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2013 Amy Knapp's Big Grid Family wall calendar: The essential organization and communication tool for the entire family Calendar – Wall Calendar, June 1, 2012
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When the calendar arrived, I felt that it was very comparable. The height of the page is about the same. The page on the Amy Knapp Calendar is wider. The box for each day on the calendar is very close in size with the exception that on the Amy Knapp Calendar there is a blue section at the bottom of each day that says "Dinner Menu" & leaves room to write in what you have planned for dinner that night. (This takes up the equivalent space of 1 1/2 lines of the Flylady Calendar.)
Each month does have a suggested list of to do's for that month called "Monthly Projects".
On August the "Monthly Projects" lists has:
Sort and Inventory Fall/Winter clothing, coats and boots
Update your address book and/or Christmas card list
Make your holiday shopping list
Talk to your kids about their Halloween costumes
Research and discuss spring vacation plans
Make sure your family's eye exams are up to date
Make sure your family's immunizations are up to date.
Instead of the name of the month being centered on the page like the flylady calendar has it, the Amy Knapp Calendar has the name of the month on the left side of the page & the "Monthly Projects" list is to the right, so the list does not eat up actual calendar space.
The pages on both Calendars seem to be the same type of paper and a comparable thickness. The pages on the Amy Knapp Calendar may be slightly thinner, but I don't think it's by much.Read more ›
-Each month is over two pages.
-Each day has several faint lines, making it easy to write in several items on one day.
-The layout is very simple and clean looking (at least before you fill it up with events!).
-The paper is regular paper (not the glossy kind that many calendars are printed on), so you can erase pencil entries completely.
-There are several reminders along the sides for tasks to complete that month (inventory pantry, check holiday card list, etc.)--though honestly I don't use them myself.
-And my favorite--the calendar runs over 17 months, starting in August. So the 2013 calendar goes from August 2012 to December 2013. I love this! Anyone with school-aged children likely starts the new calendar in late summer, not January. Because of this feature I can write out the entire school year in one sitting over the summer instead of filling in a new calendar in December.
-The paper is on the thin side, and markers bleed through. But I write in pencil anyway, so this isn't a problem for me. Regular ball point pens don't bleed through, though.
The calendar serves its purpose, but the MOM in my opinion was better designed by using all margin space and bigger boxes for each day.
The Big Grid Family Organizer turns out to be an ordinary calendar, after all. No, strike that -- ordinary calendars usually have pictures or interesting graphics. This is just a large plain paper calendar, period.
What makes this an "organizer" is the fact that there are seven faint lines printed on each calendar day square. I suppose the sheet of little stickers is cute, but for the purposes of planning, I find it faster to just write the activity than hunt up a sticker to put on the day square.
Realistically, those paper desk blotter calendars are bigger and have more space to write in than this Big Grid family organizer. I wish I had one of those right about now...
There was no "look inside this" on the product page. In order to know what the organizer looked like inside, I had to remove the shrink wrapping from the product...which pretty much makes it unreturnable.
Thanks a lot, Amazon.
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I buy this calendar every year, I have tried others but I always come back. It has lots of room to write. Can write notes, reminders to yourself at the top... Read morePublished on May 14, 2014 by B. Kennedy
I bought this for my newly divorced brother who was having a difficult time keeping the schedules of girls (who were living with him full time). Read morePublished on March 16, 2014 by Andrea
Love love this calendar! First calendar with enough space to write important things, but not too much that it can't show the whole month. Really love this! Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by yertle_the_trtle
This is the Perfect calendar! Plenty of space, spot for notes, lots of stickers for appointments, events, etc. Paper is a good thickness, too. Buying again for next year!Published on November 12, 2013 by Zoya Raysberg
This is my mother in law's favorite Christmas gift and she asks for it every year. Has lots of space to jot down notes.Published on October 5, 2013 by Lost in FreeFall
This is great! Is amazing how disorienting and disorganizing it can be when September 1st is the wrong day on the calendar. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Mary-Anne Ramer
We have 3 kids, endless sports and a family business. This calendar holds it all!! I keep trying to find another calendar that is maybe a little more colorful, inspirational and... Read morePublished on September 11, 2013 by sunmtngirl