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I have been drooling over an Erin Condren address book for a long time. You know how much I love my Erin Condren planner (and notebooks, and stickers, and stationery …), but the one item I have never pulled the trigger on and purchased was her address book.
Recently I had enough credit and coupons to pick one up for FREE. It was meant to be! I quickly went to the site to order my prize, only to find they were out of stock. I tweeted the EC Customer Service team to get an ETA on when they would be back in stock, and was just told they hoped by the end of the year. Dejected, I ordered myself a blog planner, some stationery and stickers to soothe myself.
Ok, but seriously, all adults should have an address book! I have pen pals I like to keep track of, but I also send out Christmas cards every year. And I try to be faithful about writing thank-you notes. Over the years I have collected friends from all over the country and world, and being able to keep their addresses in an orderly fashion has made it even easier to keep in touch with them.
The Erin Condren address books finally came back in stock, and one is one its way to me, but in the meantime I came up with my own solution.
Last year I briefly tried a Color Crush A5 planner. I love the idea of being able to add and take things out of my planner so easily, but this system just wasn’t planner peace for me. The inserts are now outdated, but the binder itself has just sat on my shelf. I decided to make my own inserts and turn the A5 binder into a DIY address book!
I sat down and designed some simple, but functional address book inserts. I printed them two per page on white card stock, and then punched them to fit into my A5 binder.
This was such a simple solution to organizing my addresses, and got me through the holiday and Christmas card season! Once my Erin Condren address book gets here I will switch the information over, but if you don’t have the money to invest in a nice one right now, this could be a great solution for you!
You could print these full-page size and punch to fit in a 3 ring binder, or even print them in A5 size and use an ARC punch to put them in a disc bound system. Whatever notebook system you prefer, these will work.
Click the image below to download your own printable copy!
If you want to print these 2 per page in the A5 size, check your printer settings.
I like to write addresses with a Pilot Frixion pen. This looks a lot nicer than using pencil, but can be erased if someone moves or their information changes. I use these pens in my planner, too! I added some tabs to my pages for easy access, too.
Do you keep an address book? You really should, and now its as easy as printing these pages out. Maybe you will actually get some Christmas cards out this year! I’d love to see your set up once you get them printed and punched, so head over to my Facebook page and leave me a picture!