Top 3 Tips For Creating A Photo Calendar

With the holidays and end-of-year festivities fast approaching, now is the time to start planning for those inevitable upcoming gift-giving rituals.   Gift-giving does not need to be stressful.  Even if you have hard-to-buy-for friends and family, the best way to find the right gifts for them is to start early and plan ahead.

Unique, personalized, and customized gifts are the most appreciated types of gifts because they show that you care enough to put some extra thought and effort into picking out something special.   Where do you start?  Why not sort through all those pictures you took over the past year and put together some nice photo gifts.  One of the easiest and most practical types of photo gifts is the photo calendar.

Who doesn’t need a new calendar every year?  Photo calendars that you hang on the wall are not only up-to-data pictures or decorations, but also have that practical appeal of being a central place where everyone can post those important reminders and dates that no one wants to forget.

Whether you’re making one for yourself or to give as a gift, here are three tips for getting the most out of your personalized calendar.

  1. Choose a theme. If you just got married, consider using photographs from your special day. Or, if you just had a baby, incorporate photos of your bundle of joy. Whatever you do, choose images that relate to one another for a cohesive look. If you want to be a little more creative, consider choosing images that are appropriate for each month (pictures of last year’s ski trip for January, your favorite photo of the beach for July, respectively).
  2. Buy extra copies. Photo calendars are a great gift idea for family members and friends. It’s always a good idea to order a few extra to give away as gifts for holidays or to have on-hand for last minute presents. This way, the next time someone raves to you about how cute your personalized calendar is you’ll have one to give to them to keep as their very own.
  3. Add important dates. If you want to incorporate another level of customization, add important dates to your calendar so you never miss a birthday, anniversary, or other event. This step makes your photo calendar as functional as it is fun to add to any room of the house or your office.

Photo calendars are a great way to capture some of life’s best moments and relive them throughout the year, month by month.

  • Photo Credit: title=”Calendar” by tanakawho, on Flickr

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