5 CALENDAR DESIGN TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE CALENDARS!
ROOM TO WRITE
This is obviously a big one, nobody wants to have to write a long name, note or meeting address to come to realise that the calendar they have doesn’t even consider space. One of the most basic steps, but a mistake that is surprisingly made quite often, let the words be cosy, not cramped. Another reason to make sure that there’s enough space is for those people who have multiple reminders on one day. They’ll definitely be grateful if there is plenty of room, especially when compared to the alternative of giving someone a calendar and not leaving enough space for them to write in.
HI, WE’RE DOING THIS
If you’re giving calendars away, a good idea is to insert some special key dates for your business. A good example of this is to inform your calendar receivers that you’ll be at an event and ask them to come along. If they’d like to, they can always reach out to you and let you know. Not only can you highlight events, but you can also highlight sales. You could even offer those with your calendars exclusive sales, just for them. They may be progressing through the month, see your sale is upcoming and decide to place their order/s with you.
MONTHS PER PAGE
As a printing company, we’ve seen plenty of examples of calendar design. We’ve seen everything from one month per page to a one-page calendar, though there is one format that we prefer over the rest, this format is the popular and appreciated one month per page. It’s easily the most user-friendly and convenient calendar design as it allows plenty of space to be utilised and you can also add some great, high-quality images for each month.
WHY DO WE HAVE THESE CALENDARS?
Before preparing your calendar design you need to consider why are you ordering calendars. Whether it be to promote your business, give to your loved ones as a gift or give people the motivation to use your services with sales and events, goals are a very important part of planning. They also give you the platform to measure if calendars have been effective and helpful to your business.
Once your calendar design has been finalised, obviously the next important step is the actual printing of your calendars. This is a process that you should take your time with and sit down with a printer to discuss all of the different options that you can use. You’ll need to consider a range of things such as:
- What works with your overall calendar design?
- What makes it easy to use?
- Would it look best matte or glossy?
- What kind of bindings look best with your calendar design?
- & much more different options that you need to consider to make your calendars look the best.
THE HUMBLE CALENDAR
Gone are the days where calendars were produced on low-grade papers, simply used to note down certain dates. Today they are very effective marketing tools that can be integrated into a range of different marketing strategies. Always serving a purpose to your receivers and reminding them every time they use their calendar that your business is out there.
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CAN WE HELP WITH YOUR CALENDAR DESIGN?
If you’d like some help with your design or just have some general questions about what we could do for your business, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our dedicated design team will be more than happy to help