reusable wall calendar
Instructions & tips
Here you will find important instructions and tips for our reusable wall calendars!
- Test any marker you plan to use on your calendar in an inconspicuous area to ensure it erases cleanly and completely!
- We are not responsible for and cannot issue refunds for damage caused by the markers you choose to use.
- To clean your calendar, wipe it gently with a damp cloth and then dry it immediately with a dry cloth. Do not use a magic eraser, scrub pad or anything else that is abrasive on your calendar as it could damage the special coating.
- Traditional ballpoint or ink pens will not write well on the smooth, coating surface and are not erasable.
Writing on your calendar
We recommend using liquid chalk markers. You can find more specific recommendations and details below.
We recommend white or silver liquid chalk markers. They show up beautifully on every single color of our rainbow and navy wall calendars.
We have tested several liquid chalk markers since creating our wall calendars. These are the best white liquid chalk markers we have found.
They are perfect for writing directly on your reusable calendar AND for writing on glass or plexiglass if you choose to frame your calendars. It wipes off cleanly with a damp paper towel. We recommend wiping it off with a damp paper towel and then immediately drying your calendar with a dry paper towel.
Because the formula of liquid chalk varies from brand to brand, we always recommend that you test any marker you want to use to write on your calendar in an inconspicuous area on the front of your calendar to confirm it erases cleanly. We are not responsible for and cannot issue refunds for damage caused by the markers you choose to use.
We do not recommend using anything but liquid chalk markers on your calendar because the surface of our calendars is not the same as a dry erase board.
We have tested several we and dry erase markers on our calendars and have found that many leave a little bit of “ghosting” (residual color) on the surface after they are erased, so we do not recommend them.
We are not responsible for and cannot issue refunds for damage caused by the markers you choose to use.
We recommend wiping liquid chalk (that has completely dried) off your calendar with a slightly damp paper towel and then immediately drying your calendar with a dry paper towel. Liquid chalk wipes up much more easily and cleanly if you allow it to fully dry before attempting to erase it.
Do not use a magic eraser, scrub pad or anything else that is abrasive on your calendar as it could damage the matte lamination.
The special coating on our paper calendars is VERY different from typical dry erase or laminated surfaces that are thick and shiny. Our coating has a beautiful, matte finish and adds very little weight to the paper (which is nice and thick--250 gsm). The coating does not make the paper stiff or rigid like traditional dry erase calendars.
How to hang your wall calendar
By far the most frequently asked question we get about our large wall calendars is "how do I hang them?!" The short answer is that you can hang them any way you would hang a thick art print or poster.
- hang them directly on your wall--thumb tacks, push pins, picture hanging strips, etc. are all options!
- put them in frames (liquid chalk markers work wonderfully on glass and plexiglass)
The video below shows you 5 inexpensive options for hanging our monthly wall calendars. You can find a link to the purchasable options shown below the video :)
Below are answers to some of the other FAQs we receive about hanging our giant wall calendars :)
Many of the photos of our calendars show them hanging in these DIY magnetic poster hangers that our founder and creator of the calendars, Tasha, made herself! You can find the tutorial on her blog here: https://kaleidoscopeliving.com/diy-oversized-magnetic-poster-hanger/
No, there is no adhesive on our calendars so they will not stick to any surface on their own.
- If you plan to hang them in a high traffic area and/or where little hands might touch them frequently, the most durable option would be to hang them in frames.
- If you plan to hang them in your office where you only touch them when you need to add an appointment or deadline, frames should not be necessary.
Let us explain a bit more...
Our monthly wall calendars are made from thick 250gsm paper that has a special coating on the front. The thickness of the paper is similar to what you might find a high-quality greeting card printed on.
The thickness of the paper makes them far more durable than similar products you may have seen. But they are still PAPER, so how they hold up over time will depend on how much and how gently or roughly you handle them.
The special coating on our paper calendars is VERY different from typical dry erase or laminated surfaces that are thick and shiny. Our coating has a beautiful, matte finish and adds very little weight to the paper. The coating does not make the paper stiff or rigid like traditional dry erase calendars.
Arranging your wall calendars.
The possibilities are endless depending on how much wall space you have and what your preferences are.
Hang all 12 at a time, 4 at a time, 3 at a time (perfect for businesses who are focused on quarterly goals), or even 1 at a time.
No matter what arrangement you choose, your wall calendar will double as art.
Those are just a few ideas! You can see how our amazing customers are displaying their wall calendars below.
In addition to writing appointments/birthdays/deadlines directly on our calendars with liquid chalk markers, we also love using sticky notes and washi tape. Learn more about each option below.
We like dating using 1.5" sticky notes to add appointments, etc. Each square on our calendars is roughly 2" x 2" so 1.5" sticky notes work perfectly without covering up the date.
We also love these transparent sticky notes! They allow the colors of the wall calendar to shine through.
Why do we like post-it notes? You can use different color post-it notes to signify different things and can write on them with any pen you have handy at the moment. They are also great because you can easily move them around if things get rescheduled or change!
Another option we love is using solid color washi tape. We love this option when adding things like vacation or summer camp dates that stretch across many days. Washi tape should easily peel off without damaging your calendar, but again…TEST it first in an inconspicuous area of your calendar since the strength of washi tape varies from brand to brand.
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