Vertical Monthly Calendar [2021 UPDATE]

Today I show you my brand new vertical monthly calendar for 2021. Also, you can download it from the free printable library to instantly organize your life as well.

So if you’re looking for a free one-page calendar template that is:

  • portrait
  • US Letter size
  • cute with plenty of space for notes
  • and has a simple, minimalist design

Then you’ll love my new stylish 2021 calendar pdf.

Additionally, you can choose between Monday start and Sunday start layout.

Or just in case you prefer undated one, you’re also covered.

Definitely keep reading to get more information.

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Vertical Monthly Calendar for 2021

pretty vertical monthly calendar pdf

First and foremost, I put done almost all the things you can put or even track in your new elegant 2021 calendar.

Besides the obvious ones like writing down events, birthdays, and appointments, here are more ideas that help you get your life together.

With that being said, feel free to use this free pdf for:

  • meal planning
  • expense tracker
  • project management
  • blogging schedule
  • Instagram content calendar
  • YouTube schedule
  • self-care challenge
  • saving challenge
  • one word per day
  • doodle challenge
  • gratitude log
  • daily affirmation
  • period tracker (period calendar)
  • monthly cleaning schedule
  • calendars for the classroom
  • family calendar
  • workout tracker
  • goal tracker
  • academic year planning
  • monthly to-do list
  • monthly goals

Also, it’s a great tool to support your daily planning.

With this in mind, feel free to check out my favorite free printable daily planner with time slots.

Generally, it’s amazing how a small piece of paper can actually help you to be organized.

Planning ahead can really boost your productivity by having all your life stuff gathered in one place. 

How You Can Use This Cute Printable Calendar By Month

Along with this, you can use it as:

  • monthly planner printable insert
  • page in your home management binder
  • bullet journal calendar aka monthly spread
  • wall calendar
  • part of a family command center
  • desk calendar
  • digital planner page 

In fact, it’s a perfect calendar for:

  • people who work from home 
  • students
  • teachers
  • home managers

Black and White Portrait Calendar 2021 Template

2021 stylish vertical calendar design

Vertical Monthly Calendar Design

As I mentioned before when it comes to design, you get black and white beautiful pages with some grey accents. 

Also, I added a cute washi tape element in the right upper corner. 

Definitely, you can say I’m so in bullet journaling that it has an impact on my designing aesthetic. 

Apart from bullet journaling vibes, I also consider myself as minimalist- both as a minimalist style as, in general, lifestyle.

With this in mind, it doesn’t wonder that general design is pretty minimalistic. Basically, it’s a simple, not busy but still aesthetic time management tool.

Moreover, it provides plenty of space for notes and monthly goals or to-do list.


This template comes in one size (US letter). Because most of my readers are from the US, it seems to be the most reasonable option. However, I’m sure I’ll extend the sizes to A4, A5, and half size in the near future. So stay tuned.

Although I created a vertical one at first, before you ask, there’ll be a horizontal option as well pretty soon.

Monday and Sunday Start

Also, you have two option to choose:

  • Sunday – Monday
  • Monday – Sunday

Although I think the first option is more desired than the second one, I’m so used to use the Monday start calendar (hello my European roots) that I simply had to create both versions.

Portrait Monthly Calendar For 2021 Preview

Finally, here’s how the entire pdf looks like.

elegant free vertical 2021 calendar

Bonus: Blank Monthly Pages (Both Sunday and Monday Start)

blank monthly calendar with notes

Last but not least, I decided to go both for dated and undated layouts.

Obviously, it’s completely up to you whether you prefer filling all the numbers by yourself but having an evergreen calendar or printing the ready to use the calendar for 2021.

Bonus 2: Undated Monthly Layout with a To-Do List

monthly overview template

Additionally, I created an undated monthly template with a to-do list.

Download Your Free Monthly Templates HERE

Printing tools

Now let’s talk about printing tools.


Brother HL-L2300D...
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Brother HL-L2300D...
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  • 250 Sheet Capacity Paper Tray. A4 2-sided print speed-13. A4 standard print speed-26....
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Brother Compact...
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  • Dynamic features accommodate your evolving needs. The 250-sheet paper capacity helps...
  • Flexible printing. The manual feed slot offers flexible paper handling for a variety...
HP ENVY 5055 Wireless...
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Obviously, I’m not a big tech expert, but according to Amazon, these three printers are the ones with the most stars and number of customer reviews.


Neenah Paper Exact Index,...
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Neenah Paper Exact Index,...
  • Astrobrights color paper the brightest and the best
  • 250 sheets of bright white paper, 110 lb cardstock in 8.5 x 11 inch sheets
  • Acid and lignin free for longer lasting documents

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From my experience, when it comes to a printer paper, you want to focus on the paper thickness.

Definitely, thicker paper pages are sturdier and more comfortable to use.

Also, they don’t wear out so quickly in comparison to regular paper.

Especially, if you like flipping through the planner often, it’s a great way to make it last longer.

So I’d highly recommend getting some kind of cardstock paper. 


Zebra Pen Mildliner,...
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Zebra Pen Mildliner,...
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  • Each highlighter features water resistant, quick drying ink in soft colors
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STABILO BOSS Original...
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  • ANTI-DRY-OUT TECHNOLOGY - Don’t worry if you accidentally forget to put the cap...
  • STRONG BUIL QUALITY - The tip will last for a very long time. The two-line widths,...
Fineliner - STABILO point...
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Fineliner - STABILO point...
  • .4mm tip
  • Ventilated caps for long lasting ink
  • Hexagonal body for comfortable grip

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As a rule, I always recommend these fineliners and highlighters.

They can be used for color-coding or solely for decoration.

Paper Trimmer

Swingline Paper Cutter,...
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Swingline Paper Cutter,...
  • Easy to use trimmer – Lite trimmer is simple and easy to use, with a sharp...
  • 12” Cutting length – With a 12” cutting length, it's a convenient choice for...
  • Cuts 10 sheets – Excellent for everyday use, this neat little trimmer cuts through...

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Generally, at some point, you may be forced to trim your pages.

And if you’re anything like me, cutting out pages straight is a huge challenge.

So think about getting a paper trimmer aka guillotine paper cutter.

Free Planner Printable Inserts | Copyright

These templates are for personal use only and may not be shared.

You may not sell or distribute any part of this free 2021 calendar.

One Page Vertical Monthly Calendar Pdf – Final Thoughts

To sum up, I hope you love this free calendar.

Creating planner inserts is so much fun.

I hope they bring value to your life and take your organization skills to the next level.

Indeed, getting organized and, more importantly, staying organized can be tough.

However, with the right tools like for example, this free 2021 calendar pdf simplifies your life tremendously. 

Planning ahead is a great way to save a lot of time in the future.

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Vertical Monthly Calendar 2021