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Should I Buy A Calendar 2017 Or Create My Own?

Updated on September 26, 2016
You can use public domain photos to make your own custom calendar
You can use public domain photos to make your own custom calendar

You can make your own calendar with beautiful pictures

I often ask my self if i need to buy something or create it on my own and a calendar for 2017 was no exception.

But what are calendars anyway? They can be just boring tables with days and weeks or they can add life to your room or office with beautiful pictures. Some can actually serve as very attractive decorating elements or even prestigious one, like the one, created by Pirelli and published in very limited edition for specially chosen elite.

A mere mortal can't buy this and same is true for calendars which you may create with a help of one of the numerous on-line services.

I found different sorts of calendars, mostly wall calendars with garden photos, nature and landscape images and I didn't forget kids either.

If you like beautiful pictures you'll like these calendars too. You can find out how to make a monthly calendar. And I added national holidays for U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

Take a look and choose your favorite.

(All used images are public domain or used by permission of the artists. You can find resources at the end of the article.)

Personalized Calendars

Personalized calendar
Personalized calendar | Source

Would you like to personalize your calendar? You can simply add your pictures and you'll get really unique one ... These calendars are not a mere helpers at organizing your time, they can become real family treasures and precious keepsakes for every lucky relative who might get one as a gift.

There are literally hundreds of provider who offer a print-on-demand service fr calendars, where you can add your own pictures (family photos, for instance) to already existing templates. When you do that, you can order calendars to your home address and - voila - you created something unique without any technical knowledge!

Why do we need calendars anyway?

Have you ever asked why do we actually need calendar? To get organized or as an amusement? It is art work or a document?

We all pay special attention to calendars at the end of the year in December and in the beginning of the new year in January. I love to take a look at new calendars and give them away as a practical and neat gift.

But how it all started? First calendars were bones with notches which represented Moon phases. These archaeological finds from Africa have been approximately 22 thousand years old. We can assume the need to keep time under at least some sort of control is even older.

Today calendars are connected with astrological phenomena too. Calendars are usually weekly, monthly or yearly and even today they help us with traditional activities like planting and seeding, with hunting and different religious ceremonies.

Today there are at least 40 different types of calendars used all over the world and Gregorian, Islamic and Chinese calender are just few of them. It seems in all parts of the world, in all cultures, we like to assign a special meaning to certain days, which are called holidays. Holidays are often work free days, when special events happen, but this varies from country to country and sometimes from man to man.

National Holidays 2017 in U.S.

* January 1, New Year's Day

* January 16, Martin Luther King Day

* February 14, Valentine's Day

* May 14, Mother's Day

* May 29, Memorial Day

* Jun 18, Father's Day

* July 4, Independence Day

* September 4, Labor Day

* October 9, Columbus Day

* October 31, Halloween

* November 11, Veterans Day

* November 23, Thanksgiving Day

* December 25, Christmas Day

So How To Make Your Own Calendar

All calendars presented in this page are already made and designed - you can't change them, you can just choose the one you like most. But, as I already mentioned, there is another option. Calendars at Zazzle can be customized. And what does that mean?

It means you can add your text and put it on calendar and do the same with your pictures if you want. Or you can reorder pictures from original calendar. Of course you can choose from many other small detail, like font, color of wires, size of calendar, and so on and on.

If you would like to make your very own calendar, you can create it from scratch. Just sign up, it's free by the way, and start making your calendars. There are 12 different calendar templates available and then you can add your pictures - pictures of kids, pets, landscapes, your children's art works..., whatever you want.

You can choose between three different sizes, choose start and end date or month, you can make single page or two page calendar, calendar with different color of wire and you can add U.S. and Canadian Holidays too. The sky is the limit.

You can set a full time business with designing calendars, if you want!

Below you can find calendars from and you can take a look if you like them or make your own calendar.

Blank Calendar With Holidays

Blank calendar with holidays
Blank calendar with holidays | Source

Here you can find twelve beautiful photos of space. There are different galaxies and star clouds.

How to make a calendar in Excel

You can make a simple calendar with Excel as well. The video above offers detailed step by step instructions which you may use at the convenience of your home. The result will not be spectacular, but very useful and can serve you on many occasions.

National Holidays 2017 in Canada

* January 1, New Year's Day

* April 14, Good Friday

* April 16, Easter Monday

* May 22, Victoria Day

* July 1, Canada Day

* September 4, Labour Day

* October 9, Thanksgiving Day

* December 25, Christmas

* December 26, Boxing Day

Where to Buy Calendars?

A new year is approaching and you want new calendars. But where to buy calendars? In a bookshop, in a supermarket or online?

If you decided to buy it online, I know these three online stores where you can buy calendars -, and and you can find their calendars here.

At you can get all sorts of different calendars. There are a lot of different designs and a lot of colorful calendars for kids, nature calendars, printable calendars... Check them out and I'm sure you'll find something you like and great discounts are available for most calendars too.

Wonders of the World - With twelve Wonders...

Turner Photo 2017 World Wonders Photo Wall Calendar, 12 x 24 inches opened (17998940072)
Turner Photo 2017 World Wonders Photo Wall Calendar, 12 x 24 inches opened (17998940072)

It's wall calendar with beautiful photos of wonders from all over the world...

Dimension: 12" x 12"


National Holidays 2017 in Australia

* January 1, New Year's Day

* January 26, Australia Day

* April 14, Good Friday

* April 16, Easter Day

* April 17, Easter Monday

* April 25, Anzac Day

* December 25, Christmas Day

* December 26, Boxing Day

Calendars for kids

I have also made a selection of kids calendars for 2017. These calendars for children will look great in your kids' room, in the land of imagination, where everything can happen.

Many parents realized the educating potential of such calendars, so they look for a healthy mixture of learning and entertainment.They are wall calendars, with large pictures of kids' favorite characters from cartoons and books.

Little Critters - Cute animals for kids...

Kittens & Friends 2017 Wall Calendar
Kittens & Friends 2017 Wall Calendar

Cute calendar for kids with kittens and other animals like bunnies, puppies, dogs, guinea pigs, chicks, a parrot... There is a new cute animal picture for each month...

It's wall calendar for 2017 and it measures 17" x 12".


Which one is your favorite calendar?

Which is your favorite calendar?

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National Holidays 2017 in United Kingdom

* January 1, New Year's Day

* April 14, Good Friday

* May 1, Early May Bank Holiday

* May 29, Spring Bank Holiday

* December 25, Christmas Day

* December 26, Boxing Day

You have seen my choices of 2017 Calendars. I like pictures in these calendars and I think they look great. But there is always more. Here is a site, which is entirely dedicated to all sorts of calendars, among which you may find hundreds of free monthly and weekly calendars with different designs and many payable customizable calendars too:

Feel free to explore it and if you find something up to your taste, tell your friends.

© 2012 PippiDust

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I liked these calendars, but they sure bring home the thought that 2014 isn't far away.

      Wish those years would slow down a bit, they are passing me by and I have so much I want to do before it's too late.

      Hope you have had a great 2013.

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      Landscape and scenery calendars are always much sought after. But I like those with motivational sayings - it gives you something to ponder over everyday!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      These are some gorgeous 2013 calendars - I loved the sunsets and sunrises.

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      Margot_C 4 years ago

      Some very nice calendars - love the vivid colors. As I scrolled through, I kept changing my mind about my "favorite" one. But I think I finally settled on the Landscapes one.

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      FashionAndrea 4 years ago

      So many beautiful calendars to choose from. We usually buy a landscape calendar but the sunset calendars are peaking my interest.

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      Tyler_H 4 years ago

      All I can say is WOW! The covers alone are gorgeous! I can only imagine what the rest look like. Living at the beach, I have to say the Sunset calendar hits home for me. Absolutely beautiful! Great work!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful. These artists are very talented.

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      time goes super fast; we are going to welcome the new year 2013 :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Impressive imagery!

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens and calendar.

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      jinggaberseri 5 years ago

      nice lens with beautifull collection. thanks for sharing

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      Spectresoft 5 years ago

      Nature landscapes And Scenery.... that calander takes my breath away.

      Great Lens!

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      svetico 5 years ago

      Beautiful collection of calendars. Added it as featured lense here

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very beautiful calendars.

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      These are gorgeous!

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      great calendars

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      spids1 5 years ago

      Gonna be a good year :)

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      zentao 5 years ago

      Some nice calendars. VEry Beautiful!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Beautiful calendars!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great idea to make your own calendars.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What lovely calendars- thanks so much for sharing!