How to Create a Printable Calendar with Photos

How to Create a Printable Calendar with Photos

The image is the element that attracts the attention of those who look at or use the calendar.

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2019 is coming up and making calendars with photos could be the perfect communication tool for you. In fact, the calendar, in all its variants, is an object that the public will always have before it, whether in an office or a workshop, a kitchen or a waiting room. As any self-respecting communication tool, you should communicate the values of your company (or the brand you are working for), in this case, through pages, photos and dates. For example, find a topic related to your company and use it throughout the 12 months of the year.

In our guide on how to create a calendar with photos, we show you the different types of calendars that can be made, where to find suitable photos, what programs to use to lay out the calendar and what other tips to follow.

1. Choose the format of your calendar with photos

First step of our guide on how to create a calendar with photos: decide what kind of calendar you want to make.

There are the classic wall calendars with photos, which are bound with spiral and whose distribution is one month per page.

Another type of calendar that can be created is the table calendar, also bound with a spiral and with a triangular shape so that it can stand up, for example, on office desks. Then there is the calendar with poster type photo, in a single format of 42 × 59.4 cm, which is useful to have in view all year. Another type is the planner, that is, the classic weekly office calendar bound with glue, with cardboard base and leaves that can be started, so that you always have it in front and take note of errands or appointments. Here, the area for the image is smaller, but can be customized with photos or graphic motifs. Then there are also the pocket calendars with photo, which can be laminated and are great as a creative gift for your customers. And, to finish, an original idea is the bookmark calendars, very practical and especially suitable for brands that operate in the cultural field.

Now that you know the different types of calendars to choose from, select a blank calendar and continue with our guide. For this, we will talk about a very important element: the image.

2. Choose the images to create a calendar with photos

Here is the next step of our guide on how to create a calendar with photos. It is obvious: the image is the element that attracts the attention of those who look at or use the calendar but, also, it is also the most customizable space and, therefore, it should contain the message you want to communicate with your photographic calendar.

To make a good calendar with photos, the images must be in high resolution and must be as original and significant as possible.

If you have a company and you want to create a product for your clients or your employees, you can hire a professional photographer to make original portraits of your own employees: for example, if the company is sporting goods, you could portray your employees in front of your headquarters dressed in sportswear and ready to practice your favorite sport.

If, instead, you have an association, you could include in the calendar the best moments of last year with your partners. To do this, you would have to review the photos taken during the year and select the best ones, after which, and always with the help of a graphic designer, you could retouch them so that they all have a homogeneous style.

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To The Rising College Student, Get Your Money's Worth

It's more than your GPA, trust me.

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As I enter my last semester in college, I have had much time for introspection in terms of what I have accomplished over the past three and a half years. The grades, the friends, the good times and the bad. All of these things culminate a college student's experience, and mine is no different. If I could go back, however, there's one thing I would tell myself.

The value of college is not found in the grades.

With this perspective, very few people get their money's worth in college because they overvalue how much their grades mean. Don't get me wrong – if you're going to med school or law school, your grades probably matter a lot. That's not the point. The point is that people have a distorted mentality about what college is supposed to be. The mental approach to college is centered around obtaining a degree, not a set of life skills that will grant you employment. Degrees do not translate to competency.

This is why college is incredibly overrated, and the me of four years ago would laugh at those words coming from myself, but it's true. It's rare that people get value from their education that translates to skills, alarmingly more so with technical degrees like engineering. Ask anyone who has had an internship and they will tell you the same thing.

This is why college bothers me. People come in with a "play into the machine" mindset that their parents and friends program them into, instead of learning to do their own thing and come to understand what it is they are great at and simultaneously love to do. Much of what I have learned in college has not come from the classroom, but through my internal and external involvement with the university, especially in the last year and a half in my college experience.

I came to the realization that my degree doesn't mean shit.

The skills and connections I make while obtaining my degree because I am placed in a prime position to network matters. The work I will be doing out of college and the reason I am equipped to do so was due to my extroversion and curiosity out of the classroom, not the work I put into it.

This is not to knock the university that I attend, because I am absolutely pleased with the experiences that I've had. I consider myself blessed to have role models in my professors over the past few years who have guided me down my path. However, most people put too much faith in their classes to teach them things that the classes are not designed to do because college is currently flawed in this aspect.

There is too much regurgitation and not enough application.

Getting your money's worth in college isn't about taking your 15 hours a semester. It's how you spend every waking hour trying to improve yourself and find out what it is that makes you happy, then finding a way to monetize that. Don't waste your time with courses and degrees that lead you to nowhere but a $100,000+ piece of paper to your name.

Invest in yourself before anything, because when the world comes down off its economic high horse in a few years, you'll be thankful you have more than paper to speak for your capabilities.

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