Thanks to Chris Bennett, a fellow stamper on the CCSwaps group, I created several of these special date files to give as gifts to friends. I received one from Chris in the 2007 '12 Days of Christmas Swap'. This wonderful folder is for organizing all those special dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that you want to remember throughout the year. I had given 4 of them away for Christmas 2008 and had requests to make more. Here are 7 of the 8 I created recently. One is missing because I gave it to my Best Friend, Bert, just yesterday for her Birthday!!
Here's the inside of one of the files. There is a tab attached to each of 12 pockets; the tab is marked with the month. There are 2 additional pockets in the front and the back for holding blank cards. Each pocket is made from one half of a sealed invitation size envelope. You can't see in these pictures, but I colored and stamped along the edges of the envelopes. The middle sections of the envelopes doesn't show since that is where you attach each of the envelopes to one another.
Here's the inside of another file. I've included 90 cards to fill in for the birthdates, anniversaries, etc that the recipient of this file will be able to use. The unused cards can be stored in the front and back pocket until the owner needs to fill one out. The card is preprinted with name, address, event, and date.