Filofax Christmas Organiser Review

11.11.13

This past few weeks I’ve not really been feeling the Filofax magic. It felt a bit like mine had just morphed into a diary, a really, really gorgeous one, but a diary nonetheless.

This explains my ridiculous levels of excitement over working with the lovely Anna from Mrs Brimbles to review her Christmas Organiser Filofax printables, available in her Etsy store.

Anna stocks A5 and personal size pages and has health and fitness pages, general printable inserts covering loads of topics (which I’ll be reviewing in the new year) and the gorgeous christmas planning ones. All the inserts come with hand drawn doodles on them and I chose the reindeer ones.

With this set you get:

  • To do checklist
  • Shopping list
  • Expenses tracker
  • Recipes pages
  • Notes
  • House guest tracker
  • Received gifts
  • Family traditions
  • Meal Planners
  • Diary inserts
  • Gift tracker
  • Card tracker
  • Address list

I have never printed Filofax pages myself, it seemed like a really daunting task but it really couldn’t have been simpler. I just printed directly onto plain Filofax pages and when I saw the results I was beyond happy. It was one of those evenings when I could see my husband shake his head and look at me with the mix of, ‘aw, glad she’s so happy’ and, ‘what a weirdo’. Lovers of organisation, Filofaxes and planning will understand my excitement though.

(Please note that most of my photos show blank pages so you can see how awesome they are without family members or friends seeing things I don’t want them to yet!)

With this simple act of adding new pages into my Filofax, my excitement for it returned and I spent my evening transcribing old lists and making new plans.

I love the design of the inserts, they’re gorgeous and hand drawn without being too twee or cartoony. The doodles are perfect for colouring in while you’re thinking of what to jot down next and there’s plenty of room for writing.

I do feel more on top of the Christmas planning now all my ideas, lists and hopes are in the one place and look so neat and uniform. I feel less worried that I’ve forgotten something and can see at a glance if I’ve already wrapped my Nan’s gift or if I remembered to give a card to my friend.

The best thing about the planner pages is the price, at the time of writing they cost £5.99 a set ,regardless of size, and have no dates on, so they can be used year after year.

If you wanted any ideas or inspiration Anna also has a YouTube page where she shows you how she uses the inserts so you can see them in action.

I was really impressed with the inserts, they look beautiful and cover everything (and more) that I need listed and sorted for Christmas.

Disclosure: I was sent a free sample for the purpose of conducting this review. My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own. No monetary compensation was given.

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4 Responses to “Filofax Christmas Organiser Review”

  1. Mammasaurus says:

    Oh now this what I need! Off to have a peek and to bookmark it for Papasaurus’s stocking fillers list for me ;)
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  2. Em says:

    Hope Santasaurus gets you some of these, they’re magic!

  3. Carla says:

    Wonderful inserts. I’ll have to check out her store as I’m always on the lookout for different kinds of inserts to aid in organizing my life in my Filofax. I see that you’re in the Fluoro orange Original. Your photos make the color stand out so beautifully.

  4. Em says:

    Carla, they’re fab inserts, I’ve never found such useful ones all in one package.
    Thanks, I love the fluoro orange, it’s beautiful
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