2015

Connect to the world in 2015 with a Paperblanks planner

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It’s no secret, that at lovenotebooks.com we are big fans of Paperblanks, the thoughtful and carefully crafted journals and  planners by the Vancouver Canada based publisher Hartley and Marks. This time of year, with the long summer holiday behind us and the kids back in school;  shorter days and a change in weather reminds us, that a new year is not far off. In our warehouse we receive lots of planners and we start to think  about the possibilities a new year has to offer.  A planner is a fantastic tool for capitalizing on those opportunities, luck favors the prepared!  A 2015 Paperblanks datebook makes planning ahead easy and is a wonderful way to look back on years past.  As you fill your planner, you are creating a shorthand diary of your families life at the same time, without any extra effort.

The Silver Filigree collection is a great example of the cultural inspiration that Paperblanks uses for their covers. This design is available in a number of sizes.

The Silver Filigree collection is a great example of the cultural inspiration that Paperblanks uses for their covers. This design is available in a number of sizes.

Paperblanks Planners are pretty, tactile and well made. Paperblanks uses recycled binder boards, paper made from sustainable pulp and uses ethical practices at its factories. All planners are thread bound, which makes the binding more durable and ensures the planner will lay flat. Paperblanks is most famous for its covers, which are imprinted and embossed to look like works of art and ancient book covers, that represent our worlds cultural heritage. The year of the planner is printed on the bottom of the spine, that way it does not interfere with the beautiful cover art and when you store your Paperblanks planner away on the shelf spine out, you can see the year at a glance.

For 2015 Paperblank offers about 70 different planner styles divided over six sizes; Grande, a desk planner 8 1/4″ wide x 11 3/4″ tall, Ultra,   7″ wide x 9″ tall, Maxi, 5 1/2″ wide x 81/4″ tall, Midi 5″ wide x 7″ tall, Slim 3 1/2″ wide by 7″ tall and the Mini 4″ wide x 5 1/2″ tall.

There are three layouts: Horizontal weekly layout with the week over two pages, Vertical Layout with 8 columns over two pages, one for each day of the week and one for notes and a Daily Layout with a full page for each day.

When picking your Paperblanks planner there are a few things to keep in mind. The Grande and the Ultra Format are only available in the vertical layout and the Maxi and the Slim format only in the horizontal weekly layout. The Midi and the Mini are available in the Horizontal Weekly Layout and the Daily page a day layout. Last thing to keep in mind is whether you prefer a magnetic closure or a rubber band closure. The Slim and the Maxi size only come with rubber band closure, all other sizes offer great choices in both elastic band or magnetic band closure.

This Paperblanks Hummingbirds 2015 planner, inspired by Laurel Burch, is available in multiple siszes

We find that when picking it works best in this order:

1.Pick Layout first, because that is what you will have to live with every day.

2. Size; based on where you will use the Planner, how large you write, how much information it should hold and how you plan to carry it around

3. Pick cover design .

If you have read this blog post this far,  details matter to you. Below you will find more specs on the Paperblanks Planners and images of the various layouts and extra pages.

Paperblanks planners features that you will appreciate all year long are: Thread bound, opens flat, acid free/sustainable forest paper, hi-opaque paper lessens ink show through, memento pouch, two! ribbon place markers, lots of supplemental pages and a removable address book insert. If you are shopping for a Planner the Paperblanks 2015 planners deserve to be on your short list.

Paperblanks Vertical Layout

Paperblanks 2015 Vertical Layout

Paperblanks 2015 Planner Horizontal Weekly Layout

Paperblanks 2015  Horizontal Weekly Layout

 

Paperblanks 2015 Planner Daily Layout

Paperblanks 2015 Planner Daily Layout

Paperblanks 2015 Planner supplemental pages 2016 calendar

Paperblanks 2015 Planner supplemental pages 2016 calendar

Paperblanks Planner Supplemental Pages 2017 Calendar

Paperblanks Planner Supplemental Pages 2017 Calendar

Paperblanks 2015 planner supplemental pages 2015 Calendar

Paperblanks 2015 planner supplemental pages 2015 Calendar

Planner supplemental pages - yearly planning tool

Paperblanks 2015 Planner – yearly planning tool

Paperblanks 2015 Planner - World Time Zones Chart

Paperblanks 2015 Planner – World Time Zones Chart

Paperblanks 2015 Planner Supplemental Pages - Travel Planning & Birthdays & Important Dates Memo Page

Paperblanks 2015 Planner – Important Dates Memo Page

Paperblanks 2015 Planner Supplemental Pages - Monthly Calendar 2015

Paperblanks 2015 Planner  – Monthly Calendar 2015

Paperblanks  2015 Planner Supplemental Pages - International Holidays & Celebrations Summary for 2016

Paperblanks 2015 Planner – International Holidays for 2016

Paperblanks 2015 Planner Supplemental Pages - International Holidays & Celebrations Summary for 2015

Paperblanks 2015 Planner – International Holidays for 2015

Paperblanks 2015 Planner Supplemental Pages - International Dialling Codes

Paperblanks 2015 Planner – International Dialling Codes

Paperblanks 2015 12-Month Dayplanner Supplemental Pages - Extra Note Pages

Paperblanks 2015 Planner-Extra Note Pages

Paperblanks 2015 12-Month Dayplanner Supplemental Pages - Conversions Chart

Paperblanks 2015 Planner – Conversions Chart

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Top 10 reasons to use a Leuchtturm planner in 2015


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No cords, no hard-drives to backup or software updates to install, no batteries to charge. In the midst of this high-tech world, we find something wonderful about paper planners. Simply open the cover and you have access to everything you need, every time, guaranteed. As the years pass, there are no required upgrades or renewals, you can slide past planners onto a shelf or into a keepsake box and forever have access to the events and memories of all your years.
As we upgrade our phones and back-up our computers we bask in the simple beauty of putting pen to paper, with the added bonus that writing is scientifically proven to help us remember more.

German brand Leuchtturm 1917 makes outstanding planners that are high quality, versatile and a joy to own. With that being said, here is a list of the top 10 reasons why we think you should use a Leuchtturm planner in 2015, enjoy!

1. Quality. Their motto says it all, “details make all the difference”. Leuchtturm has designed their notebooks with careful consideration, from the strong cover that is easily cleaned, the thread bound binding to all of the little extras (think, a rainbow of colors, styles and stickers…yes, stickers).
2. Selection. Planners come in both daily and weekly formats and in 4 different layouts;

  • horizontal – week over two pages Monday – Wednesday on the left page, and Thursday – Sunday on the right page
  • vertical – week over two pages one vertical column for each weekday and one column for the weekend
  • verso – 7 days on the left page, full page for notes on the right page
  • daily – an entire page for each working day
2015 Leuchtturm planners, available in daily & weekly and 4 layouts; horizontal, verso, vertical and daily

2015 Leuchtturm planners, available in daily & weekly and 4 layouts; horizontal, verso, vertical and daily

 

3. Sizes. Leuchtturm offers three sizes (master, large and pocket) in both daily and weekly formats and all 4 of the layouts.

Master, large and pocket

Master, large and pocket

 

 

4. Colors. Life is colorful; your planner should be too. These planners are available in up to 16 colors.

Leuchtturm 1917 planners are available in up to 16 colors for 2015

Leuchtturm 1917 planners are available in up to 16 colors for 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Paper quality. The beautiful, muted white paper is both acid free (so your writing won’t fade years from now) and bleed free.
6. Perforated pages. Ever needed to write something down and give it to someone, but hate ruining the paper in your planner? Leuchtturm provides 8 perforated pages in the back that allow you to remove notes without damaging your planner.

8 perforated pages in the back

8 perforated pages in the back

 

7. Pagination. A unique trait of notebooks and planners by Leuchtturm is their pagination. The planner pages are marked by the week of the year, another great way to keep track of time.

Pages are marked with the corresponding week of the year

Pages are marked with the corresponding week of the year

 

8. Stickers. Provided to help you customize, organize and archive a year of activities, lists and memories. They are designed to label the spine and front cover of your planner. And who doesn’t love stickers?

Stickers for labeling the front/back and spine of the planner

Stickers for labeling the front/back and spine of the planner

 

9. Pocket. Receipts, business cards, coupons; even in this high-tech world we still manage to end up with loose paper. The sturdy folder on the inside of each planner’s back cover provides the perfect place to make sure you don’t misplace any of them.

Study pocket in the back provides the perfect storage for all the loose paper you can accumulate

Study pocket in the back provides the perfect storage for all the loose paper you can accumulate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Page marker. A ribbon page marker makes finding your week simple, plus they’re pretty.

Ribbon page marker

Ribbon page marker

 

 

 

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