How to make your own calendar

Making your own calendar is fun and easy.  Every year, my parents make a personalized calendar that they give as gifts.  The calendar is filled with my father’s exceptional photographs from that year’s trip – last year was Antarctica.  The really nice thing about getting one of their calendars is that they insert everyone’s birthday and anniversary so I never miss an important date.  I finally asked him how he did it and was surprised at how easy it is to make your own personalized calendar.

1.  Find 13 of your photographs you love.  One for the cover and one for each month of the year.  This should be easy as you took photos all year long I’m sure.

2.  Go to shutterfly.com and register – it only takes a minute to register and you’re in business.  You’ll notice that right now they’re offering 20% off of 2010 calendars – limited time offer, they don’t say for how long.

3.  In the navigation bar at the top of the page click on the link for Calendars it will then prompt you to a button that says, appropriately Go!

4.  They provide you with all the instructions you need to upload, crop, insert your own custom information.  Pick the amount of them you want to receive, pay and you’re done.

I can tell you that these are of professional quality.  I have received two as gifts and have really appreciated having them in my home and office.  There you have it, an easy way to show off your photography, fulfill the need for your own 2010 calendar and have gifts for friends and family.