I contact my brother and sister, requesting that they send me digital files of pictures they and their children want to appear on the calendar. Things like birthdays, vacations, school events...you get the idea! I prefer to use photos that are just family members--the closer up the photo, the better!
Through the years, I have compiled a list of birthdays and anniversaries for...everyone! My immediate family-mom, dad, kids, siblings, nieces and nephews then spread out further so our calendar now contains special dates for Mom's side and Dad's side! I put our immediate family in BOLD print on their special days and my Mom's side small with an (H) and Dad's side small with a (C).
Why am I sharing this in August? Well, I would like to create a calendar this year for your family!!! I will have a "base" calendar with background paper, calendar grid with common holidays (Christian, Jewish or both) ready next week. All you have to do is gather pictures you would like to appear--please contact me for specific information about your pictures--create a list of birthdays and anniversaries, send them to me and I will create a beautiful, personal calendar for your family--complete with a custom cover as seen at the bottom of this post. (Each year, the cover of our calendar is different-the one from 2010 was a silhouette of my dad and the 2011 was a castle with a definition along with a personal note from me.)
Calendar with custom special dates-$50.00
additional copies with SAME dates-$20.00
additional copies with DIFFERENT dates-$30.00