Procrastinators, rejoice! If you haven't yet settled on a planner or calendar system for 2012, then have I got the the giveaway for you?
Yes, yes I do.
I know I'm not the ONLY one who's been a bit reluctant to admit that it's really 2012 already. The little old lady in line behind me at the bank this morning was stopping in solely for a free calendar for her kitchen. Well, I promise you I have something better than a free bank calendar.
It's the customizeable photo planner for 2012! (Heck, even if you do have another system, throw it out and use this one instead. I absolutely love it.)
My 2012 Photo Planner
Here's my cover and title page. I used the For the Record product line from Echo Park Paper Co. And a little tradition I started last year was to include my "one little word" for the year in the decor of the title page, to remind me to keep it in mind all year long. My word this year: PRAY. (Not familiar with "one little word"? It's an idea started by Ali Edwards, where you choose one word as a theme to guide your life all year long. It's SO much friendlier than setting a list of resolutions.)
For my month pages, I decided to browse through my photo files and choose one favorite scenery shot taken in each month, from any year between 2004 and 2011. I love these shots! They remind me of memorable vacations, scenes from where I live, and more. On the reverse sides of these pages, I may or may not scrapbook a photo taken during the current month, as I progress throughout the year. (I already have a year-long phototography project on my plate!)
So, what do you say? Do you want to win one? Leave me a comment sharing your hopes and dreams for 2012, and I'll pick two random winners! (I'll ship to winners in the U.S. for free.)
Alternate Approach: My 2011 Photo Planner
I also used a My Book Planner in 2011, and here was my approach last year:
My one little word for 2011 was: PURPOSE. It was a good word.
On the front side of each month page, I included a photo or two from the previous year (2010), and then throughout the year, I'd scrapbook a couple of pictures to represent the current year (which was 2011).
Have fun with your 2012 planning system, whatever you have in mind!