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Solstice Mandala Calendar

21 artists from around the world submitted mandalas for this Community Mandala project. It is a count down calendar to the Solstice. Each day starting on December 1st and finishing on December 21st a different mandala is featured.


When I was a child I loved my Advent Calendars that counted down to Christmas. Each day I would eagerly await to see what the next picture would be. There were some years when my brother and I would get those cardboard calendars with the little chocolates behind each window. My brother would invariably gobble up all of his chocolates by day three while I was patient and would enjoy the little treat each day. Inspired by this fun memory, I designed a countdown calendar only in this case we are counting down 21 days to the Solstice.

This mandala project is about creating something beautiful as a community that will light up and inspire all who see it. As we create mandalas during this Solstice season, may we recognize the light within ourselves and the light in each other.


As you can see some assembly is required. I’ve designed the numbers and mandala tags for you to print. All you’ll need is some paper, scissors, a glue stick and ribbon. I used three different scrapbook papers for the tags, white paper for the numbers and the title graphic and two pieces of 12×12 scrapbook paper for the background.


Here is a peak at day 8, Patricia Mosca’s mandala. Isn’t it beautiful?


I went with a silver and white theme. You can choose ANY color you like for your calendar. I designed the mandala for the title so you can color it in to match the colors you use in your calendar.

This Solstice Mandala Calendar is a FREE gift from me to you. Feel free to print and make this calendar for your friends and family. Pass the link on to others. Share photos about it and help us to spread the word about the calendar and 



Download the Solstice Mandala Calendar.



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Kathryn Costa is an artist, teacher, and author of "The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art." Kathryn has taught thousands of people how to create mandalas in her popular YouTube videos, workshops, and book. Check out her new line of chakra stencils!


  1. Hooray !!
    The Solstice Mandala Calendar is just so beautiful !
    Thanks for coming out such awesome idea and put all (21) mandalas together.


  2. Mary L Radtke says

    Hi Kathryn, Thank you so much! I have time today, so I’m going to put this together. As far as sharing, you could do one of your sweet videos and post it on youtube. also, there is a site, where you could put a short demo on how to make the calendar; I took a watercolor class on Skillshare from Ana Victoria Calderon, which I really enjoyed. You can also sign up to teach. Most of the lessons are short, and range from art, to photography to DIY projects. You might want to check it out. Off I go to print away! Thanks again.


    • Thanks for all of your great ideas Mary! Definitely post some photos of your calendar when you have it made. I want to see it! I am offering online classes through my website starting in January. Good idea about shooting a video to promote the calendar. I’m a bit backed up on a couple of other videos at the moment. If time allows, I’ll squeeze in a quick demo as you suggested.


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