I have my family spoiled and are already asking about their 2009 family calender! What I do, is an rectagular layout that is 11x8 1/2. I use a company like Shutterfly and fill in everyones birthdays and anniversaries and special occasions like graduation dates. Shutterfly keeps that information stored so the next year I only have to updates any dates. I do not make a page with the date grides because it's already there from the company.
I am drawing a blank for the month of January! In the other years I've used cute snowmen and snow. I've only got a few weeks to get the calender done before sending them off to the printers! Templates, Embies, or papers!
FYI, I'll welcome any other months suggestions too!