Today I have a fun gift idea for you – this Recollections Calendar Kit has all the ingredients for a personalized, flexible, and fun way to display photos throughout the year. I love this! I used to focus the majority of my creative energy on scrapbooking; playing with this calendar kit was a good reminder of how much I value memory-keeping.
The calendar kit comes with the 2014 monthly calendar and it hangs on your wall, just like any calendar. However, there are some great additions to the kit that allow a little or a lot of personalization.
Photo pocket pages are separated into three spaces – 2- 3″x 4″ spots and 1- 4″x 6″ spot and twelve of these pages are included in the kit. You can add your own photos in here OR slip in one of the included journaling cards. I LOVE these journaling cards. Some are fully patterned and can be used as filler, decoration, or background for a photo. Many of the cards have cute spaces for writing just a bit or a lot. The front and back of each card is usable and decorative, which means that both sides of the photo pocket could be embellished. There are cards that correlate with all of the main holidays throughout the year, but also plenty of journaling cards that could be used during any month.
There are some cute stickers, too, with words like “celebrate” and “birthday”, and also many holidays. I think it makes the kit an easy gift, as the giver could place stickers for some commonly known dates and celebrations. You can also add a few decorative journaling cards, but leave plenty of room for filling in so that the recipient can add to the calendar throughout the year. Alternately, you could really do a lot with the kit and give your mom or grandma (or anyone!) a nearly finished calendar. What a sweet gift that would be!
I think this wall calendar would also be really nice for busy moms who want a convenient, but pretty way to track their day-to-day happenings. The journaling cards would be perfect for jotting down milestones or recording a particularly special day during the month. And once the year is over, the calendar folds into a sturdy album that can go right on the shelf alongside other scrapbooks or photo albums.
The Michaels Recollections Calendar Kit is available for $39.99 exclusively at Michaels Stores. Do you know the perfect person on your Christmas list that would love this Calendar Kit?
**This post contains sponsored content. I was provided with this product and received compensation in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.**