Calendars Gone Wild

Getting a little tired of calendars for Christmas presents? Blurb has a great way to “kick it up a notch” with their new weekly planner templates. They provide the layouts with monthly and weekly views for 2012 and you just drop your photos in. The result is a 6″ x 9″ bound planner with prices that begin at $24.95.

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Blurb planner – sample monthly page

All you do is make sure you have the most current version of Blurb’s free BookSmart® software installed on your desktop and build your own book project using the monthly and weekly planner page templates. The monthly page spread includes room for a photo page. A standard planner will be 135 pages, but nothing is keeping you from adding additional pages for notes or journaling. You can also choose how you want it bound – softcover, hardcover with a dust jacket or hardcover with an image wrapped from front to back.

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Sample view of the weekly planner layout

Most of the work is already done for you. All you have to do is drop in your monthly photos, edit the title page and create the book’s covers. There’s no rule that says a photo page has to contain a photo. If you have scrapbooking tendencies, you could create a custom layout of multiple photos and journaling to fit within the photo page template’s dimensions. Either way, you’ll wind up with a custom weekly planner that anyone would love. And with Blurb, if you only want to create one planner, that’s all you pay for. Stop by Blurb’s planner page for more details.

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