When you open your planner for the first time, it’s a safe bet that you are eager to start using it. Each blank page is filled with all kinds of possibilities, inspiring us to draw, enter schedules, or map out our next adventure. There are lots of ways to incorporate stickers into your spread, and many uses for each kind of sticker. However, there are two questions we need to answer in order to get the most out of our sticker kits.
First, what is it that makes planner stickers so essential? Second, how do you tell the difference between them?
The answer to the first is slightly different for everyone, but we feel confident in saying that most planners consider their stickers to be an indispensable tool. Stickers allow you the freedom to make layouts in attractive, eye-catching detail. The formatting is customizable, giving you the opportunity to style your planner in any way you choose. Stickers are visually appealing, fun to use, and have an almost endless number of applications. Without stickers, our planners just wouldn’t have that sense of fun and excitement we feel when we use them.
How do you distinguish between all the different kinds of stickers? Planner stickers can be identified with two main varieties, known as decorative and functional. With both types of stickers in hand, the sky is the limit for your planner!
Decorative stickers come in all shapes, sizes, and themes. There are many designs to choose from, ranging from seasonal to lifestyle-themed layouts. Decorative sticker kits are available for all planner dimensions, such as the vertical layouts for Erin Condren LifePlanner and Hobonichi Weeks. You also have the option of utilizing die cuts, which provide cute pictures and artwork that can be displayed inside a weekly spread.
There are countless ways to use decorative stickers, allowing you the freedom to customize with sketches and other design elements. Decorative stickers are available for all kinds of planners, often giving you the option to label dates and times. Pictures and art can be arranged throughout the spread, with activity labels added to each weekly section. Using decorative stickers is a fun and rewarding way to express yourself creatively, while making a schedule that helps track your goals and activities.
Functional stickers are an essential item for weekly planning. They help you remember specific dates and important events, and provide reminders for information you might want to reference later. Many of these stickers are formatted as bulleted lists, such as a to-do list or chores. Functional stickers can also represent specific tasks as icons, including payday, bills, and appointments. These types of stickers complement and enhance your decorative layout, while helping you plan each day more effectively.
Both types of planner sticker enhance the weekly spread, and make it a fun and exciting way to express yourself. With decorative stickers to make each day stand out, and functional ones to organize it, you’ll be set for a layout that makes you excited to open your planner. Remember to enjoy it, plan boldly, and be you.