Take a look around your home and the chances are that you’ve got at least one calendar up somewhere. That’s because a simple calendar, pinned to a wall, propped up on a desk or attached to the fridge with a fridge magnet, is such a convenient and reliable tool.
Keeping track with a year calendar
Using a personalised year calendar you can keep track of every important date throughout the year. Work your way through the pages with a pen or pencil and it’s simplicity itself to mark off those vital birthdays and anniversaries, as well as noting passing events such as dentists appointments, school holidays and even the days on which bills fall due. What’s more, a photo year calendar of this kind is never going to run out of battery, crash or accidentally erase all of your information. There’s a reason why the seemingly humble year calendar survives in this highly technological age, and that’s because, to put it simply, it works. So start making your own calendar now!
Personalised year calendars
There is one aspect of the average wall calendar which often leaves quite a lot to be desired, however, and that’s the imagery employed. If you’re a fan of a particular football team, or perhaps a teenager with a favourite pop group, then you may well be able to find a themed calendar you like, but most people have to put up with fairly bland or tedious pictures in return for the convenience being offered. Except, of course, if you make your own photo year calendars…..
Design your own year calendar
Before explaining exactly how you can design your own calendars or a monthly calendar, we’ll answer the question why should you bother. First of all, the photo year calendar you create is going to be on display in your house every single day for a year. You wouldn’t put anything else on show like that without taking care and time over how it looks, so why should a wall calendar be different? Get it right, and every time you have to cross off a date or jot down an appointment you’ll get to enjoy a visual treat as well. Another reason is that when you design your own calendar you can make it truly personal. That might mean building it around images of your friends, children, some favourite pets or a part of the world which brings back happy memories, such as a holiday spot. With a photo wall calendar, you can look at these great photos throughout the year!
Design ideas for year calendars
We give plenty of design options in our creator tools, so there’s plenty of ways for you to get creative. For a classic look, try creating year calendars using black and white photos; you could also use natural photos to illustrate the change from season to season.
There are other ways to represent the full year in your year calendars: consider taking memorable family events, like birthdays and anniversaries, and using them to illustrate corresponding times of year. Got married in June? Your wedding picture might be perfect. Mum’s birthday is in October? Find a photo from last year.
One clever way of making truly creative year calendars is to swap photos with friends and family, from the same events and moments, and use each other’s photos to make up your year. You might end up with your best friend’s photos from your own birthday, or your cousin’s snaps from the last family get-together.
Because everybody’s perspective is different, you’re likely to end up with completely different year calendars than the ones you might have made on your own.
Year calendar: The perfect gift
Another fantastic reason to create personalised calendars is that they make fantastic gifts. What could be better than something which combines being practical with the fact that you’ve taken the time and trouble to create it specifically for the recipient? When you create photo year calendars for other people you can utilise images and photographs which you know are close to their heart. You might design your year calendar for a grandparent, for example, using images of their much loved grandchildren, or create a monthly calendar for a keen amateur chef which highlights one of their own favourite dishes for every month of the year. No matter what the details are, a monthly calendar created with an individual in mind will touch them in such a way that there’s every chance it will end up being put proudly on show long after the year itself has ended.
How to make a year calendar?
At first glance, the idea of making your own calendar may strike you as being appealing but, could also be rather impractical. To make it easy for you, we offer a very easy to use calendar editor, where you can choose a nice theme or start from scratch.
Now that you’ve decided to make a year calendar you’re probably wondering exactly how to make one. The truth is that we’ve utilised technology in order to make it so simple that you’ll enjoy it. When designing your own calendar, you have complete freedom of choice. It’s up to you whether your photo wall calendars are A4 size, square and either single or double paged, and you even get to choose the type of paper it’s printed on. Our premium photo calendars come in a choice of matt or gloss finish, whist the paper calendars have an extra matt option as well. No matter which you choose, your finished photo wall calendar will be printed and produced to an exceptionally high standard, more than a match for the professional versions you’ll find for sale on the High Street.
Year calendar options
Once you’ve selected the paper size and shape of your year calendar the fun really starts. We offer a dazzling range of layouts and design effects, allowing you to choose how many images you have on each page and exactly how they are set out. You can also have fun experimenting with a range of clip art, backgrounds and frames, and the technology we use is so simple that you’ll actually have a good time doing it. Just upload the photos you want to use and set about creating a monthly calendar that’s completely unique.
Once you’re completely happy with your personalised calendar we'll print it to the highest possible standards. We’re confident in predicting that once you’ve made your own photo year calendars, whether to keep or give as a gift, you’ll never go back to buying mass produced versions.
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