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The ultimate guide to creating your 2023 Calendar

Want to create the perfect 2023 Calendar?

Whether it’s for corporate gifting, Christmas presents for friends and family or for resale, we’ll walk you through how to create your ideal design. At Printed.com, we make Calendar printing easy; whether you’re looking for Wall Calendars, Desktop Calendars or Calendars for your business, we’ve got it all.

Why create a 2023 Calendar?

thumb cut calendars

Thumb Cut Calendars

 

Whether you’re a business, solo creative or retailer, Calendars are a great way to keep your brand front of mind all year long. The best part is, almost everyone needs one – sure, technology has meant that a lot of our diaries are now online, but nothing beats putting pen to paper.

To get started, it’s important to decide on the type of Calendar you’re interested in. We have a whole range to explore so let’s take a closer look at some of your options.

Desktop Calendars

desktop calendar

Desktop Calendar

 

Whether you work from home or in the office, no workspace is complete without a Desktop Calendar. Luckily we have a host of free templates for all our Calendar types, so getting started is just the bit easier.

When it comes to the design, you could fill each page of your 2023 Calendar with the standard grid of 30+ days, or shrink this element and use half the space for an image, or even a ‘to-do-list’.

All our Desktop Calendar options are finished with a strong wire binding and have a thick cardboard support to make sure that it keeps its shape no matter what your work life throws at it.

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Wall Calendars

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Double Page Wall Calendar

 

Wall Calendars are a great option if you’ve got photos you want to show off throughout the year. By opting for a Double Page Wall Calendar you can display a full-colour printed photo on the top page with your months on a separate page below. This allows plenty of space to write in appointments.

An alternative option is to go for our Single Page Wall Calendar, where the creative more likely will feature as a primary element of the Calendar itself. This is a great option if you’ve got a message or design you really want to stand out, with a smaller area left below to track important dates.

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Single Page Wall Calendar

 

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Thumb Cut Calendars

Last but not least we have Thumb Cut Calendars. Wire binding helps these Calendars to lie flat and hang proudly, and what’s more they’re available in 6 different sizes so you’re sure to find something to suit.

This type of Calendar design is a great option for corporate and VIP gifting, and they’re also great space savers with their slimline shape!

thumb cut calendar

Thumb Cut Calendar

 

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Creating your 2023 Calendar design

Once you’ve decided on the purpose of your Calendar, you need to think about how it’ll look. Depending on who you are, your design will have different needs. For example, if you’re creating corporate 2023 Calendars to give out to clients and customers, you’ll want to make sure that your branding is front of mind and on every page. So be sure to include on every spread:

  1. Your logo
  2. Your brand colours
  3. An inspiring image or quote that relates to your business

It’s also important to think about paper types, and which will be most suited to your design. To find out a bit more about our various paper stocks – from the luxury to the budget – check out our blog here.

Include important dates

You’ll want to do a bit of research around which important dates are relevant to your customers. You might want to include Christmas and all the important bank holidays (because everyone wants to know when they’re getting a day off!) but what else might you need to consider?

  1. If you’re creating a Calendar for education, think about term dates and inset days.
  2. Creating a business design? Think about important events related to yours, like exhibitions and trade shows.
  3. If you’re a charity, why not include important events that you support throughout the year, such a fun runs and fayres
  4. If you’re creating for resale, have a think about your audience. Would they find it beneficial to know about events such as Black Friday?
  5. If you’re in the hospitality sector why not include your key sale dates or seasonal promotions?

Bespoke 2023 Calendars

If you’re looking to make your 2023 Calendar stand out, why not go Bespoke? From Foiled Covers, unique paper stocks and weird and wonderful sizes – our dedicated team are here to help bring your ideas to life. Simply fill out our quick form and we can help you make it real.

Feeling inspired? Then it’s the perfect time to get started on your 2023 Calendar. Shop our range below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if we can help in any way.

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About the author

Bex is our Senior Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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