So the other day, Kraftin’ Kimmie of Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenged us on her Facebook Page to show her our decorated planner pages. And she showed us how she had decorated her planner. Beautiful!
I have used a planner ever since I was in high school.
I remember getting my wisdom teeth out in Grade 12 and the doctor looked at me in wonder as I said hang on, let me check my calendar and whipped out my planner. He told my mom he’d never seen a high school student do that before.
So, I’m a long time user of planners. And I never left the paper version to go to a digital version. Give me paper!! (More than one reason I went to Journalism school! LOL!)
So this whole resurgence, resurrection and love affairs with planners in the creative community makes me laugh a bit.
But, when Kimmie put the challenge out I thought hmm…
To decorate or not to decorate
I’ve stayed away from decorating my main planner as I take it into client meetings and workplaces and it just might not convey the level of professionalism needed. But then I thought, there’s the calendar I use on the fridge in the kitchen to plan and integrate the entire family life.
And then I did
And last night I decorated it. Oh what fun! I did it very quickly because it was late and I really needed to get to bed. I love it!! And when I came down to the kitchen this morning and saw it…it made me smile. And feel happy. How silly that a decorated calendar can do that. But what a nice little touch to my day.
I think this is something I will keep doing.
And it’s made me start thinking about creating my own calendar for next year…and maybe even my own planner pages….hmm…