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Left Handers Club Calendar 2024

Each year we produce a left handers calendar running from right to left as a lot of people seem to enjoy it and ask for it. Like anti-clockwise watches, lefthanders find it a lot easier to read than right-handers so it is nice to confuse them! Use the links below to download the calendar. (click here if Sunday starts your week) Historically, we have called this a “backwards” calendar & whilst this is technically the correct name for it, we understand that there are many with strong feelings against linking “backwards” with left handedness. We are therefore just calling it the “Left Handers Club Calendar” – though to keep the SEO rankings we have left the old description in the links used to access the 2024 files

If you are not already a member of The Left Handers Club, join free now using the form on the home page of our website

Please note that we cannot print the calendar for you and send it by post because of the cost involved.

Use this link to download the 2024 Mon-Sun calendar as an Adobe.pdf format file
(you can open it with the free Adobe Reader).

You may need to Right click the link then choose “Save target as…” or “Save link as…” then you can choose the location to save the file to on your computer.

2024 Calendar with Sunday starting the week

We have had a lot of people telling us that having calendars starting the week on a Monday (which is the normal format in the UK) is not the same worldwide and in the USA and other places it is standard to have Sunday as the first day of the week. See our article about which day starts the week here.

Use this link to download the 2024 calendar with SUNDAY starting the week as an Adobe.pdf format file

(you can open it with the free Adobe Reader software)

Left-handed diary and planner for 2024 – 52 page spiral-bound book

We also have a limited number of the “physical” Left Handed Diary for 2024. It is a spiral-bound diary book that opens from left to right and is tailor-made for us left-handers. To make it easier to use, it features planning pages on the left side of each weekly spread (Monday – Sunday) and on the right, there is ample space for notes along with an interesting fact about left-handedness. The calendar also recognizes the birthdays of famous left-handed people.

Following pressure from us and Club Members, the publishers reversed the printing so that it opens from left to right – the proper direction for us lefties.

52 double-page spreads, one for each week of the year.
Size: 6.25 x 8.25 x 0.5 inches; 16 x 21 x 1.3 cm

Find out more and order your diary

 

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219 comments on “Backwards Calendar
  1. kathy says:

    I have been left handed all my life and so was my mother. She was hit at school for not writing with her right hand, and made to write with her right hand. I have always been happy writing with my left hand. I use scissors with my right hand and when I learned to play the guitar found it very difficult as I was taught to play right handed. My chinese friend said that you have to use your right hand to eat in China etc, because of the reason that people use their left hand to wipe their bottom, but me being left handed I use my right hand to do that!
    It is funny about your left handed watches and clocks, as when I went to Orlando Florida, I was really interested in the Walt Disney Goofy Clock, which goes backwards, and I bought one and also I have bought a Goofy watch there too.
    I find it very easy to read words backwards, the only thing that annoys me is that when people see you writing they have to make a comment about me being left handed.

  2. Rhea says:

    Hmmm. Couldn’t use the calendar; looks odd. Why is it particularly for left handers? We read from left to right so the calendar can surely go from left to right? However, cheque books with the stub on the right are useful…..my husband is not too impressed though as he is right handed.

  3. Lotus says:

    this calendar is really cool!
    you know what, when i’m a small child, my mother and i used to argue with my writing because i spell my name “sutol” and 10, “01.”
    i really liked this calendar coz it reminded me of my childhood days.

  4. Jetsin says:

    Going to put this arctile to good use now.

  5. shahin says:

    Hi,
    i am a left-hander from Mauritius. Thanks for the calendar,it’s awesome and i am glad of having seen this website.i’m proud to be left hander.

  6. jeremiah says:

    Thanks much for the calender.Its all simplified,and easy to read.
    Besides and intrestingly i ask u plus all my fellow lefties whether they have tried letters backward(i.e ‘b’ looks like ‘d’ and ‘n’ like ‘N’) .Bousting over my lefthandedness i tried it only to find that this way i was even faster than the normal way;only that reading becomes difficult one has to use a mirror just because we’ve been blinded by them humiliating ‘mr’s and ‘mrss’ rights’
    Fellow buddies dont you think its time we woke up now that we’ve own club!
    Lets design things that only us can understand or do like writing and reading such ways.
    We should sign from the left

  7. Ruth de la Nougerede says:

    This website is wicked, i’ve only just realised about the disagvantages us leftys have to face in every day life, and looking at that calander i realised things really are the wrong way round because i read it sooo much easier, i’m so clumsy and bump into things and destroy stuff all the time by accident, i think because the worly is designed for right handers, it sucks!! any way, i’m doing a design and technology project on finding a writing/drawing aid for left handers, i find, when i write or draw i smudge/erase stuff with my hand, and there are many other problems with writing being a lefty, i would be sooo grateful if you all could give me a bit of feedback on the ‘writing being left’ issue to help me with my project,
    lots of sinister love,
    Ruth xxx

    • jeremiah njuguna says:

      hii Ruth,
      Am a draughtsman.i started excelling in it spontaneously, just becoz of the leftness inside my brain.interesting writing a title block on my drawing would be shown to all class for its smartness.i will help u how to do it

    • Noel Wiltshire says:

      I love the tag line. It’s a beaut.

  8. Thelma says:

    I just joined LHC and am looking forward to investigating the site. I was born a left hander but when I was going on 5 I was adopted and for the rest of my was made to use my right hand. I am 68 and trying now to do things with my left hand. I have to think about it because my inclination is to use the right hand. You know anything I try with the left is slower than the right.

    • Zoe says:

      I’m doing the opposite to Thelma. I am right-handed but am learning to be a leftie so I can help my 4yr old.
      This site is of a great help to me as everything my daughter does (including writing mirror image) is confusing to me. However my daughter must be converting me as the calender looked normal to me at first……but spreading butter is a skill I cannot graps.

    • Amanda says:

      I’m 50 and I’ve aways been a lefty, fortuantly I have senible parants who when they realised I was a lefty helped me. I had learnt a bit of writting before I started school at the age of 5 (no pre-school things in them days or not where we lived). But a week or two in to school I decided I didn’t like it any more, so Mum got to the bottom of the problum which was the OLD teacher was making me use wrong hand for writting. The next day Mum came into class and gave her a real telling off, “My daughter will use the hand she choses to write with not the hand you choose” in front of me and then said to me if she ever makes you use the right hand tell me or you father and we will see the Head about it. I was so proud of my Mum. She is only a young (or was a the time) Mum of 17 years older then me so would only have been 22 at the time and has amitted in later years that she was dead scared of the teacher.

      • Linda says:

        That is funny I am 49 and had my first grade teacher make me right with my right hand until she phoned my Mom and asked what hand I write with. My Mom said left and she was very sorry and allowed me to write with my left hand after that. I also had a grade five teacher tell the class all left handed people were handcapped and she was always turning my page around as I have a slant to my writing. My Mom was mad and phoned the principal and he said I must have misunderstood what she was saying. I was 11 I know what she was saying. Anyways my Mom said tell the teacher if she has a problem with me she can phone her. I was pretty happy going up to the teacher and relaying the message. End of story she quit bothering me. Glad to have parents that fought for me.

  9. Karen says:

    Joined this site for my son now six, funnily those calenders look fine to me and i’m right-handed… Can’t belive schools here if they remember sissors your lucky… Talking about writing backwards, my son in reception used to write mirror image backwards seems extremely difficult to my mind..

  10. Kimberly says:

    This is great I am right handed and grew up around right handed people so I never understood how difficult it is for lefty’s until I had my daughter who is a lefty. My brother was born a lefty but back then they forced kids to switch to their right hand and he has always had trouble with writing and stuff since. I never knew that it was easier for lefty’s to read and write right to left. My daughter who is 5 is always doing this and I thought it was just her age. Now I know better and will find ways to help her! Thank you so much on behalf of my daughter and myself for enlightening a clueless righty!!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi, just joined myself and my son did this last yr when he was five still does it but not as much though numbers are mostly backwards…. Have just bought a whole set of stuff for school hopefully it will not go missing….

  11. Anita says:

    I just found out about dis club.its awesome. I will get to know more about lefties, my immediate younger sister is also a lefty..

  12. Gwendolyn says:

    Im 63 yrs. old,so you can guess what its been like for me. I LOVE your site. I just joined the Left handed club today and I have one thing to ask. WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG???!!!

  13. Maureen says:

    Hi,
    Maureen from Kenya,love the calendar.

  14. tammy says:

    This great ! the funny thing is I looked at it and it seemed very normal !!!!
    Love it Thank you !!!!!!!

  15. Galea1 says:

    I like it! I frequently write backwards. I have written full several page letters backwards. Have done it since I was in high school! Its my thing. I sign almost all cards backwards. One of my physician friends calls me “Leonarda” because he says that the only one he knew of that wrote backwards was Leonardo da Vinci! (I think that it was shown that Jack the Ripper wrote backwards – but we dont like to talk about that!!! LOL) I even had his name printed backwards on a nice polo shirt to remember me by! So = Write away – frontwards, backwards, or any way you like – I like it!!!!

    PS – I do wish they would carry left handed spiral notebooks!!! I use them as often as I can, but they are increasingly difficult to come by!

    • Maggs says:

      I write backwards too! Printing backwards is easy and anyone can do it, but writing backwards (cursive) comes so easy to me. I love when I tell people I can write backwards and they make me prove it. They usually have to look at it in a mirror before they can read it, and they say it looks normal when they read it, not sloppy.

  16. Dede says:

    Hi! Am a leftie from Kenya. The Calendar is really interesting. I absolutely love it. Thanks for the good work! Ooh, another thing….am the only leftie in my family and am very very proud of it, kind of unique, you know………..

    • Galea1 says:

      Dont let anyone bring you down because of it – some of the most intellegent, creative, wonderful people in the world are left handed! See – YOU are! Celebrate it! We’ve all been there – at least a lot of us have – where someone either tried to make us change hands. or turn our papers the wrong way (to accommodate RIGHT handedness) or made fun of us – but we know how good we are and how much we have to share with the world – so take heart and you’re doing the right thing by loving being unique!

    • Maureen says:

      Hi Dede,

      This is Maureen from Kenya and a fellow leftie.

  17. Nicola says:

    Hi,

    Am new just found the website thinks its great i even signed my mum up.

  18. Gail says:

    I’ve used this calendar on my desk at work for the past 3 or 4 years. It confuses the heck out of everyone, and goes well with the mouse sitting on the ‘wrong’ side of the keyboard.

  19. Burak says:

    In previous years, the calendar was also available in HTML format (converted from an Excel file). This allowed me to modifiy the calendar to include week numbers and national holidays.

    Could you also post the calendar in Excel format so that I can modify it?

  20. Natalia says:

    Thanks for the calendar, is funny and really nice! Greetings from Costa Rica

  21. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for the calendar, so easy to read, I have a son and daughter who are left handed, so will give them a copy as well

  22. Edgar Mijangos says:

    I like this calendar, I ´m from Guatemala City and proud to be left-hander

  23. farahan says:

    i like this calendar.. but we can make improvement by put some colour or picture as background… anyway, thanks, i’m happy to be left hander

    • Keith says:

      Hi Farahan

      If you or any other lefties out there have design skills and can make a better version of the calendar with some colour and images please have a go at it and let me know and we will add more versions to our page. I have added the original Excel version of the file to the downloads above so you can play with the layout and formatting. Contact Keith if you want to share your version and have it added to this page.
      http://blog.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/about/contact/web-content

  24. Evendo says:

    Hi!
    I love this calendar, so interesting for a left-handed like me…

  25. Malree says:

    This calendar is awesome! I just wish people would make magazines, books and notebooks backwards too. That would be rad! I hate reading from left to right. It’s never felt right. I’ve always had problems reading face clocks, too. I noticed the left-handed clock for sale. I didn’t know that was a left-handed thing! I read that clock perfect!

  26. muke mubandi says:

    this website feels like home as an african being lefthanded has helped me tolerate pipoz views of me some gud others gruuuu! including family members. hey leftz picture me hitin these keys its not so easy aparently the keyboard wasent really designed 4 me

  27. anano says:

    hi.. i am a left-hander from Georgia.. and i am glad of having seen this website..thank you for calendar it’s so convinient :))))))))

  28. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the calendar, but there’s no way I could ever imagine using this.

    It would never have occurred to me that this would be something a lefty would desire, but it’s nice that you provide it for those that do.

  29. Mehdi says:

    I’m a left handed guy from Iran and so glad to find your website.I give special thanks to you for this website

  30. Bernard says:

    thanks for the calendar …but what’s special about 13th August? on this copy it’s got a box around it …

    • Terri Ann says:

      the 13th of August is World Left Handers Day!

      • Sophie says:

        You know it’s kinda funny, August 13th is World Left Handers day, and I have a lefty friend whose birthday is on that very day. hehe

        • Kaitlyn says:

          Lol its my birthday too 🙂

          • Linnie says:

            My ex and I are both left-handed. We got married on Friday, August 13, 1965 (divorced on April 1). We had 2 ambidextrous kidlets, and 2 righties. I have a left-handed twin grandson, 8, as well, and my mother was a leftie. Lefties rule!