How to make a family planner calendar.

Two people use their laptop to make a family calendar.

Find out how to make a family calendar that keeps everyone on track and can be easily shared for optimal organization.

Family calendars can fill up quickly between classes, recitals, birthday parties, and more. It can be tough to juggle everyone’s schedule, but taking the time to create a calendar that works for your family can make all the difference in your time management. Let’s dive into how you can easily create and share one.

How to make a shared family calendar in 3 steps.

For some families, especially those with younger children, creating a simple family calendar wall might be all it takes to keep everyone on track. Continue reading to learn about the list of steps you can follow to easily make a shared family calendar.

Step 1 — Find a family planner template.

You can begin by searching online for an editable calendar template. By using a template, you can save time and still personalize your calendar to your needs.

Once you find a suitable template, each family member can download the calendar and fill in their own schedule — for example, one for mom, one for each child, and so on. After you’re done, save each calendar as a PDF.

Step 2 — Merge into a digital family calendar.

Once each family member has completed their personal calendar, you can merge PDFs into one easily accessible file. This process will create an easy-to-navigate document where everyone will be able to see each of the family members’ schedules — without cluttering their own.

Step 3 — Share a printable family calendar.

After you merge the PDFs into one, you can email the file to your family members so each person can have a copy on their phone or computer. This way, they can check and refer to it when an event or a change of plans comes up.

For example, if a child has a play on Saturday night, everyone in the household knows not to commit to another event.

Tips for managing your shared family planner.

Now that you know more about what the first steps to begin making and managing a shared family calendar are, you can read about some best practices to ensure efficiency when you plan as a family.

The benefits of using a shared family calendar.

In moments when you have busy teenagers with more complex or ever-changing schedules, a digital, easily shared, and viewable family calendar can become a lifesaver tool.

With digital, shareable PDFs, it becomes easy to refer to anyone’s schedule at a moment’s notice, especially on days when it seems like everyone is heading out the door in different directions. Simply repeat the process at the start of a new month to help keep your family on the same page.

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