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Thanks Jim, I was afraid this topic was going to die a slow lonely death.
I too print only for my family, but you kinda want your work to look the best it can. I've not used Mpix, but I'll give them another look.
I have used Costco, heck they are half the cost of most places. But they really do put out a sad looking calendar. The border in my opinion, just looks terrible, and the text in the body just looks cheap.
The best looking calendars that I have made were done by MyCanvas. They do a real full bleed picture, and the text and all the normal calendar stuff just looks first rate.
I have a couple of shots that just don't work on 8.5x11, that I'd like to use, but I'm not too excited about filler bars either. Perhaps like you suggest the white space at the spine, with some sort of caption or title might be a good compromise.