2017 Planner Round Up

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Retired Content: This 2017 article has been retired. Now, there are many, many more brands of planners available. Including many available as printables so you can create your own planner at home.


Small business is all about planning and then executing your plans. Owning a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut small business is no different. To help you get organized for 2017, here’s a roundup of popular planners, links to buy, and a few pros and cons:

Erin Condren

  • Pros: Horizontal, vertical, or hourly layouts, lots of colors and styles, additional themed accessories available.
  • Cons: More expensive than other brands.


Kate Spade

  • Pros: Trendy, well made, plenty of room to write, lots of notes pages, an elastic strap to keep it closed.
  • Cons: More expensive than other brands.


Bloom Planners

  • Pros: If you opt for the Vision planner, it is goal focused and helps you set and achieve goals throughout the year. The Vision planner is limited in sizes and colors choices. Other Bloom planners are well made, and laid out well with plenty of space to write.
  • Cons: Limited color choices and sizes.


Create 365 The Happy Planner

  • Pros: Tons of color choices and coordinating accessories available.
  • Cons: You really have to buy the accessories and put some effort into setting up the planner.


Blue Sky Planners

  • Pros: Budget friendly with plenty of room to write.
  • Cons: Limited color choices and sizes.


At-A-Glance Planners

  • Pros: Budget friendly with plenty of room to write.
  • Cons: Limited color choices.


Which Planner is Best for You?

Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me which planner you choose. In fact, they all work similarly. Like I said last year, I want you to choose the planner that you are most likely to use. Use it daily to keep your business in order, set goals, and record ideas. For me? Last year I used an At-A-Glance planner with a leather cover that looks as great today as it did on January 1st, 2016. I just order the same one for 2017.

What planner do you love? Which one will you buy? Share in the comments.

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7 thoughts on “2017 Planner Round Up”

  1. I’ve had EC and Plum Paper planners in the past and didn’t use them as much as I would have liked to in the past. And they are pricey. I am sticking to a planner this year and I bought the new Michael’s Recollections planner and it’s very nice. I would say it’s almost the same as the EC planner, but at more than half the price (with a coupon). It’s super nice.

  2. I use the Happy Planners. Great for me. Bought once, design and print additional pages, covers & stickers myself saves me tons on the cost of buying new pages every year.

      1. Me too, Lisa! Several years ago I bought a sweet little 8.5 x 5.5 At-a-Glance portfolio planner that I loved. When I went to buy refills, I discovered that they don’t make any! So I designed my own (in Adobe InDesign) and have a new set printed each year at the local quick printer. The nice thing is that I can tweak the design from year to year. And now that I have a Silhouette, I can make my own stickers, too.

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