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I have a friend that uses very small sticky notes to mark her calendar of important appointments. That way, if the appointment changes, she just lifts the sticky note to the new date without marking up her calendar. I thought this was a great idea.
Also, at the end of every year, I take my calendar and write in birthday/anniversary reminders on the new calendar for the entire year. That way, I don't forget an important event.
By Kathy from Sylvania, OH
A couple of years ago I started playing around with my Yahoo calendar and can honestly say, "I love it". It didn't take me long to figure it out and one afternoon it took me about an hour to add family birthdays, anniversaries, and other dates important to me.
The thing I like best about it, is I always get an e-mail on selected dates informing me of a birthday birthday or what importance the date has to me. I set all the birthdays up so, year after year, I get the same message. I also have a reminder 10 days before the birthdays so I can get my cards out on time. I also use it to remind myself of future doctor appointments that I had made 6 months to a year in advance. My sister actually calls me with her doctor appointments so I can remind her of them.
This may sound sort of simple and silly, but it sure does work and not only does it just work, it works great. No matter where I am, as long as I have access to check my e-mail I will always have my calendar with me.
By CPJ from Madison, AL
Use a recipe box for all of those snail mail addresses you still use. The cards are large enough to put birthdays of all the family members and other special dates or notes on.
Never miss an important date again. At the beginning of each year when the new calendars come out, I get two; one for my husband and one for myself. We each copy birthdays and other important recurring dates to our calendars.
At the beginning of every year I go through my prior calendar and make a notation of important birthdays and anniversaries. I write a column for birthdays and another for anniversaries.
In addition to having a reminder a few days prior to the birthday or anniversary of a family member or friend, I also have a list on my computer, wordpad program.
If you sometimes wonder if you have given your pets their monthly flea treatment, or perhaps a monthly volunteer opportunity you participate in, put it in your cell phone calendar.