I am a list maker and calendar fan. I can spend a long time organizing my thoughts on paper - sometimes too long! If I am overwhelmed by plans or tasks, my first thought is often "I just need the right calendar!"
Both last summer and this summer we have a lot we want to get accomplished and I wanted to be able to see the whole summer at once. I searched around the internet for a free 3-month calendar template, but worried about downloading something from an unknown website. Then I checked out my Microsoft Word program.
When opening a new file, you can select blank or one of many templates. (I'm pretty sure the past few versions of Word have this option...)
I found a great calendar for my needs that I could modify a little as well.
In the past year I've also used the pre-made templates to make business-style cards to give to moms that I want to befriend (I've handed out about 2 of those...) and a few greeting cards.