I hate using the calendar on my phone; it feels so cold and lacking of personality. Maybe it's because I've always had a planner—since grade school. Plus, I'm a doodler. I scribble all over notes I've taken, and I love me some multi-colored pens and some highlighters. iCalendar can't provide the doodles or the highlighters. Maybe IOS 8? Yeah, probably not.
Anyway, a few years ago, I stumbled across the Kate Spade planners and fell in love with them. It has all the sections I need, pockets for storing random scraps of paper, stamps, notecards and whatever else I need to be a traveling snail mail supplier. On a more important note though, Kate Spade makes the cutest planners around. So, they look more like an accessory than a necessary item.
Last year, I learned quickly—these babies sell out quick! Lifeguard Press is the main distributor of the planners, but you can also purchase them from Swoozie's and this year I just learned Barnes & Noble sells them online. I'm going to let you in on a secret though; I've done my research and Barnes & Noble is pre-selling the large 2015 planners for $32.40 + free shipping on orders $25 or more. That's the cheapest I've seen, and the free shipping seals the deal. (Update: not available through Barnes & Noble, but if you subscribe to Lifeguard Press emails, they'll send you a code for 15% off next order.)
So, I say all that to say, pre-order now and do it from Barnes & Noble. The planners become available tomorrow and my email confirmation says they'll release my shipment tomorrow as well. I'm such a nerd.