Cool Calendar Design Ideas for Even the Blandest Brands

Cool Calendar Design Ideas for Even the Blandest Brands

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over (we know it’s been the longest year for everyone) and tomorrow starts Q4. That means it’s time to start thinking about 2021! What better way to start prepping your company for the new year than with a branded calendar that will be useful for your clients and your business all year long.

We get that some businesses can have a lot more fun with exciting designs and photography to show their brand’s lifestyle. For example, an auto repair shop can showcase classic cars, a travel company can highlight exotic locations for each season, or a restaurant can show drool-worthy food that can get their customers ordering takeout all year long. But what about other companies like law firms or accountants? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite and cool calendar design ideas for even the blandest brands.

Cool Calendar Design Ideas for 2021

When it comes to branding, consistency is key. So as long as your calendar messaging stays in line with your company message then feel free to step outside your comfort zone and have some fun. A great way to brainstorm is to write down some adjectives that describe your company. Would you say you’re trustworthy, reliable, experienced, etc? All of these keywords can be transformed into visuals that help express your brand. Here are some great ways to showcase these into different categories.


Many people can relate to a family lifestyle in some shape or form. For example, an accounting firm can showcase financial tips each month to help plan for their family’s future. This showcases the company as reliable by offering their expertise that will stay top of mind. Visuals can be paired with stock images of children and happy families enjoying the year together.


Viewing the beautiful settings of the world we live in provides a calming vibe that can also convey stability. Images can include a babbling brook, snow in the mountains, or a sunny beach day. It’s important to note to avoid chaotic scenes as that can only make the viewer feel stressed.


Most people want to feel like they have a relationship with a company which helps build trust. It’s important to showcase the brand’s personality. A great way to show these visuals is to highlight some hobbies like include hiking, solving crossword puzzles, etc. Highlight whatever you enjoy doing when you’re not working and put those into a personalized calendar that helps your clients get to know you better on a more intimate level.


People enjoy playing games to challenge their intellect by solving puzzles or brain teasers. A great way to do this is to showcase a different fun puzzle, math problem, or optical illusion each month. This is great for a desk calendar but can require more work to create.

We hope these ideas help spark some creativity for your company as you start to look into the next few months ahead. At Image Cube, we love to get innovative in helping our clients have some fun to attract potential customers and retain loyal ones. If you’re looking to design a custom branded calendar for 2021, we invite you to connect with our team of experts to get started today!