I have been a calendar-o-holic since probably 6th grade, the first time school required you to buy a school planner: mine was white with a purple metallic hawk and had gold metallic writing with the middle schools name and year. Many of you may have the same memory of when you became obsessed with and in deep need of your calendar. I spent the past month looking through and chatting with different calendar companies and here is what I have found. A little something for everyone.
FOR THE PLANNER WHO LOVES MOLESKINE
There are some of you who don’t leave home without your Moleskine journals. I am happy to share that they also have planners that come in a variety of colors and sizes to fit the needs of someone on the go, someone that has a lot to say and someone that just needs to keep track of time.
There is even an Evernote edition that makes planning, organizing and sharing a seamless experience that bridges analog and digital without you even realizing it. Each Evernote Planner comes with 3 months of Evernote Premium, which offers a number of added features to make your newly-digitized, handwritten content more accessible, searchable, and shareable.
FOR THE PLANNER WHO KEEPS IT SIMPLE
Emily Ley: Simplified Planner
The Simplified Planner was designed to help busy women build more joy and simplicity into their lives. We designed it very simple on purpose – to allow women in all stages of life to truly make it their own. They truly believe that the “battle for happiness is fought on the pages of our calendars” (Bob Goff, Love Does). After the birth of her son, Brady, Emily searched high and low for a planner with heart, not just bells and whistles and extras that left her even more overwhelmed. She craved a simple, beautiful place to start fresh each and every day. And so, the Simplified Planner was born. Each page features four simple, purposeful spaces: Today (7am-7pm schedule), To-do, Notes and Dinner — everything busy, intentional women need – and nothing more.
FOR PLANNER WHO LIKES TO PERSONALIZE
Erin Condren: Life Planners
The 2014-2015 Life Planner is packed with all the bells and whistles to help you personalize, stylize, and organize your life! Curate a collection of covers with our NEW interchangeable covers and enjoy further customization with the following features: inspirational quotes throughout, two page monthly spreads, weekly spreads (divided into morning, day, and night), 25 lined/ blank pages, 240 repositionable colorful stickers, double sided “keep it together” folder, zip lock pouch, and a perpetual calendar and contacts booklet! Watch the Life Planner video to see more.
FOR THE PLANNER WHO LIKES TO CUSTOMIZE
May Books Planners
May Designs agendas are totally customizable (put your name or monogram on it!) with hundreds of fun patterns and a variety of unique inside page options including: four different agendas, lines or a dot grid so you can stay organized the way that works for you.
FOR THE PLANNER WHO DESIRES A WELL-DESIGNED LIFE
Whitney English: Day Designer
When you’re feeling pulled in a million directions, looking for clarity and trying to find balance, Day Designer® can help. Created with creative professionals, busy mamas, and girls-on-the-go in mind, the unique Day Designer® four-step daily planning system can bring order to chaos. Day Designer® is the original daily agenda for living a well-designed life. The heart of Day Designer® is the daily planning page, featuring four key components: space for your top-three to-dos, a running to-do list, a robust schedule section, and a spot to record a daily gratitude. Goal-setting work sheets, an at-a-glance core summary page, a current yearly-at-a-glance calendar, and a reference calendar for the next year are extra, fun features!
FOR THE PLANNER WITH STYLE
Lifeguard Press Kate Spade
This 17-month kate spade new york® 2015 agenda will keep you stylishly organized year-round. features include a hardbound cover, elastic band closure, interior golden metallic spiral binding, interior pocket, mylar-covered tabs, 2014-2015 yearly views, a celebrations section, a notes section, and monthly and weekly views for the months of august 2014 through to december 2015. plus, the sweet sayings throughout add a little motivation to the start of each new month.
FOR THE PLANNER WHO LOVES BINDERS + PRINTABLES
Russell + Hazel
They have both a regular size binder or the mini binder. The large binder is perfect to customize with the interior pages they offer and a great place to put all those printables you download. Also get all the planning power at about half the size with the Mini SmartDate Set. Includes your choice of Mini Binder with July 2014 – December 2015 Mini Month Tabs. With full calendar view and Weekly Planner Sheets.
We want to hear from you, what is your favorite calendar? What are are the necessary features for your calendar?