I received my first photo calendar from my son when he was in 1st grade. He had drawn a picture for each month on a landscape piece of 8 1/2 by 11 paper. On the back of the paper, he glued a simple monthly calendar. The pages were punched and tied together with yarn. When it was hanging, the picture was at the top of and the month was on the bottom. It was the most beautiful calendar I have ever seen!
Look at all of these creative ways to make a photo calendar!
If you use Storybook Creator or Artisan software, I have created videos with step-by-step instructions for creating your calendar. Artisan 5 looks different from the previous versions and from Storybook Creator, so there are two separate videos.
This video shows you how to make a calendar using Artisan 5 software by Forever Panstoria.
This video show you how to make a calendar using Storybook Creator or Artisan 4 software.
If you don’t already own scrapbooking software, you can use the calendar builder tools available online to make beautiful customized calendars. Adorama, Staples, Target, Mixbook, and even Sam’s Club offer customized options. You can search for your favorite photo printer and I’m sure you will find that they provide the tools you need to create a calendar by uploading your photos and dragging them into a pre-designed template.
It’s Always Autumn provides you with step by step instructions and free printables to help you create a beautiful photo calendar.
Your calendar might end up more sophisticated than my son’s was, but you can use the same general idea to craft a keepsake calendar at home.
Page A Day DIY Photo Calendar
I happened upon this terrific idea for a desk calendar. Very nifty!
One more resource
My kids love it when I add the silly observances to their calendars. I use the website BrownieLocks.com to find those crazy things to add to the calendar. It would be a shame to miss Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Please don’t hesitate to email me or ask a question below if you need some help creating your calendar.