Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage Part 50: 12-Month Calendar
Most of us lead busy lives with endless errands both at home and at work. With so much going on, it is not uncommon to slip up and forget special days such as anniversaries, birthdays and date nights.
However, no matter how forgiving your spouse is, you can’t make a habit of forgetting such days. It can make the other party feel like they are not a priority in your life.
A couple’s calendar helps married couples to keep track of their special days and avoid common scheduling conflicts. It can either be bought off the shelf or custom made. Some perks of personalized or custom made calendars are that they allow you to include your special days including birthdays and anniversaries and your photos.
It is rather had to forget your wedding anniversary if it is clearly marked on your wall and desk calendars complete with a photo from your wedding or your last anniversary. What’s more, you can make your own photo calendar online, and have it printed and shipped to you at a reasonable cost.
Make Your Own Photo Calendar
Begin by selecting the photos that you would like to include in your calendar. These could be photos from your wedding, birthdays, vacations and the holidays. You may also choose to deviate from the norm and use photos of family mementos or your child’s artwork.
All your photos should be in digital format so if they are printed, scan them. You can also add captions to your photos using simple photo editing software.
Once you have the photos, it’s time to go online and find a calendar template or maker. Some popular calendar makers include Photo Calendar Maker, My Photo Calendar and Simply Calendars. You can also use Microsoft Word templates or photo-editing programs such as Photoshop depending on what you are comfortable with.
Most of these programs make it extremely easy to make a printable calendar. It’s as simple as dragging and dropping photos onto the templates. Personalize the calendar by matching your photos to their respective months, adding special dates and changing the fonts to your liking. Don’t forget to save the finished product.
For best results, get your calendar printed at a print shop. Alternatively, most online calendar makers offer you the option to have it printed and shipped to you at a reasonable price.
Couple’s calendars make wonderful anniversary gifts especially for the first or paper anniversary. You will get lots of brownie points for such a thoughtful gift and provide your spouse with a wonderful reminder of your happy marriage. Get started on your personalized calendar today just in time for the New Year!