Create your own calendar for 2013

I featured 20 cool calendar designs last year. For 2013, why not try your hand at creating your own calendar? With photo calendar software such as those from, it is easy to do so. All you need to do is to download the software and it will provide a step by step guide on how to create a customized calendar for you.

Using the software is not an issue. The challenge is how to make your calendar beautiful and I am going to give you some tips. The secret lies in the below:

  • high quality images and
  • concept for the entire calendar.

Most DIY calendars look horrible because they are just a mixed bag of  ordinary images with no strong or unique theme. However, the most intersting calendar concepts revolves around your personal theme. Here are some ideas.:


Calendars with photoshop effects

Since a majority of you knows how to use photoshop, why not use those images that have been photoshoped for effects. This will really make you calendars look outstanding!


Bicycle calendar theme

If you loved to cycle, this is a great idea for a personalised calendar. Just take pictures of where your bicycle is parked and use them when making your calendar.


Car calendar theme

Similar to the bike calendar theme, you can use car images if you love them more than bicycles. Just take some nice pictures of you in the car and you all set to go!


Baby photo calendar theme

A popular theme is to use the photos of your children. I am sure they have adorable pictures that you can use.


Comic theme calendar

If you have some talent in drawing, you can use your own illustrations.  If you don’t know how to draw but still want some illustrations for your calendar you can try a service called that can give them to you for only $5 per image. This is a simple way to a personalised illustrated calendar.


Pets calendar theme

Pet lovers can use their pet photos to create their calendars.  With all those adorable eyes looking at you for 365 days, I am sure it is a dream come true for folks with pets. If you don’t have pets, you can go to LOLCATs\.com and download some funny cat pictures.


Love calendar theme

If you are just married or you are looking for a present to give your loved ones, why not try a love calendar theme. Pick the most beautiful pictures of you and your other half together, and you will instantly have a DIY calendar that is beautiful and meaningful.


Blog calendar theme

If you have a design blog such as 10steps, why not use the images in those blogs as a calendar? You can even create some to giveaway to your readers a Christmas or New Year Present!


How to create your own calendar

If you have been inspired, here is one software that I used personally: It is easy to use and all it takes is a few clicks to get what I want.


Downloading and installing

The downloading process took about 5 minutes and installation is about less than 1 minute so overall, it is a quick experience. I prefer offline software because there will be no lags and no worries about saving problems.


Starting a new calendar project

Once the software is installed, creating a calendar is simple. You need to first choose a template. As you can see, all the possible types of calendar templates are available so it doesn’t restrict my creativity.

Once the template is chosen, you need to pick a theme. Again there lots of choices so I can chose the one that fit into my design concept easily.

Finally, you just have to add the pictures which you have selected for your calendar.

That is it really. This is all you need to do to create your own calendar. Below are some samples of how your customised calendar 2013 will look like.

I did a quick one under 5 minutes using the blog theme concept. Below is my awesome 10steps calendar!

If you want to have some fun making your own calendar design, you can try out It is free for 10 days.

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2 Comments | Write a Comment

  1. Bhaskar Roy says:

    Some great designs of calender, thanks for shearing, it’s make me very cheerful.

  2. Marcos says:


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