Creating a Photo Calendar
Assignment: Create a photo calendar
Goals: Choose from a variety of templates to create your own personalized photo calendar.
Tools: MS Word, Digital photos
Total Production Cost: 12 month calendar including cover and binder comb is $1.00.
There are many programs that are designed to create a calendar template. There is even an entire website
that you can subscribe to to create a huge variety of ready to use templates.
http://www.calendarsthatwork.com/ (2 months at a time from a limited collection
are free...or $15 for a 1 yr premium membership.)
One simple way is to use a template built into MSWord that generates monthly calendars
for you with just a few mouse clicks:
Follow the steps in the wizard.
Tips: Choose portrait...especially if most of your pictures are horizontal. Choose to "leave room for your picture?"
Another variation of the above is to NOT "leave room for your picture" and make a separate page for each month
so that like a traditional calendar, the month is at the bottom and the pictures is at the top.
Here is what mine looked liked using the MS Word built in calendar maker. I ran the template, then choose a photo for each month. I did do a little custom changes by making the black month bar smaller, shifting the month days down which included combing a couple of days when the month went to 6 lines (Sept and Dec).
Here is sample calendar in a PDF format.