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Making your own calendars, makes a great gift idea for a wedding, for a birthday, for an anniversary, for a newborn, or for yourself with photos of your latest vacation, birthday, anniversary, wedding, reunion or any other theme! Just include framed photos on your calendar pages.

I create a 680x1000 pixels new image in Paintshop to work on, which fits a A4-size paper.
First you will need to decide what kind of calendar you are going to create; a month calendar, a weekly calendar? A birthday calendar? There is a difference, because for a birthday calendar you only need to have the numbers 1 to 30/31 on every sheet (with exception of February of course!) plus a line to write on next to each number. When creating a monthly calendar, you will need the exact weekdays to accompany the numbers (unless you only use numbers and no weekdays. )

And when creating a week calendar, you will need to know when week 1 begins and end, followed by every other week until the end of the year. Obviously, a week calendar is a lot more work, but once you have created one yourself, you can then look all year long at your own photos!

When you have decided on the type of calendar you're going to create, you now have to choose how to insert your photos. You can use the same photoframe for the entire calendar, or use a different frame on each page. I find it works best when I first create the calendar part. When I have finished this part of the calendar, I save each page under the respective month as jpeg-file on my computer. Then I pull each page up and decide how much space I have left on my calendarsheet for inserting my framed photographs. When I have included the frames plus photos, I then save the complete page under the same name.

Now you can print your pages directly via Paintshop, or insert each page (which is saved as a jpeg-file) in a Word-document. When using Word, you can then insert each page in the correct order and print it all at once. Or save the entire Word-document to take it to a printer or copyshop for high-quality prints.

After printing it, punch 1 or 2 holes at the top of each page and pull a cord through those holes. Make a knot in it and make sure it is at the back of the calendar where it cannot be seen. Then pull the cord up at the front and your calendar is ready to be hung on the wall.

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