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FRUGAL TIP: Perpetual Calendar

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: 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!
Picture and idea credit to:
DIY Project Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal
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SUPPLIES:
Image: Post Card: CALDWELL'S OLD TOWN TROLLEY, Treasure Valley, Idaho, Photo by Sinclair Shutters, Caldwell, ID, #111394
DIVIDERS
: You can use old postcards, photos, scrapbooking cards, paint chip cars, wallpaper, children's drawings on cardstock, online printables on cardstock, etc.
Photo Credit: CALDWELL'S OLD TOWN TROLLEY, Treasure Valley, Idaho, Photo by Sinclair Shutters, Caldwell, ID
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Image: Oxford 3X5 Glow Index Cards, Ruled, Assorted Colors, 300 Count
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.
Photo Credit: Oxford Glow Index Cards
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Image: Hutzler 3-in-1 Berry Box, Red
BASKETS: Cardboard or plastic berry baskets, cigar boxes, recipe boxes, square tissue boxes, cheese box, glass container, etc.
Photo Credit: Hutzler 3-in-1 Berry Box
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