It's there to remind me of appointments and when bills are due. I know there are more electronic ways to get reminders, ie: send yourself an email from your own computer calendar, but call me old fashioned: I need the visual model hanging on my wall which I can scribble upon when something calls for my attention.
I found a link for free calender downloads, from my free software Open Office - which is kind of like Microsoft Office but free. I just wanted to share in case anyone else has forgotten to buy their calendars, but has a printer available. By the way, you don't need to download Open Office in order to to get the free calendars, as they open in your existing internet browser. I chose to download the ink-saver version. Bear in mind for anyone who doesn't live in the US, don't download the holidays version by accident. What you need to click on is the Blank Monday-Sunday version, for the applicable year.
I had a few troubles at first, but then I read all the instructions on the page to discover I didn't have a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which was also free to download. So be sure to read and follow all the instructions. Then it's just a simple matter of printing out your calender. Here's a photo of mine...
Anything but flash - always practical!
I used a clipboard for backing, and a big clip for hanging from the screen divider near our small office area. I also put a piece of blue scrap-paper behind the current month, so any ink or indentations won't seep into the following month underneath - because it's all printed on regular office paper.
I thought this might be a useful tip for those wanting to save money, or just too forgetful to write "calendar" on their shopping list, LOL.
If I like the calendar, I may even try to find it a permanent backing board, made specifically for these free printables. You know, easy to put on or take off, easy to hang, stuff like that. I'll make it out of whatever I have laying around too. No fuss, easy and rustic, that's my motto. ;)