as we make our way into a new school year and the inevitable end of 2016 (much quicker than i’d like!), important dates for the beginning of 2017 start to pop up. this always happens before i even want to think of a new calendar, but that’s the thing about time, it just keeps moving forward and the next event is always in the works. so while we wait for new planner pages (or aren’t ready to start thinking too much about them), i’ve come up with a simple plan for keeping track of those dates so that they will be easy to add when the time comes.
to create a system that could be easily transferred to the new calendar, i decided on binder tabs using the moments inked: listed stamp set and binder listed die. so far, i only have new dates for january and february, so i started with tabs for the first quarter, which is probably as many as i'll use before it's time to get new pages. with this system, you can also create months as needed.
i decided on a simple, consistent design. at the top, i stamped don't forget for the title with the matching symbol, both from moments inked: everyday symbols.
up the side, on the bottom right, i added the month's name using monthly moments: year round, leaving the lines free to fill in as future events pop up.
i placed the three tabs together right after december, before the note section for easy access. i considered numbering the lines to use them as dates, perpetual calendar style, but with only 27 lines, i would've had to continue them on the back and i really don't see filling up every day. i also liked the idea of having space to add notes with the upcoming dates if needed.
once the new pages arrive and i'm ready to start using them, i can place the tab right into the correct monthly spread and add the dates to the new calendar as time permits. since the tab fits right in, there's no rush - i can do it when i'm ready to focus on that month as a whole and then remove the tab when i'm done.
and there you have it - a quick and easy solution for planning ahead. i opted for very simply stamped tabs with no numbers for flexibility. but you can decorate to match your own personal style and add numbers if you like. and that's the best part of the moments inked planner and accessories - options to make it work just for you.