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Tea @ Dawn's ~ Cheers to a New Year + 3 Giveaway Winners!

My 2020 Printable Planning Sheets + a Surprise Giveaway! 🌞


Hello my friends, and Happy New Year's Eve eve! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. :-)

I'm here today to share printable planning sheets for 2020 - hot off the presses! Below you will find 12 separate PDF links - one for each month of the year. Although I do proof-read the sheets several times, it's inevitable I miss an error or two - remember, this is very much a "homespun" affair. ;-)

Anyhoo, I offer these sheets with the hope that they may be useful to someone else. And as always my planning sheets are free to print, but for personal use only.

Now, a couple of things about this year's batch:

I removed some of the "extra event" planning sheets, because I wanted to slim my planner down a bit. I usually end up keeping holiday planning sheets on clipboards or in folders anyway, along with recipes and other things that pertain to a special day. I'll still make printable holiday planning sheets available, but they will be offered in separate PDFs. I will post them here just as soon as I'm able!

All that said, there are still a few blank planning sheets at the end of each monthly section, as well as several extra note pages at the end of the planner. So all in all I probably didn't end up saving much space, lol - but I hope all this results in a less bulky planner.

Also, I changed around the weekly planning spread a bit! The content is the same, but I switched the agenda and overview pages from left to right and vice versa. I found I really liked having the agenda visible on the far left side of my spread, and my to-do list on the far right.

I also changed the planner title page ...


... because I made up a new photo collage!

I used some fun, favorite blog photographs, and I tried to choose images that captured what I post about most: the seasons, home baking, gardening, nature study, planners, cozy corners - though curiously I left out a proper cup of tea ...

(There is however a cup of tea on the very last page of my planner - my end page!)

Ok, without further ado, here are the links to my monthly planning sheets!

Please read on for instructions on setting up your planner AND some news about a New Year's Giveaway!

🌞The By Sun and Candlelight 2020 Weekly Planner🕯














There are a few different ways you can use my planning sheets. I myself like to have them bound at the copy shop but I have also used them in a 3-ring binder. Another idea would be to keep them on clipboards, or even in a file folder crate.

If you are interested in using the whole collection as a spiral bound planner, here is a brief rundown of what I do:

I first print out all the sheets, and then I add:

• a pretty cover page

• 12 monthly divider pages

• a sturdy end page

• adhesive monthly tabs

Note: For printing the planning sheets I prefer Staples-brand letter-size (8.5" x 11") "Premium Bright White Inket & Laser Paper" (28 lb., 98 Bright). I find this paper allows the colors to stand out but not bleed through and it takes a pen (I prefer this one) very nicely. For the covers and dividers, I like to use a heavier scrapbooking paper or "cardstock." You can find such paper at any arts and crafts store, or even on Amazon. (My favorite resource is a company called Graphic 45. They sell beautiful collections of vintage-design papers.)

I use a piece of chipboard for the back cover or end page of my planner which I also order from Amazon. Adhesive tabs for the monthly divider pages can be found at Staples or on Amazon. I personally love Erin Condren's pastel-hued tabs for my planners!

If you have any questions about my sheets or how I set up my planner, please don't hesitate to ask. I've been making them for a few years now and every year I work out a new kink or two! Unfortunately I am not in a position to sell my planners at this time, but hope that you will find them easy enough to print and use yourself through the links here at my blog.

Ok, now about the aforementioned giveaway!

As you all know I held a planner giveaway earlier this month, as part of my Late Autumn Tea series, and Shelly in WI won a copy of my planner (all dolled up and bound just like my own). Well as I worked on our planners - one for Shelly and one for myself - I realized I had some extra supplies on hand so ...

I have 3 more planners to give away!

(Hooray! I love making planners for people!)

Now if you are interested in winning  planner - all spiral-bound and "dolled up" with dividers, etc. - please leave a comment on this post, answering the following question:

❄️What is something that brings you comfort or joy in the Winter?❄️

I will use your answers as inspiration for my upcoming Deep Winter Tea series!

I will announce the three winners here on Friday, January 3rd and then will mail off these planners just ASAP. Unfortunately, you will be missing the first week or so of planning, but it's the best I can do! I really love sharing these planners, and hope others will enjoy using them, too!

Well my friends, I wish you all the best in 2020! Thanks so much for stopping by, and for all your kind words and encouragement. I am grateful for all your support and the opportunity to share a little of my life through this blog. Here's to many cups of tea and nice long chats in the new year to come!