Hey all! I know some of your are going to be excited today because you’ve been asking when my 2017 photo calendar printables would be available, and today is the day. (Want a full size version? Click here!)
I love this little calendar! All you need to make one is 6 sheets of cardstock and 12 of your favorite photos, making it extremely inexpensive (hello cheap + easy Christmas gift!).
You can add any sort of photos you like: pictures of the kids for a calendar for the grandparents, pics of you and your hubby for an anniversary gift, or scenic photos for an easy holiday gift for friends or coworkers.
And I made it even better this year by getting it bound and adding a little DIY stand so the calendar can sit on your desk or your counter or wherever and you can look at your favorite photos all year long. The stand is made from a strip of white posterboard and my local copy shop did the binding for a buck fifty.
Oh, and this year I also included a front cover which says 2017, and a back cover which says “made with love by” so you can add your signature.
To make your own 2017 mini photo calendar, just download the free printables here. Print them out at full size or 100% on cardstock or other heavyweight paper. Trim along the lines to cut out each page (they will be 4×6 inches).
Next, gather 12 photos. I started with 4×6 photos, and then trimmed them each to 4 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall. I used a tape runner to adhere the photos to the calendar cards. You can use any sturdy adhesive, but I’d steer clear of glue or gluestick, because both will cause the calendars to ripple over time.
Here’s a video that shows the process:
To make the stand, cut a strip of posterboard that’s 4 inches wide and about 16 inches long. This video describes how to make the stand:
Now, if you don’t want to worry about getting the calendar bound, you don’t need to. Just tie up the pages with a cute bow, and add a mini easel for displaying one month at a time.
It’s the perfect easy, cheap DIY Christmas gift for just about anyone!