Despite the ubiquity of photo calendars and their undoubted practicality, there’s no escaping the fact that they have a definite downside, and this is that, while the ‘calendar’ side of the equation works perfectly, the ‘photo’ part of things is frequently a huge let down. It has to be borne in mind that a calendar is going to be displayed in your home and you’re going to be looking at it virtually every day of the year and, since this is the case, it’s really not too much to ask that it will be something that will give you pleasure when you see it.
The average calendar as purchased from a shop will feature imagery which is, at best, dull and anodyne, usually based around tedious shots of nature or supposedly ‘cute’ animals such as kittens, puppies and ponies. The only alternatives to these tend to be collections based around pop groups or film stars and, if you’re over the age of 15, these might seem a little juvenile and lacking in style and taste. The answer to this conundrum lies in making your own personalised calendars but, in the past, this would have meant getting busy with the paper and glue and doing your best to cobble something together. Unless you’re blessed with greater than average artistic talent, the chances are that the resulting artefact would be somewhat shabby and amateurish.
The way in which digital photography and computer software can be used, however, means that self designed, perfectly produced calendars are now well within the reach of anybody. The only ‘work’ involved lies in choosing the pictures which you want your calendar to feature. You might want to base it around a year’s worth of pictures of your children, featuring a different favourite happy snap for each month of the year. Alternatively, you might want to give a calendar as a special gift to mark an occasion such as Fathers day, and opt to put one together which uses a shot of one of your dads favourite places on each page. Once you’ve selected the images you want to utilise, the rest is simplicity itself. Simply upload them to the relevant site and then utilise the software provided, taking advantage of the fact that it has been developed to be instinctive, organic and easy to use even by those with no experience.
Once the images are uploaded, they can be arranged however you wish, whether that means one big picture on each page or multiple images arranged in a mosaic fashion. Whatever style you opt for, personalised photo calendars will combine the practical usefulness of their shop bought counterparts with an aesthetic and emotional appeal which will hit home each and every time they’re used.
Whether you want to keep them for your own kitchen, or design one which starts in July to give as a summer gift, personalised calendars will provide pleasure throughout the year and for many years to come.
Never Miss A Date With Personalised Photo Calendars
The key point to photo calendars has always been how easy they are to use. The only thing which it takes in order to keep track of all of the dates that are the most important to you is that you write them down on the appropriate pages.
Make Your Own Canvas Print To Give The Gift Of Art
In the past, personalised Christmas gifts have often been seen as something of a ‘quick-fix’, low budget easy option. Whilst a homemade gift, such as a jar of fudge or hand crafted picture frame might well indicate a degree of time and care has been taken, as objects in their own right they lack that little something, mainly an air of quality and material luxury.
Move Into the World Of Publishing With Your Own Photo Book
The motivation behind producing photo books will differ widely from person to person. For some people, it’s an ideal way of keeping a record of their child’s first year of life, collecting together all of those special moments in one place to either keep for yourself or give as a gift to doting relatives. Other people, perhaps keen amateur photographers, may look upon it as a perfect way to showcase their best work to the kind of standard that only professional photographers usually enjoy.