In this day of electronic reminders, I still like to keep a few of them in paper format. I guess it’s very similar to the feeling you get about a card someone sends you in the mail versus an electronic greeting. You’re more likely, I think, to store the former as a keepsake over the latter. At any rate, in keeping with my preference for certain reminders to be in paper format, I am introducing a “Save the Date Notebook,” a few of which you’ll find in my Mister PenQuin shop on Etsy. The five-inch by five-inch book is divided into 12 sections for the 12 months of the year, and each month you’ll have 84 opportunities to enter a special date for a birthday, baptism, anniversary, graduation, bar mitzvah or something else.


I used BoBunny’s Flutter Butter “Breeze” paper for the above book. The papers in this collection are so cheerful that I couldn’t resist combining several of them in one cover. I joined together different sizes and shapes of the paper, patchwork-style, using a combination of straight and zig-zag stitches from my sewing machine. Really fun!


I also made an aquamarine-colored Save the Date Notebook from the same Flutter Butter collection. There’s something about this color that just makes me happy!


How do you keep track of important, recurring dates?

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5 thoughts on “Introducing a Save the Date Notebook”

  1. I love the stitching you did on the cover!
    I’m like you and like to have certain things written down on paper rather than on the computer. Perpetual calendars are great for this!

  2. Very cute!

    Sadly, I keep track of recurring activities by writing them in marker on a sheet of printer paper and taping it to the wall behind my computer. Not so classy!

  3. These are lovely. The enjoyment to be found in taking pen to paper is bound to be made all the more enjoyable when it’s done with such lovely notebooks.

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