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Quick & Easy Calendars From Templates

By Rick LePage  ·  Issue: V6N6 (November/December 2009)

Calendars are fun gifts to give to friends and loved ones, and they’re easy to create within Elements—if you have the right tools. With our free calendar templates, you can crank out professional-looking, personalized calendars in no time.

[Click the link below to download the 2016 templates.]


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31 Replies to Quick & Easy Calendars From Templates:

  1. Noella

    June 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Is there a way that the language can be changed for the the calendar templates?

    • Rick LePage

      July 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

      Hi Noella,

      The templates were done a while ago with InDesign. What specifically were you looking for, language-wise? (I’m working on the 2011 templates right now.)


  2. Ann

    October 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Ineed a Jewel case size plus able to add photos

  3. Susan

    November 7, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I need the November and December calendar templates for 2010. I realize most people will be on to 2011, but I’m running a bit late!

  4. Susan

    November 7, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I’ve found them buried in my files.

  5. Glenn

    November 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Rick,

    Running PSE9 on MacBook Pro, using OSX 10.6.5. I’ve downloaded the pdf files and when I try to open the ‘calendar-jewel-case-template.psd’ I get an error “An error occurred during Apple event processing. -43″. Any idea what the error is and what I need to correct it?


  6. Taryn

    December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Is it possible to create a calendar grid in PSE without the month/dates? I want to create one that allows the user to add their month/dates in based on when they receive the calendar. Kind of a perpetual monthly calendar. Let me konw. Thanks

  7. Christie

    September 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Rick,
    Please help, I downloaded the calendar files, However when I try andopen them with PSE… it states it is not a valid PSE file??

    I’m using PSE 9, what am I doing wrong?

    • Rick

      October 1, 2011 at 11:58 am


      You can’t open the templates – you need to “Place” them into an existing Elements file or photo.

      The exception is the jewel case file, which _is_ an Elements document.

      If you follow the tutorial in the article, it should be clear.



    January 31, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Hi :-)

    Your tutorial is super!
    The only problem i have is, when i download the templates and open them in PE i can’t edit the text in months and year.
    Can you help me ?
    Thank you!

  9. Louise

    September 22, 2012 at 8:20 am

    When will the 2013 templates be posted?

    • Rick LePage

      September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      In just a couple of days, Louise! Stay tuned — I’ll post a note in our next Letter from the Editor email.


  10. Judy

    October 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Wow what a wonderful variety of calendar choices you have given us for 2013. Thank you! And i appreciate you posting them early because i make calendars for Christmas gifts.

  11. Linda

    October 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Are there any year at a glance 2013 calendar templates? I need to make up a few 2013 calendars for a client that wants all the months with a photo.


  12. John

    October 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Very good with templats,will I be seeing you people at javitts photo show.

  13. Edwin N.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Hi Rick. I have been using the Templates since 2010. I am now using PSE 11 and find that the 2013 Template for Portrait View has been changed from the earlier one:the month is now to the right of the Calendar and is at an angle to the year and days. Also, the Image is much paler than before. How do I fix this or am I limited to the new Template? TIA, Ed Weidman

  14. Barbara

    April 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

    When will the 2014 templates b posted?

    • Rick LePage

      April 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Oh my, Barbara — probably not for a few months!

      We’ll try to get them up in August/September.

      • Barbara

        April 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

        I get started early with Christmas Presents, which includes calendars with family pictures. The sooner I can get going the less stress for the holidays.

        Thanks for the reply


  15. Cami

    August 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    These calendar templates are THE BEST! Thank you for creating them :-) I, too, am looking forward to the release of the 2014 versions.


  16. C G

    October 16, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Thank you so much for the Calendar Templates. I used to create my own months in Word tables but what a pain making sure the dates were on the correct day! This is so much better. Just love this site – so much to learn.

  17. Shirley

    October 16, 2013 at 6:14 am

    I’d love to be able to make a 5×7 calendar with all 12 months on it and room for one picture.

    • C G

      October 16, 2013 at 8:36 am

      It’s a bit fiddly but create a new blank file 5×7, 300 dpi, white background. Open 2014_calendar_square3.pdf. Click on the first row of months (Jan – Mar) then drag into position wherever you want to put it on your page. Resize (cmd+t) to the width of the page. Drag the next row of months (Apr – Jun) and drag that below the first row of months; resize. Do the same with the next two rows. I renamed the layers to reflect the months. Click on the top layer, hold down the shift and click on the bottom layer with the month then cmd+t to resize and make sure all the layers are in line and the same size. While the layers are highlighted you could make them smaller if you wish to put a photo at the top of the page. I drew a rectangle shape filled with black and clipped a photo to that. I think it looks better with a photo covering the whole page but with a lowered Opacity. On reflection though I’m sure there is a much simpler way of achieving the same result!

      • Shirley

        October 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

        Thanks…maybe next year there will be a 12 month calendar on one page.

      • Diana K

        October 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

        Great idea Shirley, I’ll make note of it.

  18. Wendy

    December 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Also looking for a 12 month single page calendar option. Hoping for next year!

  19. Shirley

    October 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I really appreciate the variety of templates included within this free download. Thanks for the templates. Definitely a late starter. :)

  20. Joyce

    December 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Is there a template that shows months/dates for the entire year? I would like to do a one page annual calendar and place one pictures on it.

    • Mike Rodriguez

      December 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      I’m sorry, Joyce, we currently do not have that specific layout. I made as many as I could at this point in time. If time allows I can try to work something up but I can’t promise or commit to anything additional right now. Also, there are also so many variables…layout, size, font, color…we tried to provide a few options and varieties, but we also know there are tons of other things that could be desired as well. Unfortunately, there’s just no way we could build custom templates to fulfill every request without bringing the magazine production to a screeching halt, quitting our day jobs, and and going into the calendar-production business. :)

  21. Lonna

    January 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    are any of the templates made for a CD calendar? I did not see any that were named specifically for that, but is one of these appropriate for a CD Calendar? if not, would you consider making one this year or next?

    • Mike Rodriguez

      January 11, 2016 at 5:21 am

      Hi Lonna-
      I’m not exactly sure what you mean by a CD calendar…could you elaborate? Thanks!

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