Hello December! Desktop and Mobile Calendar Downloads
Welcome December with a free desktop calendar wallpaper and mobile background, and enjoy some tips on your home, garden, and personal to-do’s this month!
We are back again with another monthly calendar desktop and mobile background. If you saw November’s post HERE, we are teaming up with Ramona from @rletters_design to bring you a custom made design for a calendar and background each month.
Hello, my name is Ramona and I am a self-taught watercolor illustrator and calligrapher from Romania. God has blessed my life with my husband for 10 years and our three little beautiful girls, a 5 year old and 2 years old twins. My journey into the creative world has started a bit more than a year ago and I am pretty sure there is no end to it. I am really passionate about what I am doing and excited about what the future holds for me. What I love about art is that there is no end to creating and that we are constantly surrounded by inspiration. Also, this past year has taught me that one should never stop dreaming. More than that, there is no better time to pursue your dreams than the present. All it takes it's a bit of courage, faith and being open to learn new things.
Well said! We are so thankful to Ramona and that she’s willing to share her beautiful designs with us and all of you. At the bottom of this post you can download the FREE December mobile and desktop calendar backgrounds.
“Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire, and Christmas treat” -Sarah Colridge
December where we live started just the same, a drop in temperature with some weather and fires blazing to keep warm! Then we have the Christmas treat to look forward to in a few weeks.
December can be a very hectic month. Last minute to-do’s, baking goodies, busy shopping runs and crossing items off your Christmas shopping list, preparing to host guests, preparing to be a guest, etc. all can make the month fly by without another thought.
I love the holidays so much, but every year I am trying more and more to slow down, be more intentional with my time and my celebrating, and always remember the reason for the season. For me this means less time shopping and more time making. It also means making memories, embracing what nature has to offer, and working to serve others.
With all that being said, here are some to-do’s you can cross off around your home, in the garden, and in your personal life that will help you to work on all of those and more.
Around the home..
make a DIY Christmas wreath using fresh evergreen to adorn your front door.
get crafty and try to make most of your Christmas decor this year, think dried citrus garlands, fresh evergreen garlands, popcorn and cranberry garlands for the tree, homemade ornaments, etc. These are great activities to involve the kids in!
pick up a poinsettia to decorate indoors.
replace your furnace air filters if you haven’t already
continue to prep your home for any guests
simmer your Christmas stove top potopurri
In the garden..
scavenge your yard and garden for evergreen clippings, berries, pine cones, and more to decorate inside and out.
do any last minute garden preparations for winter.
make homemade goodies to gift to friends, family, and neighbors. Find our favorite homemade Christmas cookie gift box inspiration HERE.
design a handmade Christmas card to send to friends, family, and neighbors.
make homemade hot cocoa for your family complete with hand-whipped cream.
make an effort to do a random act of kindness (great to do this with your children).
wrap your gifts this year in simple wrapping paper and adorn with fresh pine clippings, dried citrus, pine cones and twine (see our gift wrapping and handmade gift ideas Pinterest board HERE.
donate a toy to a local toy drive.
offer to shovel a neighbors driveway.
burn homemade beeswax candles every evening and relax watching your favorite, old Christmas movies.
take a drive to see Christmas lights.
make homemade eggnog.
sew a stocking for a friend or family member.
see the nutcracker live.
go sledding or ice skating.
Here are some important dates to remember this month, write them down on your monthly planner or add them into your phone, whatever will help you remember.
December 2nd: Hanukkah begins
December 10th: Hanukkah ends
December 21st: First day of winter
December 24th: Christmas Eve
December 25th: Christmas Day
December 31st: New Year’s Eve
Click the links below to get your free downloads! When you click the link it will open either the desktop or mobile background in a new window, right click the photo and hit save as to save it to your desktop, or save it as you would a normal photo to your phone. Enjoy!
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We hope you’ll enjoy your calendar backgrounds and we hope you also enjoy a happy, restful, intentional December, filled to the brim with good tidings and joy.
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