It started in 2010 as a fun end of year gift for my co-workers and grew in 2011 into a solution for the large number of teacher/family/friend gifts that I need to cover.
All it took was the time to sift through 12 months of photographs and choose 12 seasonally-appropriate favourites(!), some gorgeous templates from Paislee Press (because I’m too lazy to design my own) and a wonderful local photo printer that produced quality prints at a reasonable price before they, sadly, closed up shop at the end of the year. (I’m devastated).
PLEASE share suggestions for equally great and reasonably priced printers in the Portland area in the comments!
The best part about this project is that it provides me with the perfect opportunity to get my photos off the computer and share them with family and friends. It also gives me a chance to reflect on my photos from the past year and see where I need to improve (take more photos of “things”) and how I can make the calendar even better in 2013.
So, here it is, the 2012 Lyrebird Images desk calendar.
I love this! I hear a lot of people speak well of Mpix.com (http://www.mpix.com/products/calendars/calendars)
Great tip – I’ll check them out. Thanks.