How to Make a Calendar Online (free, printable and/or personalized)

By Kevin Lee

A personalized calendar gives you the ability to remember important dates and show your creativity. You don't have to be a graphic artist wizard to create a professional-looking calendar that you can hang on your wall. Several websites make it easy for you to upload your own photos, click a few buttons and generate a personalized calendar that shows dates you specify. Because the calendars are images, you can print them, email them to friends or use them as your computer's desktop wallpaper.

Calendar Labs

Step 1

Navigate to the Calendar Labs website and review the drop-down menus, text boxes and other controls on the page. These allow you to create a calendar.

Step 2

Paste the URL of an image in the "Use Photo URL" text box if you would like your calendar to display an image from the Web. Otherwise, click "Browse" and double-click an image file that appears in the File Upload window. This window displays your computer's folders and files.

Step 3

Click the "Month" drop-down menu and select a month, then type a year in the "Year" text box. Click the "Week Starts From" drop-down menu and select the date you would like your calendar to start.

Step 4

Put a check mark next to "Include Week No." if you’d like the calendar to display week numbers. Put a check mark next to "Include Holidays" if you want to include holidays in the calendar.

Step 5

Click "Create Photo Calendar" to view the calendar the site creates. Right-click the calendar and select "Save Image." Click “Save” to save the image to your hard drive.

Big Huge Labs

Step 1

Visit the Big Huge Labs website and click "Browse” to view a window that shows the folders and files that exist on your hard drive. Double-click an image file you'd like to use as your calendar image to select that image.

Step 2

View the radio buttons in the section named “Keep this part of my photo visible if it must be cropped” section. Radio button choices are “Center,” “Top/Left” and “Bottom/Right.”

Step 3

Move to the “What size calendar would you like” section and click one of the calendar sizes in that section.

Step 4

Click "Month" to select a month and then click "Year” and select the year you'd like the calendar to show.

Step 5

Place a check mark next to “Start Weeks on Monday” to make Monday the calendar's start day. Click "Add Credit to Image" if you want to add a credit to the image. Click "Create" to view your calendar. Click "Save” and then click "Save File” save the calendar to your hard drive.

Free Printable Calendar

Step 1

Go to the Free Printable Calendar website, click "Choose Your Culture” and select your country.

Step 2

Move to the Monthly Calendars box and click one of the months if you want to create a monthly calendar. If you'd rather create a yearly calendar, click one of the years in the "Yearly Calendar" section. After you click the desired calendar, the site displays it on another page and shows your choices in the Customize Calendar section.

Step 3

Put a check mark next to "Show Holidays” if you want the calendar to show holidays and then click "Browse.” A File Upload window opens and shows your computer's folders and files.

Step 4

Double-click an image file you would like to use on the calendar and then click "Upload Image" to view the calendar. Right-click your calendar, select "Save Image" and then click “Save” to save the image to your hard drive.

Tips & Warnings

  • After you save a calendar image, print it the way you normally print images and documents. You can also attach it to emails and send it to others.
  • Different browsers use different terminology in their right-click menus. Firefox, for example, has a menu option named "Save Image As." Other browsers may call that "Save Image," "Save Picture" or some other word or phrase that indicates that you can save an image to your hard drive. When right-clicking an image on the Web, look for one of these menu options.