Lately I have being interested in planner decoration because I wanted my planner to look prettier and I was looking for alternatives to change my old planner but the most popular brands that I saw were Erin Condren, Filofax, and Kikki k. Since I was not gonna pay $60 for an Erin Condren planner, I started looking for dupes everywhere until I found the brand “Create 365” that makes the Happy Planner. This planner is only $24.99 on the website and in some stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby you can find it for around $16 with a coupon.
The design I got is called “Good things are going to happen” which is displayed on the cover of the planner. The covers are laminated and it can be replaced for other covers that the brand also sells. On the back of the covers there are also cute quotes as shown below.
This is an 18 month planner with a vertical layout for every day and is divided in morning, afternoon, and evening. The weekly spread also has an area on the side to write notes and a monthly calendar on the top corner. All the happy planners have different designs and you can see below this planner doesn’t have the words “morning,” “afternoon,” and “evening” as a divider for every day like the Erin Condren planner but it’s only on one side which is good because many people cover it when they decorate the planner and in my case it doesn’t bother me. Each rectangle measures 1.5 in by 2.5 in, in case you want to create your own flags.
There is month at a glance at the beginning of every month with enough space to write the important dates to remember. I almost never decorate this page or put things there but I will try to do something with it.
The cute dividers are all different designs and made of cardstock paper that is not laminated so the tabs can bend easily if the planner is inside your bag but there is an easy fix for that using packing tape.
There is also a special page at the beginning of each month to write the things you are currently doing, important birthdays, dates, and things you are grateful for.
All the pages are removable thanks to the disc bound system so you can customize the planner as much as you want. The rings are pretty cute with a heart in the middle and you can also buy bigger rings if you need more space for your pages and inserts.
Overall, I’m happy with this planner for many reasons: the price, the quality of the paper, the layout, and all the accessories that can be bought to make your planner the way you like and they are not overpriced products, I think the most expensive is $9.99. Stickers and washi tapes can always be found for less than $3 and use coupons to make it less expensive or you can create your own stickers like I do.