Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway

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Back in 2013, I went along to my first Brit Mums Live.  I had a fantastic time and and left with a voucher to exchange for a Personal Planner  within the generous goody bag.  I couldn’t wait to travel home and sit down to plan and order my own custom Personal Planner.  Since then I’ve always used an A5 Personal Planner to keep me organised throughout the year, I really love them!   Read on for my review of the 2019 Personal Planner and for a chance to win a voucher so you can design and order a Personal Planner of your own:

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Personal Planner- the Front Cover

With a Personal Planner you can really personalise the design and make it your own (just take a look at their Instagram for inspiration).   First I chose the size of my planner.  I love the look of the square planners but find their A5 size works best for me.  I’d love to treat myself to the A4 size one year as  it would be perfect for planning blog posts.  In the past I’ve uploaded a photograph as our planner cover.  This year I couldn’t quite find the right one so I went with one of their 2019 designs instead.  Next year, I plan to take a portrait orientation family photograph just for the planner.

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Once you’ve chose your front cover design you can choose the text for your planner.  I went with “Diary of the Evans-Crittens” as it’s my work/blog planner.  If you start your planner later on during the year or at the start of the academic year you could type “2019/2020” in this section.

Front Page

On the front page you can write a message in case your planner ever gets lost (I hope that never happens!).  You can customise your personal details on this page.

Elastic Closure

I chose a gold elastic to match the gold font-it adds a bit of glamour!  There are a range of colours so your elastic can match, compliment or contrast with your planner.

Back Cover

I opted for a matching aqua back cover (without the text).  If you choose a photograph for the front cover you could choose a matching or corresponding photograph for the back.  For example, one year I had a photo of the kids in a country lane and on the back I had a photograph of the same empty country lane, another year I had a beach portrait on the front and an empty beach on the back.  Or you could choose a matching back plain colour cover. Use the preview option to check how your Personal Planner looks so far.

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Layout

Ruler

All Personal Planners come with a ruler.  You get to personalise the colour in the “Layout” section.  I opted for clear.  I also keep my previous planner rulers so I can book mark a couple of key pages in my planner- the current month overview, current week and my notes section.

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Weekly Layout

In the layout section you can  choose your planner’s starting month.  This is so handy and means that you can begin a Personal Planner at any time of the year.  You could begin an academic planner in September.  You can also choose your inlay language, countries national holiday and your pattern inlay.

There are a number of options for your weekly layout.  Some people like a more vertical design but I always choose the horizontal weekdays as shown above.  This just works well for my way of thinking.

Writing Space

The writing space can be kept clear or ruled.  I chose rainbow stripe as I loved the pretty colours!  You have the option to add work, weather or workout tick boxes to each day of the week here.  I left this blank.  You can also choose between blank or adding times to your diary – handy for very busy schedules.

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Modules

Along the bottom of your Personal Planner you can choose modules (or leave this space blank).  I always find a space for “To do”, “Dinners” and “Workouts” is handy.  You can also choose from ideas, tunes, homework and lots more.

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The monthly overview and notes module is useful too.

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Personal Dates

One of my favourite highlights about Personal Planner is the “Personal Dates” function.  This saves a list of your personal dates so you can add the same family birthdays each year and make edits where necessary.  This makes it a lot quicker when ordering subsequent planners.

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Back Pages

Lastly, you get to choose which back pages work for you.  Firstly I always choose a  “Month Overview”.  Month overviews are inserted at the beginning of each corresponding month.

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Yearly Overview

I also chose a “Yearly Overview”.   I find this great for noting paydays, bills and regular appointments throughout the year.

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We love to travel.  I find choosing “Map Pages” for our Personal Planner is inspirational for me while I’m dreaming of new places to travel to or write about.  It also keeps the kids amused while we’re in the car or stuck “waiting” somewhere!  You can even choose Suduko pages but these wouldn’t last long for us as our girls are always solving puzzles.

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It’s always handy to have a place to write notes, so anything that there isn’t a space to make a note of in the diary goes here.  You could always add more note paper if you needed too- I love that you can also choose music paper or dotted paper- there are so many choices.

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Plastic Pocket

Every Personal Planner comes with a plastic wallet- handy for storing appointment letters, receipts, tickets and stickers!

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Stickers

Talking of stickers- yes Personal Planners come with these too.  These are great for helping to organise and design your planner.

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Each month is colour tabbed so it’s easy to jump to a specific month in your planner.

Ordering a Personal Planner

I love the process of ordering a Personal Planner.  Choosing the design is all part of the experience.  My Personal Planner always arrived  just days after ordering  (they can take up to two weeks as they’re sent from Sweden).  The classic A5 design currently costs £22.90 (including postage).  They make great gifts for others as you can email or post the voucher code to friend and family and then the recipient gets to design the perfect planner to suit them.

Order a Personal Planner here:  https://www.personalplanner.com/EN/

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Thanks to Personal Planner for gifting a voucher for the purposes of this review.

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52 Comments

  1. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Sadiyya Maryam
    January 22, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    The personal dates section is crucial to me as I live away from family so remembering birthdays and special occasions are crucial and need advance planning especially if I need to make visits home or send out gifts. This planner looks amazing!

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    Solange
    January 23, 2019 / 12:01 am

    The plastic wallet perfect for storing appointment letters, receipts etc.

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    Tracy Nixon
    January 23, 2019 / 5:10 am

    The stickers – I always find them useful!

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    Ruth Harwood
    January 23, 2019 / 8:18 am

    I love having all my important dates and appts in the one place x

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    Natalie burgess
    January 23, 2019 / 8:35 am

    Personal dates,as I can remember birthdays etc and plan accordingly! Xx

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    Lesley Bambridge
    January 23, 2019 / 8:49 am

    I like so many features that it’s hard to choose one, but the Birthday stickers are great.

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    clair downham
    January 23, 2019 / 8:54 am

    the plastic wallet is a great idea

  8. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Margaret Gallagher
    January 23, 2019 / 9:27 am

    Colour coding – MAKES seeing what I need to do so easy

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    Charlotte
    January 23, 2019 / 9:57 am

    that you can start it on any month! plus stickers is a bonus!

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    Annabel Greaves
    January 23, 2019 / 11:21 am

    I love the workout of the week feature – gives you a real incentive to fill it in

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    EMMA WALTERS
    January 23, 2019 / 11:48 am

    i love you can personalise with stickers too x

  12. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Georgina Prince
    January 23, 2019 / 12:55 pm

    I like How organised they enable me to be!

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    Aileen RUSSELL
    January 23, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    This looks a great planner i would love to win.

  14. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Clifford Sherwood
    January 23, 2019 / 3:36 pm

    The stickers are a good idea

  15. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Karen Barrett
    January 23, 2019 / 5:08 pm

    Being able to have a reminder and to do list

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    Katie
    January 23, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    I love the personal dates section. In fact, I love all of this planner and need it in my life!

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    Theresa Wakeley
    January 23, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    Love this planner! Being able to personalise and be creative is a fab feature! I’d love to win. Love the colour too!

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    Rebecca Nisbet
    January 23, 2019 / 10:52 pm

    i like the space that you have to write in, it is also cant nice to look at, colourful.

  19. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Kim Murray
    January 25, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    Like the stickers x

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    Marie Evans
    January 27, 2019 / 10:52 am

    Well there is so much I like about this book. I am going with the Stickers. Great for seeing who’s birthday it is at a glance or whatever.

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    Claire Woods
    January 27, 2019 / 11:46 am

    I like the stickers that come with this and having somewhere to write down appointments, birthdays.

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    Amy Bondoc
    January 27, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    the Birthday stickers are great

  23. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Fiona Rennie
    January 28, 2019 / 2:35 pm

    I like how it is a bit for dinner ideas for the week

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    Geri Gregg
    January 29, 2019 / 10:55 am

    I like how it’s colourful and very organised

  25. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Joanne Elms
    January 29, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    Great Planner! I need this so much !

  26. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    ADEINNE TONNER
    January 29, 2019 / 9:15 pm

    My favourite feature has to be the stickers as it makes it stand out more than a simple planner

  27. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    S. Otoole
    January 30, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    The stickers are always used and the planner has many different features

  28. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    cheryl hadfield
    January 30, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    I think the stickers are a great idea

  29. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Laura Pritchard
    February 2, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Pages for making lists!

  30. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Katie Robertson
    February 3, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    personal dates so I remember every special occassion

  31. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway February 3, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    The stickers! I love stickers as much as my kids do.

  32. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Victoria Thurgood
    February 4, 2019 / 1:36 pm

    the to do stickers are great i always forget things

  33. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Rachel Butterworth
    February 4, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    That it’s customisable.

  34. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Carole Nott
    February 5, 2019 / 4:55 pm

    Love the overall look and colour choices

  35. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    ElizM
    February 13, 2019 / 11:49 am

    I like being able to tick off whatever I’ve achieved – so much better on a paper planner than on a screen.

  36. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Carolyn Cox
    February 14, 2019 / 7:55 am

    So many features in this planner, I love the ability to personalise the front cover, having enough space inside to add little drawings to my daily notes, also the plastic wallet is very handy for storing notes, tickets etc as keepsake reminders of lovely days out with family and friends.

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    Julie Edwards
    February 14, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    Making it personal to you!

  38. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    lorraine kirk
    February 15, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    I like the plastic wallet for storing vouchers etc in

  39. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Sharon Freemantle
    February 16, 2019 / 3:28 pm

    The stickers are fabulous at a glance you can see something important is happening at a glance. Great reminder

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    Jools
    February 16, 2019 / 4:55 pm

    A plastic wallet is great for bits and pieces. And I love how you can personalise everything in this planner.

  41. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Gemma Clark
    February 17, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    Definitely colour coding, I work best with a visual

  42. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Anne Plumb
    February 18, 2019 / 4:35 pm

    Selecting the notes modules most relevant to self and inclusion of Personal dates

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    Adrian Bold
    February 19, 2019 / 12:54 am

    I love colour coding things, so this is great. The wallet is a nice touch as well for storing bits.

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    paula cheadle
    February 19, 2019 / 7:26 am

    I like the size amount that available for each day

  45. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    paula cheadle
    February 19, 2019 / 7:27 am

    I like the size amount for each day section

  46. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Esme mccrubb
    February 19, 2019 / 8:08 am

    I would love this to keep me on track with my family routine

  47. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Sheri Darby
    February 19, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    I like the fact that there is enough room to keep the whole family’s schedules

  48. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Rebecca Whatmore
    February 19, 2019 / 1:52 pm

    That I can plan ahead and it keeps me knowing what I am doing each day and my appointments

  49. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Natalie Crossan
    February 19, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    The stickers are great for getting organised 🙂

  50. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Debi Newman
    February 19, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    I think the size is ideal x

  51. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Ian Yates
    February 19, 2019 / 8:59 pm

    I like the wild optimism of having a world map in there as part of my planner!

  52. , Personal Planner A5 Planner Review and Giveaway
    Tammy Neal
    February 19, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    Being able to write reminders x

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