2018 Printable Calendars: Modern, Minimalist and Ready To Download


I know it's February, but I don't have a 2018 calendar up yet (the shoe makers kids!) and you maybe you don't either.

Enter e.m.papers updated 2018 printable calendars. But a word first: Not all calendars have been updated for 2018. I'm phasing out certain designs (I can hear the collective gasp). Yes, it's out with the old and while I can't really say in with the new - new calendar designs are in progress but not set up for download yet - I'm in the process of editing the entire e.m.papers catalog and retiring designs who have had there day. A kind of Konmari-style clean up of all the printable stationery on offer here. Stay tuned.

So, which calendars have made the cut and are ready for download? Three.

The printable Happiness Habits calendar. The phrases on this calendar were informed by a TED talk I saw some time ago where a psychologist had distilled around 12 habits that lead to greater well being. Apparently if you do these things on the regular you'll fell pretty good, here's the order they appear in on the printable calendar:

January: Put Money Low On The List
February: Avoid Comparisons
March: Make Friends And Treasure Family
April: Smile Even If You Aren't In The Mood (I find this one particularly hard to keep up)
May: Give, Donate, Volunteer, Help
June: Get Out And Exercise
July: Focus On The Now
August: Let Go Of The Past
September: Have An Attitude Of Gratitude
October: Set Meaningful Goals
November: Take Initiative At Work (Lean In, Dammit!)
December: Forgive and Forget

Print the calendar out, hang it up somewhere you'll see it a lot and try to focus on each action for a month until they actually become habits.

If upbeat efforts at happiness isn't your jam, you might prefer the Minima printable birthday calendar.

A similarly modern, typography driven calendar that allows you type in important birthdays into each month. I know we have Facebook and all now, but for your real friends (and family) you may want to have the dates up so you can plan ahead. In fact, I designed this calendar specifically for myself because I'm always forgetting birthdays (and they are a BIG deal here in Germany, where I live).

Here's what some happy customers had to say about the Minima Birthday Reminder calendar:

This is the third year I've used this calendar. My mother-in-law loves it!

GENIUS idea! Everyone in my family will get one. Great graphic quality too--thank you!

Sleek design and easy to populate. I get compliments on the design when people stop by my desk.
The last printable calendar that made the cut is Creative Inspiration. I designed this printable calendar all the way back in 2010(!), but still love it. A few of my favorite quotes from the calendar include:

February: When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. - Buckminster Fuller

October: Lack of ornament is a sign of spiritual strength. - Adolf Loos 

March: Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. - Henry David Thoreau (So true, but not always easy to do!)

A glowing review for the Creative Inspiration printable calendar:

Love, love, LOVE the combination of graphics and creative quotes. Thank you!

You might notice which printable calendars  haven't been updated: The Black & White Quotes Printable Calendar, The Simple Woodcuts Printable Calendar, Vintage Roses Printable Calendar, Zen Printable Calendar.

Even though these particular printable calendars haven't been updated for 2018, they are all editable - except for Black & White Quotes. They are in effect, perpetual calendars. After downloading the PDF, open it up in Adobe Acrobat Reader, pop over to timeanddate.com and just type in the correct dates for the year. It takes about 15 minutes to do the entire calendar, and worth it if you can't bear the thought of not having it. It will be yours to treasure forever. Don't dally though, I'm going to take them offline soon. 

All of the printable calendars are for you if you want to make your own calendar, but don't want a complicated DIY project. The calendars are also designed to be easy on your ink cartridges. Just download, print and hang. Grab your own timeless, style-conscious and practical calendars for 2018 without even leaving the house.

Happy 2018!

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