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How to Design your own Beautiful, Inspirational Calendar

Updated on November 19, 2009

A creative activity for the Festive Season

If you are starting to get bored over the Festive period, after all that Turkey etc. Well, here's an interesting task for you to do. (Isn't it if funny how sometimes, when we have a lot of time to ourselves, we don't know what to do with ourselves, or is it just me?).

Anyway, it's getting to the time of the year when we all need new Calendars for the home, for the office and other places. How about creating your own calendar for a change - with what you want on it.

Example: you could have pictures of:

  • Friends and Family
  • Your favourite Celebrities
  • Nature, beautiful Scenery
  • Your Heart Throbs
  • Photo’s about your Hobbies
  • Dream Cars
  • Politicians
  • Animals/Pets
  • Anything you want…..

It’s easy to create in 5 simple steps. You need a Computer with Microsoft Word, Paint Application and also the photo's you want to use, which should be saved on your computer.

Step one

  • Open up a New Word Document.
  • Open up the Photo you want to use.
  • Open up or just click Here.

or another 2010 Calendar of your choice.

Step Two

  • Copy and paste the photo into the word document or Do a Print screen of your photo (press print screen button on your pc).
  • Open up Paint and paste it there (Edit and Paste).

Step 2 - Edit and Paste

Step 3

Select it

  • Click little box under Edit.
  • Click near the picture and drag the box over it.

Step 3a - Click little box and drag over picture

3b - start to drag box over it, until it's completely selected

3c - Picture is completely selected in the Box

Step 4 - Right click mouse, select Copy and paste it in the Word Doc

Step 5

For the Calendar

  • Do a print screen of the January Calendar Here (Change country if not in UK).
  • Again select it (repeat step 3 and 4 - refer to diagrams above).
  • Select little box under Edit.
  • Click near the picture and drag the box over it.
  • Object is selected ( in the box).
  • Right Click and select copy.
  • Paste it in the Word document. (under the photo)
  • At the bottom, write any quote you like or just leave it blank.

You just need 11 more Photo’s or Paste 2 months on a page and use 6 Photo’s.

Another Example

** For the Page Border - In Microsoft Word, Click on:

  • Format.
  • Borders and Shading.
  • Select Page Border.
  • Select a Border Style and Click ok.


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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      This is too cool! Thanks!

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      floating mind 8 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Lady_E.

      Great hub. Your instructions also works very well with OpenOffice Writer on Linux. Thanks for the info.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for your comments everyone.

      Always a pleasure to read from you.

      Best Wishes, Elena.

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      jdove-miller 8 years ago

      Thanks for showing me how to do that. I just ordered six calendars for my uncles and aunts. Now I know how to make them myself.

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      syras mamun 8 years ago

      Wonderful idea Lady E, I never thought of making an inspirational calender.Its sort of vision board type of things.thanks.

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Well thought and timely hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ronnie Sowell 8 years ago from South Carolina

      Cool! Wonder if you can do that on a Mac. Gotta go try!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Lady E, You are so talented! This is a great nifty idea! Thank You for sharing, Blessings!

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      menshealths 8 years ago

      This is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow! What a cool idea! I didn't know that you could go about doing this until now. Thanks, Lady_E for writing this one. Awesome idea.

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      Excellent article and love the picture you used…I always make a calendar using one of my pictures showing 12 months at a glance. Then I duplicate the number I need and have them laminated. The recipients love them!