Horizontal planners are a dime a dozen these days so when I find one with a different horizontal weekly spread I get a copy! One planner with a more unique horizontal layout is the SHP Planner. Functional weekly spreads with minimalist colors and super smooth bright white paper.
- Size: 7″ wide x 9″ high
- Cardstock cover with clear second cover
- You choose the cover from their range of patterns
- Coil binding
- Cover personalisation
- Dates at a glance page
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- Tabs are optional (cost extra)
- Pastel colors on the inside pages (minimalist colorful)
- Dated – 12 months
- Variety of weekly layouts – Vertical weekly, horizontal weekly, month only and teacher planners
This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the planner myself and all opinions are my own.
Let’s take a closer look!
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This planner has my favorite type of cover – cardstock with a clear plastic cover over the top. I much prefer this to laminating – the covers are much sturdier and don’t get scuffed like laminate corners.
You can choose from different patterns and opt to have the cover personalised with your name or other text. This is what I chose:
Approx 0.5″ thick – thin for a 12 month planner
At the front are the dates at a glance pages:
Followed by the monthly calendars (with the weeks interspersed between each monthly calendar).
Each month has 1 notes page with a colored strip to help find it easier (especially helpful if you choose not to pay extra for tabs like me). There’s another notes page at the end of the month.
Starts Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread)
There are 6 colors used throughout this planner (pastel pink, mint, teal, light blue, navy blue, and orangey-red. The color for that month is coordinated (same) on the monthly and weekly spreads.
Placement of the holidays in the monthly calendar boxes in the middle wastes space.
Unfortunately some months have the split boxes:
The weekly spread starts Monday (not consistent with the monthly calendar).
Love the mix of unlined, lined and checklist space. You could easily divide up the days into 2 or 3 sections.
Since the checklist is on the right, you could just ignore it and use as lined space if you don’t need it. There are 8 circles so you could use as a H20 intake tracker or just general habit tracking.
There’s an equal amount of space for each day of the week (no combined weekends!)
USA and Canadian holidays are pre-printed on the weekly spread (the planner is from Canada).
At the back of the planner are 2 lined notes pages and 2 contacts pages.
If you would like tabs included, they cost an extra $10. I decided this wasn’t worth the cost to me, I can just use sticky notes, paperclips etc.
The paper in this planner is bright white, really smooth and great to write on… but it’s very prone to ghosting:
Pros of the SHP Planner
- Multiple cover designs to choose from
- Free cover customisation
- Monthly only version (no weekly spreads) also available, along with multiple weekly layouts: horizontal, vertical, teacher, lined notebooks, record keeping books
- 6 Different colors for the months (some color in the planner without too much color)
- Single sided pocket folder at the back
- Cardstock cover with separate clear laminate cover (I find these covers much more durable than laminate)
Cons of the SHP Planner
- Tabs cost extra (each month is color-coded though)
- Monthly calendar stats Sunday, weekly spread starts Monday
- Placement of the holidays in the monthly calendar boxes in the middle wastes space
- Split boxes on the monthly calendar
- 2 x Contacts pages are not needed (extra notes or checklist pages would be more useful)
- Paper is very prone to ghosting
Would I use this planner?
Yes. This is a very functional horizontal weekly planner. A little bit of color without being over the top. I do wish it was a bit cheaper though – especially since tabs are a paid extra, and the paper is very prone to ghosting.
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