How to make calendars with photos

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Martí Micolau
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Canva (Online)


One of the best online services you can turn to for make calendars with photos è canva. It is a very versatile web service that is used to make business cards, write on photos, create logos, make photo collages and create many other graphic “jobs”. It can be used for free (even from smartphones and tablets via the app available for Android and iOS) after creating an account.

To make calendars with Canva, then connected to its main page, select one of the options in the box First time on Canva? Subscribe! to indicate why you intend to register for the service and then create your free account via your address email, your account Facebook or your account Google, by clicking on the corresponding buttons.



After creating your Canva account, click on the item Explore the models located on the left (under your username) and, on the page that opens, click on the item Calendar and then on the voice Calendars pictures from the menu that opens. At this point, find the template you like best, click on its preview and then on the green button Use this template so you can access the Canva editor and customize it with your photos.

As you can see, the name of the months and days is written in English: if you want to translate the text into your language, double-click on the name of the months and days and replace the English text with the your language one (ex. January us January, February us February and so on). To replace the sample photos with your own photos, click on the item instead Uploads (on the left), then click on the green button Upload your images and upload it from your computer. Then drag your personal photos into the project (i.e. where the sample photos are present) and the game will be done.



If you wish, you can also insert additional elements into your calendar, such as shapes, lines and other graphics (many are free, others cost $ 1 each) by clicking on the item Elements present on the left. You can also add some text or modify it background of the calendar by clicking on the items always present in the left side menu.

As soon as you are satisfied with your custom calendar, save it on your PC by clicking on the button Download located at the top right and choosing one of the formats available for download (eg. PNGPDF, Etc.).

PicallyCalendar (Online)


Another online service that allows you to create personalized calendars with your photos is PicallyCalendar. As you can easily guess from its name, it specializes in creating personalized calendars, both monthly and yearly, completely free of charge and without registering. Unfortunately its interface is only in English, German and Dutch, but it is possible to select the your language when creating the calendar.

To make calendars with PicallyCalenda, connected to its main page, click on the green button Create Photo Calendar located in the center of the screen and, on the page that opens, change the various settings under the item Setting. Then click on the button Photo Classic located at the entry template to choose the calendar model you prefer the most (eg. annual, monthly o weekly), type in the field Headline a phrase you want to insert in the calendar (you can also leave the field blank), click on the drop-down menu Select Language to select the calendar language (eg. city), expand the drop-down menu Select Font to select the font you like best and then click on the menu Select Holiday to select the holiday period.



Then move up ON the levetta dell'interruttore situato in corrispondenza della voce Start with Sunday, if you want to set the calendar so that the first day of the week is Sunday instead of Monday, and click the button Manage Events to insert an event or anniversary to remember in the calendar. To add one of your photos to the calendar, instead, drag it to the box where the wording is present Drop your image here And that's it.

As soon as you have finished creating your custom calendar, click on the button Download (the one in which a speech bubble with an arrow pointing down) and wait for the newly created calendar to automatically download. If the PDF file download does not start automatically, click the link click here to download your PDF Calendar to download it manually.

Postcards.ch (Online)

Haven't the services I proposed to you in the previous paragraphs convinced you that much? If so, try Postcards.ch, another free online service that can be used without registering to create monthly and annual calendars, as well as greeting cards, good morning images, phrases, wallpapers, screensavers and so on.

To create a calendar with Postcard.ch, connect to the Postcard.ch website and place a check mark on the item Monthly calendar to create a monthly calendar, or put the check mark on the item Annual calendar, to create an annual calendar (therefore on a single page).

Then use the drop-down menu located next to the item Select the Month to select the month of the year in which to create the monthly calendar (eg. 1 to January, 2 to February, 3 to March and so on) as well as theyear (Eg. 2018, 2019, etc.) and the language of the calendar (es. cityno).



Then, upload the photo you want to insert in the calendar by clicking on the button Choose file (located at the bottom of the page) and select it from your computer. Then click the button Send and, within a few seconds, the newly created calendar will be downloaded automatically.

Sites to print calendars with photos

Do you want to make calendars with your photos by relying on professionals in the sector? Contrary to what one might think, it is not necessary to spend astronomical amounts. There are, in fact, sites specialized in printing calendars with photos that allow you to order calendars with your photos at a reasonable price. Very often, special discounts are also available for new members. Here are some of the services of this type that I recommend you try.

  • Photos - this portal, also available as an app for Android and iOS, offers the possibility to print photo calendars of various formats. Prices start at € 1,20 for pocket calendars and can go up to € 19,90 for wall calendars. New subscribers are offered a 10 euro discount coupon on their first order. For more details on Photosi, read the tutorial where I explain how to print photos online.
  • 12Print - this website allows you to print photo calendars in various formats: single page (starting from € 6,50), wall (starting from € 12,90), table (starting from € 9,90) and in many other formats. New users who register at 12Print can take advantage of a welcome bonus and print 25 photos in standard size for free. For more information on how to use 12Print, do not hesitate to read my in-depth study dedicated to printing photos online.
  • digitalpix - is another well-known web portal in terms of online printing, thanks to which it is possible to order the printing of photocalendars in multiple formats: table, wall, etc. (both yearly and monthly). Prices vary according to the type of calendar chosen: they range from € 2,50 for pocket calendars to approximately € 20 for wall calendars. Users who place their first order can benefit from a 10 euro discount coupon. If you want some more information, read my guide dedicated to sites for printing photos.
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