Every year I take on the long and grueling process of choosing my next weekly and monthly planner. Who am I kidding? It is super fun and there is always a new add on or customization option that makes it exciting! Let’s back track a little. When I said every year I meant mid year, roughly June or July. You guessed it; I work for the school system, so it is most convenient to procure a planner that starts in the same month, rather than having to switch to a new planner mid school year. With IEP meetings, conferences, etc. planned weeks and months in advance, it would be a royal pain to copy everything from an old planner to a new one.
This past June, I ordered my current planner on Etsy from Plum Paper Designs. You may remember Plum Paper from my recent post, My Favorite Etsy Shops. I chose Paper Plum after perusing various etsy shops and asking friends for recommendations.
This is super helpful if you are looking for a specific type of planner. It will narrow your search right away. After narrowing your search, you can pick a pretty pattern from the many option and from there you will see your planner pop up with this sidebar to the right of it.
but this is MY actual planner, personalized and monogrammed! Isn’t is cute? Those who know me are probably wondering why there is an “R” instead of a “T” in the middle. Well, I couldn’t resist using my soon to be last initial (hehe), so I did!
6. Delivery: I received my planner within 30 days. That probably sounds like a long time with all of the speedy delivery were used to with Prime and the like. BUT, each planner is handmade from start to finish in the U.S. of A! And paper plum has since improved their delivery speed to 2-3 weeks, so that’s a PLUS! This rolls right into the #6 reason Paper Plum rocks…
7. Quality: Every planner comes with a Durable Synthetic Cover Material! All planners come with a cover material that is waterproof and tear resistant. Did I mention each and every planner is hand made? In the USA? ; )
There ya have it! The 7 reasons I love Paper Plum Designs and the beautiful planner they handmade for me! Check them out when you are in search of your next fabulous planner! If this is all too overwhelming for you and you are looking for much more simplified planner, check out this post by my good friend, Jenny! She has a great recommendation for a more streamlined planner, and a few other essentials you will love as well!