Free personalized calendar – Great holiday gift!


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I love when I can get personalized gifts for free!  They make great Christmas presents and birthday gifts for my wife and the kids’ grandparents.  And I love showing off our adventures and our kids’ memories at my office.  This Shutterfly promotion allows you to get a free personalized calendar when using our referral link and promo code.

You have to act fast, because this offer is only good through Friday, September 30th!

Time to start ordering Christmas gifts

It’s not even Halloween yet, but now is the time to start ordering your customized gifts for Christmas so you don’t have to pay for rush shipping.  And who wants to be wrapping presents at the last minute?!?!

Personalize Your Calendar with Travel Pics

As much as we all love to vacation, there is much of the year where we’re stuck at home or the office handling our day-to-day responsibilities.

To remember the good times and provide inspiration for future adventures, I like to create calendars with a mix of family and scenic pictures from past vacations and destinations that I am dreaming of.

Making your own calendar is extremely simple to do

Pick your calendar size

First, use our referral link (we thank you for supporting the blog!) to go to Shutterfly.  You can choose to make either an 8×11 or a 12×12 calendar, but our code for a free calendar only works with the 8×11 size (a $24.99 value!).


Now that you’ve selected the 8×11 size calendar, pick your starting month.  I’m choosing January 2017 because this will be a Christmas gift for my Mom.  Then click “MAKE A CALENDAR”.

Pick your calendar theme

There are 55 choices to choose from, so pick one that goes with the pictures you plan on using.


I want our pictures to be the main focus this time, so I’m picking the “Photo Gallery” option that is clean-looking and isn’t cluttered with a bunch of graphics.

Built-in tools are easy to use

Once you’ve picked a theme, then the real fun starts.  Shutterfly has a very easy user interface to customize your calendar’s layout, the number of pictures per page, text, and so much more.


Designing your calendar

I picked out about 20 pictures from some of the fun vacations we’ve taken this year, like to the Kimpton Shorebreak in Huntington Beach, Kimpton Canary in Santa Barbara, the Worldmark Coral Baja in Cabo, Mexico, and the Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa.  As you can see, I’m a big fan of Kimpton, so we stay there often.


Ordering your free calendar

Once you’ve customized your calendar, now it’s time to check out.  Using our referral link and the promo code “FREECALAFF” you’ll receive your 8×11 calendar ($24.99 value) for free…. just pay tax and shipping.


Provide your address and credit card information, and your calendar will arrive within a couple of weeks.  Super simple, huh?

Please be sure to tell us how your calendar turned out.  We LOVE to pictures, so tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or post to our Bald Thoughts Facebook Page or Travel More. Spend Less. Live Better. Facebook Group.

Remember, this deal expires Friday, September 30, 2016, so don’t miss out.

The Fine Print

Get One Free 8×11 12-Month Calendar! use code FREECALAFF at check out. Valid through 9/30/2016. Offer is good for one free 12-month wall calendar (8×11 size) through or our mobile-friendly site. Promo can only be redeemed once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. StorytellingTM styles will incur extra fees. Not valid on other sizes, other products, prepaid, annual savings, and video plans, prior purchases and orders made on the Shutterfly apps.

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