In today’s post: This DIY 2020 photo calendar makes a cute gift – and it’s super easy and cheap to put together.
I know, I’ve already shared a couple DIY photo calendar options for 2020. Turns out I just like making calendars 🤷♀️.
But honestly, photo calendars are the perfect gift! Everyone likes pictures of family and it’s always nice to have a calendar handy – especially for people like me who can never remember what day it is. Sure, you could shell out some money and order one from a photo processing place, but you might as well make one for cheap instead, right?
I made this calendar so that each month fits a 5×7 photo and includes boxes for each day, just in case someone out there still writes things down on paper calendars.
You can find the mini 2020 photo calendar right here if you’d prefer a smaller version.
And I’m giving two different version of these 2020 calendar printables. You can either print out the calendar page PDFs onto card stock and adhere your own photos, OR you can download the .psd files and add your photos using Photoshop Elements. If you choose the second option you can print the completed pages on card stock for a seamless look. Keep reading for downloads and instructions.
Photo Calendar Option #1: Print + adhere
Click here to download the PDF files. There are 13 pages – a cover page and then a page for each month. Print each page at 100% or full size on card stock.
You’ll also need 12 photos printed at 5×7 inches (hortizontal). I print photos at Costco because they do a good job and are very reasonably priced.
Assembly is easy! All you need to do is adhere one photo to each calendar page. I like to use an adhesive runner because it doesn’t make the paper buckle like glue can.
Note: Lay your photo down on the calendar page before you add adhesive to see how it looks centered over the black lines. Then adhere it down.
Once all your calendar pages are compiled, you can take the whole stack to a print shop and ask them to bind it across the top. Alternately, you can gift the calendar pages along with a clipboard and the recipient can just display one month at a time.
Photo Calendar Option #2: Photoshop version
Click here to download the .psd files. Add your photos in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, using the layer named “photo” as a clipping mask. If you have a good printer you can print each page at home on card stock for just the cost of ink! If your printer isn’t great, you can save each month as a PDF and send them to a print shop to get nice laser prints.
Click here to download the cover page PDF.
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