make a perpetual daily calendar that can be reused each year and gets better the longer you use it.

Each day you write the year and a line or two about something that happened that day like, "Elizabeth took her first steps today!" - or - "Johnny broke his arm today falling off his bike" - or - "Ted got promoted today - now he is assistant manager" - or - "Moving into our new home!"

Imagine what an amazing record this would be in 10 years!?

Or call it a blessing box where you write down each day's blessings. A gratitude box, to remind you of what you are grateful for. A scripture box, to add one scripture a day that speaks to you.

These would make great gifts this season, not only for adults but also for older kids, baby showers, retirement parties, wedding showers and more.

PLUS - if giving this as a gift, you could write something on some of the days yourself, for them to discover!

SUPPLIES:

DIVIDERS
: You can use old postcards, photos, scrapbooking cards, paint chip cars, wallpaper, children's drawings on cardstock, online printables on cardstock, etc.


INDEX CARDS
: You can buy index cards, or cut up card stock. If you want to make your own index cards and not buy a date stamp, here is a template.


BASKETS
: Cardboard or plastic berry baskets, cigar boxes, recipe boxes, square tissue boxes, cheese box, glass container, etc:

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DIY Project Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal


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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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