Hello Loves! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had 3 more orders for Faith Planners from my Etsy shop this past weekend. There is something so relaxing in creating a faith planner for a client. Today I am sharing more about creating your Faith Planner and a few tips on setup.
The below image is of a Faith planner I made for a client this weekend. You can learn more about the planners in my Etsy shop – FaithCraftsandCoffee
Creating your Faith Planner – Style
Before you start creating your faith planner you’ll need to decide what style planner you want. There are several different styles you could use. Here are a few, a Traveler’s Notebook (shown in image above), an A5 planner, you could even use a spiral notebook or a composition notebook. Then there are options like my current setup.
In the below picture you can see all of my Faith Planners. I am using a Stalogy B6 for my bible studies/devotional, an A5 for monthly scripture writing plans, and a Hobonichi Weeks for my Prayer planner. But you can create one Faith planner that contains all that I mentioned by adding sections to your planner.
Pros & Cons of the Different Styles
So above I told you about the different style Faith Planners you can create. Now I want to break the styles down with their pros and cons. These are my thoughts and how each style worked with my faith journey.
Faith Planner – A5 Binder Planner
The above image is of an A5 Faith Planner I created for a client of Faith Crafts and Coffee my Etsy Shop. I love the versatility of the A5 for decorating.
Size – you have loads of room to write notes & but still portable
Colors – You can get A5 Binder planners in many different colors.
Ease for mistakes – If you mess up a page you can easily remove it.
Accessories – There are loads of pretty accessories for A5 planners.
Layouts – You can change your layout every week, month, etc.
Saving – I save all my faith journey notes so that one day I can pass it along to my children. The pages are all loose-leaf pages and once you take them from the binder the pages can easily get out of order/lost, etc
Faith Planner – Traveler’s Notebook Style
The above image is of a Faith Planner using a Traveler’s Notebook Setup. I created this for another client of mine. I loved this one and had so much fun creating it for her.
Size & Portable – I love the size of traveler’s notebooks, and they fit nicely in most standard purses, laptop bags, and carry-ons. The pages in each notebook are longer than wider, and notes fit nicely.
Savable – This is a big plus for me! I save all my faith notes and having them all neat in a portable notebook makes saving easy. No, loose pages, no lost notes and they stay in order.
Colors– Designs and decorating – You can get traveler’s notebook covers in many colors, designs, leather, clothe. Also, the inserts can be bought with pretty covers, or you can get the craft brown cover ones and create your own personal cover.
DIY Covers – It’s fairly easy to make your own covers for the inserts.
Adding several inserts/notebooks– You can easily add more straps so that you can add more notebooks. I had 8 notebooks in my last Faith planner.
Mistakes – It’s not easy to just remove a page if you’ve made a mistake. You can, however, rip out the page you’ve messed up.
Writing space – Some people don’t like skinny/long pages.
Spiral & Composition Notebooks Faith Planners
When I first started my faith journey I used a spiral notebook, then switched to a composition notebook. The pros and cons of this style of faith planner are about the same.
Writing Space – these have bigger pages which give loads of room for notes.
Affordable – You can get these fairly cheap
Easily Tab-able Pages – You can get self-sticking tabs and make sections in these.
Easy to Decorate – You can easily add pretty paper to the covers.
Saveable – These can easily be placed on a shelf for saving.
Effectiveness- Useful – This is a great beginner’s faith planner and a good place to start to see if keeping a faith planner is something you want to do.
Too Big & Bulky – I didn’t like these because I like a portable faith planner that I can grab on the go.
Creating Your Faith Planner – Stalogy, Hobonichi Weeks
This year I started off using a Stalogy B6 for my devotional & bible studies and LOVED it. I then added another Stalogy A5 notebook which I am using for my monthly scripture writing. Did I tell you I love these notebooks? The pages are perfect to write on, and the notebooks get all chunky when you start filling up the pages. Below is a picture of my Stalogy A5 Faith Planner.
You can add tabs to this notebook to make sections, but since I am using different notebooks I didn’t add tabs. The cover was an A5 binder planner I had laying around. I took the rings out and added a strip of pretty duct tape.
My stalogy fits in it perfectly, and I got to add all the pretties to the little pockets, etc. The covers for Stalogy notebooks come in a variety of colors too. But I added some pretty bow paper to mine.
Creating your Faith Planner – Stalogy B6 Notebook
The above image is of my Daily Devotional Faith Planner in a Stalogy B6 notebook. The pages get so chunky as you write on them. I started this one in Jan of this year, and cant wait to see how full it gets come years need.
This style of faith planner is great to see how much time you’ve spent with the Lord for a year’s time. It’s perfect for storing and keeps all your notes together in one book.
You can find pretty covers for these notebooks and they are pretty popular upon the journaling community.
Prayer Journal using a Hobonichi Weeks Notebook
I call my Prayer Journal my precious, it’s loaded with conversations I’ve had with God. I started using this style notebook/journal in Jan this year. Like, the Stalogy journals the pages are wonderful for writing on. They also get chunky when you start to fill up the pages.
The Hobonichi Weeks actually is a monthly/weekly style planner. But I use washi tape to cover up those elements and fill up the pages with my prayers.
The pretty white things are planner pouches I make and sell in my Etsy shop. Visit here to learn more about the sizes, colors, etc. available. See the below image for an example of how I cover up the dates, etc.
Creating your Faith Planner – Final thoughts
As you can tell there are many styles of Faith planners. You just have to decide which one works best for your needs. It took me a few tries and styles to decide which work best for my faith journey needs.
When I first started my journey I recorded everything, had separate sections for different prayer days, bible verses, study notes, devotionals, gratitude, etc.
But as I grew in my faith, I realized I didn’t need to have all those sections. I also realized that I wanted my devotional notes in my planner, my prayers in another, and my monthly scripture writing in another. I also have a smaller Stalogy that I keep notes in or suggestion studies/books etc. (it’s the little pink one you see in the image above)
My devotional is always a yearly one, so the Stalogy 365 A5 works great there are enough pages for the entire year of note-taking.
Many have asked me why 3 different faith planners? It makes it easier to find something later. I know that when I pick up a faith planner from my shelf it’s going to have all my daily devotional notes in it. Same when it comes to picking up my scripture writing planner, prayer planner.
It works for me and I feel like it will be easier for someone else to read/learn from later on. I have a few flip-through videos on my YouTube channel if you’re interested.
Just because these styles work for me doesn’t mean it will be something that works for your faith journey. Honestly, God, wouldn’t care if you wrote all your notes on a napkin or the back of bills you get. He only wants you to spend time with Him.
Thank you and many blessings to you.
I hope you enjoyed reading about creating your faith planner. Hopefully, it helped you learn more about the different styles of faith planners available. If you have any questions feel free to contact me or leave your questions in the comments below. I will answer you ASAP.
Also if you’d like to read articles similar to this one you can find them here. I also have some of my Bible Journaling pages here. Feel free to share Faith Crafts and Coffee with your friends and family. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
As you leave here today take this verse with you – But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33.
Have fun creating your faith planner.