Wrapping up the Year – Last of the Calendar Pages!

Hey there everybody! OK, I know I said that this would be ready yesterday, but due to some computer-related issues, I totally ran out of Friday. Who would have thought that uploading crazy giant image files and trying to play around with them would really slow down the editing process?! Ah well, we’ll chalk that one up to experience. Anyway, even with that little hiccup, I’ve managed to cobble together the final installment of this year’s free downloadable calendar pages!
Calendar October to December - CrawCrafts BeastiesYou can grab yours right now, from our online store!

I’ve put them together as one file, so you only need to download once. After that, you can print them all out together, or page-by-page as you need them! And as usual, you can ignore the part of the order form that asks for your postal address – all we need to deliver this deeeelightful free goodie to your inbox is your name and email.

If you don’t get your download immediately, check your spam or promotions folder.

And here’s what you’ll get…

October

October View - Calendar Page - CrawCrafts BeastiesGrab those crayons… It’s another colour-it-yourself bonanza! Hallowe’en is still my favourite festival, so October’s page is all about the best bits of the spookiest night of the year. Sparklers and toffee apples were the highlights of Hallowe’en as a kid – am I the only one who mysteriously lost their appetite after eating all the sticky sugar shell from the toffee apple?

Pumpkin carving is a more recent addition to the festivities, and I’m making up for my apple-dodging younger days by using all the pumpkin’s insides once the carving is done. Pumpkin soup and roasted pumpkin seeds? Yes please! As for the broomstick aerobatics… Well, maybe someday.

Of course, we’d love to see your finished calendar pages, so don’t forget to share! Use #Beastiegallery on Instagram and Twitter so we don’t miss your masterpieces!

November

November View - Calendar Page - CrawCrafts BeastiesExplorer Beastie is back for November! We took a lovely sunlit wander through some of Dublin’s parks yesterday, and I thought this photo of him kicking through the fallen leaves and conkers would be a nice reminder of how lovely autumn can be. Yes, the days are getting shorter and it’s not as warm as it was… But when the sun shines, there’s no finer time of year!

December

December View - Calendar Page - CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd finally… Well, I wanted to avoid getting full-on Christmassy, so Explorer Beastie and I braved the spines of a selection of local holly trees to bring you a nice cheery picture to wrap up the year. And after all that prickliness, the best of the bunch proved to be this smooth-leaved one!

So, that’s it – 2018 calendar pages complete! And I’d be interested to know how this experimental calendar delivery method has worked out for you. From my end, it’s been a bit more work through the year… But not having to deal with under/over supply, delivery problems and getting overcharged at the Post Office has been brilliant! What do you reckon? Let me know in the comments!

Oh, and we’ll be back on Tuesday with the second part of my latest Beastification – I promise!

30 thoughts on “Wrapping up the Year – Last of the Calendar Pages!

    1. Heehee! Thanks Tierney… I think? I don’t know enough about Ed Sheeran to know if this is a good thing πŸ˜‚ Anyway, enjoy the calendar… Even if you don’t need an organiser, you can still have fun colouring in October! 😁 Cheers for stopping in!

    1. Oooh, your photos would look lovely as a calendar! I actually designed the layout of these myself on Canva – it’s a free online graphic design program. Their date grids are a bit overworked though, so I found a simpler one elsewhere on the internet and dropped it in. Are you thinking of printing them up yourself, or getting someone to do that side of things for you?

        1. Happy to help! Let me know how you get on… I’m considering going the self-printing route too! Getting someone else to do it is surprisingly expensive, and I’ve yet to be 100% happy with the results. Good luck!

  1. Well, I for one have loved the printable calendar pages! I genuinely look forward to next instalment each month like a little treat, haha. I can’t wait to print out and colour October’s adorable offering… and stick it up in my home, not waste it in terrible Poowich! Thanks again πŸ™‚

    1. Why thank you, Weekes! I think you have been my most consistent calendar customer this year, so your feedback is most appreciated. And I’m so glad these final months will get to live in more pleasant surroundings! Happy colouring 😁

        1. Yay, free printer! Hope it behaves itself… Meanwhile, I should probably set a good example and get colouring too! πŸ˜€

        2. A few well-placed slaps, some wire jiggling and two cat removals later, I have printing success! Now let me go recover from that minor STRESS by doing some colouring!

        3. Hahaha! Jeeeeez, I didn’t realise printing was so complicated πŸ˜‚ Having seen the results though… TOTALLY WORTH IT!

  2. I don’t know if I can download Ocotber’s page in good conscious. I mean that is TOTALLY not safe broom riding by that Beastie up in the corner (and you know Finn will be trying that out if he sees it). Ah well, I’ll take my chances!

    1. Ooooops! Disclaimer time… “These images have been created for your enjoyment by trained Beastie professionals. Please do not attempt to recreate any of the antics portrayed in these pages.”
      That especially goes for the creation of toffee apples, by the way. Hot sugar is really very, very hot… As Boyfriend found out earlier this week! Anyway, if you’re really concerned about Finn, maybe a strategically-placed sticker showing responsible broom-riding practices might solve the problem πŸ˜‚ Cheers for popping by, Tammie!

        1. Yeah, it’s like the sugar didn’t WANT to be heated to 170Β°C and made into desserts! πŸ™„

        2. And sparklers! Don’t forget those potentially lethal flaming sticks of death! πŸ˜† Hope you get a chance to enjoy some nice relaxing colouring in this weekend, cheers for stopping in!

        3. Hahaha! It’s like I’m revisiting my own schooldays… Doodling in the back of class!

  3. Thank you for these, Helen. πŸ™‚ That’s all 12 months! It’s been tons o’ fun to download these each month. They are delightful and practical and have added lots of colour and cheer to my desktop (not to mention helping me make deadlines and be on time for things!). If you do these again in 2019, please please *charge for them* and be compensated for all of this wonderful extra work. πŸ™‚

    1. Awww, thanks Shirley! That’s great feedback to have – I’m so glad you found them useful! In an update to what I said in the post, I’m considering taking your (most welcome) advice and releasing the whole calendar in one go for a nominal fee. All I need now is some time to put it together! Thanks for checking in, and welcome back – I hope you had a good trip πŸ˜ƒ

  4. Thank you – it’s nice to be back, am slowly catching up. πŸ™‚ And yay! The download-idea is really brilliant, and saves on the printing hassles and such! Looking forward to another 12 months of monster madness!

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