This free printable year at a glance calendar is great for long-term planning and organizing. See the big picture of the whole year or view the year in quarters.
***UPDATE July 2019: The newest Year at a Glance Calendars for 2020 and 2021 have now been added to the resource library! Sign up below to get access to the free printables.
Sometimes we need to be able to plan months or even years out into the future. Maybe we are looking at our goals for the year ahead or we are trying to plan when to take a vacation.
It’s very helpful to be able to see the whole year mapped out on one page. That’s where a printable year at a glance calendar comes in handy.
What is a Year at a Glance Calendar
A year at a glance calendar is a planning reference tool instead of an actual planning worksheet. It allows you to see all of the months and days in a year on one single page.
I like to have a year at a glance calendar printed out at my desk or on my refrigerator so I can easily see all of the months in the year.
I find them especially helpful if you like to think of your year in quarters. Each row of the year at a glance calendar is three months — or one quarter of the year.
Printable 2018 Year at a Glance Calendar
Even though it’s already July, I still think it’s helpful to have a 2018 year at a glance calendar. I created this version to help you plan out the rest of your year.
Printable 2019 Year at a Glance Calendar
Looking ahead of 2019, I’ve created a full year at a glance calendar so you can get started planning the year ahead.
Updated in July 2019: I’ve also created versions for 2020 and 2021! All versions are available for download in the resource library.
How to Use a Year at a Glance Calendar
At my previous job, every year we would get a new year at a glance calendar showing the holidays. I would always print it out, highlight the holidays, and also plan my vacation time. I loved being able to map out the big events for the upcoming year.
I found myself looking forward to getting the new year at a glance calendar, so I decided to create my own pretty printable version.
Year at a glance calendars aren’t just for planning vacations (although that’s a lot of fun). You can use them to look ahead at the year for lots of different purposes. Here are just a few ideas for how to use a free printable calendar.
- Big picture planning
- Planning vacations
- Seeing what days are national holidays
- Planning quarters of the year
- Tracking habits
- Setting monthly focuses
- Track how many weeks until a deadline
- Seeing overall time commitments for the year
Get the Free Printable Year at a Glance Calendar
The year at a glance calendar has been so helpful to have as a reference tool. I try to keep at least one printed out and nearby whenever I’m creating plans or getting organized.
This calendar is another helpful organizational tool to help me make the most of my time. I hope that this free printable year at a glance calendar will be helpful for you too.