Friday, September 24, 2010
2011 Daycraft Make My Day diary
Daycraft in Hong Kong very generously sent me more of their excellent products to review. Many thanks Daycraft!
Up first is the 2011 Make My Day diary. You may remember my review of the 2010 Make My Day diary. Here is my updated review of the 2011 version.
There are a few cover choices for the 2011 Make My Day diary. On this one, the cover is gray fabric, with the yellow from the page edges spilling over the front into a puddle that says "2011 Make My Day," which is really cool-looking:
Inside, there are loads of excellent features.
There are annual calendars for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
There are pages of international holidays for several countries including the UK and US.
Here is a feature that is very nice: International guides for loads of countries with information about phone codes, emergency, driving, airports and more, with an image of each country's flag.
There are also world time zones, international calling codes and conversion tables.
There are monthly planners for September 2010 through December 2011.
The weekly section also goes from September 2010 through December 2011. The weekly layout has the days as columns across the page, lined and untimed. Country holidays are printed on the day spaces. At the top right corner there is a handy reference calendar for the current month.
Here is a feature I love: embedded in the weekly section, at the beginning of each month there is a two page spread with the words Make My Day spelled out in various ways on the left page, and on the right page is a monthly planner with lines for writing that month's goals, notes, important events, bills due/ paid, or whatever you like.
At the end of the weekly section there is a forward planner for 2012.
There are pages to track your Cash Flow, to help you with your budget.
There are contacts pages for easy reference of numbers and addresses you use frequently.
There are a couple of pages for Notes.
There is a page for your Personal Information. At the back of the book there are a few pages of perforated tear-out notes for those times when you need to give someone your contact information or other small note. Very handy! And each little sheet says Make My Day.
The book is very small and portable: it's only 6 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. And despite being packed full of features, it's only 1/2 inch thick. So you could easily carry this planner with you everywhere you go.
Some Daycraft products are available on Vera Chan's website. Be sure to enter code "plannerisms" at checkout for 20% all products!
I have several more Daycraft products to review soon, so stay tuned!