A few years ago I shared free printables for a mini photo calendar. The idea was simple: print out the calendar cards, add your own photos, and you have an easy, inexpensive DIY gift that anyone would love. Well, turns out people DID love the idea, because a few months later I started getting emails asking when the next year’s calendar templates would be out. I’m now on round five, and the 2020 mini photo calendar templates are finally here. Time to get your holiday gifts started!
These mini calendar cards are sized at 4×6, which makes them nice for displaying on a desk at work, complete with your favorite photos of your favorite people. You can bind all the months together and add a stand to create a flip book calendar, like this:
Or you can add a magnetic backing to turn your mini photo calendars into magnets so you can display them on the fridge:
Cool, right? I’m also giving you the option this year of printing out the calendar pages and adhering your photos OR adding your photos directly into the calendars using Photoshop Elements. Either way these are super simple to make and turn out gorgeous.
Free 2020 mini photo calendar templates
Ok, let’s get started! You have two options for downloading these photo calendar templates:
First, you can download the PDF files for the calendars and print them out at home, then adhere photos onto them. You’ll need seven sheets of 8.5×11 cardstock and twelve 4×6 photos to create one calendar. Visit this post for instructions on how to make the calendar using the PDF files.
Alternately, you can download the editable PSD files so that you can personalize the calendars in Photoshop Elements (or Photoshop). These .psd templates allow you to add your photos before printing. Once saved, you can either print all the months out at home or send them to your favorite photo processor to be printed as 4×6 photos. This will give you a really professional looking calendar. If you don’t have Photoshop Elements, you can click here to download a free trial.
How to make a DIY personalized photo calendar
I’ve created a video to walk you through the simple steps for adding your photos to the calendar templates using Photoshop Elements. The video also includes a photo editing segment that shows you how to add a vignette effect to your photos – if you want to skip that part you can start at 5:10 for the calendar instructions.
Watch the video:
How to make photo calendar magnets
Alright, one last step for those of you who’d like to turn your calendar cards into magnets! Honestly, this is so easy I shouldn’t even call it a step. I just ordered a set of 4×6 adhesive magnet sheets from Amazon. Since the magnet sheets are already the same size as the calendars, all you have to do is peel off the white backing and stick the adhesive magnet sheets to the back of your calendar cards!
This quick video shows how it works:
I hope you enjoy this easy and inexpensive DIY gift idea – let me know if you make one. Thanks!