My favorite part about the end of a year? Picking out a new calendar for the next year! There’s something about 365 days of possibility and opportunity ahead that’s both exciting and invigorating.
Plus, I have a thing for paper products. Try as I might to make use of the calendar on my phone, I can’t help but find myself reverting to good old-fashioned made-from-trees datebooks. Gotta give my eyes a break from the screen every once in awhile, right?
In case you’re anything like me, I picked out a few smart schedules to take you through the next 12 months. (Confession: A couple aren’t actually paper, but I think you’ll still like them.) Keep one at your desk, on your wall, or in your purse—or, heck, have one in each place!—to suit your organizational preferences.
a. Letterpress is always lovely. Paper Source, $28
b. A quirky, multitasking mousepad and weekday organizer in one. Knock Knock, $12
c. Build your month just the way you like it. Paper Source, $13
a. Brilliant! An 8 Days A Week planner—because we could all use an extra day. Bob’s Your Uncle, $14
b. A different colored notebook for every month of the year. So pretty. Moleskin, $27
c. The made-for-moms datebook. MomAgenda, $33
a. Personalize this dry erase calendar with your cuties’ mugs. mpix, $30
b. A traditional wall calendar with plenty o’ space for your days’ activities—plus a shot of your little ones. Erin Condren, $40
c. This jumbo kraft paper option just might be my favorite. Paper Source, $25
Are you a paper person or a tech-savvy lady? Do you have a planner (or app) you swear by? What exciting things do you have on the docket for 2012 (a babymoon? a baby? a first birthday?)? Please tell.