Whether you’re making a calendar for yourself, or planning to send one as a gift, our huge selection of exclusive, hand-drawn designs are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, whatever your taste. We’ve put together a quick and simple guide on how you can create your own personalised photo calendar with ease.
1.Who’s it for?
It sounds obvious, but it’s important to tailor your calendar to whoever you’re making it for. If it’s just for yourself, then you can easily just select what styles and layouts you think look best. But if it’s for a particular friend or family member, consider their personal tastes and styles and choose a pre-design that matches that.
2.Pick a size
Next up is an easy one – picking a size. New in this year are our A3 calendars, but we’ve also got A4, A4 double and square. Think about where your calendar will hang – if it’s a big, open wall, an A4 might get lost, so you’re far better choosing an A3.
3.Pick a design
With over 37 exclusive pre-designs available to choose from, you’re sure to find a style that suits you, your friends and your family – including minimalist, traditional and contemporary themes. But if you’re a dab hand at design or fancy adding your own personal touch, you can create your very own with our huge library of visual elements.
4.Upload your photos
This is possibly the most important step – which photos do you want to show for each month? If the calendar is for you, then it’s a great opportunity to show big events or memorable occasions from each month in the past year so you can remember them with a smile. But don’t feel limited on what you should or shouldn’t show – it’s your calendar, and if you want to show the people or places most important to you in no particular order, then go for it!
Now that the pre-design is in place and all your photos are added, try experimenting with some of our fantastic extra visual features.
You can add important events to any date during the year – think birthdays, anniversaries and weddings – to add a little practical touch to your design.
Our editor has a great feature that matches background colours to the photo on the page. Give it a go and see what you think.
Take a look at our library of clip art that you can add anywhere on your design. They’re great for adding a little extra flourish or flair.
Your photos don’t have to be framed in the classic square or rectangle – our editor has loads of unique frame options you can use to suit your tastes.
If you’re feeling really bold, try our one of our masks – which act as a sort of cut-out overlay for your photos, and check out how impactful they can be.
You can add text or messages throughout your calendar – like the location of the picture for that month, or even just a message of love.
We’re almost ready to order! Now’s the time to check through each page and make sure everything is as it should be. You’ve got the right pictures, the dates are correct, and you’re happy with your pre-designs. Maybe get a friend or family member to have a check too – another pair of eyes always helps!
Time to sit back and relax – your part here is done. Once you hit the order button, we’ll be hard at work bringing your personalised calendar to life and delivering it directly to your door. Put the kettle on – you’ve earned it!
Calendars are always a good buy, but a personalised calendar is something extra special. You or your loved ones will be enjoying it for a whole year to come and it’s a great way to look back on your best moments together. Ready to get started?