Get a 2021 free printable monthly calendar! This free printable calendar helps you organize the year, schedule appointments, plan upcoming events, be productive and keep track of each month. The printable PDF calendar includes both Sunday and Monday start versions and comes in a horizontal and vertical format. Grab the free 2021 calendar printables now and start planning!
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2021 free printable monthly calendar
I love calendar printables and have been sharing new printable calendar pages each year. Monthly calendars are very versatile and an excellent organizing and time management tool. This 2021 printable monthly calendar can be used to plan and organize many areas of your life.
Here are a few ideas how on this printable calendar can be useful:
- plan appointments, meeting and events
- organise activities and commitments in work and school
- list tasks around the house or in school
- schedule projects and set deadlines
- list birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions
- track habits, workouts and fitness goals
- meal planning, diets and medications
- create a cleaning schedule
- note favourite memories from each month
What is included in this free printable printable calendar 2021?
Because everyone has different needs and uses a calendar differently for planning and organizing, I created 4 different versions of the 2021 calendar printables. This free printable calendar includes:
- Cover and Year At A Glance – Each set of 2021 free printable monthly calendars comes with a cover and a year-at-a-glance page that is useful to get an overview of the entire year.
- Sunday and Monday start calendars – Sunday-start calendars are common in the US, while a Monday-start calendar is a popular format in the UK, Europe and other parts of the word. Below, you’ll find options for both formats.
- horizontal and vertical layouts – You have 2 designs to choose from: a vertical and a horizontal calendar. I find both versions useful, I usually have the horizontal calendar pinned to my fridge and use the vertical one in my binder.
- letter size and A4 paper format – The calendars are designed to fit on both letter size paper and A4 paper. You can find printing tips below.
- notes – Each calendar also has a section to write down notes, to-dos, or important tasks.
Minimal design calendar printable calendar 2021
As for last year’s calendar, I kept the design minimal and stuck to a black and white colour scheme. It’s doesn’t matter if you have a colour printer or a black and white printer, the calendar templates will always look good.
A lovely, handwritten font gives each monthly printable an elegant and feminine touch but still looks simple enough to be used by both woman and men, at home, work or in school. The boxes for each day provide plenty of space write down your daily schedule or create lists.
How to open the printable calendar
For the best printing result, make sure you open the PDF file with Adobe Reader. I recommend to print the calendar on heavier paper, such as photo paper or good quality card stock and set the printer’s setting to print at the highest quality.
Don’t have Adobe Reader installed on your device? Download and install the program here – it’s free. Tip: Be sure to uncheck any optional offers (McAfee, Chrome extension) as you most likely won’t need them.
If you already have Adobe Reader installed, but can’t open the calendar files, you version is probably outdated. Simple download and re-install to update it. Easy.
How do I print my free monthly calendar? Here are some printing tips to help you get the most out of your free printable calendar:
1. Locate the PDF in your downloads and open. (It’ll automatically open in Adobe Reader).
2. Click the printer icon in tool menu bar. You can also find the printing option under FILE > PRINT.
3. In the printer dialog box, click the following options:
- Click PROPERTIES and choose to print at the best quality. This option can usually be found under ADDITIONAL FEATURES.
- PAGES TO PRINT: Select ALL PAGES to print the entire calendar. CURRENT to only print the pages that is currently in view. Or select PAGES if you want to only print a specific page or pages.
- PAGE SIZE & HANDLING: Select the option FIT.
- ORIENTATION: Choose PORTRAIT for the vertical calendar, or LANDSCAPE for the horizontal calendar.
4. Click PRINT and enjoy.
As I mentioned, the 2021 calendar printable pdf will fit both on A4 and letter size paper. To customize print the calendar on colored cardstock or craft paper. You can also print the calendar at 50% if you want a smaller format.
Check out our list of printing recommendations for printables, where you can find even more tips!
Free printable calendar with holidays
Most of our wonderful readers are from the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. While it would be super convenient to make a free printable 2021 monthly calendar with holidays, I didn’t do so because everyone should be able to use these free printable monthly calendar.
But to make things a little easier for you, I have listed the essential holidays in 2021 for our top countries below. Simply enter these in the free printable calendar templates and you have a 2021 calendar with holidays!
What are your plans for 2021?
There are so many things that I look forward to doing next year. High on my agenda is to keep this blog growing and provide useful content for you. Irena and I are already deep in planning and creating new posts, and we are so excited to share the things we have come up with!
And what about you? What are your plans for 2021? Let me know in the comment section what you’re up to in the new year, I’d love to hear from you!
Whatever it is, Irena and I wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year that brings much positivity and many blessings into your life!
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2021 Monthly Calendar
Sunday Start | Horizontal
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2021 Monthly Calendar
Sunday Start | Vertical
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2021 Monthly Calendar
Monday Start | Horizontal
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2021 Monthly Calendar
Monday Start | Vertical
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