Why Paper Calendars are the Cream of The Crop

The digital world has heaps of things going for it – you can email people instead of hunting for a stamp and sending a letter, you can find the place you want to go in two seconds on Google Maps, and you can do your shopping from the comfort of your own home.

But when it comes to calendars, paper versions are far superior to digital ones for more reasons than you can shake a stick at. Here’s our top five:

  1. Electronic calendars are slow

Digital diaries are meant to be quicker and easier to use, yet when we asked a group of people what they were doing on January 10th, the ones who referred to a paper calendar gave their answer first, while the digital lovers were still busy signing into one of their many clouds.

  1. Paper calendars are more than just functional

There’s something to be said for aesthetically pleasing stationery and organizational tools, and a calendar is no different. Unlike digital calendars, paper ones aren’t just functional, they are often hung on the wall to show off some fantastic artwork or photography.

  1. A hard copy calendar doesn’t run out of batteries

A paper calendar or diary isn’t just faster, it’s also far more reliable than a digital one. There’s nothing more frustrating than needing to check an appointment, only for your phone or iPad to run out of juice.

  1. Paper calendars are more private

Electronic calendars are often shared, meaning colleagues and friends can always see what you’re up to and when. While this might not phase some people, not everyone likes the openness of a digital calendar. After all, you don’t want to spend ALL of your working day in meetings, do you?

  1. Writing things down aids memory

It’s well known that writing things down helps aid memory recall, while typing them on a computer doesn’t. Making notes on your paper calendar means you’re far more likely to remember what’s on, rather than get caught out. With digital calendars, there’s often so many other things going on, such as emails, unnecessary notifications and invitations, that remembering what you’re supposed to remember becomes incredibly difficult.


If you’re ready to create an eye-catching and luxurious calendar, call us today on: 08432 898 074 or email: nigel@eightdaysaweek.co.uk. You can read out business case studies here and our retail ones here.

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