D*I*Y Planner is a community site of people who see the value of paper as a medium for planning, productivity and creative expression. I find them a great source of ideas on ways to personalize my planner. For example, reading about Gwen Diehn’s “The Decorated Page” on the site gave me the idea to decorate some pages from my own planner. So whenever I feel inspired or just need a lift, I take out colored pencils and other art supplies and with doodles, stamps, pressed flowers and photos turn the week into a visual memory. Remembering how I felt that week–or how I experienced it–may be more important than a mere log or record of what I planned to do.
Quo Vadis France has a contest- “My Quo Vadis is Me” for students to decorate their planners. Here’s one of the entries.