Despite the arrival of the diary on your mobile – always handy and with sounds and alerts to help remember tasks – many people still opt for paper ones that stand the test of time. Stationery manufacturers and brands have updated the design, resulting in a practical format that encourages creativity, with covers that state principles and preferences.
The trend is for an A5 format, largely week to view. The model showing all the days of the week on two pages is the clearest, as it avoids having to flick backwards and forwards, and having to turn pages as is the case with day to view diaries. There are brands that even add a blank page a week as extra space, while others include a sheet of stickers with pictures and alerts to personalise dates and notes. In fact, this personalisation can allow the full name to be stamped on the cover, giving the diary a handmade look, a feature that is very much on the rise.
There are also models that have the cover illustrated with messages of social commitment, aspiration or personal optimism, continuing inside with well-known quotes and allegorical illustrations.
If you need a diary, go along to the Montblanc boutique or Llibre Idees, both in illa Carlemany, Andorra’s top shopping centre. They offer a wide choice, so that whether you start with the academic year or in January you’ll find the right one for you.