We’re nearing the end of 2017 and that means scouring for new planners, right? Well, let’s save you some time! If you’re looking for a change in planning style and want to write more this coming year, then I believe that the FILED! Keepsake Planner is for you!
I pre-ordered mine last September 30 and got it last month, October 26 (two days after my birthday, hooray!) and I was really controlling myself whether or not to open it up (I actually opened it up the next day because I was too tired when I got home that day). Let’s go ahead and discover what it has to offer, shall we?
Keepsake Planner Sleeve
This was what made me really decide to pre-order the Keepsake planner: limited edition planner sleeve! It’s made of crosshatched leatherette with golden corner clips, gold foil stamping, interior sleeves, and a pen loop. I love that it comes in the shade of my favorite color plus all that gold makes me want to admire it more! I’m not quite sure if they will still be making more of this but as of writing, it isn’t available when you order through their website anymore.
I really love the dainty back-to-back cover so I wanted to show both sides of it. The Keepsake Planner is an undated, journal-type planner so you can use it anytime of the year. You can even start using it once you buy it but I prefer to use it for next year. It’s perfect for journal lovers like me and those who prefer to write their thoughts instead of just jotting down to-do lists.
I have a huuuge thing for personalized stuff. I’m so glad there was an option for the planner to have my name on it so I said yes. If you order online, you can also have your planners customized with your name by @oatsdiy for an additional P100.
Year at a glance
Three calendars can be seen: 2017, 2018, and 2019, and also the Dates or Holidays to remember for the next year. I find this really helpful in planning out vacations and the rest of the year. You can also plan ahead for the next two years, just in case.
This year’s half of the bucket list was filled out by Filed with suggestions for what to include in your list. Don’t like the other suggestions? You can cover it correction tape and write over it instead. But me? I’m going to just let it be and be game for the challenge! I would definitely want to tick off “Travel solo” this 2017!
Monthly Inspirational Artworks
I only took four out of the twelve monthly inspirational artworks illustrated by Drew Europeo of @calligrafikas so as not to spoil everyone and just see the rest for yourself. My favorite page is the first quote because it really encapsulates what I want to do when 2017 comes, “Let go of regrets and start over.”
Spacious monthly spread
Plans or doodles? Whatever you want, you can do it with this spacious monthly spread! I love that each box is wide enough for possible dates to remember or if you just want to doodle each day.
Spacious dotted weekly spread
I’ve said this in our Bullet Journaling (BuJo) group once and I’ll say it again here: these dotted weekly pages are really perfect for BuJo! So if anyone of you would like to try out BuJo this 2017 and still can’t seem to find the “perfect notebook” yet, well I suggest you buy the Keepsake planner if you’re not the type of person who wants to design a different spread for each week.
Monthly “I’m currently” page
I’ve seen this trend in a lot of blogs both locally and globally, except their posts were on a weekly basis but for the Keepsake planner, it gives you the chance to get a hold of what’s currently happening in your month. This is a good activity to keep your mind productive instead of wasting away time aimlessly scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (even I am guilty of that lol).
This is something I really do every end of the year so I’m glad the Keepsake planner has this feature. It gives you the chance to evaluate what happened the entire year. Did you meet your goals? Did you accomplish all the things in your bucket list? What did you realize for this year? Any lessons learned? You know, that sort of thing. I really love picking my mind and writing down all those lessons learned and realizations I can carry with me for the next year.
Year-end best moments and 2018 year map
Print out the photos of your best moments or if you’re really artsy, you can draw it! Immortalize 2017’s best moments, write down captions, and think of a perfect quote to sum up your whole year! This would be a really nice thing to look back to in the coming years.
Feeling more than motivated? You can even start mapping out the next year! Jot down some important things, major events, or even small monthly goals you would like to accomplish for the next year!
Well there you have it! I’ve decided that this planner will be a documentation of some sort as I attempt to do daily “artsy” journaling. I must say that I’m really happy about this planner. By its features alone, I’m pretty sure it will play a major role in achieving my own #GoldenGoal (goals, even!) for the next year! Oh, and btw, I recorded a quick overview of the Keepsake planner. Enjoy!
The FILED! Keepsake is currently available on their website for online orders and Fully Booked! It’s worth P545 both online and in bookstores.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I pre-ordered the FILED! Keepsake Planner last month. All thoughts and opinion are completely mine.