IT'S ALMOST 2009!!
If you don't have a 2009 calendar yet, you really need this giveaway. Hey, better late than never!
I'm a pretty computer oriented person and I've tried many, many software calendars and organizers. They always end up neglected and I always end up lost. In my studied opinion, there's still nothing better than a simple, write on, wall calendar.
There's just something about writing in events (rather than typing them) that helps me remember better. And I like something that can be out in the open for both me and Stephen to see multiple times a day. It just works better for us.
Last year I discovered the Thinkbin Family Calendar. It was perfect and I thought I'd never need to look for a substitute again. Unfortunately, due to the economic crisis, they decided not to put one out this year. So it was back to the drawing board in search of another perfect family calendar. I found this..
I don't actually like it quite as much as the Thinkbin one but it's a close second. It has extra large boxes for each day, extra space for little notes and reminders each month and a pocket in the back for loose pages. I use mine to hold things like the Art Association and Rec Center Schedules. There's also a page in the back for emergency and medical numbers, as well as frequently called numbers like neighbors and play date friends. Very handy. You don't have to write everything down for babysitters--just show them the calendar. And there's a full page of event stickers if you want to jazz things up. Plus, it doesn't have a ton of cartoony images on every page--some, but not a ton. Just me, but I hate that.
Well, in my haste to buy this calendar and get my 2009 off to a well-organized start, I ordered two of them. Originally, I planned to return the second one but then I had a flash of genius and decided to offer it up to my readers for a giveaway instead!
Between now and Saturday, January 3th at 9am (mountain time) share your best family organization tip in the comments of this post. Again, I'm using this giveaway as an excuse to gather tips from you because I did just recently double my need for family organization. I'll do a random number generator and post the winner that morning.
I'll try to get the winnings in the mail fast so you aren't wandering around clueless about where you're supposed to be!