Do you feel like creating your own calendar? Do you know the feeling that you are looking for a new calendar for the new year, clicking through numerous websites or browsing in stores, but you just can’t find the right one? – We at Jilster know this too. Sometimes, for example, the photos are beautiful, but the calendar is impractical – or the other way around. Sometimes you don’t have enough space to write, sometimes there are too many blank spaces. Sometimes you don’t like the font, or you’re bothered by the colors … All this can be solved.
Just create a calendar that has it all
Why not make your own calendar for 2021 and it will be just the way you like it. Your self-designed calendar is guaranteed to bear your signature and is tailored to your needs. Whether large or small, bright colors or rather the soft tones, whether simple font or opulent typography – landscape pictures, animal motifs or buildings, travel pictures, photos of your favorite people or all mixed together – you alone decide what you like and how your 2021 should look. – And in the Jilster Editor, you’ll find everything you need.
Your best photos for a whole year
Choose the best pictures
Maybe you’ve thoughtfully scrolled through your Instagram feed at the end of the year or looked at the best snapshots in your photo folder. Some of them you might want to see a little more often. Pre-sort your photos ahead of time. Which photos would you like to use? Which ones go best with which months? A snow photo in August or a fall photo in March might not be so nice. So think about which photo you want to assign to which month.
Design your calendar the way you like it
Jilster Editor is a graphics program that gives you all the possibilities to create your own calendar. You can also get support from our layout professionals in the team: In the magazine templates section, you can also find templates for designing calendars. Click your way through. You can then adapt the individual elements according to your ideas. Add fonts and decorative elements, adjust fonts and colors, enlarge or reduce elements, change the format: Do you want a foldable calendar to hang on the wall or would you rather put one on the table to flip through? You are your calendar designer and you decide. Have fun with it!
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Saying thank you, successes and appreciating solidarity
A challenging year is coming to an end. One thing all companies can say is that this was a special year. One that we have never experienced before. While some industries were particularly shaken up, others fought their way through, and some companies even had their most successful year so far. What was it like for your business?
Look back, remember, and collect the highlights of the year
Due to this strange year, it is perhaps even more important now than ever to look back and say “thank you” to all those who have contributed. Whether B2B or B2C, you can show appreciation with a stylish magazine you have designed yourself. Create your own magazine as a team, which summarizes the past year.
Many possibilities for your own magazine
This Christmas, instead of sending formal Christmas cards, you can send a playful and perhaps humorous magazine wishing your customers or staff a season’s greetings. Design your magazine with a Christmassy look or use a stylish minimalist design to document milestones, special events and successes with select business customers. In the Jilster Editor, you are guaranteed to find a magazine template that is right and easy for you.
Many professionally designed magazine templates
In the Jilster Editor, you have access to several professionally designed magazine templates. You can use these as a base when creating your magazine. Whether B2B or B2C – there is a large selection of styles for you to choose from guaranteed to fit your target group.
Easy and uncomplicated work in the Jilster Editor
Designing your own magazine with a professional look is not as difficult as it seems. That’s a promise. However, the reaction of those who receive the magazine from you will be worth it. The Jilster Editor is a graphics program that offers many possibilities to customize a magazine template. Whether you want to compliment your company’s colors or your font – it only takes a few clicks, and the result is convincing. It is worth trying for yourself and you can even do this from your home office without any problems. Since it is all online, you can all simultaneously work together on your magazine project. It couldn’t be easier!
In a wedding magazine, a page with exciting puzzles and brain games should not be missing. In this article, we explain how you can create your own fun crossword puzzle, a Mr & Mrs quiz, or a wedding test for the wedding magazine.
Fun times at the wedding party
A wedding is an exciting day, but it can also be very
long. Especially for the guests, there are often waiting times, for example
when the bride and groom are taking wedding photos or while waiting for the
food. For these moments you should think of a little fun: a puzzle page in the
wedding magazine is a welcome change for all impatient guests. We present you
the three following types of riddles:
A crossword puzzle
for the wedding newspaper
puzzle is the classic brain teaser. It is especially nice if you design a
crossword puzzle specifically for this wedding
The Mr & Mrs
Another kind of riddle is the Mr & Mrs quiz. The question here is how well do the bride and groom know each other? Does the bride know her sweetheart’s favorite movie or the name of his first-grade teacher? Does the groom really listen to his fiancée or does he prefer not to? Does he know the name of her first pet and with which friend she went on vacation alone for the first time? With the Mr & Mrs quiz, you can check the bride and groom’s knowledge.
The big wedding
Are the wedding
guests experts when it comes to getting married? You can find out with a
self-designed wedding test. Think about different knowledge questions about
Design your own
puzzles in Jilster Editor – here’s how!
Create your own
are some handy online programs on the Internet that make it much easier for you
to create your own crossword puzzle. Just think of the questions and answers
and the program will generate the puzzle for you. The program spits out the
finished puzzle after a few seconds.
For the crossword
puzzle, you simply think of the most exciting questions about the bride and
groom. Here are a few examples:
– Where did the
– What is the
father of the bride’s profession?
– Which series has
the groom never missed an episode of?
– In which month
did the marriage proposal take place?
– What is the maid
of honor’s middle name?
The bride and groom’s lives offer you plenty of material for your riddle. You can also ask friends and family of the bride and groom to each send you a question with an answer. Then you have a large selection and can pick out the best, most difficult, or funniest questions.
Design the Mr
& Mrs quiz yourself
In our online
editor, you’ll find a great template for the Mr & Ms quiz in the wedding magazine
template “Wedding/Romantic”. You can easily use this template for
your wedding magazine.
Before the wedding ceremony, copy the template several times and cut out the cards. The bride and groom now each fill out a set about themselves. These will be the control cards. Then the game can begin! Now have them both answer the questions about each other. For each correct answer, you can score as many points as indicated at the top of the card. Write down the correct answers on the scorecard, add up all the points and you know the winner. You can also get the wedding guests involved by giving all the guests two sets of cards. This way they can guess along and write down their answers about the bride and groom.
The big wedding
test: Test your knowledge about getting married
Are the wedding
guests experts when it comes to getting married? You can find out with a
self-designed wedding test. Think about different questions about getting
married, for example:
What should the
bride wear in her shoe to avoid money troubles in marriage?
b) ice cube
c) lucky cent
d) Invoice of the
Why does the groom
carry the bride over the threshold?
a) Ghosts lurk
under the doorstep.
b) The bride’s
feet hurt from her wedding shoes.
c) So that the
bride can get to the fireplace quickly.
d) It proves the
strength of the groom.
You can also find
a design for this quiz in the magazine template “Wedding/Romantic”.
You can easily customize it in the Jilster Online Editor. The layout is already
done. You just have to think of the right questions.
The solution to
In a magazine, the
solutions to a puzzle are traditionally upside down or on the last page, so
that readers are not so quick to cheat. But there is another way: Give your
readers a special incentive to find the right solution. Think of a solution
word that reveals a “secret” about the bride and groom or the
wedding, for example, the location of the bride and groom’s first kiss or the
title of the opening song. The solution word can also be the password for a
website where you can look at all the pictures of the day after the wedding.
This way you will arouse the curiosity of the guests to find as many answers as
Well, do you already know which of the riddles will be in your wedding magazine? Or maybe all three?
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For many, Christmas is the one time of the year that
the whole family gets together. So it’s an ideal time to take photos together.
Especially if a wedding or a milestone birthday is coming up next year and
up-to-date photos are needed for a self-designed magazine. We have a great idea
for those of you who prefer a more colorful Christmas: recreate photos from the
Old photos made new
You may have seen photos like this somewhere before: (young) adults who recreated photos from their childhood with a lot of improvisational talent. To do this, the same people from back then get into the same poses, if possible, in the same surroundings and environment. Taking such photos is not only super fun, but you will also have great results!
Preparing the photoshoot
Of course, the photoshoot should be well prepared to
make it a complete success: Rummage through old photo albums and pick out your
favorite photos. Look at them carefully and decide if they are feasible:
-Do you see the people in the photo on Christmas Day?
-Are they willing to participate in your action?
-Where were the photos taken?
-Can you repeat the photo in the same place? If not,
where can you recreate the photo?
-What do you need to recreate the photo situation as
closely as possible?
-Do the original accessories still exist?
Dealing with challenges
Sometimes you can’t recreate a photo 1 to 1. It may be that one of the people in the photo is unfortunately no longer alive. Then the younger generation could take their place, for example, the youngest granddaughter could take the place of grandma.
In such photos, you can see not only the change of the people but funnily enough, you can also see how the surroundings have changed in time. Your parents moved some time ago and that’s why the family photo can’t be taken in the old living room? – Then take the photo in your brother’s student house. After all, he took the red leather couch with him. You can bet that your mom will be amazed when she sees the condition the couch is in today.
Create a magazine with the photos
The photoshoot offers great material for a birthday or
wedding magazine: You can fill a few pages of your magazine not only with the
result, but also with the creation and the stories behind the photos.
In a reportage, for example, you could take a look behind the scenes: Why did you choose exactly these photos? What are the stories behind them and what do the photos have to do with the birthday boy or girl or the bride and groom? How did the photoshoot go?
Of course, the original photos for comparison should
not be missing. With old photos, however, the resolution is often a problem,
especially if there are no negatives left.
With just a few clicks, you can upload the
“real” and the recreated photos into the Jilster Online Editor and
use them to design your magazine.
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Perfectly organized cooperation for the graduation magazine
Collaboration – an opportunity and a challenge
already in the middle of preparing your graduation magazine? – It can quickly
become chaotic when you’re full of enthusiasm. When a lot of people want to be
involved, it can be at the expense of structure and overview. Then one person
doesn’t know what the other may have already started. Some things are done
twice, others not at all. – Neither is ideal. This applies to almost all tasks
in preparing a graduation magazine: planning pages, writing texts, contacting
advertising partners, calculating the size of the magazine, choosing and changing
the layout …
Control and structure
boring as it may sound to some: a sensible structure, practical tools and
fairly distributed tasks save time in preparing the graduation magazine and
ensure that the overview is maintained and that everyone knows at all times
what is still pending for them – and also for the others. This way, you can help
each other or support each other when things go wrong.
overview of the details
Use structuring tools
Digital tools that help you structure and sort your to-dos are particularly practical. From the big to small tasks, you can first subdivide the to-dos according to the main topic of the graduation magazine and then break them down into individual tasks, which can then be assigned to specific people. We find Trello, Asana, Microsoft To Do, etc. practical for organizing yourself.
Communication tools for your team
also worth taking a look at the communication tools. For an all-team meeting,
you should use a channel where everyone can meet and exchange ideas at the same
time – for this, the content is volatile. Some things, however, are better put
down in writing for future reference, should you choose a different channel.
Things that occur to you “behind closed doors” also belong in a tool
where everyone responds when they have time. And in order to communicate in the
best possible way, we find these tools practical: Slack, Jitsi, Zoom, Telegram.
Details that can easily get lost
compiled a list of topics for you with small but important details that can
easily get lost in the preparations for a graduation magazine and lead to a lot
state of your finances (plan further activities if necessary)
a photographer (with equipment)
of course photos
for portrait photos
and reserve ad space in the graduation magazine
So, have you thought about everything? Should we add a faux pas or two to our list? You can share your experiences with the customer service and we will add them to our list.
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People react emotionally to color: Colors are a key
Colors have a strong effect on humans and can evoke different feelings. The personal association and effect of color are of course individual, but there are also color perceptions that we all share. Colors can have both negative and positive effects: For example, red can be associated with love, passion, and romance, but also with anger, pain, and danger.
Colors in your self-designed magazine
you start to design your own magazine, it is important to consciously decide
which colors to use for the design. Because color influences the feelings and
perception of the readers. It is advisable to choose colors for the magazine
that visually match the theme (e.g. white and red for the wedding magazine) and
the design, but also the feeling you want to convey to the readers (e.g. bluish
tones instead of red for a winter wedding).
Create your own color composition
First, think about what you want to say with your magazine and for whom it is intended. If you want to make a strong impression, you can choose colors that are opposite each other in the color spectrum: Color combinations with yellow and purple, red and green or blue and orange. If you want to create a calming, relaxing effect, it is better to choose colors that are close together, for example, green and blue or orange and yellow.
you choose a background color, white is a good choice in most cases, but a
pastel color can also be very nice. For example, a soft pink or a light blue
Is there a color tone that is repeated again and again in the illustrations on the page? Then this one is perfectly suited to be used more often in the design. If you use the chosen color more than once, it will make the layout more coherent. Color alone can create a connection between different elements. In this way, you also prevent the color selection from becoming too colorful and the color design of your page from getting out of balance.
you decide to combine colors with text, as a colored background or for the font
itself, you should make sure that the text remains readable. It is therefore
important to create strong contrasts between font and background. It is best to
avoid dark backgrounds for text.
Finally, the context in which you want to use color is also important. The color intensity plays a role here: the lighter a color, the softer the effect and impact of the color. The Jilster Editor offers many ways to play with colors and color combinations. Also, take a look at our professionally designed magazine templates. With them, the colors have been finely tuned to the type of magazine.
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wedding. Outside the freezing cold, hearts filled with love and warmth. Gently
floating snowflakes, ice crystals in your eyelashes, snow-covered trees, a
wedding dress with special winter accessories and incredibly beautiful wedding
photos in a special setting. It is not without reason that winter weddings are
considered particularly romantic and enchanting.
special gift for a special wedding
an unusual and dreamlike wedding in romantic scenery the gifts and attentions
for the newlyweds should be just as charming and catch the mood. At the same
time the gift should come from the heart, be very personal and express the bond
with the bride and groom. It is most beautiful when the gift is still used
after many years to remember this special day
an unforgettable memory together with friends and relatives
wonderful thing about a wedding is of course the radiant love of bride and
groom and the promise of marriage. But pretty much immediately afterwards comes
the feeling of community. Friends and relatives, the dearest and most important
people are there to celebrate this celebration together. And this is exactly
what you can use when you give a gift: Create a unique and unforgettable
wedding magazine together with friends and relatives.
wedding gift with a personal touch
you can all get creative in the Jilster Editor. You can sit comfortably at home
at the dining table or on the sofa and use the editor online. Maybe you would
like to become editor-in-chief and invite everyone else via e-mail. At the same
time, you can assign page(s) to each person, which they can edit and fill with
their text and photos. It’s helpful if you have a layout that you have designed
in advance, which simply needs to be filled.
the magazine template according to your needs
which elements of the magazine template you can customize for “your”
bridal couple and which you want to use from the original template. Use the
invitation card as a guide for the theme. The colors and the style elements
used on the cards are also used in table decorations, flower arrangements and
in the details of the bride and groom’s outfits
information on how you can customize a magazine template, see the blog post on
how to customize magazine templates.
Content, ideas, and topics for the self-designed birthday newspaper
is turning 70 and you are planning a very special present together with all the
grandchildren. – You want to surprise your best friend on her 18th birthday
with a self-designed magazine. – Your father is celebrating his 50th birthday and
everyone wants to get involved and create a great magazine together.
What do I
Highly motivated you decided to do this, maybe the project has already been created in the Jilster Editor – and then you sit in front of the white sheet of paper, the blinking cursor warns you to start writing and you ask yourself: “What am I writing about? Then read on. Because here it’s all about how you develop ideas, decide on content, and, above all, what the focus should be.
right topics for your birthday magazine
When you decide on the themes for a birthday magazine, you should never lose sight of the fact that it is a gift for the birthday person and you want to make him or her happy! So always keep in mind that you write FOR instead of ABOUT the birthday boy or girl. This makes it much easier to get a focus, keep it, collect ideas, and write articles. We’ve put together a few ideas that make your magazine wonderful:
and topics for your birthday newspaper
with the most important milestones in life belongs of course in every birthday magazine!
Birth, school enrollment, driving license, first vacation without parents,
graduation, first apartment, first job, … depending on age there are some
particularly personal when you ask family members and friends about the events
of their lives: “Where were you when the birthday child was born”,
“What is the first thing you remember when you think of the vacation with
the birthday child in Mexico”, “What do you still have to laugh
heartily about when you talk about the wedding”, etc. In this way you will
also experience things that even the birthday child might not have known. You
can process this “exclusive information” as comments and anecdotes in
the timeline. Maybe grandma and grandpa or the best friend still have photos
that even the birthday child has never seen. In the editor you will find a nice
double page under “Other templates”, which you can use to create a
great timeline from all the nice memories and pictures:
year of birth
A review of
the year of birth is of course also needed! Here you can put the most important
headlines and the hottest gossip from the year the birthday child was born. The
music and movie charts are always interesting. Which song was number 1 on your
birthday? Which movie had the most visitors that year? If the birthday child
has a favorite sport or club, you can find out which athlete was successful
that year or how his or her favorite club did. Also the fashion(sins) of the year
are definitely worth a mention!
have experienced an extraordinary moment with the birthday boy or girl, which
you remember with great pleasure. Maybe it was the trip to the amusement park
or the common lunch breaks, where there was always so much to laugh about.
Friends and relatives will feel the same. Ask them to write down their memories
with the birthday boy or girl and pick out photos. They will surely be happy
A wish that comes true
relatives have already told you which heart’s desire they will fulfill for the
birthday child on his or her birthday? Then make an article about it so that
the gift is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Photos and a little story about it
fit well into your magazine. Gisela’s husband wants to surprise his sweetheart
with a trip to the Maldives? Mom and Dad will give their son a week in Cancun
with the boys? – Then insider tips and must-see places at his vacation
destination should not be missed! By the way, we have a few templates on the
topic of vacations, which you can customize in the editor according to your
wishes for your gift report.
… and there
is so much more
just a few of the many possible themes that will make your birthday newspaper a
very special gift. Congratulations from other guests should not be missing in
your magazine, or a horoscope for a look into the future.
With these tips
you are well prepared to create your own birthday newspaper, aren’t you?