Calendar Template for Yearly Planner

Template for the Planner

In this post, I’ll explain how I put together my calendar template to use as a yearly planner. I’m using Affinity Publisher. However, any publishing program will work.

The layout is  8.5 by 11 paper on landscape mode. So I can fold the pages to make it into a booklet.

Start setting up the month of January on the first page. On the flip side, half of the next month, so when the pages are folded and stacked, the months appear in order.

Next, I printed lined sheets for the rest of the book. On the last page is a full 12 months calendar on the reverse of the page that contains the month of December.

You can use regular copy paper, but this is not a good idea because the ink tends to show on the other side.

However, this isn’t a big deal for me because I just needed the calendar, and I didn’t want to spend money on a regular planner.

Putting the Calendar Pages Together

Here’s my version of a calendar for my planner. I made it fit a standard A4 sheet with the fold line at 5 1/2 inch so I could make it into a book.

Embellish the front page with your original artwork.  On the last page, you can add a yearly calendar.

The binding of the booklet is too thin to glue to the spine of the cover.

For this reason, I added a blank page at the front and back to attach the cover.

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Once I set up my template, I printed each page, double-sided.

Next, each page is folded in half and stacked to make the booklet.

For the binding, I used tacky glue on the spine of the folded edges.

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Once the glue had dried, I used cardstock papers to make the cover.

For the cover, I cut one edge to 8 1/2 inches. I made a score line at 5 1/2 inches for the front cover.

Using the finished book as a guide, I made a second score line to make the spine.

Lastly, I cut off the remaining edge of the cover to 5 1/2 inches and glued the blank page to the inside of the cover.

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Here is a link to the printable file for personal use only. Please like it if you’ve found this useful.

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