Some of you may have tried user the multi-year diaries before, designed to capture highlights on specific days across three-, five-, or ten-year spans. I’ve dabbled in a five-year version, but wasn’t consistent enough plus didn’t really like the layout, and five-years felt like an enormous commitment… so I abandoned it.
Being a stationery nerd who occasionally just has to check out the latest on JetPens.com, I stumbled onto this Midori three-year diary late last year and loved the layout, the size, and ooh-mama that slipcase. At the time they were out of stock, but recently my color choice finally came back in stock. How did I know? What kind of stationery nerd would I be without a JetPens wish list and the de rigueur “notify me when back in stock” button clicked?
What follows is mostly a visual review, but here are some stats and impressions I have, although I’ve yet to write in it.
Oh, and if you think these are for January-December timeframes, ain’t necessarily so. I plan to start my three-year devotion to capturing each day’s highlights and importance on my birthday in March. Seems like an appropriate anniversary and look-back date for the next three years.
Specs & Initial Impressions
- Size: 4.5″ x 7.3″ x .9″ thick
- Layout: Three days per page, all open dated (20__)
- Pages: ~ 480, ivory color
- Line spacing: 6.5mm
- Binding: Hardback
- Extras: Two ribbon markers, slipcase
- Cost: $35
- Color options: Three-year brown/green or light blue/red; five-year black/brown or red/pink
- My impressions:
- Midori paper, fountain-pen friendly and should be a delight to write on
- Lines available should be sufficient per day
- Binding quality is superb
- Love the slipcase for long-term keeping