Friday, November 29, 2019

2020 Calendar, Planner and Stickers (Giveaway)


I know, I know - Christmas hasn't even come yet and I'm already talking about the 2020 calendar! But after the Christmas whirlwind is over and the New Year's Eve champagne has dried up, it will be time for reflection, resolutions and planning our goals and activities for a fresh new year.

Personally, I believe in the importance of paper calendars and planners. Sure phone and online calendars are useful - especially if you are out and about making appointments and planning meet-ups. But I keep myself organized best with two strategic tools - a wall or fridge calendar and a desktop (like actually on top of the desk) planner. Read on to see the calendars and stickers I'll be using in 2020 - and enter for a chance to win your own set of these planning tools.


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To keep on top of family activities and appointments during the week, and make sure everyone gets where they need to go, I rely on a calendar clipped to the side of our fridge. This is where we (okay I) write down doctor's appointments, dance classes, work and volunteer hours and basketball games.

For my 2020 calendar, I chose Mom's Family Wall Calendar 2020 by Sandra Boynton. It's going to be essential to keeping our family organized and on time in the new year.


This calendar is unique because it lists the days of the months down a long column on the left, with columns for each family member and their respective appointments and activities to the right. It also comes with some very cute stickers that make using the calendar more fun. (Note that I have my activity for January 1st, 2020 already planned - it's a sticker of a little dude sleeping in pyjamas.)

The family wall calendar also comes with nine adorable, inspirational fridge magnets that remind us to set out time to read, listen, think, love, create and relax. I think Mom's Family Wall Calendar 2020 is a great choice for busy families (and it's definitely meant for Dad too!).


I have a Pipsticks+Workman planner for 2019 and I really like it, so for my desk planner for 2020, I chose their Stay Golden 17-Month Large Planner 2019-2020. It's colourful and bright and will add some cheer to my daily planning. I use my planner mostly for work purposes - to note deadlines and daily to-dos. But I also duplicate most of our family appointments from the fridge calendar to my planner so I can see how driving to appointments will affect my work schedule.


This 2020 desk calendar comes with over 1,000 colourful stickers to help you mark appointments and activities. Some of the stickers are words - like "day off," "road trip," "book club" and "payday." Other stickers are cute pictures, of things like cacti, smiley faces and stars.

This planner also has a sparkly pouch in the front to hold pencils and notes. And each month has a page of creative prompts where you are encouraged to write down what you're making, watching, reading and thinking, among other things. There are two elastic bands - one to mark your page and one to hold the planner closed.

For another 2020 planner option, I also love this Pipsticks+Workman design - the Here Comes the Sun 17-Month Large Planner.



Once you have a good 2020 calendar and a desktop planner, bump up the fun factor with even more colourful stickers to customize your planning pages with. Because getting in touch with your inner child is what the new year is all about! So. Many. Stickers.: 2,500 Little Stickers for Your Big Life (Pipsticks+Workman) has the most adorable stickers - think bowls of popcorn, remote controls, coffee cups, shopping carts, bicycles and rainbows. There are pages with pizza slices, salads and tacos too, so these stickers would be great for meal planning.


These planner stickers remind me of how much I loved my sticker collection as a child. And I can't help but admit that cute stickers still stir up feelings of glee inside me. Adulting is hard - we need to treat ourselves to small pleasures when we can.


Questions for you


Do you have your 2020 calendar and/or planner yet? Do you use an online calendar instead? Do you love stickers too? Why would you like to win this set?


2020 Calendar, Planner and Stickers Giveaway (Canada only)




Enter using the rafflecopter widget below (until December 23rd) for a chance to win the 2020 Mom's Family Calendar by Sandra Boynton, the Stay Golden 2020 planner and So.Many.Planner.Stickers by Pipsticks and Workman. Thomas Allen & Son has generously offered to send one winner all three items.

Giveaway for residents of Canada only. (Prize to be shipped to a Canadian address.) Prize may not be exactly as shown. Woman in Real Life cannot be held accountable for undelivered prizes. The winner will be contacted by email after the giveaway ends. Please respond within 24 hours to claim your prize.



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56 comments:

  1. I always use calendars and planners keeps me organized and these look great.

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  2. Help me get organized in the new year!

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  3. I love to be organized. I meal plan and have calendars and planners to keep me sane haha. I would love to use these in the new year!

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    1. I know just what you mean Bree! The stickers would be helpful in keeping you sane too, haha. They are so cheery.

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  4. Id love to win this set as I have too much going on and I feel I don't always keep track as well as I could!

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    1. So hard to keep track of it all huh? Writing it down definitely helps for me. :)

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  5. Perfect for my granddaughter!

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  6. I am an ECE and a busy mom of 2, I would love to win this to keep track of work stuff, planning for my students and keeping life straight lol

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  7. i would like to win this to be more organized and have more balance in my life . this would really help alot.

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  8. I love daily planners and this is so cute and I would look forward to using it!

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  9. I would love to win this because I have Autism and my calendar is really my life, it keeps myself and my family organized. I think much more than in a NT family. I write everything on my calendar!

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  10. I would love to win this for my daughter who has 2 small children and needs to organize her life better and this would be perfect to help her.

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  11. I love writing things down, and decorating my calendar with stickers!

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  12. organization is an ongoing quest

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  13. I'd like to win this set because i like to have a calendar to keep me organized every year and this one looks like a good one!

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  14. I would like to win this package to help me keep track of appointments and activities.

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  15. I love using a planner and stickers.

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  16. i would love to win this for my sister who has so much going on in her life it would be a great way to keep it all organized

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  17. I would love to win this to try to keep my chaotic life in check and not miss any appointments or plans. Thanks for the chance

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  18. I need a planner and calendar to keep my life on course.

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  19. I am hoping to be more organized in the new year!

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  20. To help me get organized for the New year!

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  21. I would love to win this prize so that I can be more organized for 2020.

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  22. im a busy mom and managing it all can be tricky this would help get my on track

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  23. Always use Calendars and planners to keep track of family appointments. These look fun as well as functional ;)

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  24. My wife loves planners. She'd love this!

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  25. i love organization and am constantly looking for easy peasy

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  26. i am forgetful, i need one place to write things down in

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  27. I am getting a little more forgetful b the month it seems, would love a calendar to help keep me on track :)

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  28. I would love to win this for myself - If I don’t write things down in an agenda or day book I’m not remembering it. I still use agendas for everything from remembering appointments, to pay bills, and school holidays and beyond. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. I'd love to win this to help keep me organized...plus I love this type of thing.

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  30. I'd love to win to keep organized in 2020.

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  31. i love to be organized, and this would help me so much, and make life so much easier

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  32. i love to be organized, and this would help me so much, and make life so much easier

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  33. I'd love to win so that I can start the new year more organized and with a clear plan.

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  34. This would be awesome for keeping track of all the little things and going ons that get forgotten.

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  35. This would be great for planning and organizing!

    Julie

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  36. I'd like to win this for my niece. She has four children and this would help her keep track of their activities (and her busy life too)

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  37. I have two kids and a husband that I need to keep track of plus my own work schedule and appointments. This would definitely help me stay organized.

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  38. because my world needs planning :)

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  39. I'd love to win because I think this is super cute!

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  40. I'd love to win because I lovee stickers and I've wanted to try the Pipsticks planner for a while!!

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    1. The stickers are so fun! Thanks for entering!

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  41. I would like to be better organized, this looks like a great planner.

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  42. Organization is very important to me as I age and need more help to do so.

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  43. I would like to win this for myself because I like doodling and just writing my random thoughts .

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  44. I need help organizing my busy life with these.

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  45. with 6 kids and another on the way I need to be organized

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  46. This would help.me get organized I am always late and unorganized

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  47. I would love to win and coordinate my life with the grandchildren so that I wont miss any events or concerts they do

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  48. I like to be organized so this would really help.

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  49. I'd like this to keep me organised.

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