Do you use a paper calendar? A family planner can be a helpful tool in a busy household. When the year ends and a new year is about to begin, why not continue to get some value from it. Here is my favourite idea at the moment. It involves getting the kids involved too. Flip the calendar over and use the blank back side. Draw up a calendar for the new year and leave enough space for artwork. Follow the theme of the calendar front e.g. one month to a page. There are a couple of ways you could tackle this project. You could get the kids to draw a picture at the end of each month in the current year and at the end of the year you have a record to keep and treasure. Alternatively, this would make a great gift for a grandparent or other family member.