When your a busy parent like myself it can be hard to keep track of things such as school events, medical appointments, trips etc. In this day and age many people rely on computers and mobile phones to schedule their lives and events; but what if these electronic devices fail or break or get lost or stolen? Without a back up your precious notes and dates are gone. Even if the worst does not happen , if you are not a computer savvy person then small files can easily become lost or accidental deleted.
Many people think diaries and calendars are old fashioned or a thing of the past and some e be see them as plain or boring. Well I have to disagree as I was recently asked by Personal-Planner to create my own planner and they are certainly not plain. The name speaks for itself as the planners are definitely very personal and unique.
Firstly you are given 4 size options for your planner: small, medium, large and the one I chose A5. You then have an option to create your front and back covers which makes the planner extremely unique to yourself. This was really fun to do. There are lots of colours to choose from if you want a plain coloured cover with some personalisation on (your name/ year etc) you can also choose colour of your text. There is another option which I chose and that's to have photographs or pictures of your choice on the covers. This is what I chose both for front and back. You can also choose where to place your personalisation and when your planner starts (month and year). The planner comes with protective plastic binders both at front and back to protect your front page from dirt and tears.
Once you have created your first/last page options its then time to get creative inside. You can customise your pages to suit by inserting lines ( with or without colour) plus choose a design which is like a cool patterned banner at top of pages. I chose a lovely purple starry theme and opted for pink ruled lines in the day columns. You can have different languages too if English is not your first language and have inputs within the columns for weather and work outs. If you wish you can even have special dates such as relatives birthdays per inserted for you meaning no need to forgot those special dates. I had all my children's and families in mine. I think this is a very special touch to it.
A further option if you wish is to add modules to each page, you can have up to three modules which appear at the bottom of the daily columns. The modules to choose from include things like ideas, notes, graphs, work outs, blank sections and things for teachers too.
Once the yearly planner pages are complete there is another whole section of back pages which again you can choose to suit your needs. These back page options include yearly overviews with important dates, address lists, maps, sudoku, colouring pages, blank pages and lots more. I chose a yearly overview followed by maps as Ryan loves finding out what place is where in the world, followed by lots of blank pages for notes and doodles.
Lastly there is an owner info page where you write a short bit of text along with your details just incase your precious planner should become lost and this is inserted as the second page. You can even choose to have a small plastic ruler too and an elastic cord binder to find your page which you choose the colour of.
I absolutely love my new planner. It is so personal to me with my name, children's photos and per inserted special dates. The planners vary in price deepening on which size you choose and all e above options I mentioned are available with every size. Prices start from £14.95 and they take approximately two weeks to be made. They would certainly make a great personal Christmas gift.
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