For the past two years I have done a calendar. It started with an idea when I saw a CD calendar in Cape May, and thought the size was great, and it was self contained. I tried to find a template to make the calendar, but there were none for Windows (I know, few photographers are PC people, but I started there). So I still wanted to do this, and made a sample in Photoshop. With multiple layers of text and an image, I started page by page. The first year I even printed every page, finding the right sheet size, and then trimming each page by hand.
My first calendar was on of mostly local images. Last year I was out West, and used images of Yellowstone and Colorado for the calendar. I had it printed at Grey Printing in Cold Spring, and they did a great job. The best was that they were all cut and sorted. I learned a bit more using flattened tiffs in CMYK.
This year I decided to do one for the Mid Hudson Valley. I started with some scenes in the fall, and liked the fall colors, but decided to do it to coincide with the seasons/months. It was great fun to pick each image and fit it in the calendar. I learned how to better prepare the file for printing in CMYK. Grey Printing did it again, and they even caught the proof mis-size before final, saving me a great headache. They are really professional and reasonable.
The calendars have been a great seller. I started with the Hudson Valley Artisan's Guild Fall Colors Show, and then sold a lot to people who bought one last year. I have had a number of repeat purchasers, where they bought one or two and then ordered more.
Not many left. I have some set aside for gifts, and refills for the people who purchased last year.
Go to my website at www.BoglePhoto.com to purchase a calendar. You can use a credit card or PayPal. Get one before they sell out. They make a great holiday gift.