Our best tips for making gorgeous wall calendars

We’ve put together a handy guide on how to create Photo Calendars that will revamp your walls and keep you organized all year long.

We have a wide range of calendar designs to suit all of your favorite photos; you can mix and match calendar templates to turn your best memories into awesome wall art.

different designs of wall calendars displayed on a light blue surface

Calendar designs, left to right: Seasonal Watercolors, Chalkboard Seasons, Pressed Flowers

How to get started

Applying a calendar design theme in the Snapfish online calendar builder

Sort Photos by Season:

Quickly spot your favorite photos from the digital pile by sorting them by season. We love pairing photos with the colorful monthly designs in the Seasonal Watercolors collection. A classic palette provides a fun background for your snapshots. Here’s a cheat sheet of photo combinations to get you started:

  • Winter: Ski trips, hot chocolate with marshmallows, kids wrapped in blankets
  • Spring: Egg hunts, flower fields, patterned umbrellas
  • Summer: pool parties, beach days, refreshing smoothies
  • Fall: Back to school, Homecoming games, leaves changing color
Choosing the photo for the chosen calendar design in the Snapfish online calendar builder

Spot the shapes

Look for patterns in your photos (circles, lines, even flowers) that would look nice against the vibrant backgrounds in the Geometric Brights design collection. The designs are bold and beautiful, so focus on backgrounds that will complement, not compete with, your photos.

Saving a calendar design created in the Snapfish online calendar builder

Choose coordinating colors

Select photos that have bright accents (an orange scarf, a purple sweater) and pair them with coordinating vibrant backdrops. We love the stylish embellishments on the simple backgrounds in Chalkboard Seasons which serve as the perfect backdrop for your photos.

Upload photos and design unique calendars with the Snapfish online calendar maker

Upload your photos or scanned images to our online calendar builder, pick the month you want your calendar to start from and select your initial calendar design theme. You can customize further with mixing up calendar themes by month.

Remember to add photos to specific dates on your wall calendars so you don’t forget that important anniversary or birthday ever again!

It’s so easy to share the calendar joy with everyone in the family! Design one custom calendar, and order extra copies to give to cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and pets! You can further personalize your calendar creations for Aunty Mary, Uncle Joe and even little Suzie! Just select ‘Save as’ in the top toolbar and make custom changes to suit each recipient before you add them to the cart for payment.

Check out all of our calendar designs here.

What’s your favorite calendar design? Share it with us on social media! You can tag us with @snapfishus in your photos on Instagram and Facebook, or use the hashtag #snapfish. Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too. Check out the Snapfish site for even more calendar and gift ideas!