I take a lot of photos, including many that never wind up in StoryBooks. In fact, until Creative Memories added the calendar feature to StoryBook Creator 3.0, I had no idea what I was going to do with all those photos.
I used 438 photos to create my calendar, and the advantage of the new calendar is that when the year is done I can tear off the calendar grid and I will have 438 photos on album pages. I can then place these pages in either a Picfolio Max or traditional album
Now I know that I will not lose these photos, even if something happens to my computer and the external hard drive that I use to backup my photos.
To create these pages, I used the SBC 3.0 2010 Plus Basic Calendar Pages and the Insert Empty Frame feature of StoryBook Creator Plus. I resized the first frame and placed it in the upper right hand corner of my page. I then replicated this frame to create the first row. Next, I grouped all frames in the first row and then replicated this row to create an entire page of empty frames. Finally, I ungrouped the frames in each row and filled them with photos that I had taken throughout the year.
I selected 12 sets of photographs (one for each month) and then determined approximately how many frames I would need for each set. I also determined if the photographs were primarily vertical, horizontal, or a mix of both and designed the page accordingly.
Once I had all my photos in, I added holidays, birthdays, my anniversary, etc, along with a few photos on special days. Now my calendar is ready to print.
Get your calendars completed now and have them ready for ordering, which begins November 1. I have included two pages of my calendar in this posting. More information about calendars is available at Give the Perfect Calendar, and my complete calendar is on Facebook.