Making My Own Calendar!

Friday, November 23, 2012

This time of year I am always on the hunt for a few items to help organize and make the following year run a little more smoothly.

Calendars and Day Planners are the top two items on that list! I need them to organize not only our family activities but also work schedules, church events and the weekly meal plan.

Other than the calendars and planners being created in a layout that makes sense to my brain and how I function - price is the biggest factor in helping to make my decision. The price of both is quite outrageous!

This year, I have come across a very handy and cost effective tool for my calendars! Yes, I said calendars as a plural! So much organizing and scheduling that happens here at the A Bloggy Mom house. This photo calendar maker allows me to create my own calendar in various forms and layouts - while using my own family photos to help theme them!

One calendar I have created is themed with our Gatlinburg vacation from last year. We love to look forward to our vacations and reminisce on trips from years past. This will be the calendar that hangs on our refrigerator this year!  

With this program, not only are you able to create your own calendar and add your pictures - you control the color, text - everything!  I didn't have to use their templates (though it was fantastic that they provided them!).  I was able to use nearly every font that I have downloaded to my computer and change the size, weight and color.

With this tool you can create wall, desk, pocket, monthly, yearly and even completely customized calendars. My son and daughter also love to have calendars hanging in their room - they are enjoying creating their own that fits their personalities and interests.  The kids have also become very interested in the phases of the moon.  They were thrilled to add that to their calendars and begin keeping a better chart of when they could see each phase.

More Calendar Options!

Photo Calendar Creator 7.25 is a convenient application for creating personalized photo calendars. Home users will appreciate the intuitive interface with drag-and-drop functionality, whereas photo studios and print shops will find all tools needed for professional design and premium quality printing.


Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8

Interface languages:

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Czech

Calendar languages:

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Czech; the integrated

Language Editor allows the user to add their own language to the list above

Main features:
- any calendar type: wall, 12-page, desk, pocket, planner
- annual, monthly, quarter calendars; calendars for 2 or 3 years; lunar calendars
- make calendars from 100+ templates or custom calendars using layout templates
- a wide selection of month grid styles; customize any month template
- add additional mini-month grids to the current month
- holidays sets for different countries; add own holiday sets
- insert holiday names automatically
- create bilingual calendars

Design options:
- add any number of photos, or make a photo collage
- set photo as calendar background
- add pictures to cells; crop, stretch / align photo in cell
- photo editing (brightness, contrast, saturation; transparency)
- photo decoration: frames, masks, outline, shadow, and more
- handle layers easily; align selected layers
- enable grid; grid size can be varied
- undo / redo any number of actions
- ample text editing options

Output options:
- print in high quality on standard laser / inkjet printers or professional equipment
- support for standard or custom paper sizes
- save calendar layout as JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF
- save CMYK layouts for professional printing
- export calendar layouts to Photoshop with layer support
- export multipage calendars to PDF

Online demo videos and tutorials: