Download my free photo calendar template to create a personalised calendar using microsoft word. All you need to do is pick 12 great photos, download the template, and follow my easy step-by-step video tutorial. Print it out on your home computer and voilà, a thoughtful and inexpensive homemade gift idea!
The printable ms word photo calendar template has a blank frame for your photo. All you need to do is put your photo into the virtual frame... and it gets cropped to the right size automatically. So there's no messing around trying to get consistent photo sizes from one page to the next.
Download the US letter size or A4 size Microsoft calendar template to get started. Click either link below and choose "save file".
The US letter templates include all the common holiday dates for the USA, while the A4 templates include some common international holiday dates.
For other holiday dates for other countries, check out timeanddate.com. Just enter in your country and the year of the calendar into the form at the top of the page. Their site will generate a list of important dates - you might need to scroll down the page a bit to see them.
Just want a plain calendar without photos? I recommend the website Printable Calendar Magic which has nice simple blank monthly calendars that are free to download.
Click the white arrow to play. If the video doesn't display, you might need to download the free Adobe flash player.
Written instructions, just in case:
Adding text to your calendar is easy - just click in one the date boxes and type away!
The photo calender template is deliberately simple in style to make it versatile - it will go with photos of any mood. Here are some ideas for things you can try...
Make a family calendar to give to all your family members at Christmas time. Remember to add in all the birthday dates so that no one forgets them! You could even have feature photos of each family member for their birthday month. There's a decorative, scrapbooking style template free for download here.
Make a romantic homemade gift for your partner using photos of happy memories you have shared together over the years. Get out the old photos from when you first started dating. Don't forget to write in your anniversary date, and sprinkle through some sweet messages.
If you are a budding photographer, make an artistic calendar to showcase your talents. If your Mom likes flowers, why not visit the local botanical gardens and take some nice close-up pictures of her favourite flowers. She will be so touched by your thoughtful gesture, and can hang her calendar up on the fridge for everyone else to admire!
For your Boyfriend
Wondering what to make for your boyfriend this year? He thinks you're beautiful, so why not make him a calendar full of photos of you? Invite a friend over to help you out, and get creative! He'll love it, and you can have a great giggle taking the shots. The look on his face when he opens his present and sees the effort you have gone to will be well worth it!
Thinking out of the box...
Of course, the images you choose don't have to be of people or places, or photos you have taken yourself. Find silly comics that will make your recipient laugh, or use vintage images from the web to make a really funky calendar. Use google's image search to make a theme calendar - like "Paris", "Cats", or "Toilets"...you get the picture!
I hope you found my photo calendar template easy to use. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, contact me using this handy form.
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