Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Our Christmas gifts for grandparents and great grandparents this year was a homemade calendar.  With the New Year rapidly approaching, everyone needs new calendars.  I also wanted to make something with Buddy and Sweetpea's hand prints or foot prints for presents but didn't know what I wanted to create.  I ran across an idea for a hand print calendar and adapted it for us.  Each month has a verse that coordinates with the hand prints or foot prints and then Jon designed the family pictures and the calendar portion.  I am pretty sure that all recipients enjoyed...and that I am going to enjoy mine hanging in our kitchen!  Here is what we did...

January was a snowflake pattern on blue paper so the white paint would show up clearer and Psalm 51:7 was the scripture. 

Hearts for February and Jeremiah 29:13 was the coordinating scripture.

March is butterflies for new creations with 2 Corinthians 5:17.

April showers bring... so we made rain clouds.  I chose to use Sweetpea's foot because it was very hard to keep an 8 month old's fingers open to make a hand print with multiple colors.  Buddy, on the other hand, loved using two colors.  Isaiah 45:8

...May flowers!  Song of Solomon 2:12

June is probably my favorite.  Goldfishes with the "fishers of men" verse, Matthew 4:19

We used Buddy's hand to make the flag and Sweetpea's to make fireworks!  Psalm 119:45

We made a sun for August and the verse was Psalm 57:6.

September is another favorite.  Buddy's hand and arm made up the tree trunk and branches.  His finger prints were the apples.  Sweetpea's feet were the leaves.  Jon and I couldn't decide on one verse so we used Proverbs 7:2 and Isaiah 55:12.

Beautiful feet for October.  Romans 10:15

November, of course, is Thanksgiving turkeys.  Buddy again enjoyed the multiple colors for his fingers but we kept Sweetpea's a solid brown for ease of painting.  Psalm 136:1 and Psalm 100:4 are the verses we chose for thanksgiving but there are lots more to choose from. 
And finally, Christmas tree feet for December with Luke 2:11 and Isaiah 9:6.  I added the extra decorations to make the trees more "Christmasy". 

If you are looking at making your own calendar or something similar, here are a few links that I used to get ideas.  


  1. What a cute idea!!! I'm sure everyone loved them! Such a great keepsake!

  2. Thanks! We had fun making them and it will definitely go in our "special box" when the year is done.