December 20, 2016 by Create Photo Calendars Team
Design a Mug with Puns, Jokes and Patterns

If you're looking for something fun, quick and easy to personalize, how about a mug?

Hot beverages are all the rage from now until the spring, and most folks enjoy hot coffee or tea all year round. They also make for convenient containers, a different way to store pens or loose items on your desk. Mugs are always useful.

Here, we've come up with some fantastic designs to inspire your own creations. With a little color, whimsy and humor, you'll want one for everyone in your life. Why not make one for yourself while you're at it!


Who doesn't get a kick out of a simple play on words? We've made some specific holiday-themed designs, but feel free to brainstorm a favorite food item, character or animal for your own mugs.


You could even use a photo of your favorite ornaments or your Christmas tree and pair it with the phrase for an added personal touch.

merry christmas

Add a photo of your cat with this design for extra customization.

up to snow good


To get a laugh with every sip, add a joke to your mug. You can include the punchline on one side or simply make everyone guess. We've included more holiday designs, but a good joke is timeless.

snowman in the summer

A puddle.

gingerbread man

A cookie sheet.

santa's favorite candy

Jolly Ranchers.


If you don't want to get too wordy on your mug, try out a pattern. A simple arrangements of shapes and icons can make for a splendid design. Plus, with our options of white, blue, red and gold mugs, you can really jazz up the object.

blue pattern

Bring your favorite color to life.

holly pattern

Get festive with holiday elements.

icon pattern

Be playful with modern icons.


For a little more glee, here are a few extra designs. When inspiration strikes our online software saves your work so you can work on your project in multiple sessions. Simply upload your photo(s), choose a layout, and choose which color mug you wish to order. Plus, your photo mug is built to last and will not fade after washing multiple times.

Don't forget, you can order in bulk and stock up for the entire office, family and friend group!

cocoa before loco

For all your hot chocolate needs.


You have to take an elfie with this design.

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