Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! You'll be happy to know that got you a gift this year. Getting organized is easier when you include an element of fun, which is why we have come up with a crafty calendar, available for free download every month! The designs will work with a number of electronic cutting machines (Explore, CAMEO, etc.) because they are in .SVG file format.

Please feel free to share this gift with your friends on Facebook.

To kick things off, Aaron Meyers designed a January calendar (of course), as well as a birthday cake icon and a cupcake icon. Every month we will be releasing new calendars and icons to fit the themes and events of the season.

New additions to the calendar will be included in our monthly Design Downloads. To download January's designs, scroll to the bottom of this post for the links. Here is the concept:

craft calendar design - january

There are a variety of ways in which you can make this calendar come to life! Richelle did her calendar (pictured below) on a 12" x 12" magnetic dry erase board.

The icons are on Silhouette magnet paper and she used Cricut vinyl for the grid, January, january calendarand the snowflake shapes.

She added the days with dry-erase markers. Obviously, the icons are reusable, the grid is reusable, and she will remove the vinyl shapes and month label.

You can simply put your calendar all on colored paper. You would likely need to create a new calendar every month from scratch, but that's a fun problem to have. Note: If you are the type that likes to keep calendars as records of events, this is the ideal solution.

If you are considering putting a paper calendar on your fridge, you can hang it with magnets and use magnet paper for the icons.

Check Back for New Monthly Designs

We hope to see you back here every 30 days, as we release new calendar designs and unique, themed icons, for each of the 12 months of the year. They will be included with our free monthly design download posts, which up to this point have only included card designs.

At CraftDirect, we hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Make sure you get in lots of crafting this holiday! If you are cutting with a CAMEO 3, keep your Silhouette blade sharp. If you are cutting with an Explore Air 2, keep your Cricut blade sharp.

Note: if you are reading this post within the blog feed, you can't see the download link unless you click the post title to see the attachments.