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CEWE Creative Series – Designing the perfect personalised calendar

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For a gift that’s guaranteed to raise a smile on Christmas Day, leave your loved one a personalised calendar under the tree, full of their favourite memories ready for them to unwrap. Our photo calendars allow you to customise every element to suit the recipient, and we’ve got plenty of ideas and themes for you to try out to make sure they’ll love the gift you’ve created for them! Read on for our creative guide to designing your perfect personalised calendar.

Minimalistic and trendy

Designing the perfect personalised calendar

If your loved one likes simple and contemporary décor, try creating a personalised (yet still enviably stylish) piece that they will be proud to display in their home. Choose your calendar type and create a Design Calendar using the CEWE Creator Software for a trendy way to keep up to date with the month ahead. We especially love our A4 photo calendars which give you space to showcase your photos as well as bringing a tasteful touch of design to your interiors.

A photographer’s dream

XXL Panoramic Photo Calendar

For the keen photographer, we recommend an XXL Panoramic Photo Calendar full of their best work – think natural landscapes, exotic travel snaps or unique architecture. For a functional day-to-day calendar, choose a template with plenty of space to write beside each date, or for a calendar that’s sure to spark the attention of visitors to your home, opt for a simple and understated design. The high quality of a CEWE Panoramic Calendar really lends itself to great photos, and any photographer is bound to love being presented with a physical copy of their best shots brought to life for them to enjoy year-round.

For the pet-obsessed

CEWE Calendar personalised gift

If someone you know is crazy about their pet, we’ve got just the thing to make their 2019! This gorgeous calendar starring Bertie the dog was created by CEWE customer Lucia Lydster to give to her stepson Heath. She commented “I knew it was something he’d be absolutely chuffed to bits with, and Heath’s reaction was fantastic. With all the pictures of Bertie it meant the world to him, he loved it.”

With a new adorable photo for your recipient to look forward to each month, your gift will brighten their day all year long! For more ideas and inspiration for creating your own personalised pet calendar, read our blog

Top tip – Why not hold a themed photo shoot with your pet to get your calendar photos for the year? Don’t forget seasonal props such as reindeer antlers, sunglasses or a pretty Easter bow.

Get creative with your design

Designing the perfect personalised calendar

The beauty of our CEWE Creator Software is that you can take as much or as little creative control as you wish, so for those who like to play around to get that perfect design, this one’s for you. Choose your calendar type in the software and then select a creative Design Calendar. You can customise each individual month, applying different styles and themes to each page, or why not change the colour scheme of the calendar to suit its surroundings? Try adding multiple images, resizing the calendar area and selecting different backgrounds – let your imagination do the work.

Top tip – Use the CEWE Creator Software to create an appointment calendar and you can also add in birthdays and special occasions to mark key dates before you gift it to your loved one. The ideal way to subtly remind your partner of your anniversary or help a forgetful friend get organised!

A ready-made gift

Charity calendar

If you’d like all the benefits of a calendar filled with beautiful photos without any of the hard work, take a look at our calendar of winning photos from the CEWE Inspiring Moments competition. The calendar was curated by celebrity photographer Julian Calverley and features the 12 winning photos chosen from over six hundred that were entered into the UK-wide contest. What’s more, £5 from the sale of every calendar will go to mental health charity Mind, so you can be sure that your purchase is helping a worthy cause. Find out more about our calendar here. 

As always, we’d love to see what you come up with, so don’t forget to share your creations with us using the hashtag #CEWEphoto on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Plus, don’t forget to share your calendar with the CEWE Community! You’ll receive a £10 voucher when you upload your design, and you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw to win a £50 voucher for CEWE products – what better reason to share your creation?

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