If you start now to plan for a photo calendar, you can plan for great pictures to put in every month. One of the things I struggled with was having the right photos for a particular month, but if I had planned ahead I could have made a point to take pictures that reflected the season for each month, such as the kids sharing a Valentine’s Day dinner in February or swimming at the beach in July.
Knowing you are going to be needing plenty of photos gives you the perfect excuse to pack a camera around wherever you go, and even if you don’t use photos from a particular day out, you have still captured memories that you can look back on for years to come.
A photo calendar, printed at Walmart or a similar store, will cost about $20, but the reaction from a loved one, such as a grandparent, when they open that gift is priceless. Who knows? You might even start an annual family tradition.