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This holiday season I was making my way through my list of possible gifts and thinking about the grandmas in our lives. Nearly all of them share something in common. Calendars! The printed kind of course. So instead of watching grandma crack open 12 months of dogs come January, I thought we’d make her one with a little more meaning behind it.
I headed to Snapfish to make grandma a calendar featuring some of her favorite tiny humans. After all, framed picture is fantastic, but 12 months of grandchildren to ogle is grandma GOLD.
There are a ton of options to format your dream calendar, but I like to keep things simple and make photos the main attraction. Each month has a full page photo with at least one of the kids. Okay, fine. I snuck our dog Charger in there for February, the month of love 🙂
One neat feature I discovered was the ability to add an image and/or text to a specific date. You can mark birthdays or holidays with a meaningful photo. Or you can reminisce about that time you dressed up like a T-rex.
AND you can use it to mark Halloween. It is practically guaranteed to give grandma a giggle when she flips to October 10 months down the road.
You know who will also get quite a kick out of a calendar like this?
The stars of it! I made the cover of the calendar a photo of Kayla and Blake in their new Christmas jammies. Then I pulled it out one Saturday morning while Kayla was wearing hers and showed her. She loved flipping through it,seeing her photos and seeing her new favorite pajamas forever captured in a print.
To wrap our calendar for grandma, we filled a shirt box with paper shred and placed our Snapfish photo calendar on top. I added a few little bottle brush trees and some jingle bells for a festive touch and that was it!
While so many things have moved to digital, there is still something to be said for a hard copy of the photos you love in front of you. Especially something that lets your keep track of time and the passing of it in a memorable way.
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