That time of year has finally arrived. The period in which we begin to think about the planner for the next year, which coincides with the period in which Sanrio and San-x launch their new collection of diaries and calendars. In the face of bullet journals, our favourite planners remain the Japanese kawaii ones: already dated and in super compact format (the only flaw is that they are not very easy to find online). As every year, we went to take a look at the new selection in Sanrio and San-x online stores: here are the 5 planners (and not only) that we liked most!
San-x “organized” monthly planners
If you are one of those who always have a thousand tasks to remember, these San-x schedule books are for you! Inside you will find very comfortable monthly calendars divided into columns, each of which corresponds to a category of your choice. For example, you can assign each column to a family member or you can separate school, work and free time commitments. The larger version, designed for students, has a practical zip pocket. Wall calendars with the same layout are also available.
Sanrio weekly planner with incorporated bookmark
We like this type of planner a lot for two reasons: it has a monochrome and minimal cover that almost makes us look like serious people and has an adorable “bookmark” with Cinnamoroll, My Melody and Hello Kitty that pop up from the edge of the page. Inside, there is also a second “secret” bookmark. The planner is also weekly and pocket-sized, a format that we have always liked a lot for its practicality..
The planners with the outer pocket
We have some doubts about the actual convenience of this idea, but we find adorable the final effect of the cover! These two monthly planners by Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi are in fact equipped with a transparent outer pocket that can hold small accessories. We especially like the Sumikko Gurashi version, which transforms the blue pocket into the water where the various characters bathe.
The perpetual plush table calendar
We have always liked a lot perpetual calendars, although we would never remember to change the date every day. For the coming year and for those to come, Sanrio has made some calendars entirely plushy: both the container and the dices with the dates are made of fabric. Aren’t they adorable?
Two useful and original accessories
Among the many accessories that we can find on the Sanrio and San-x websites, we chose the two that more than any other made us exclaim “nice idea!”. The first one is a very useful multi-purpose ruler by Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi: as well as helping us to take measurements and underline, it also turns into a bookmark and a convenient sticky sheets dispenser. The other accessory is an elastic to close your planner with built-in pen holder and head of a Sanrio characters: it takes up a lot of space in the bag, but it’s so cute!
Have you already decided which planner to buy for 2020?