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Love Cavallini’s Calendars? Fall for Cavallini 2013 Planners, Too

20 Oct

Shop all Cavallini 2013 Planners on EuropeanPaper.com

Portable and easy to find with their distinctive vintage cover designs, Cavallini’s 2013 Planners will all inspire new ways to plan your year.

With a horizontal layout of one week across two pages and monthly planning pages, you have plenty of space to keep track of notes, appointments, and daily inspirations. Small features such as the black elastic closure and soft cream paper enhance the weekly planner and make it distinctly Cavallini. The Cavallini 2013 Weekly Planners also include sections for addresses and notes, plus transit maps for Paris, London, and New York. Enjoy planning out the new year with Cavallini’s perfectly pocket-sized weekly planner.

What You’ve Been Waiting For: Colored Moleskine 2013 Planners!

10 Oct

Moleskine 2013 Planners on EuropeanPaper.com

Moleskine fans, your wish is granted! The below Moleskine 2013 Planners are now available in different cover colors than just classic black and red.

DAILY – With plenty of space to fill in meetings, notes, and daily inspiration, the Moleskine 2013 Large Hard Cover Daily Planner (5 x 8.25 inches) is the dated day-per-page planner/diary you’ve been looking for. Match it with your style and choose from Green, Violet, Orange, Magenta, Black or Red covers!

Stay organized with a fresh new page per day with the date in the upper hand corner of the page, plus a matching elastic closure and cloth ribbon placeholder. Each 2013 Large Hard Cover Daily Planner includes an address book insert, plus sewn binding to lay flat when open, and a rear expandable inner pocket to keep extra papers and receipts tucked safely inside.

WEEKLY – The Moleskine 2013 Large Horizontal Weekly Planner (5 x 8.25 inches), dated from January to December 2013, is not only available in the classic Moleskine Black Cover, now you can choose from Green, Violet, Orange, or Magenta covers, too!

This popular planner style is perfect to have the week in a quick view as it’s formatted with each week on a two-page spread: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on the left page, Thursday, Friday and Saturday/Sunday on the right side. With a matching elastic closure and cloth ribbon placeholder, the 2013 Horizontal Weekly Planner will keep you organized while you’re on the go. Plus, the expandable inner pocket houses an address book insert that you can remove and use it again in the years to come.

Looking for a different size or style of Moleskine? Shop all Moleskine 2013 Planners here!
… And as an added bonus

For a limited time, Save 15% off Moleskine Writing Instruments with the purchase of any Moleskine Planner! Use code WRITE15

 

Planners So Cool Your Dog Won’t Eat It*

25 Jul

Moleskine Academic Planners 2012-2013 on EuropeanPaper.com

Moleskine Academic Planners 2012-2013 on EuropeanPaper.com

Exacting Excellence with Exacompta

22 May

Exacompta Brand Story on EuropeanPaper.com

Exacompta is a French company with roots in the professional world and connections to Clairefontaine, Rhodia, G. Lalo, and more. Founded in 1928 by Charles Nusse, great-grandson of Clairefontaine founder Jean-Baptiste Bichelberger, the company got its start mass manufacturing high quality ledgers for accounting firms in Paris.

Famous Roots & Branches

See all Exacompta 2012 and 2013 Planner Refills on EuropeanPaper.com

See all Exacompta 2012 and 2013 Planner Refills on EuropeanPaper.com

The brand quickly became a popular choice due to their high quality paper and sturdy bindings (let’s face it – with direct roots from Clairefontaine, Exacompta was always destined to use the best paper). The Exacompta company name was inspired from a combination of the French words comptabilité and exacte, which mean accounting and exact, respectively.

Those two values are represented clear as day in all their fine products, and took hold in their early days. Their original books were bound with durable and smooth paper and became synonymous with excellence. Nusse grew his personal company, Ets Charles Nusse, with Exacompta and in 1950 Clairefontaine was added to the group. Today, Exacompta is still run by the Nusse family, and they are now part of a larger group of several European paper manufacturing companies, including Rhodia and G. Lalo.

Working by the French philosophy “savoir vivre,” meaning knowledge of good life, Exacompta set out with an objective to make even the simplest tools well-designed and a pleasure to use. Through this mindset, Exacompta has carved a unique niche between paper and professional by manufacturing notebooks, datebooks, and filing accessories.

Professional Office Tools & Accessories

Exacompta notebooks and datebooks are perfect for the professional setting. Simple and sleek, most of the notebooks and datebooks are also refillable, making them customizable by nature. Fill your Exacompta with undated calendar sheets, plain pages, graphed pages, or mix and match to create a notebook that fits your needs!

Exacompta Exacard Wirebound Business Card Holder on EuropeanPaper.com

Exacompta Exacard Wirebound Business Card Holder on EuropeanPaper.com

Exacompta datebooks can be filled with two unique types of paper that reiterate Exacompta’s original accounting focus. The first is Registre Azur. This paper has a mint green tint designed for ease on the eyes. The other paper is Ivoire Satine, a fine, lightweight paper with extraordinary strength.

Though notorious for their paper products and journals, Exacompta also makes phenomenal office accessories that aid in organization. Business professionals and students can find the perfect match for their organizational preference choosing between the Exaboard, Exafolio, and Exacard. Exacompta filing accessories are wear- and water-resistant and will protect important documents, plus accessories from the Green Filing Series are made from 80% polypro recycled materials!

With a focus of products that encourage professional development through organization and protection, Exacompta helps business as usual carry on with ease. A refreshing dose of simplicity in today’s complex world.

Quo Vadis: Planners Made Perfect

15 May

Quo Vadis Brand Story on EuropeanPaper.com

In 1952, the commonplace planner was kept in a diary style format, with activities logged on one page for every day. A French doctor by the name of F.G. Beltrami was struggling to manage the activities of both a hospital and a dental school in one of these diary-style planners as the format simply didn’t suit his needs. Frustrated with the lack of planning abilities in a diary, Beltrami attempted combining the ideas of a calendar and journal.

Quo Vadis Datebook Refills on EuropeanPaper.com

See all Quo Vadis Datebook Refills on EuropeanPaper.com

After some brainstorming and blueprints he began hand-stamping his own weekly layout on the blank pages of a journal, resembling what is known today as the “Agenda Planning Diary.” Noticing that friends and family were also delighted by this planner, Beltrami decided to leave his profession as a doctor in 1954 in order to start selling planners; thus, Quo Vadis was born!

The phrase “Quo Vadis,” derives from Latin roots, and literally translates to “Where are you going?” With Beltrami’s new planner format, you could see “your week planned at a single glance” and actually answer that question! This insight built the foundation for Quo Vadis and transformed the modern planner, but with nearly every notebook company following this format today, how does Quo Vadis stand out?

One reason is that they use Clairefontaine paper. Produced from a mill in Vosges, France, this paper is a delight to write on due to its smooth surface and eco-friendly features. Also, a large number of Quo Vadis planners are refillable, meaning that when that one journal you absolutely love is full, you don’t have to quit using it! Quo Vadis are truly the planner experts. Features such as micro-perforated tear-off corners allow you to easily find the date, and little details like the time frame for each day make organization amazingly easy.

Quo Vadis Habana Large Ruled Journal 85g on EuropeanPaper.com

Quo Vadis Habana Large Ruled Journal 85g

As an extremely busy man, F.G. Beltrami had a true sense of the importance of time management. An excerpt from an old promotional brochure for Quo Vadis, posted on the official QV blog, expresses his advanced understanding of it:

“Too much to do, and too little time to do it. It seems like that is what work, and modern life in general, is all about. That is why we have to fight back, and regain a sense of control.

As a doctor, I have a pragmatic outlook on people. We are all just simply… people. We all tend to do what is easy rather than what is more difficult.

I believe in taking simple steps to accomplish what is truly important.”

As an organizational companion, Quo Vadis helps you remember all the little things that always add up! With myriad daily, weekly, and monthly formats (not to mention journals, too), Quo Vadis is a staple you’ll always want to have on hand. Whether it’s a lunch meeting this Thursday or your personal goal to be at the top of the company by the end of the year, with Quo Vadis planners, you know where you’re going!

Moleskine Academic Planners to Get You Prepped for 2013

9 May

Moleskine 18-Month Academic Planners on EuropeanPaper.com

Clockwise from top left:

1. All Moleskine 18-Month Academic Planners on EuropeanPaper.com

2. Moleskine 18-Month Extra Large Soft Cover Weekly Planner (7.5 x 10)

3. Moleskine 18-Month Pocket Red Horizontal Weekly Planner (3.5 x 5.5)

4. Moleskine 18-Month Large Soft Cover Weekly Planner (5 x 8.25)

**All 18-Month Academic Planners are dated July 2012 through December 2013.

Leuchtturm Love Letter Planner Winners!

31 Jan

Last week we started the contest “Submit Your Love Letter to Win a Leuchtturm Planner!” and we received some great entries! Below are the 4 winners of the Leuchtturm1917 Weekly Planners. Thanks to everyone who entered! Click here to read all the entries (in the comments).

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway(s) and spread the word! We’ve got loads more giveaways, articles, tips & tricks, etc. on the way, so check back frequently. To keep in the loop, follow us on Twitterlike us on Facebook, subscribe to our RSS feed, and/or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

If you have any ideas or feedback, definitely let us know in a comment on this blog, or you can email us at info@europeanpaper.com!

 

Submit Your Love Letter to Win a Leuchtturm Planner! [Closed]

26 Jan

Submit a love letter in 10 words or less and you could win a Leuchtturm1917 Weekly Planner!

We have four Leuchtturm1917 Large Hard Cover 2012 Weekly Planner + Notes (5.75 x 8.25) to give away! We have one pink, one light blue, one green, and one black planner so be sure to let us know which color you’d prefer when you enter this contest.

Contest Details:

  • In the comments of this blog post, submit a love letter in under 10 words.
    • Include a valid email address when you post your comment, and which color planner you prefer.
  • Please keep the love letters PG.
  • The love letter must be of your own original work.
  • The deadline is noon on Monday, January 30th.
  • Four winners will be announced Tuesday, January 31st.
  • This contest is open only to U.S. residents.
  • Have fun!

 

Friday Blogger Tuck-ins

6 Jan

1 –> Troy [Penpalling-Dad] takes an honest examination of where he’s at, planners over the years, and organization for 2012 in his post Getting Organized for 2012! Glad we could help with the spark.

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2 –> Leigh Reyes shared some lovely fountain pen images from her blog for enthusiasts to use as wallpaper. Check out her post, Fountain Pen Wallpaper for 2012, for the downloads.

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3 –>  Both the Missive Maven and the Misty [Pen Thief] had great blog posts about how they log all their incoming and outgoing mail. Both are definitely posts to read if you’re looking to increase the amount of mail you send & receive in 2012, not to mention if one of your resolutions had “organization” in it! –> Missive Maven’s post 2011: A Year in Mail, and The Pen Thief’s post Mail Log 2012.

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4 –>  Julie O [Pen, Paper ... Whatever] crafted a wonderful blog post called Welcome to 2012 filled with pen, paper, and ink community references. Check it out for a list of forums, blogrolls, pen clubs, and more.

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5 –> The boys over at FPGeeks.com showed off a neat Moleskine hack for those more interested in a pen case. Here’s the main image (on the left), but click over to their site to see more. If you’ve never heard of FPGeeks.com, read this post first to get properly introduced to their style: BLACK Noodler’s Ahab Prototype Found in Local Bar.

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6 –>  It looks like Margana [Inkophile] is putting the Moleskine Pocket Weekly Planner + Notes she won in one of our past giveaways to good use. Hop on over to her post – A Moleskine Planner Is Reporting For Duty - and join the conversation.

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7 –> Since this is our first Friday Blogger Tuck-ins post in the new year, we’ve got to include some resolution posts! Millie [Ms. Logica] recaps how she did with her 2011 resolutions in her post My 2011 Resolutions Review. Rhodia Drive asked what were your Favorite Rhodia Products of 2011. Scribbling Glue jots down 7 Projects to Tackle in 2012. And Stephanie [Biffy Beans / Rhodia Drive] describes her Manifestation List for 2012 (instead of a ‘resolution list’).

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As we mentioned in our last Friday Blogger Tuck-ins post of 2011, we’re moving the pen, ink, and notebook review links to another day as there are so many of them! Be on the lookout for them either Monday or Wednesday of next week … we haven’t decided which yet. Let us know what day you prefer in the comments! Happy New Year to everyone!

2012 Limited Edition Datebook Winners!

30 Dec

{Drumroll please …} And the winners of our 2012 Limited Edition Moleskine Planner giveaway that started on Tuesday (read the details here) are …

(If you’re curious: We had 33 comments on the original post, and 15 Facebook submissions. So when we chose random winners using random.org it was between 1 and 48.)

Didn’t win, but still want one of the planners? You can find them on our shop! Just click the links:
Moleskine 2012 Peanuts Pocket Daily Planner (3.5 x 5.5)
Moleskine 2012 Pac-Man Pocket Daily Planner (3.5 x 5.5)

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway(s) and spread the word! We’ve got loads more giveaways, articles, tips & tricks, etc. on the way, so check back frequently. To keep in the loop, follow us on Twitterlike us on Facebook, subscribe to our RSS feed, and/or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

If you have any ideas or feedback, definitely let us know in a comment on this blog, or you can email us at info@europeanpaper.com!

 

Get Ready for 2012 Giveaway! [Closed]

27 Dec

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with family, friends, and food! Now we’re at that odd juncture of holidays and work where no one is quite focused on the daily grind — instead we’re all in a stupor from the sugarplums, massive plates of food, and holiday sweets. But it’s worth it! :)

Anyway, we know this is the last-minute panic for all those who haven’t bought a 2012 datebook yet. But if you’re an EPC fan, don’t worry – we’re here to help! We’re giving away 2 Limited Edition Moleskine Pocket Daily Planners – 1 Pac-Man datebook and 1 Peanuts datebook! [So we'll have two winners.]

Moleskine 2012 Peanuts Pocket Daily Planner on EuropeanPaper.com

The 2012 Moleskine Peanuts Pocket Daily Planner is a limited edition planner commemorating the well-known syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz. With a new page per day layout, (and the black hard cover debossed in white with your favorite cartoon character) the 2012 Peanuts Pocket Daily Planner provides planning from Jan 2012 to Dec 2012.

Moleskine 2012 Pac-Man Pocket Daily Planner on EuropeanPaper.com

For the millions of Pac-Man fans, Moleskine released a limited edition 2012 Pocket Daily Planner. The exclusive debossed cover commemorates the vibrant yellow 80′s cultural icon famed for being the hungriest video game hero of all time. Inside is a new page for each day to keep track of all your notes and appointments in 2012.

Both the Peanuts and the Pac-Man Diary / Planners are pocket-sized: 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Like the Moleskine Classic Journals, Moleskine Planners have a sewn binding, acid-free paper, rounded edges, black elastic closure, cloth ribbon placeholder, and a rear expandable inner pocket.

Giveaway Details:

  • For 1 entry, comment on this post with which datebook you’d rather win.
    • Don’t forget to include a valid email address when you comment.
  • For a 2nd entry, head on over to our Facebook page and post about the giveaway on our Wall.
    • Include the shortlink in your post http://wp.me/p1PnL4-fw and tell us which datebook you want to win.
  • This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
  • You have until midnight on Thursday 12/29 to enter. Winners will be announced Friday 12/30! Good luck!

 

A Gift for All Year Long

20 Dec

Christmas proves to be challenging for me most years. I don’t enjoy shopping, but I want to give personal and meaningful gifts, especially to my family. I’m a firm believer in organized living, with a little crazy chaos, so planners with my own personal added twists allow me to share myself with my family and give gifts that last all year long.

Planners and Datebooks on EuropeanPaper.comConsider these creative ways to personalize a planner for someone you love:

  • Pre-date a planner. My elderly father struggles to remember dates so a pre-dated planner that he can keep open on his kitchen counter reminds him of important family days. Since most of my family doesn’t live near my father, he likes to mail cards. A strategically placed note the week before someone’s birthday allows him time to purchase and mail a card, using the addresses I’ve included in the planner. Then a notation on the special day serves to remind him to make a call, if he’d like. My sisters also appreciate the time I spend filling in important dates in their organizers which saves them significant time and energy.
  • Something to look forward to. Like so many other people, my husband enjoys concerts, plays and other special events. As well as pre-dating his planner, I note the details for date nights that I have planned throughout the year. Many tickets may be purchased in advanced, often online, so it’s not difficult to paperclip tickets in the day planner on the appropriate day. You could do this with sporting events, airline tickets, hotel reservations or any other diversions for the coming year. If you can’t afford to purchase tickets ahead of time, you can note the event and purchase the tickets later. You can even surprise the one you love by adding to the day planner as the year progresses.
  • Sentiments mean so much. My daughter thrives on positive messages. She likes to know that she is loved and thought of regularly. Giving her a planner with sweet notes written on different dates throughout means the world to her and provides thoughtful reminders of her specialness. I also include favorite sayings, quotes or verses to encourage her. Using a variety of notes from family and friends turns the planner into a touchstone as she is away from home at college. A gift card to the bookstore or ice cream shop never hurts either!
  • Other unique touches. An ordinary planner can become an amazing gift with a few little additions. A treasured photo secured to the front inside cover and random photos throughout the planner brings smiles 365 days a year. If your recipient enjoys humor, consider adding jokes or comics at different places during the year. An orange and red leaf tucked into the first day of autumn or a child’s school valentine slipped into February can offer sweet surprises to a practical gift.

As with any present, the personal touches added to a day planner can take it beyond conventional and straight to irreplaceable. Imagine one gift that can be adapted to many people in your life and continues giving throughout the year! It’s a perfect gift.

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Meet the Writer: Beth Hempton is a freelance writer and educator residing on Johns Island in South Carolina. She writes about education, health, food and lifestyle topics for websites, blogs, e-zines and print magazines. Having worn many writing hats from authoring curriculum to newspaper journalism, she views writing as a life skill and as an art form.

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