Beautiful Dingbats

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Unicode Calendar Generator

Why does this exist?

While this tool was created for no particular reason (I was sick in bed for three days and needed a low-pressure project), it does have some real uses.

Promoting events on social media

Perhaps you’re a doomsday prophet or your birthday is coming up? If so, these calendars are an unusual and eye-catching way of drawing attention to your event.

Displaying links for multiple dates

You may want to post multiple links for an event, allowing customers to skip a step by choosing a date directly from social media or email.

Example: The circus is in town and it’s fully booked, save for three nights.

Roll up roll up.

Last chance to see the π•¬π–’π–†π–Ÿπ–Žπ–“π–Œ π•­π–”π–Ÿπ–”.

╔════════════════════╗ β•‘ March β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘ 2019 β•‘ β•Ÿβ”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β•’ β•‘β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚01β”‚02β•‘ β•Ÿβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β•’ β•‘03β”‚04β”‚05β”‚06β”‚07β”‚08β”‚09β•‘ β•Ÿβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β•’ β•‘10β”‚11β”‚12β”‚13β”‚14β”‚15β”‚16β•‘ β•Ÿβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β•’ β•‘17β”‚18β”‚19β”‚20β”‚21β”‚22β”‚23β•‘ β•Ÿβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β•’ β•‘24β”‚25β”‚26β”‚27β”‚28β”‚29β”‚30β•‘ β•Ÿβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β•’ β•‘31β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β”‚β–‘β–‘β•‘ β•šβ•β•β•§β•β•β•§β•β•β•§β•β•β•§β•β•β•§β•β•β•§β•β•β•

Where can I use these?


The vast majority of email clients will render these correctly. Just make sure you select the typeface Courier New if you’re using one of the monospace calendars. It will render correctly on all devices.

Social Media

The bottom three calendars will render fine almost anywhere online, though some social media sites will show some of the enclosed alphanumeric characters as emoji.

Luckily, that only applies to the β“€β“–β“›β“˜β“”β“’β“£ calendar that you probably won’t use anyway.

The monospace calendars won’t render properly on social media sites, except in code blocks on sites like Reddit.

First Published β€” 9 March 2019
Last Update β€” 12 November 2019

by John Bartlet