Last year I made photo calendars for both my mom and my mother-in-law for their birthdays, which happened to be just days apart in December. I used a photo sharing site to make my calendars, but this year I’ll be trying Vistaprint since they’re offering a FREE Photo Calendar (just pay shipping).
I took a look at this to be sure it’s easy to navigate, load photos etc before I blogged about it. I actually really like it – there are several themes to choose from, some even have 12 backgrounds with a different one each month.
After selecting your design, you can format your layout (like if you need space to write events on the calendar, or if you’d just rather have the date in large print). Then upload your images – 1 per page, including one you can use as the cover image. You can even add a title to your calendar, such as “Oh My Heavens It’s 2011!” , or wherever your creativity leads you!
When your calendar is complete and you’re ready to check out, I will give you fair warning that Vistaprint will offer you many add-ons you may choose to accept or not. They default to unchecked, however just be sure when you get to your subtotal that you didn’t accidentally order something by mistake. They do a great job of pairing products, i.e. if you chose a polka-dot theme they may show you polka-dot address labels with your info already set, and if you like the price then feel free to add them to your order.