The goal of the Big Picture Calendar is to be the best wall calendar for planning your future. Think big and live big with a view of time that is clear and easy to understand.
Make Sense of Your Future
Our digital devices are wonderful at slicing and dicing up our days into ever smaller pieces, but it’s easy to forget about the big stuff. Things like birthdays, races, big projects, and much deserved vacations. These get pushed into tiny little boxes the same size as your 10 am meeting and start to feel small. This is a shame since it’s the big stuff that gives us so much motivation.
Protect the Week
Calendars tend to think that weeks aren’t that important. One month ends and the week stops, forcing you to turn the page or click to the next screen to see what happens next. This isn’t how we think. We need to always be able to see what’s coming up for the rest of the week and the next couple weeks after that. Our lives don’t pause at the end of each month and our calendars shouldn’t either.
Dive In Fast
Everything about the Big Picture Calendar is designed to help you to understand where you are with the least effort. The month names are big and sit inside each month. The colors are there to help you see the different months. The shaded weekends are there to let you know which days you can relax if you have a “regular” schedule. There are even week numbers to see where you are in the whole year.
Everyone Can Write
This is a regular paper calendar and using it is just a matter of moving a pen or pencil across the surface. Want to make it more important? Write bigger. Underline a few times if you like. You can even doodle. If the event spans a few days you can write huge letters across all the days. It feels so good to write “VACATION!” across a whole week.
Mark Your Progress
Is there some ongoing challenge you’ve been trying to do? Mark the numbers for stuff like losing weight or running distances. It’s also fun to mark a big, fat X across days to see how we’ll you’ve been doing. Go ahead, use a Sharpie, shout it out to the world.
Horizontal or Vertical
To get the whole year visible at once the calendar needs to be big: 24″ x 36″. Since this may be hard to fit in some spaces there’s also a horizontal version that’s 36″ x 24″.