One of the most exciting things about beginning a new year is the opportunity to choose a calendar. Calendars are a great way to express your own personal style and interests as well as keep your life organized and on-track.
When looking for your own calendar, you might choose to shop at the mall or browse hundreds of online calendar templates to find the perfect one, but have you ever considered creating your own calendar?
If you want to do something different for the 2020-2021 year, continue reading to learn how you can create your own printable calendar using our unique Calendar Maker Tool.
Why Create a Personal Calendar?
Custom calendar templates are a great way to get the look that you want. You can always purchase a premade calendar, but you might end up stuck with an undesirable calendar design at the expense of convenience. Even premade calendar templates can be restrictive. Personalized calendars give you options to design the layout that you want.
In addition to flexible layout and formatting, a blank calendar often lets you add personal photos, drawings, and other designs. You can include a large photo for each month or a series of smaller images to create a collage. A photo calendar is a wonderful way to share family memories.
Perhaps the best thing about personalized calendars is that they are often free. A premade monthly calendar template costs anywhere from ten to 50 dollars. Moreover, searching for a calendar online can be a time-consuming process. With so many options available, it can be hard to choose the calendar that is right for you.
Customized Calendars Make Great Gifts
A personal calendar makes a great gift for a birthday or holiday. Everyone needs a way to keep track of time, and what better way to do that than with a monthly calendar hand-crafted by someone you love?
Children can create a blank calendar to color and give to their grandparents or other relatives. Conversely, you can put together a calendar template for your children. They will enjoy coloring in their favorite animals and objects while learning about dates and important events in the process. They might even want to design their own schedules.
You can also put together a photo calendar as a gift to family or friends. Overlaid with a favorite quote or joke, a photo calendar brings joy and laughter to each month. When the year ends, your friends can keep the calendar as a photo album to remind them of a special day or vacation that you had together.
How to Use Calendar TemplatesThere are many different ways to use a printable calendar. You can use it as a planner, schedule, or to-do list. Format the template so that it suits your individual needs. You can customize a blank calendar using colors, notes, and stickers, with symbols for specific days or events.
A content calendar is a fun visual way to keep track of assignments and important dates. You can also create an editorial calendar for work. Use Excel to format rows and columns and color code different categories. You can also use Excel tabs or worksheets to organize all of your layouts.
Desk calendars are both attractive and practical for the office. Use a desktop calendar to showcase a special photo of your family or a pet. You can also use it to show off your children’s artwork or other personal creations.
Calendars are practical tools as well as sentimental keepsakes. Whether it is family photos, children’s drawings, or important milestones from the year, a calendar is a creative way to preserve the past and plan for the future.
How to Create a Printable Calendar
Our custom calendar maker makes it easy for you to create your own blank calendar. All you need is paper, a printer, and your imagination.
First, click on the “Calendar” tab on the left side of our website. Scroll through the list of calendar templates and select the appropriate month under “Calendar 2020.” Then, click on the orange “Calendar Maker” button to open the free calendar maker tool.
Once you have a blank template, you can add blank objects from our featured categories. These include people, backgrounds, vehicles, fairy tales, nature, and animals. There is also a “popular” tab which showcases our customers’ favorites.
Click and drag these images onto the blank calendar. The images are editable; You can resize them to meet your needs. All you have to do is select the image and then click and drag one of its corner points to transform it.
You can drag these images onto the calendar templates themselves. For example, maybe you are planning a fairy tale birthday party for your daughter. You can select a fairy and drag and drop her onto the date of the party. Resize the fairy to fit in the square and you will have a delightful reminder of that event.
When you have finished designing your blank calendar, click the orange “Print” button at the bottom of the template. You will have the option to either print or download the calendar as a PDF, Excel, or image file. You can also share your work on Twitter or Facebook.
When printing to a PDF or image file, you might see text at the top and bottom of the template. Simply uncheck the “Headers and footers” option under the settings menu and the text should disappear.