You can make calendars with most any desktop or home publishing software; but, there are also specialty kits that include everything you need from photo paper to spiral binders to dedicated software to help you put together the perfect calendar for youself or as a gift. This selection of products are aimed specifically at creating print calendars. The top contender is shown first with the other players in alphabetical order below. There's something to appeal to everyone here. Start the countdown!
Calendar Creator has been around for many years adding more and more features with each new version. With thousands of graphics and a wizard that whisks you through the design process, you can create everything from pocket-sized to oversized wall calendars. It has task-scheduling, address book, Web publishing, and compatibility with programs such as Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Organizer.
Calendar Creator Deluxe v. 12.1 for Windows
Print customized family calendars with your own photos in the background and additional photos in empty daily squares. Includes features such as auto-resizing of fonts for days with many events, international date formats, export to MS Outlook, multi-date scheduling, and more. Try before you buy. Watch the video to see examples and learn more about using Family Picture Calendar. Purchase online for about $25US. Download a trial version.
Family Picture Calendar with Bonus "12-Month Calendar" for Windows
- Family Picture Calendar (Company Store)
This inexpensive, basic calendar program from Tailwag Software (formerly from RKS Software) comes with several layouts, imports several graphics formats, and supports recurring dates for ease in updating calendars. In addition to printing, you can save the calendars as a Windows bitmap or JPEG for use as wallpaper, on Web pages, etc. Program includes icons and hundreds of decorative borders. Download a trial version.
Calendar Builder for Windows
- Calendar Builder (Company Store)
Create basic personalized calendars. Import your own images. Add dates. Create calendars for any year from 1583 to the present with this simple shareware program. From Alchemy Mindworks.
Calendar Wizard for Windows
- Calendar Wizard (Order Form)
Need a calendar in multiple languages? Simply Calendars supports over 70 languages. It offers 52 calendar styles which you can customize with photos and events. Create your calendars in PDF and various image formats. It's also Windows Vista compatible.
Simply Calendars v. 5.1 for Windows
- Simply Calendars (Company Store)
From Focus Multimedia, this Windows Vista compatible PC program gives you 10,000+ calendar templates for creating annual, monthly, pocket, and wall calendars through the year 2500 (if you need to plan that far into the future). It includes image editing tools, graphic objects, and event reminders. You can also import data from Microsoft Outlook.
Create Your Own Calendars 2nd Edition for Windows
- Create Your Own Calendars (Company Store)
Download this DigiLabs software (purchase a software key to activate) and create all kinds of calendars. You can then print them yourself or upload to the DigiLabs site for professional printing. The software also creates postcards, greeting cards, and other photo projects. The non-commercial version allows only local printing. The commercial version outputs PDF/JPG files. Get a free (non-printing) trial version to see how you like it.
My Photo Calendars 4.5 for Windows (and Mac)
- My Photo Calendars (Download)
All versions of PrintMaster come with plenty of templates, graphics, and fonts for calendars as well as other creative printing projects from greeting cards to brochures to labels to scrapbooks. If you want to do a lot more than just calendars, consider one of these all-in-one packages from Broderbund.
PrintMaster Platinum 18.1, PrintMaster Express 2.0, PrintMaster Gold 2.0, PrintMaster Platinum 2.0,PrintMaster 2011 Platinum, all for Windows (2011 & 2.0 series also for Mac)
- PrintMaster Platinum 18 (Buy Direct)
- PrintMaster Old/New Versions (Compare Prices)
- PrintMaster 2011 available 8/31/2010
Print it at home or have it done professionally with their printing service. Drag and drop decorations and your photos to create a wall calendar, CD case calendar, or annual calendar. You can import dates, add holidays and events. There's free trial version too.
EZ Photo Calendar Creator 2 for Windows
- EZ Photo Calendar Creator (Company Store)
Design a photo calendar or several kinds of greeting cards. Add photos, personalized text, and mark special days on the calendar. There's a trial version too.
Print Creations - Cards & Calendars Bundle for Windows (and Mac)
From ArcSoft, Print Creations software contains multiple templates including a calendar design element with several layouts, photo editing tools, and print wizard. The software is a free download and then you purchase an activation code for each type of template you want to use. There are several monthly and yearly calendar formats. Other templates in the desktop software include greeting cards, scrapbook, and brochures.
Print Creations version 3.0 for Windows (and Mac)
- Print Creations (Calendar Page)