Every December, for the last decade or so, I open up Excel and meticulously create a specific type of calendar for the coming year. I have a few goals for this calendar:
- I need to be able to tape it to the side of my monitor, for quick reference. So it needs to be pretty narrow (about an inch wide).
- I don’t want an imaginary gap between months. If Tuesday is the 31st, and Wednesday is the 1st, there’s no reason to show them on different rows of the calendar.
- I don’t want to waste space on weekends—this calendar is for work and I don’t work on weekends.
- I want to be able to mark my company holidays and PTO days.
Last year, I decided to create an application to generate this. Now you can use it here!
Fair warning: I didn’t really intend for anyone but myself to use this, so it may not be super intuitive. If you have any feedback I’d love to hear it!
Here is a photo of how I use this calendar: