I see people all the time talking about planners and Erin Condren seems to be the big one. I saw on one of my boards someone mention Plum Paper. I did not want to spend the money on an Erin Condren one. Yes they look fabulous but it was going to be a lot of money. So I looked and really liked the way they looked and they had a daily personalization option on the family planner. So here are my pictures!
Here is is after you open the plastic cover. You can have whatever you want put on the cover. ( I should add you can have a photo or choose one of their designs, you can have whatever wording you would like)
You can choose to start your planner in any month you want. They also give you the option to add more months. I chose October 2013 and was hoping to get it in time. They shipped it way faster than I thought it would be so was really happy I have it in time.
Each month has a page like this at the beginning.
Month view, has a place for birthdays, events and notes. I had been looking at Paper Coterie planners. I loved that you could add tons of photos to it but they only had the option for a month view or a weekly view and I really wanted both.
This is really why I chose Plum Paper. You can personalize up to 7 different sections on their weekly page. That is perfect for us because we have 8 people, I added my husband and me together because we have less to do. I bought some special pens for my calendar saw on a Erin Condren review, they are Paper Mate Flair pens/markers. They have 12 different colors(except one of the kids stole my black). So I am going to use a different color for each person, that’s what I have been doing on our hanging calendar. It is really great to see everyone stand out and know when each on needs to be somewhere.
Plum Paper is on Etsy. They can be hard to get open because they are or have had a baby and only take limited orders. I love this planner. It was a little pricey. $35 plus $10 shipping but was cheaper than Erin Condren and I will know if I am actually using it enough to pay more, or I may decide this is the perfect thing for me. I did only get a 12 month book because I was afraid anything longer would make is seriously fat and not fit in my diaper bag well. I forgot to take a picture of how thick it was.
So while I can’t truly say how it compares to an EC, if you think you don’t want to spend the money why not try Plum Paper.