Monday 4 February 2013

Planner Giveaway!

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There's something about the start of the year that makes me want to get organised, really organised. I love the idea of a clean slate, an empty calendar, a new start. The shiny new year inspires in me a desire to write lists, organise stuff and clean out drawers! You too?

To be really organised I need a calendar, and I need a diary. This year I have a lovely Klimt calendar, a small diary to carry in my bag and a diary/workbook for our business/family/life.

What I don't have is a separate diary/planner for Flower Press, which means all those important dates, orders, wholesale enquiries, giveaway details, communications, business contacts and 'to do' lists are floating around on pieces of paper, in notes on my phone or in random files on the computer. Even worse some important things are committed to memory and usually surface last thing at night and then get forgotten for another week!

So it was serendipity when the people at Personal Planners contacted me about hosting a giveaway on the blog. They've offered me my own personalised planner and one to give away to one of my readers. I thought it might be something you guys would like.

I realise its February and some of you might have already bought a diary, but one of the nice things about Personal Planners is you can personalise them to start from any month. I quite like the idea of a planner that doesn't end till February, so I don't lose track of things over the holidays, or you might prefer one that runs from financial year to financial year.

In fact the personalisation is the great feature of these planners and how they get their name. You choose the format (from four different sizes), the layout, the design of the pages, colours, both front and back cover images and even the colour of the elastic closure. There are optional boxes for to-do list, gym session, preschool, idea of the week and weather. Friend’s and family member’s birthdays can also be added to the inlay directly from Facebook or as a typed in list. They then print and deliver the finished product directly to your doorstep.

My biggest problem is choosing just one design for the pages, there were a few that caught my eye. My second problem will be choosing a cover image. As you can see I spent a little time this morning trying out some different ideas.

Personal Planners are giving away a planner to one lucky winner, choose from any size and format and personalise it to your heart's content, shipping is included. The giveaway is open for a week ending next Monday my time. Just leave your name and contact in a comment below. Here's their facebook link if you'd like to see other examples or read a review, and maybe like their page while you're there. Or go to the website and have a play around with layouts, I've chosen square days but you don't have to, see if there's one you'd like to spend the year with!

Oh and I forgot to say, the giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.



  1. I'm in, these planners look great, I like the idea of a planner going through to February, it would make it easy for forward planning in December.

  2. A lovely give away.
    I'm all for a more organised 2013.

  3. Oh goodness, I am the most disorganised person in the whole world.
    Too disorganised to have organised a plannner for this year even.
    This one sounds perfect!
    Fingers crossed. xx

  4. I love the four boxes per page layout, every day has its own box and there's a bonus box. I hate it when Saturday and Sunday get squashed into the same box.

  5. This is perfect timing! I am very particular about my planners, & haven't found one for 2013 that meets my expectations...yet.
    I'm off to look at the Personal Planners website - even if I don't win, it looks like I'll find something very special for this year.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Sar x

  6. My planning happens mostly on my iPad but I do have a paper calendar/diary on my desk so WM can keep up with my activities!

  7. These planners are terrific, well designed & functional. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. WOW how wonderful! Love it! I don't have a planner yet(on the to do list) and I'm relying on bits of paper stuffed in a note book or on the fridge...hmmmm! I am off to check them out :)

  9. What a great giveaway!
    Count me in please!

  10. What a great giveaway! I'd love to enter, please. My email's

  11. This is such a good idea, I never think about a planner until school goes back and then I suddenly need one.

  12. I'm not pulling your leg when I tell you I was just having a bemoaning to anyone who'll listen my inability to find a planner that suits. I'm the first to admit that I'm super picky so being able to personalise is a bonanza of awesome.

  13. Love the start of the new year too, I have grand plans for being more organised this year, hope it comes off!!

  14. Hi! I just found you through Bookhou's blog and yay! I'm glad that I did - such perfect timing! I've been needing a planner but haven't been able to find one that 'called out' to me. These ones seem perfect! Thanks so much for the giveaway ... good luck to all!

  15. Wow! What a great opportunity! And there I was, only this morning lamenting my lack of a diary for this year - the calendar just isn't cutting it!


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