I couldn't agree more with you! I love cross stitch, but I'm not that good at creating patterns of my own... I can stitch some difficult patterns (well, some of them!) but I still love these simple ones!
This was just a quick experiment to see how this would work. This is the software I use for the calendar, crossed with some manip done in Photoshop. It worked well enough that I will probably include more free patterns in future.