With high anticipated 2021 just around the corner, many are anxiously awaiting a new beginning after the whirlwind of a year that was 2020. What better way to carry out a productive year than by structuring and designing your own 2021 calendar!
We’ve put together some of the best websites you can use to create your calendar. Whether you’d like to select the general theme or have full creative control over all the element of your calendar, we’ve got you covered!
First, let us tell you why you should design your own calendar.
Why you should design your own calendar
Although you can create your own calendar for your own personal use, it’s important to remember that calendar design can also be used as a great marketing tool! Whether you’re a painter, photographer, graphic designer, illustrator or creative – you can integrate your artwork into calendar designs as a form of print advertising. In doing so, you can promote yourself or your brand as well as increase sales to generate income.
A calendar is the perfect marketing tool
Calendars are an especially good idea if the work you create as a creative is aesthetically pleasing. No one really wants to put up a calendar that promotes their local mattress store, but one filled with creative designs, artwork, photographs is likely to appeal to almost everyone. Remember that you can also add in brand/business-relevant dates to your calendar such as release dates, opening hours, sales, discounts etc.
Instead of advertising your work through flyers, brochures, posters or business cards, why not design a calendar to showcase both your talent and business! Calendars, unlike the other promotional medium mentioned above, can actually be used by people – and on a daily basis. In this way, you’ll be able to build brand awareness and allow potential buyers/clients to become increasingly familiar with your work.
Make sure to grab the opportunity this upcoming year and design a unique, promotional calendar!
Resources to create your own calendar
If you’re looking to select one of many already existing calendar templates to take into 2021, check out these sites! They’re the perfect place to find premium calendar templates, for an easy start.
Check out Envato Elements for great calendar templates. They are of very high quality and can easily be customised to your taste.
Canva offers a great variety of ready to go templates for calendars. You can leave them like that or customize them to your own taste.
Creating your own calendar
If you’re feeling a little more creative, and would like to create a more personalized, unique calendar for the upcoming year, make sure to check out the following resource websites. There you can browse and download a number of images and design elements in the form of vectors. By hand selecting your favourite elements to add to your 2021 calendar, you’re sure to create a unique calendar design perfect for you!
Browse one of the largest stock marketplaces on earth and find the perfect images for your custom made calendar. You will always find what you need at Adobe Stock.
Be sure to check our Best Adobe Deals page to save some money!
With over 51 million photo’s, fonts, design elements and templates, you should be able to find the perfect design elements for your calandar at Envato Elements.
Make sure not to miss Shutterstock as they have millions of stock photo’s that are perfect for almost any project.
Customizing your Calendar
If you’re feeling even more creative and inspired, you can also select individual elements to add to your calendar design. This way, you’ll be able to select the single, specific elements that you like at an affordable price.
Designbundles is one of the best places to find cheap and high quality design elements and design bundles for you calendar (or any other) project.