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There’s simply no getting away from how useful the good old fashioned calendar can still be. Even in the era of smartphones, tablets and wearable tech, there is no method of keeping track of important dates which is quite as simple and reliable, and none which you can simply pin up on a wall, prop up on a desk or keep on the kitchen table.
At the start of the year you simply have to leaf through the pages of a calendar, pen or pencil in hand, and jot down the important dates which you don’t want to forget. For most of us this will mean the birthdays of friends and family, important anniversaries and more mundane occasions such as the start of the school holidays or the date of a hospital appointment. Unlike more advanced devices with a ‘calendar feature’, what’s more, a genuine calendar will never have to have the battery replaced or charged, will never crash and ‘inputting’ information is the work of a few minutes.
Of all the dates which you might need to scribble down on your calendar, the birthdays of friends and family are probably the most important. That’s why a birthday calendar would have such a special place in the heart of a busy family home. Place it in an easily accessible place and every member of the family would be able to enter the birthdays which they are most determined not to forget, making this a family calendar in every sense of the word.
Even though calendars are extremely useful and practical, there’s no avoiding the fact that they often leave much to be desired in terms of visual appeal. When you bear in mind the fact that a calendar of this kind is naturally going to be prominently displayed in your home, and that you’ll be looking at it each and every time you want to alter an entry, it seems a shame that you have to put up with the kind of tedious and bland images which most commercial calendars feature. If you’re a fan of a rock group or a Hollywood heartthrob then there’s a chance that you might be able to find a calendar that you enjoy looking at, but otherwise the best you can hope for is something that isn’t too obtrusive. We think that’s wrong, and that a birthday calendar should be pleasing to the eye as well as useful, and that’s why we make it easy to create your own personalised family calendar.
You might think you don’t know how to make a calendar, but the truth of the matter is that the technology of our website means that you don’t really have to know anything. As long as you’d love to have a family calendar of your own, and can find the personal images which you’d like to fill it with, we can do the rest, providing the materials, production techniques and inspiration required to create a calendar which is completely unique. In fact, we’ve made things so simple that you’ll actually have fun when you make your own calendar, and when the rest of the family see the results, they’ll all probably want to make one of their own.
When creating your birthday calendars you’ll have access to our range of creative options, including frames and backgrounds, and you can add your own text to your images as well. To help bring out some themes in your birthday calendars you should consider using a photo of an important friend or member of your family whose birthday falls in that month. Place a picture of mum in May and Dad in July, or one of your sister in March and your best friend in June. You could also create a collage using photos of everybody whose birthdays fall in a particular month, so you can use both the calendar grid and the month’s photos to quickly check who has a birthday coming up.
Of course, you can go for something more abstract as well: choose landscape shots or even colour patterns. It’s really up to you!
When you sit down to make your own calendar, you literally start with a blank piece of paper. In fact, you get to choose the size and shape of that piece of paper, opting for either an A4 calendar or one which is square, and choosing whether to have a one page design or two. Above all, you get to choose exactly which images to feature on your calendar. When you’re creating a family or birthday calendar, the natural choice will be to fill it with heart-warming family images. Every month could have a different image of your children or other family members, and you could even theme a calendar around pictures taken through the years, marking the wider passing of time at the same time as you mark a single year.
Although your calendar will mean so much to you that you’ll want to keep it all to yourself, it’s also an option for the perfect gift to let someone know how much they mean to you. By taking the time to design a calendar which is unique to them, you’ll be showing them just how much you care, with the added advantage of creating an item which is as well produced as anything stocked by professional dealers.
Once you’ve chosen the size and shape of your calendar you get to select the paper it will be printed on and then to have the fun of tweaking and selecting each individual feature. Whether you opt for a photo calendar or a paper calendar, it will be printed on thick, luxurious paper with a range of finishes. The photo calendars come with a gloss or matt finish, whilst the paper calendars offer an additional extra matt finish as well. Once you’ve done this you can upload the images you’ve chosen for your calendar and then set about the most enjoyable part of the process – selecting the look, layout and imagery of each month of the year. The online tools we provide make it easy to do so whether you’re working from a tablet, laptop or pc, and the fact that you can sit down and relax whilst designing a one off bespoke gift or keepsake is one of the most appealing aspects of the whole process. We offer finishing touches such as clip art, frames and backgrounds, and when you’ve finished, your personalised calendar will be printed to the very highest standards and delivered, in most cases, within the week. If you want to find out just how simple it is to design your own calendar then simply visit our website now. Before you know it, you’ll be creating a bespoke item all of your own.