Today I’m sharing a printable perpetual calendar, yours to download absolutely free. No sign up required and no terms to agree. Plus a chance to win a printed copy. (If you want to skip the chat and just download the calendar, scroll to the link near the bottom of this post.)
Why have I designed a printable perpetual calendar?
Some of you may be fully fledged up-and-at-’em morning types. For the rest of us, there are days when even articulating our full names prior to coffee would be a challenge. Large fonted assistance to orientate us in time before we’ve found our specs is to be welcomed.
The perfect solution for an interiors fanatic would be a beautiful Stendig of course. I, however, am tragically unable to justify that annual extravagance (#calendargoals). I wanted to console myself with an alternative that would look stylish on the wall, tell me the date at a glance, but last year after year.
Was I asking a lot? It appeared so: I couldn’t find what I was looking for at a price I could afford.
So I made one instead.
My perpetual calendar is double sided with 2 different fonts; white on a black background on one side, black on a white background on the other. It shows only the day of the month so that it can be used every month, year after year.
Why a Bingo Lingo Perpetual Calendar?
Each date in my perpetual calendar has the corresponding bingo call in stylish font.
If you’re British and were alive during the 1970s, bingo calls are probably embedded deep in your subconscious. Reminiscent of family holidays at the seaside, Butlins camps, or outings to the local bingo hall with your Gran, bingo nicknames are as quintessentially British as fish and chips.
Bingo may be thriving online as a result of gambling websites but the art of bingo calling is, I suspect, dying out as quickly as bingo halls are being converted into apartment blocks.
Dismayed by the demise of a beautiful local art deco bingo hall, the idea of capturing this peculiarly British piece of social history in a calendar designed for use in perpetuity appealed to me.
Why am I sharing my perpetual calendar
Some of you have seen my Bingo Lingo calendar on my Instagram feed and asked me about it. If you like it, I’d like you to have it, as a gift from me in appreciation of your support. Your support could help me cover the cost of running the blog and continue to develop it, hopefully bringing you more useful and interesting content in future.
Displaying Your Perpetual Calendar
The calendar with its bold font makes a great feature as a stand alone piece of wall decoration, as part of a shelf display or in a gallery wall.
You can print and display it loose leaf by hanging it from a bull dog clip or on a clipboard.
Or you can have the calendar wire bound for ease of turning and hanging.
How to get your hands on a Bingo Lingo Perpetual Calendar
Print at Home
You can print the calendar yourself at home. I recommend paper between 160 and 180 grams, which most home printers will accept. Photo paper would be ideal. If you print double sided, you’ll need 32 sheets.
Take the perpetual calendar file on a pen drive (or email it) to a local print shop. My local print shop did a wire bound one for me for just £6.
Online print service
Upload the perpetual calendar file to an online printing website and have the printed calendar sent to you. Not all printers offer calendar style binding so check first.
If you’d prefer to buy one already printed, I’ve set up an Etsy shop, where I’m keeping it affordable at just £12 per calendar (plus £2 shipping within the UK).
Get the printable file
Win a Bingo Lingo Perpetual Calendar Already Printed
I’ve got a batch of printed and bound A4 calendars waiting for their perpetual homes. For a chance to win, simply sign up for the Around the Houses newsletter.
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At the end of each calendar month in 2017 I’ll randomly select a winner from my subscriber list to receive a printed calendar in the post.
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More Chances to Win
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Around the Houses Perpetual Calendar – the next generation
Would you like to see the calendar in other colours? Do you have any other ideas for a calendar theme? Please inspire me so I can get to work on future printables. The calendar might last in perpetuity, but my attention span won’t!