Best Holiday Gift for Grandma – Michaels Recollections Calendar Kit

Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Michaels Recollections and Snap. All ideas, opinions, and images are 100% my own.

We live in a digital world. For many of us, our lives are organized and tied to our smartphones. But that doesn’t mean printed photographs and scrapbooking is obsolete, or that paper calendars are a thing of the past. There is something still so satisfying in keeping and documenting memories on printed paper with beautiful scrapbook elements and pretty papers. That is where the Michaels Recollections Calendar Kit comes in. This 12 month wall calendar kit is a fun and interactive way to add pictures, notes, and special memories throughout the year. And better yet, this holiday season, it makes the perfect gift idea for mothers and grandmothers.

The number one thing my mother always asks for is more pictures of her grandkids. I have to admit, I am really bad at printing out pictures. I take a lot of pictures, but most of them stay tucked away in my phone camera roll, or on my computer. When I recently received the Michaels Recollections Calendar Kit to test out, I knew exactly what to do with it.

Mom, if you are reading this, act surprised when you unwrap this under the tree. = )

Michaels Recollections Album Calendar Gift Idea for Grandma @clubchicacircle

This calendar kit comes all packaged up in a pretty box with everything you need to create and customize each month of the year.

Recollections Album Calendar Kit

Once you take everything out of the package, you find a binder album, blank calendar pages, pocket style scrapbook pages, tabs for each month, stickers to customize the calendar, a pen, and designer journaling cards related to each month.

Michaels Recollectiond Album Calendar Kit Contents

Putting the calendar together was like putting together the prettiest of puzzles. The designer cards come in either 3″ x 4″ or 4″ x 6″ sizes that fit perfectly into the clear pocket pages. You can also fill these pockets with photographs of the same size.

My daughter and I had such a blast filling each page and marking special dates throughout the year with the stickers.

I printed off photos that I have taken throughout the year and placed them in the pocket sleeves relating to each month.

Michaels Recollection Calendar Kit Examples @clubchicacircle

It’s the perfect kit to personalize for someone special!

Michaels Recollection Calendar Kit Gift Idea

The final touch was decorating the cover with washi tape stripes and puffy alphabet stickers to really personalize it. The chipboard album cover makes it a perfect surface to customize.

Decorated Michaels Recollections Calendar Gift Idea @clubchicacircle

Now my mother will be able to fill the calendar all year long with more photos, or add special notes or memories as they happen. And the coolest part is that at the end of the year she can keep it as a scrapbook!

The Michaels Recollections Calendar Kit is available for $39.99 exclusively at Michaels. My daughter loved it so much, it’s now on her wishlist so that she can customize one for herself.

Go get yours today!

Happy crafting!


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  21 comments for “Best Holiday Gift for Grandma – Michaels Recollections Calendar Kit

  1. December 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Oh I love how you decorated the front too!

  2. Judi Johnson
    December 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    You did not mention how much it costs. I know you got it free but I would have to drive and hour to Michael’s and would like to know if I can afford it before I make the drive! Can you tell me how much????

    • December 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Judi,
      Thanks for your question, you might have missed the price at the bottom of the post. The kit is $39.99 and only at Michaels. Hope that helps. = )

      • Judi Johnson
        December 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

        Yes I did miss it. Thank you for answering. Love the idea.

  3. December 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Adorable! I love that your daughter helped you put it together and was so inspired she now wants one of her own! Your mom will love this!!

  4. December 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

    What a GREAT idea! I love it and I know several on my gift list that will love it too! Thanks for the wonderful idea xo

  5. me
    December 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Now this is cute!! 🙂

  6. December 10, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I live for kits like this~it’s fun and a perfect gift!

  7. December 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

    What a cool calendar! I love all the customization options!

  8. December 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    This is way cooler than just a gift card! Any grandma, or mom, would love this!

  9. December 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    What a wonderful gift idea! My mom would LOVE one of these!

  10. December 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Sometime this digital world can be tough when it comes to keeping family memories easily accessible (I know I can never find photos when I need them!) I really like how this calendar can help you keep track of special moments all year long and then serve as a reminder of all the fun for years to come, it’s a super great gift idea.

  11. December 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Looks like a wonderful present (I’d love it!)

  12. December 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

    What a fun kit … my girls would LOVE that!

  13. December 12, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Such a great idea Pauline! It looks fabulous!

  14. December 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Such a cute gift idea, I am sure she is going to love it!

  15. December 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    WOnderful idea for a present! Great post!

  16. December 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I love calendars! This is such a cute gift idea!

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