The 2021 printable planner from Keri Houchin Design is filled with 64 colorful pages to organize your schedule and plan your goals.
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When I printed out my 2020 planner and made all my plans for this year, I had no idea what the next 12 months would actually look like. To say 2020 has been a strange year is an understatement.
I’ve heard a few people online chatting about how they gave up on using a planner because there was so much uncertainty. I get it – how do you plan for the unexpected? But here’s the thing.
I use erasable pens in my planner because I know things will change.
When I started designing my 2021 planner, one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to include more color. I wanted to have a rainbow theme. I think rainbows have always represented hope. Bad days happen – and sometimes they turn into bad years. But rainbows remind us that it gets better.
So my 2021 printable planner is filled with color, and rainbows, and hope!
I want to encourage you to look ahead to 2021 and make plans, even if you have to change them 20 times. Get excited about what’s ahead, dream a little, and start this year with hope.
New for 2021
Every year I evaluate how I use my planner along with feedback from readers. I use that info to decide what changes to make for the next year’s planner.
This year you will see the layout has been tweaked just a tiny bit. I removed the habit tracker from the monthly calendar spread. It’s much less cluttered and most people were already using a different habit tracker method. (I’ve got a few different printables available for that!)
This year’s planner is more colorful, but a printable planner that doesn’t use a ton of ink has always been a priority. You’ll find that it is similar in consumption to previous versions.
The A5 size is back
I heard you loud and clear. I don’t use a half-sized planner, but many of my readers do. I’ve modified every page of this year’s design to create an A5 version. It includes the same unique pages as the full-sized version, specifically formatted to fit a smaller page.
Matching planner inserts
I also updated my other planner printables – previously called add ons for household, budget, and meal planning. You’ll find them in a single bundle available on their own or with the 2021 planner.
When all my planner pages match, everything feels just a little more organized.
What’s in the 2021 printable planner
The 20201 Keri Houchin Design printable planner includes 64 unique pages.
- Solid blue with blank nameplate
- Rainbow stripe with “this planner belongs to”
- January to December at a glance with a key to highlight holidays, events, etc.
- Yearly plan at a glance 1st quarter goals
- 2nd quarter goals
- 3rd quarter goals
- 4th quarter goals
- Hourly schedule, meal plan, essential tasks, reminders, and future plans on a single page
- 2-page weekly spread in minimalist blue
- 2-page weekly spread in rainbow
- 2-page monthly calendars, January to December
- Full page dividers labeled January to December
- 9 pages of inspirational quotes with rainbow illustrations
- 6 pages of illustrations only
2021 printable planner walk through
Take a peek inside my printed planner with a short video. I set mine up to include quarterly goals, monthly calendars, and weekly spreads for the whole year. I stuck illustration pages anywhere that the back of a page would be blank.
Get the 2021 printable planner
The 2021 printable planner is available in the Keri Houchin Design shop now!
How to print your planner
There are so many page combinations and one of the best things about my planner is that you can use it to DIY your own planner to fit your needs. Maybe you only use weekly pages. Or maybe you prefer to include your monthly budget worksheets in with each month.
With this printable planner, you only print the pages you want to use!
1. Choose which pages you want and the order you need them in. I use Preview on my Mac to drag and drop each PDF into the order I want. On a PC you can use a program like PDF Binder.
2. Check your printer setting to make sure you have everything ready to print double-sided, your paper is the right size, etc.
3. Print! I recommend printing in smaller sets, not all at once. That makes it easy to catch if you’ve run low on ink or something is looking off.
4. Bind. I usually punch holes in my planner and put the pages in a 3-ring binder. This year I took it to Staples and had them spiral bind it for me. (It only cost $6!)
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