I have been wanting a Birthday Calendar (Verjaardagskalender) for quite a while now! Most people I knew growing up in The Netherlands had a Birthday Calendar (Verjaardagskalender) hanging in their house…most often they are hung in the toilet! It is a room you go everyday, and when you hang the Birthday Calendar on the back of the door (or whichever way you are facing from the toilet) you will never miss that upcoming birthday again. In New Zealand however no one has these, so I guess I might get some comments from family and friends who find it hanging in the bathroom!
I have created two free printable Birthday Calendar Templates, both are very simple with clean lines. They are available in both A4 and Letter size, to keep you all happy! One has a minimalist style font and the other a script style font.
Why not get the kids involved and let them draw or add stamps or even stickers to the left hand margin. I’m sure Hannah and Harry will be very excited to design their very own Birthday Calendars to hang in their rooms. I have printed out three copies one for me and one each for them. I will take a few photos to show you what the kids created when they are finished making them! Follow me (@nina_makes) on Instagram to be sure you don’t miss them.
Hanging your Birthday Calendar (Verjaardagskalender)
There are so many ways to hang your Birthday Calendars. You can Hole punch the top and hang with ribbon, you can use wooden pegs or a clip board, or you can even bind them if you have a binding machine. Hot gluing a couple of wooden pegs inside a large picture frame would look great…I think I will have to make one of those as a gift! I have the instructions and materials used for the option I used below!
- Hole Punch
- Ribbon – 84cm (33″) x width is up to you as long as it fit through your punched holes.
- Lighter/Match to seal the ends of the ribbon
- Nail or Hook to hang your Birthday Calendar on
Use your standard hole punch like for leaver arch files, and punch two holes at the top of all pages. Be careful to punch evenly from the center otherwise it won’t hang straight! As you can see to be extra careful I measured the top and marked half way lightly with a pencil.
And there you have to neatly punched holes ready for ribbon!
Cut ribbon to length at an angle like in the photo above. This has two purposes, it makes it easier to feed through the small punched holes and it looks so much nicer too! Carefully melt the cut edges with a lighter or a match to prevent them fraying with use (or use a hot knife to cut if you have one).
Then feed your ribbon from the back through the holes and tie into a bow at the front. Leave a long loop at the back to hang onto your nail/hook. That’s pretty easy and very cute! When you want to change the month just take it down undo the bow and move the front page to the back, and re-tie the bow. You can even change out the ribbon to match seasons/holidays or when you change your decor!
Birthday Calendar FREE Printable Links
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Minimalist Style Font
Script Style Font
Enjoy making your Birthday Calendars! As always I would love to see your creations, so please share them on social media (tag me!! or add the hashtag #ninamakes) or even email them if you prefer. My social links are at the top right of every page (or center under the menu on mobile).