Every year, starting in 2009, I make a photo calendar for my parents and in-laws. It features for the most part scrapbook pages I have done over the previous year. I always end up having to make a few pages around the fall (that's when I order my calendars), but the majority of the months is already made. This process works really well for me, and I know that this gift is much loved and appreciated.
For some reason, though, I always dread putting together the calendar. Ugh! Working ahead of the deadline is always the best idea, so this week I took advantage of the awesome retiring products sale at The Lilypad to trap some autumn kits, and made this:
The template is also 50% off but only through Wednesday. So now the only thing left for me to do is remove the journaling and adapt this to 11"x8.5", and my October 2018 calendar topper is done! 1 down, 11 to go! :)