With 2015 quickly drawing to a close it’s the perfect time to start planning for the coming year. Whether you will be heading into a new school term or work quarter, or a fresh year of family and social commitments, keeping a dayplanner or diary is a great way to stay on top of tasks and commitments before they start to pile up.
Every year we release a large selection of our bestselling Paperblanks® journal covers as dayplanners, meaning that choosing your 2016 agenda can become a highly personal endeavour. Choosing the right book for you is a bit like reading a “Choose Your Own Adventure” novel, as one selection can often lead to more options as you work on zeroing in on that perfect planner. To help you make this year’s pick we have highlighted some of the key details to take into consideration.
Choose Your Interior
We are a proudly international company and do our best to offer our products in the languages spoken by Paperblanks® users. This means that you can sometimes find multiple language options when searching for a dayplanner or diary. If you live a multilingual country, like Switzerland, you may find German, French and English options available to you!
The interiors and formats available in each language vary (based on customer feedback), so before committing to a cover design, make sure to double-check that the interior language is the right one for you. And should you find that the cover you like best is not available in your region, please let us know and we will make a note for future dayplanner editions!
Because not everybody’s yearly schedule is best organised from January–December, we offer both 12-Month and 18-Month (July–December) timespans. For our French markets only there is also a 13-Month edition.
We offer a Day-at-a-Time, Vertical (Week-at-a-Time), Horizontal (Week-at-a-Time) and, in select markets, Verso (Week-at-a-Time) interior layout for most of our dayplanners. If you need to see your whole work week at a glance and to schedule your appointments down to the half hour, then the Vertical interior may be the best option for you. But, if you prefer to plan in more detail, or to use your diary retrospectively to record the day’s events, Day-at-a-Time or Horizontal may be the way to go.
And, for those of us who crave extra organisation, a desktop Grande Week-at-a-Time can be complemented by a more portable Mini Day-at-a-Time planner.
Of course, the format size you choose will affect the writing space available, which brings us to our next point…
Choose Your Format
We offer our dayplanners in every Paperblanks® format, with the exception of Micro. From Mini to Grande, each dayplanner includes two satin ribbon markers and our patented memento pouch. The majority of our planners offer 160 pages with an approximate gsm of 80. The exceptions are our 18-Month formats with 208 pages, and our Day-at-a-Time interiors with 368 pages at 100gsm.
Choose Your Cover
Because dayplanners tend to get a lot of use, we have crafted them with only the sturdiest of closures, and those that allow for expansion. Depending on what best complements the cover design, our planners come with either a magnetic wrap, strap or elastic band closure.
And now for the fun part – choosing your cover! Whether you want something elegant to match your mahogany desk or vibrant for your joyful personality, there is a cover for you. As with our interior offerings, the designs we choose are based directly on customer feedback!
We begin planning for our upcoming “dayplanner season” well in advance, so that means our newest journal titles may not be available in a diary format right away. So be sure to let us know on Facebook, Twitter, in the blog comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a design you would like to have on your next agenda!
About Paperblanks®: At Paperblanks®, we believe that art should have a place in all aspects of life. That’s why we follow the artist’s way in everything we do – creating, crafting and releasing designs we believe have the power to touch people. For more about Paperblanks®, go to our website at paperblanks.com.