As usual, there isn't a lot of time to think through decisions, which is a blessing that avoids the aim for perfection. It was a matter of taking the old calendar, changing the font and date to make it look different, and replacing the pictures with newer ones. You probably remember most of these pictures from my last post. I was trying to limit my pictures to 2016 to avoid guilt over not finishing older quilts, and to make the picture-choosing part quicker. I did have to add some new quotes because some of the old ones were missing. I stayed with the storytelling theme.
Here it is! The calendar is beautiful. Any issues are probably due to my choice of photos and my photography of the calendar. Since there are so many pictures, I will keep them small. Hopefully this means you can enlarge them if you want to see them bigger.
I am very pleased with my order. I also ordered other items too that were "free". The shipping is expensive, but they were a terrific price overall for personalized items. These other items were genealogy related so I won't be sharing them on my blog, but I was pleased with everything I ordered. The only issues, and they were minor ones, had to do with mistakes I made while ordering. I forgive myself these small mistakes since I realize I did not have a lot of time to make so many decisions.
Edited to add: If you want your own free stuff from Shutterfly, be sure to look for coupon codes. Right now, you can get a memory game, coasters set, magnet or 2 8 x 10 prints for free with the coupon code FREEBIE which expires January 8. (I've found you can choose more than one of these). You can also get a free calendar using the coupon code AFFFREECAL which expires January 11 although several people reported that the code does not work for them. You will have to pay for shipping. Besides the free stuff, they have been having 50% off everything promotions.