I am so excited to be launching my Holiday Prep 2013 series on OLJ (and here!) today with a look at a couple of print-at-home Holiday Planners. I had intended to make my own holiday planner this year similar to the target=”_blank”>Thanksgiving Binder I set up last year that I am using again, but time got away from me, as it tends to do, so I turned to the internet for already made versions. I was delighted to discover a couple of awesome print-at-home options and thought I would share these finds with you!
The Holiday Planner & Workbook shown above is designed and sold by Lezette of Simple Art OC on her Etsy shop. For $5, you receive an instant download with the PDF file for you to print at home. There are 15 pages total, including 10 planning pages, 1 stress free plan, 1 cover page, and 3 duplicate pages for extra planning sized at a standard 8.5 x 11″. You can opt to print as many copies of any particular page as you might like using your PDF reader of choice such as Adobe Reader or Preview. I printed mine out on 32 lb 98 bright matte presentation paper using my Canon MX870 inkjet printer with vibrant results. I punched the planner and placed it in a M by Staples™ Arc Customizable Leather Notebook (Red, $22.99).
The Holiday Planner designed by Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons shown above is another wonderful print-at-home option available right now. The color scheme is made to fit in with Toni’s popular Rainbow Planner, which I will be reviewing soon as well. The ABFOL Holiday Planner PDF file is delivered to your email address upon purchasing. It comes in a standard 8.5 x 11″ size. Just as with the other holiday planner, you can print out as many copies of any particular page as you’d like using your PDF reader program of choice. Again, I printed this planner on 32 lb 98 bright matte presentation paper using my Canon MX870 inkjet printer. I punched the planner and inserted into a Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ Discbound Notebook (Blue Wave, $12.99).
I am using disc style customizable notebooks for the first time with these Holiday Planners and am really enjoying them so far. I like both the M by Staples™ Arc and Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ Discbound versions shown in this post and coordinating video. I also picked up some of the coordinating accessories from both lines (available at Staples), including the M by Staples™ Arc System Desktop Punch, Pocket Dividers, Poly Zip Pocket, Durable Poly Ruler, 1.5″ Notebook Rings, and 1.25″ Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ Discbound Expansion Discs. I think both versions of the notebooks as well as the planners themslves offer great customizable options you can assemble at home.
Both lovely ladies are offering 25% discounts for use on their Holiday Planners. Use code CHEERSJENSTYLE to save 25% on all items in Lezette’s Etsy shop, including the Simply Art OC Holiday Planner & Workbook, expiring on December 1, 2013. Use code ABFOLHOLIDAY to save 25% on Toni’s ABFOL Holiday Planner, valid through December 24, 2013. Even if you’re not in the market to purchase a holiday planner, I encourage you to check out these beautiful websites to see colorful creativity at its best!
If you’d like a closer look at these holiday planners, including the customizable notebooks and accessories I picked up for them, I recommend checking out the video below:
Stay tuned for a look at my Thanksgiving Prep this year, coming up next in the Holiday Prep 2013 Series!
* I am not affiliated with any of the brands, websites, or stores mentioned in this blog post or video. All opinions are my own. *