It’s that time of year again…

Every year around this time, we see a bevy of calendars popping up on MagCloud. But surprisingly, they are not all what you would think… Sure, there are plenty of family calendars published, undoubtedly intended for distribution to cousins, aunts and grandma, but we think the more interesting use-case are the those being put together by professionals to promote their businesses. And what better way to stay top of mind with your clients, than to be pinned to their wall, where they will see you everyday?

Whether you’re an event planner wanting to showcase your aesthetic, a photographer promoting your work, a non-profit raising awareness or a small business trying to keep your team top of mind with your audience–calendars are a great way to keep your name in front of your client all year long.

Assembling a calendar can be time consuming, so this week we did the heavy lifting for you. Below you will find calendar templates for 3 of the most-frequently used software programs on MagCloud:

Adobe InDesign (CS3 and newer) (zipped version is HERE)

Apple’s iWork Pages

Microsoft Word

You can use these as a starting point for creating your own professional or personal calendar. We won’t spend a ton of time going into the technicalities of how to use these templates because we’ve covered that for Word and Pages last year.

BONUS: if you are using InDesign, there are 3 styles of calendar hidden within the master pages that you can easily apply by changing the master pages for each spread.

Get inspired by some of the great 2011 and 2012 calendars already on MagCloud:


Have you created or found a great calendar on MagCloud? Share the link below in the comments section!

18 thoughts on “It’s that time of year again…

  1. matt 25 Oct 2011 / 9:11 PM

    Why no calendar template for InDesign CS3?

    • Meghan 27 Oct 2011 / 3:21 PM

      Hi Matt,

      We’ve updated the InDesign template to an indd filetype that is compatible with InDesign CS3 and newer, so it should now work for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5.

      Good luck creating your calendar!

  2. Jana Hicks 2 Nov 2011 / 5:17 PM

    I made a 2011 calendar for my business Organized Solutions And Events sm called: Quotes To Inspire Order. I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it came out. Thanks Magcloud for the templates. Preparing 2012 calendar now :-D.

    Check It Out At:


  3. deborahgilbert 3 Nov 2011 / 2:13 PM

    I wish you had a vertical wall calendar template. I’d have a calendar all ready to go if you did.

  4. Kimie 4 Nov 2011 / 10:03 AM

    How come I cannot download the Indesign file. When I click on the link a jumble of words and characters pop up in my browser. Can you please check and let me know why it won’t work? Thanks!

    • Lauren 4 Nov 2011 / 10:17 AM

      Hi Kimie,

      I think there might have been an error with the link. You may want to try copying this link and pasting it in your browser. Please let us know if you have any more trouble with it.

    • D. Stewart 12 Nov 2011 / 9:21 AM

      try “option” clicking on the link

    • Furan 21 May 2012 / 8:40 AM

      I’ve built publications with the front and back croves facing such as smaller publications like performance playbills. Most magazine printers I have worked with require me to send pages saved as individual PDFs so my workflow is easier to start at the cover and end at the back page. What if you wanted different mastheads, or other elements on some of your pages but not all? That is where multiple master pages come in handy. Thanks for watching and your comment!

  5. joanne 4 Nov 2011 / 11:54 AM

    how much to have them printed??

    • Lauren 4 Nov 2011 / 4:12 PM

      Hi Joanne,

      Our calendar template is for a 28-page standard size publication, so that makes it $5.60 plus shipping.
      For future use, anytime you need to calculate a publication price, or shipping rate, you can find out pricing calculator on the site at
      Thanks for using MagCloud!

  6. Susan 4 Nov 2011 / 4:01 PM

    HI MagCloud,
    I’m working with InDesign CS4 and still cannot get your link to the calendar template to open, just as Kimie’s earlier message. (Same problem in Safari and Firefox.) However, iWork Pages link opens ok.
    Any other suggestions on the template link?
    Thanks in advance, Susan.

    • Lauren 4 Nov 2011 / 4:09 PM

      Hi Guys,
      This seems this is happening for a few people. I believe if you right-click on the link and select “save as” that it will let you download and save the INDD file.
      I hope this helps! If not we will try to find another way of sharing it.


  7. Brian 9 Nov 2011 / 3:42 PM

    It would be wise to compress the InDesign calendar file as compressed file such as. ZIP. It is easier for everyone!

    • Lauren 14 Nov 2011 / 1:48 PM

      Hi Brian,
      Thanks for the tip, we now have both available in the post standard and zipped.


  8. Francois Massin 10 Nov 2011 / 7:16 PM

    2 months ago I tried Magcloud with a simple publication, a 2012 calendar.
    I was extremly pleased with the result, all the people who saw the paper version too :)
    Here’s the link:
    Beware: It’s in french and features the french-canadians holidays
    I also wrote a small review of the Maglcou offer, here:
    You guessed it, it’s in french too :)
    Other Magcloud projects are on my table.


  9. David Walker 15 Nov 2011 / 2:00 PM

    This is great. My client is a huge fan of MC for printing their portfolio on-deman. Now they want a calendar and you deliver again. Do you offer a hole-punching option at the top of each page?

    • Lauren 29 Nov 2011 / 11:00 AM

      Hi David,

      We don’t at this time, but we are always taking feedback from our customers to determine our next offerings… thanks for the comment, we’ll definitely consider it!


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