Disclaimer: I was gifted the planner in this post, when I asked to do so, in exchange for an honest review. What follows constitutes my own opinion.
A little while ago, I was going through all of Dorkface’s blog posts; mentioned on a Christmas post from a few years ago was the brand Personal Planner. I was lucky enough to be gifted a planner on asking the company; therefore, today’s post is a review of the planner I created.
I really like the product, because of course, it’s a planner; I love receiving stationery. It came in the post quickly-less than a week-and was printed exactly to my specifications. (Because the thing about Personal Planner is that you can input what you like on the website, and there are so many options for personalisation.) It has month overviews, maps, colouring pages, and so much more.
The thing is though, I think that there could be more personalisation; I was a bit put off by the bulkiness of the diary. As a full twelve months, it’s quite heavy to be carrying round-and that’s before you’ve even stuffed it. The spiral part of the diary also got a bit squashed in transit-look at the picture on the right, bottom loop. When turning pages, it made a horrible noise, which I disliked.
But I really like the layouts: everything is so simple in design, there’s space for everything, and it can encompass a busy schedule for someone like me, or could be used to track a house hold. It also fits quite easily in a bag.
Oh, the website! I love it. It’s possibly one of my favourite things online. The pop up that allows you to design the planner is very easy to navigate, and is so simple in design. It’s a dream of a website!
This I really liked: as far as I can recall, the diary and pen (separate from the diary) that I ordered came packaged in a green envelope. That makes quite a difference from the boring average white, right?! I also loved the logo design that was on the label.
Can I be honest? I’m not really sure what to think. I like the element of making this your very own, complete with photos of my cat and pen pal letters. I like that you can choose the colour scheme, what you’d like in the back of the dairy, that it comes with a large sheet of stickers, etc. I also like the ‘self assemble’ element on opening; the band that comes with it, plus the book mark, are there for you to put together. But I think that the spiral spine needs more protection during transit; I was a bit disappointed that the end loop was just a bit misshapen, consequently adding to a problem with the pages flicking. (It makes a horrible ‘Crrrr’ noise, can get stuck, or doesn’t always shut properly.) Don’t let this deter you though; it was just a one off problem, and you can get an orginastional plannet that would always suit you.
What do you think? Would you like to own a personalised planner? Click here to buy.