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Introducing The 2021 Dated Calendars!

I am beyond excited to be sharing the 2021 dated calendars with you today. Sharing the new calendars is always fun and a little nerve-wracking. Will you like the new design? Is the format going to work for you?

I hope you like the new calendars as much as I do.

The 2021 dated calendar feature a simple but bold design I hope will be versatile enough for all planning styles.

The dated calendar printables for 2021 are here. Choose from single or two pages per month, full or half-letter size, and a Sunday or Monday Start day.

I always sit on the edge of my seat and fight the urge to bite my nails after I hit publish on new calendars. Mostly because the new calendars aren’t just one set of printables. The design shapes all the printables I’ll make to go with them so that your planner can match.

My goal is always to deliver something that will be useful but will also look nice too. I take all the feedback I get each year and use it to give me a direction to start in. Some of the feedback I received from the 2020 Calendars that I used to help shape this year’s design were:

  • pastel colours don’t print well in grey scale
  • the numbers for the dates were too small
  • some people found the decorative strip to be a little too busy or not really their style
  • bold colours would be great
  • simple calendar would be awesome
  • move the notes column back to the right hand side

I listened to the feedback and used it to help shape my design ideas. This year I opted for a simpler, minimalist design. Bolder jewel-tone colours look great printed in both colour and greyscale.

Ready to check them out?

The 2021 Dated Calendars

As I mentioned above, this year I opted to create a simpler design for the calendars this year. Each month features a grey date grid, dot grid notes sections and a monochrome colour scheme.

I chose a bold font with clean lines for the month and days of the week labels and I paired it with a more classic serif font for the dates. It turned out to be a nice combination.

I also opted to colour block the quarters of the year. In my Facebook group I asked people to tell me how many colours they wanted and how they’d like to see them. A number of people suggested one colour per quarter or season so I thought I’d give it try. They are:

  • Sapphire for Quarter 1 (January – March)
  • Peridot for Quarter 2 (April – June)
  • Amethyst for Quarter 3 (July – September)
  • Garnet for Quarter 4 (October – December)

A Few Things to Note

Before we jump to the 2021 dated calendar printables there are a couple of things worth mentioning. I used a new program to design the calendar this year and there has been a change to the half-size calendars.

If half-size is your planning jam please be sure to read the printing instructions carefully. For all of my other half-size printables I always design them two printables to a page. This new program creates them as individual pages which changes how they need to be printed.

It’s also worth noting that each calendar comes with a cover page and a spare page at the end to make printing easier.

And now – on to the calendars!

Two Pages Per Month 2021 Calendars

A few things to note about the changes to this layout. The notes section, which has been on the left hand side for the last few year is now back on the right. As well, instead of a lined notes section I opted to test out a dot grid.

Remember to read the printing instructions carefully for the half-size calendars.

Full-Size

This Sunday start, two pages per month, 2021 dated calendar printable is a great planner addition. It features a monochromatic colour scheme that changes each quarter and lots of room for notes and reminders.
This Monday start, two pages per month, 2021 dated calendar printable is a great planner addition. It features a monochromatic colour scheme that changes each quarter and lots of room for notes and reminders.

I know that there are a lot of people who enjoy the uncluttered look and that there are people who enjoy decorating their planner pages to suit their own style and needs. My hope is that the simple design will work well for everyone.

Half-Size

This Sunday start, two pages per month, 2021 dated calendar printable is a great planner addition. It features a monochromatic colour scheme that changes each quarter and lots of room for notes and reminders and prints on half-size letter paper.
This Monday start, two pages per month, 2021 dated calendar printable is a great planner addition. It features a monochromatic colour scheme that changes each quarter and lots of room for notes and reminders and prints on half-size letter paper.

Printing Instructions for the Half-Size Two Pages Per Month 2021 Calendars

For Best Results

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section (just under the Pages to Print) select booklet option
  4. . Make sure the Booklet Subset is set to both sides and that the Binding is on the left.
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Portrait
  6. . Print

Once printed you can either fold in half and use as a booklet or you can trim the pages down the middle and punch them to put in your planner.

You can also print each page individually but this means you’ll need to trim all four sides of each page.

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. . Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section make sure to select Actual Size
  4. If you have a duplex printer select Flip on Long Edge
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Portrait
  6. Print

To trim these you need to trim 1 1/2 inches off each side and 1 1/4 inches off the top and bottom.

Single Page per Month Calendars

There isn’t too much to note about these printables. Again, aside from changing the fonts and colours, switching the lined notes section for dot grid, they are the same as they always are.

Again, if half-size is your size, please read the printing instructions carefully.

Full-Size

This printable calendar is a single page per month layout for the 2021 calendar year. It features a Sunday start, notes space, and monotone colour pallette that changes each quarter.
This printable calendar is a single page per month layout for the 2021 calendar year. It features a Monday start, notes space, and monotone colour pallette that changes each quarter.

Each month still has at least one notes section. Just like with the two pages per month calendars, I replaced the empty date boxes with a dot grid to give you a place for jotting down notes or reminders.

Half-Size

This printable calendar is a single page per month layout for the 2021 calendar year. It features a Sunday start, notes space, and monotone colour pallette that changes each quarter. It prints on half-letter size paper.
This printable calendar is a single page per month layout for the 2021 calendar year. It features a Monday start, notes space, and monotone colour pallette that changes each quarter. It prints on half-letter size paper.

Printing Instructions for the Half-Size Single Page Per Month Academic Calendars

For Best Results

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section (just under the Pages to Print) select booklet option
  4. Make sure the Booklet Subset is set to both sides and that the Binding is on the left.
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Portrait and that you select the Auto-Rotate pages within each sheet Option.
  6. Print

Once printed you can either fold in half and use as a booklet or you can trim the pages down the middle and punch them to put in your planner.

You can also print each page individually but this means you’ll need to trim all four sides of each page.

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section make sure to select Actual Size
  4. If you have a duplex printer select Flip on Short Edge
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Landscape
  6. Print

To trim these you need to trim 1 1/4 inches off each side and 1 1/2 inches off the top and bottom.

That concludes the 2021 dated calendar collection. Well, aside from the year at a glance pages. Those are coming soon. I’m working on a few other yearly planning pages and I thought it would be neat to share them all together.

In the mean time, I’d love to hear what you think? Is the simpler design something you like?

If you’d like to get sneak peeks of up coming printables or if you’re looking for a place to hang out and talk about planners, planning, and other home and life stuff come check out The Scatter-Brain’s Guide Facebook group. We’d love to have you join us.

Now It’s Your Turn

With the release of a new calendar design comes the slow trickle of planning pages to match. I’d love to know what kind of planning pages you need right away. Do you need a daily or weekly to match? Drop me a line in the comments below and let me know.

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24 Comments

  1. I love this look! I miss having more of variety for individual feel but I can make this work. I am a homeschool mom so not only do I mom but I teach as well. So having different colors for different things helps a ton. Each kid can have their own color and so on. I actually use both the daily and weekly pages and multiples of those same pages 🙃. I keep track of attendance and hours spent and activities and assignments so they all need their own space. Organization is key for me and I really appreciate you doing these planner pages for all of us. You are a hero a life saver and we love you! Thank you!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Krista, I’m so happy that you like the new colours and design. I’m hoping to get some more planner pages in this collection finished up and shared soon.

  2. Silvia zubke says:

    Thank you for designing these amazing calendars. This is my third year using your calendars and I just printed 20-21. Love the font, the colors and how big the numbers are compared to the other calendars.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Thank you so much Silvia. I’m really happy that you like the new colours and design and I’m thrilled that you’ve found the printables helpful for so long.

  3. Kelsey Cow says:

    I like the new look. It’s simple and quite pretty. 🙂 I hope you make a week on 2 pages with the same layout as the Tropical Paridise Collection. I like the habit tracker at the bottom and I use the week boxes down at the bottom for my meal planning. And it’s nice to have all the lined space on the sides for all the random notes I make throughout the week. I’d love to see that layout with this color scheme. 🙂
    Thank you again for all you do! It saves me so much time in my planning!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Thank you so much Kelsey, I’m thrilled that you like the new design. A week on two pages is on my list of printables to make. I actually have two versions that I’m going to be sharing this year and that layout is definitely one of them.

  4. Your calendars are wonderful! Thank you so much for this wonderful resource. You get them out so early which is extremely helpful. They are ready when I have time to print and plan. 🙂

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Thank you for your kind words Joy, I’m so happy that you like the calendars. I hope you enjoy using them.

  5. Thank you for your printables! Have you released the 2021 dated year at a glance calendar? I found the one for 2020, but can’t seem to find one for 2021.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      I haven’t done the 2021 year at a glance yet, but they should be coming out next week. The printables are finished, I just haven’t had a chance to share them in a post yet as I was trying to get the teacher and stundet planners out.

  6. I love the half page calendar and I also love being able to print booklet style so easily! I just decided yesterday that I wanted to print my planner pages and put them in a disc bound system. I thought of your wonderful printable immediately. Thank you for providing such great printables! You do wonderful work!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Mary. I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the printables and that they’re working for you. I hope you had a lot of fun setting up your planner.

  7. Thank you SO much for these, I have been using them for a few years now.
    I’m SO SO SO happy with the dated, double-sided, half-sheet, Monday start calendar. I use that for my personal planner.
    I use the full size, two pages per month for planning meetings.
    The more room in each box, the better, for me!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      I’m so happy to hear that you like the calendars Ellie. I hope that you enjoy using them.

  8. Fabulous calendars thanks!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      I’m happy that you like them Sara!

  9. Carol Jansson says:

    I have been printing your two page monthly calendar for years and really love the design this year! Thank you so much for all the work you put into these pages. They are well used!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      You’re very welcome Carol. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy using them every year.

  10. Thank you very much for the 2021 calendars! I look forward to the new calendars every year.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      You’re very welcome Jill. I hope you enjoy using them this year.

  11. I have been using your monthly calendars for a few years and this one looks like the best one yet. Thank you so much!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Awww, thanks so much Sue. I hope you enjoy using it.

  12. OMG thank you so much! This is the third year I use your printable calendars for my work notebook. I just need simple and pretty month on to pages to keep track of major projects, tasks and meetings. Thanks!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      You’re very welcome Maria, I’m glad you like them enough to keep using them each year. 🙂

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