Hebdo means “Weekly” in French, so the name “Hebdo Planning” really means “Weekly Planning.” The French-English of the name is a nod to our French heritage. It is an easier name to understand for French Canadians than English-speakers–I didn’t have a clue as to what it signified. It is another quirky Quo Vadis name, like Sapa X, IB Traveler, ABP 1, and Habana. The significance of the number by the name is another mystery, which I hope to crack soon.
It was introduced in the summer of 2012 for use in the 2013 calendar year. Hebdo is the newest Quo Vadis format, and the only one with monthly planning pages. The introduction of the Hebdo was spurred by the popularity of the Scholar, the same open format only in Academic year (August-July).
The Hebdo offers the freedom to write notes and memos important to each day. This format is perfect for people who write daily notes, but need to see their entire week laid out.
The Hebdo offers one week on two pages. Each day has a small blank box to note a daily priority. The left side of the planner has three days, 11 lines in each day for writing; ruled notes space at the bottom of the page. On the right side are four days; Sunday has five lines instead of 11. The week is represented Monday-Sunday, European style.
Hebdo also includes these additional planning features: Days Passed/Days to Go by each day; Number of the month (1-12), Number of the week (1-52); Colored tab indicating the week (1-52); Monthly planning pages (12); Anno-Planning (year’s planning) two-page spread in the back of the book; Yearly calendars for 2013-2014-2015; and the standard Quo Vadis tear-off corner to get to the week-in-progress fast.
The paper is 90g ultra white, super smooth Clairefontaine paper, so if you like to write with a fountain pen you can do so without bleed thru. If you like to write with a pencil, the paper doesn’t smudge and holds up well to a lot of erasing. The book lays flat when open, which makes it great for writing.
Hebdo is a compact desk size 6 1/4 x 9 3/8″ or 16 x 24 cm. It is the same size as the Scholar, Minister and Academic Minister, so if you want to make a change to any of these formats you can use the same cover.
Some extras in the Hebdo include – Address book insert; World maps; USA, UK & Australian national and popular holidays; chart of international holidays; 16-page insert of blank notes (can be purchased separately); and 32-page insert “Favorites/Notes” with space for addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, passwords, etc. (purchased separately).
If you would like to “test drive” a 2014 Hebdo, please click here and sign up on this Google spread sheet. All information is private, and we only keep it until four winners are randomly picked. If you would prefer, you can enter by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and putting “Hebdo Test Drive” in the subject line. The raffle is open until Sunday, April 27. Good luck!
I welcome comments and feedback by current Hebdo users. I will links from any blog reviews, or please comment on this post.