HUGE Family Calendar Printable

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This family calendar printable is exactly what you need to get your family a bit more organized!

framed family calendar in an entry way over a bench

Years ago I made a fun (and super useful!) project that quickly became popular among the readers of Somewhat Simple. It was a family calendar that I made using vinyl lettering on a glass frame – here’s what that looked like:

framed glass with black sticker on it making it into a family calendar

I LOVED this calendar, and the entire creation process was really simple –

  • cut out your vinyl letters
  • draw your lines on the backside of the glass with a Sharpie marker
  • use a dry erase marker to track your family’s activities and keep everyone organized!

I decided to come up with an easy way to create this project without a vinyl cutter.

Enter the super simple PRINTABLE version! Now this project is even easier to create and it will look amazing in your home!

framed calendar on a white wall

How to Make a Big Family Calendar

We have 3 different text options: a brush script, the plain script, and a blank version without any text so that you can use each space however you’d prefer!

Here’s how:



  1. Print a HUGE engineer print from your favorite online office supply store. (Are you familiar with Engineer prints that you can get suuuuuuuper cheap from online office supply stores? I get them printed at FedEx Office for less than $5AND it’s often ready the same day or next-day! I always print the 24×36 size since it is a standard frame size and it is easy to find frames without having them custom made.
  2. Once you have your print, frame it. Then, use a dry erase marker to write and rewrite your family’s happenings!
long image of two calendar options for busy families


  1. Fantastic idea and great tutorial! With 4 kids still at home, I definitely need something like this 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to Mi4M~

  2. I love this one , it is the best I have seen can you email me the labels ? My email is [email protected] . Thank you , I can't wait to make one . Oh and what size is the one you made ?

  3. Oh, I just love this message board. What family doesn't need one of these? You always do such a great job on everything. THanks for linking to my very first We're Organized Wednesday party and not letting me party by myself.

  4. I have been looking and looking for something exactly like this but I couldn't find one that I would love. This one I want.

  5. I'm making a modified version of this – don't need the monthly calendar. Also, thinking of a different title than Our Busy Family. Any ideas?

  6. This is so creative. I’m actually going to be using this idea for a craft event so we’re making this in bulk!

  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!! THIS IS AMAZINGLY PERFECT!!! I have bought so many calendars through the years of being a m om of all daughters!!! i have yet to find one that works for us. I LOVE IT. i think i will make 3 for a 3 month span. I have 2 nerve deseases that effect my memory so if i don’t have things wrote down then i don’t remember it.

  8. SO cute. I’m definitely digging this. It appeals both to my OCD ‘What am I forgetting to DO?!’ side, and my funky ‘I don’t want everything to be in one font!’ side. 🙂

  9. What a FABULOUS idea! I’d love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up!

  10. I was also wondering if I could share a link to this page on my blog when I make my calendar?
    Thanks so much for taking time to answer all of us!!!!

  11. Hi, really love this idea and would like to make one for our chaotic family with the hope this will help our overall organization!

  12. Hi! Such a wonderful idea, I have already started making my own frame! 🙂

  13. Super cute!
    What size frame do you recommend?
    Also do you have a template for the calendar to go vertical?

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