Thursday, February 6, 2014

Countdown Calendars

As you all know, I love to design things in Adobe InDesign.  I love playing around with my monthly calendar printables.  And I really love sharing them with all of you!  I've gotten a lot of great feedback and it always makes me smile!

Recently, I've had a few requests to make a blank calendar for people to use as a countdown for their upcoming Disney trips or cruises.  I thought it was a great idea and I'm so honored that you all enjoy my designs enough to make them part of your daily countdown!  And you know there's nothing that I love more than being one day closer to a Disney trip!  (Except for actually being there in person!)


So, with that said, I set out to design something that would work for a countdown calendar.  After playing around with a few ideas, I decided that I'd make two.  I couldn't decide which idea I liked better.  Plus, I liked the idea of having options.

The first design is of a blank calendar with the title "Our Disney Countdown".  I left the Mickey heads blank so you could fill in the dates or your countdown number, but kept Sunday-Saturday at the top of the design.

Click here to download the "Our Disney Countdown" Calendar.

The second is a design for a blank calendar.  I left the Mickey heads blank, but kept Sunday-Saturday on this one as well.  The big difference is that the top has a white block for you to write in each month.  I'm still planning to post my calendars monthly, but if you're trying to jump a few months ahead with your countdown, this is another way you can do that.  The blank template allows you to fill in your own personalized calendar for any month of any year.  I thought that might be a nice option as well!

Click here to download the Blank Calendar.

I hope that you enjoy these designs!  I certainly will be using them for our next Disney countdown... once I figure out when we'll be counting down to!  Also, please feel free to share this link so that others can join our Disney countdown fun!

Update 3/26/17: If you'd like me to send you my monthly calendars, please send me an email directly as I don't always see comment notifications.  I don't post the PDF links on my blog until the beginning of each month.  If you're looking for a particular month and would like me to email it to you ahead of my post going live, you can send my blog an email at mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com.  I'll send you the PDFs directly as soon as I can!  :-)

Enjoy Disney friends!!!  °o°
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47 comments:

  1. Do you have a March 2014 Calendar made yet? I printed the blank template however I like the dates like February. It will make it easier to count for our 4 year old

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    1. I do have one for March! (I've actually already made April too.) I'll be posting March towards the end of this month. If you want me to email you March sooner, you can send my blog an email to mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com and I'll send you the PDFs directly! :-)

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  2. I LOVE them both!!!!!! I think I'll use the months until we get to the month of our trip and then use the countdown one. THANK YOU is simply not enough to express how happy you've made me with these!

    And I just saw your post about opening Happily Ever Hatter, Congrats!! and best of luck to you in business. I'll be sure to check it out for some ears for our trip.

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    1. Aww thanks Morgan! You're making me blush! I'm glad you like them!

      Thank you so much! I'm very excited to have HEH up and running! It's been a lot of dreaming and scheming but it's finally a reality! I'm so excited! :-)

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  3. Hi! Would you make a May calendar?

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    1. I have already made May! I'll be posting it towards the end of this month. If you want me to email you May sooner, you can send my blog an email to mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com and I'll send you the PDFs directly! :-)

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  4. They are great :) Could you do up til march 2015 please!!!!!

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    1. I will be starting 2015 soon! I'm not posting them online until each given month, but if you email my blog I can email them to you!

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  5. Is there any way you can make a blank calendar that is a portrait layout?

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    1. That's a good idea! I'll have to see if I can make another layout sometime in the future!

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    2. Is there a possibility that you could point me in the direction of a 60 day countdown please...? I've looked everywhere!

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    3. I'm working on a vertical portrait layout countdown calendar design right now. It should have around 60 Mickey's on it. I'm planning to have it finished in the next few days. So if you check back here in a few days, you'll find it! :-)

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    4. The blank portrait layout and 60 day countdown are here! I just uploaded them both on today's blog post. Enjoy! :-)
      http://mydisneylifebymelissa.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-countdown-calendar.html

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  6. Do you have 2015 calendars? IM a Mickey freak and would LOVE these for my desk at work!!! my email is kizzycoe8@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Christina! Yes! The 2015 calendars are done! I'll send you an email in a minute! :-)

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  7. What awesome ideas! Do you have any suggestions for the following scenario? We leave for Disney on May 1, 2015, but are revealing the surprise to our kids on our youngest's birthday on April 20, 2015. So the countdown is really just 10 days. Any ideas or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hi Eve! I'm so sorry I didn't respond sooner; I just saw your message now! You could still do a quick countdown for it if you want! I've also seen a few people who do something similar to Elf on a Shelf where they have a Mickey or Minnie "hiding" around the house with the number of days left until the trip. I read about this idea on another blog and thought it was a great idea. Here's a link to that post: http://tinyurl.com/k2khqb6 I hope you have a great trip!!! :-)

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  8. Do you have a calendar for April, May, June & July? Thank you.

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    1. Hi Kathy, I do! You can send my blog an email to mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com and I'll send you the PDFs directly! Thanks! :-)

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  9. do you have December 2015 and January 2016? pls send it to stu.chopra26@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Stu! I just sent them now! Enjoy! :-)

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  10. Do you have Jan, Feb, and March of 2016? If you do could you send them to devilspurplerose@aol.com? Please and thank you!

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  11. Hello !
    I´m looking for the 2016 . Please send it to : strietholtv1@gmx.de
    Thank you !!

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    1. Hello, I just sent it over now. Enjoy! :-)

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  12. Hi Melissa, First, I love your Disney life! Second, about a week or so ago I printed the blank countdown calendar, extended version. I wanted to reprint it now on card stock and I can't locate it. My nephews are leaving April 1, 2016 and were told by their parents on Christmas so now they are bugging them everyday asking how many more days. The extended calendar was perfect with 70 days on it. Would you please let me know how I find it again or if possible, email it to me at letsbuy@ymail.com Thank you so very much!!!! Christine

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    1. Hi Christine! I'm so glad you enjoy my blog! I just emailed you the extended blank calendar now. I hope your nephews enjoy their trip to Disney! :-)

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  13. Hi Melissa,

    I am looking for a calendar for February, March, April, and May if you have them. My almost 4 year old informed me this morning that she HAS to have a countdown for our trip in May. Can you email me at kristen.guidry@yahoo.com please?

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    1. Hello! I just emailed them over to you now. Enjoy!!! :-)

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  14. We just surprised our kids for our disney trip in november...do you have blank calendars that my kids can fill out monthly, they want.to start the countdown now! Oh my! Thank you in advance, love your calendars! tara@fireplaceinn.com

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    1. Hi Tara! I just emailed them to you now! Enjoy them and have a great trip to Disney!!! :-)

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  15. Hi you do some great work I was wondering if you could email me a 30day count down if that is possible at all my email is teg2109@googlemail.com we are goin to suprise the kids 30days befor we go and they will be asking everday how long till we go so would be great for them to have something to remind them. Keep up the great work you must be so proud x

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    1. Hi Toni! I'm just sent them to you now. I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner! I just saw your comment today! Enjoy!

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  16. Do you have a september 2018 Calender?

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    1. Hi Brandon, I haven't made the 2017 or 2018 calendars yet. However, I'm planning to work on them sometime this summer if you want to contact me again in a few weeks! Thanks! :-)

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  17. do you have know where I can get sticker to stick on the calendar as we count down?

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    1. I know my local Walmart and craft stores have Disney stickers, but if you check Etsy or Amazon, they'd probably have some also! There are some really cool stickers on Etsy. And you can buy stickers in a higher count on Amazon. Good luck!!! :-)

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  18. can i please get a copy of Feb and March calendars...thanks my email :catmccann13@aol.com

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  19. Hello!
    Cute calendars! When you have a moment, will you send April 2017? Thank you! My email is lvloves2write@yahoo.com

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  20. Hi can you send me April. We are leaving April 6th! Thank you!

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    1. My email is kikiliebs@verizon.net

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    2. I just sent it over now! Enjoy!!! :-)

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  21. Hi! I totally love your creations! If you have April 2017 completed, can you send me a copy? heather.r.garcia@outlook.com. Thank you much!!

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  22. Update 3/26/17: If you'd like me to send you my monthly calendars, please send me an email directly as I don't always see comment notifications. I don't post the PDF links on my blog until the beginning of each month. If you're looking for a particular month and would like me to email it to you ahead of my post going live, you can send my blog an email at mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com. I'll send you the PDFs directly as soon as I can! :-)

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