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7 Weeks till Christmas – Make a calendar

7 weeks till Christmas Make a calendar

On the 7th week till Christmas my PPO (Personal Photo Organizer) suggested to me – Make a calendar, it’s two gifts in one, the calendar and then 12 photo prints.

You have seen many places to make your own calendar with your photos. The one I personally like best is when you can do a 12×12 image that detaches from the month so you can save it as a print. You get a two-for-one gift, a calendar and 12 large prints that can be single photos or collages. We’ve done this for our family over several years. Make one calendar with all the family birthdays, anniversaries, and other special dates on it. Add photos or artwork from the previous year and we have a gift for all our family. This is a gift people will look at all year and beyond.

Wedding Calendar

Celebrate that special day throughout the year.

Calendars offer a wide variety of options as you have 12 months to show off different people, events, places, artwork, crafts, or any number of other images. You can have one unifying theme for the whole calendar like an event (think wedding, baby, graduation), place (think your town, house, or vacation place), art/craft/hobby (we’ve done my mother in-law’s quilts for several years), or people (think immediate family, extended family, or even ancestors).

Hobby Calendar

Remember special places and share your handiwork.

There are several sites that let you do this yourself, or you can have a Personal Photo Organizer help you or do it for you. We’ve done many of these. Sometimes we will take pages from a photo book and use them in a calendar or the other way around. It usually saves time and money when you make a page do double duty.

Family Calendar

Pick a person to feature for a month.

Have you done a photo calendar?  How was it received?  If you have questions orneed help, we’re here for you.

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I've been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

  1. great gift ideas.

  2. I’ve been giving photo calendars for 15 years now. The grandparents love them and wait every year for their new calendar. It’s great especially since we aren’t local to each other anymore. Sometimes I mix it up and go for the really old photos to walk them down memory lane, other times I just use pics from the last 12 months, kind of a ‘this is what we were doing at this time last year’. Either way, their a great hit every year!


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