these photo calendars are a fun, quick project and can make great last-minute gifts, or just a present to yourself to ring in the new year!
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you can use your photo-editing software to make these. i did these in photoshop. i cropped 12 of my favorite (colorful!) photos to 4"x4", and each of them into a blank 4"x6" document. i downloaded a calendar template from myfreecalendarmaker.com, selected the calendar for each month, and dragged that into the bottom part of the page. i then used the eyedropper tool to select a color directly from the photo, and typed out the months using that color. i printed each page onto regular 4"x6" photo paper (you can even send these out to be printed).
or...if you feel digitally challenged, you can print out 12 of your favorite photos as 4"x6" prints, print the calendar template out, and paste them on top of the photos!
to hang the calendar, i was going to use a wooden clothespin with a magnet attached, and hang them on a magnetic surface. you could also use a jewel case!
have fun :)