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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with A Goal-Setting Calendar

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

goal setting calendar

It’s January, and the new year calls for new resolutions. A key to long-term success in following through with resolutions and goals is to write them down, look at them often, and break them up into bite-size chunks so they work for you. Pave the way to success this year with a new goal planner or new year’s resolution calendar.

We have all types of goal planning calendars stocked at Paper Plus, waiting for your pen and your new year’s resolutions.

Here are some reasons why you should invest in a goal-setting calendar.

The Benefits of Creating and Mapping Goals

You probably have an idea of where you want to be a year or a few years from now. But how do you get there? Writing down goals, especially on a goal-setting calendar, provides direction and focus, increasing your chances of arriving at your desired destination. Here are some other benefits of having a goal-planning calendar:

  • It’s motivating
  • It provides structure
  • It breaks up big plans into smaller, doable tasks
  • It creates an opportunity to reexamine your plan
  • It’s extremely satisfying when you complete a goal

How to Use a Goal-Tracking or Goal-Setting Calendar

Working backward is a great way to set up your goal-setting calendar. Think about your long-term goal – maybe it’s to launch a new business, plant a garden, or graduate with a 4.0 GPA. Whatever it is, be clear about what the end result will look like and mark the date on your calendar. Then, work backward by defining one thing that needs to be completed every month in order to get there. Once you have the monthly goals filled in, create smaller weekly goals. At the beginning of each month, read over your entries, and set small daily goals that will help move you forward.

Why Hard Copies Are Better Than Digital

Digital calendars are convenient and accessible. However, there is nothing like holding a calendar, planner, or journal in your hand that outlines the overall scope of a project or plan. Physical calendars create a great visual tool for long-term planning. Some would even argue that a paper calendar or planner is more easily digestible and less overwhelming than a digital version. The process of writing things down is helpful for committing appointments and meetings to memory.

There is something to be said about laying your calendar out in front of you, looking at tasks, goals, appointments, and more, and then checking things off as you go.

monthly goal setting calendars on displayKeep it Fun!

Remember to keep it light and don’t take goal-setting calendars too seriously, or you’ll lose the fun in your journey. Find a calendar with a theme that makes you smile. Sometimes it’s that photo of a secluded island, foreign cities you’re longing to visit, or cute pups that will motivate you to use your daily, weekly, or monthly goal planner throughout the year. Find a resolution calendar that will continue to inspire and drive you to your ultimate destination.

Paper Plus has all types of goal tracking calendars and goal planners to set you up for long-term success. Map out your days and weeks, write down what went great, what went wrong, and what you are grateful for.

We stock very basic weekly and monthly planners as well as book-like journaling planners. If you’re looking to plan further ahead, we carry pocket two-year planners as well.

Don’t need a calendar for yourself? Calendars are great as gifts for students, busy professionals, and business owners.

Call us at (510) 525-1799 or drop in at 1629 San Pablo Ave. in Berkley to browse our selection of daily, weekly, and monthly calendars.

How to Wrap the Perfect Holiday Gift

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

gift wrapping paper galore at Paper Plus

Ribbons and tissue and toppers, oh my! It’s the time of year when we are inundated with questions on gift wrapping so we thought we’d put together an anyone-can-do-it guide for wrapping your holiday gifts. Come on in and we’ll help you pick out the perfect paper, gift bags, stickers, bows and cards– everything you need to ensure your gifts stand out!

All the gift wrapping supplies you'll needGather wrapping materials

All you need are scissors, tape, wrapping paper, a bow or some kind of festive frill and, of course, the present. If your gift isn’t already in a box, we have gift boxes of every size and shape to choose from. Choosing a box with flat surfaces will make wrapping it neatly much easier.
Pro Tip: Use scissors that have only been used to cut paper, if you can. Sharp blades = clean-cut lines and better looking presents.

Measure out how much paper to cut

Put your present on the wrapping paper at an angle, instead of even with the edge. You want enough paper so that it extends comfortably past each corner when you lay the gift on it diagonally. Arranging the box diagonally saves paper and looks neater too, because the folds aren’t on the edges.

Put your present on the wrapping paper at an angle, instead of even with the edge. You want enough paper so that it extends comfortably past each corner when you lay the gift on it diagonally. Arranging the box diagonally saves paper and looks neater too, because the folds aren’t on the edges.

Put your present on the wrapping paper at an angle, instead of even with the edge. You want enough paper so that it extends comfortably past each corner when you lay the gift on it diagonally. Arranging the box diagonally saves paper and looks neater too, because the folds aren’t on the edges.

Fold the wrapping paper on each side of the present

Fold the bottom part up and fold and tuck in one side. Then fold the side up and over and secure it with a piece of tape. Make sure to pull it snug before taping, to keep it looking neat.

Stand the box up and repeat folding to the other side

Tuck in the other corner and fold the paper to cover the top of the present. Again, you’ll want to pull the paper tight so it’s snug around the gift. Then flip it over to the other side.

Pinch and fold up the remaining two sides

Tuck in the remaining corners and fold the side then the top part. Just tuck in the corner of the top flap and secure it with another piece of tape.

beautifully wrapped gifts and accessoriesAdd personal flair

Here comes the fun part! Candy canes, bits of greenery, stickers, cards and hand-written notes all serve in bringing your presents to life. We have patterned ribbons, colorful bows and plenty of accessories to add the perfect amount personality to your gift.




Give the Gift of Organization: 2017 Calendars 50% Off!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Wall calendars, day planners, inspirational calendars 50% off on display

In our increasingly chaotic world staying organized is more important than ever. We know a calendar isn’t just the days in the month or year, it’s an opportunity to enjoy photography, recipes, art, daily inspiration or historical dates each month. While clearly being functional, calendars also offer pleasant reminder of hobbies, favorite locales or humorous characters. Come on in and one of our knowledgeable associates will help you pick out the right calendar for everyone in your family.

All 2017 Calendars are 50% Off as show in rotating rack

Wall Calendars for Family Memories

From birthdays to anniversaries, keep careful track with an inspirational wall calendar. When each month rolls around, you’ll see clearly which events are coming and have enough time to do something special. Thanks to digital photography, these calendars explode with awesome images that make keeping a schedule a pleasant activity.

Pocket Calendars for Easy Use

These mini planners are perfect for anyone on the go. With this handy calendar at your fingertips, you’ll never forget another appointment!

Page-a-Day Calendars for Inspiration

These inspiring gems sit happily on a desktop or counter and offer tidbits of wisdom alongside the date. Each day as you flip to the next page, an inspirational quote, funny quip or heart-warming recipe await. There’s a theme to fit everyone. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Engagement Calendars for Daily Organization

Keep track of your daily appointments with a portable spiral bound or hardcover calendar.

Monthly Planners for Goal Setting

Planners are wonderful for looking at the entire month or week. Great for people with a busy schedule or a family with lots of activities.

Big Letters/Big Numbers Planners for Easy Viewing

These best-selling calendars are great for seniors or anyone visually challenged. While they don’t have photographs, their large fonts make them a wonderful asset to your organized life.

Five Ways to ACE Your Gift-giving This Year With Calendars!

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Make someone happy this year and next with one of our unique 2016 calendars.

1. Save Money

All of our 2016 calendars are 50% off the marked price. That’s HALF off, just for coming into the store.

2. Be choosy.

We have literally thousands of calendar titles of high-quality print calendars with an extensive range of imagery, including:

  • calendars on display at Paper PlusDog breed calendars
  • Famous artist calendars
  • Celebrities, A- to C-list
  • Food photography calendars
  • Travel calendars
  • Countries, Cities calendars
  • Landmarks calendars
  • National Parks calendars
  • Animal calendars
  • Flowers calendars
  • Cars calendars
  • Motorcycles calendars
  • Vintage image calendars
  • and so many more!

3. Get them something they need.

Our calendar selection isn’t limited to large wall calendars. We also carry quick glance mini-wall calendars, engagement calendars for appointments, assignments and more, and pocket calendars for a purse, backpack or desk drawer.

4. Get them something that suits their tastes.

Whether it is a classic engagement book for the teacher in your life, or a sweet kids’ calendar for a new student, calendars are perfect end-of-year gifts. They make great stocking stuffers, and with Paper Plus’ 50% thousands of calendars on the shelves at paper plusoff pricing, you can afford to buy one for every friend and family member.

5. Start the tradition.

Calendar-giving is a friendly way to look forward to the new year together. Unlike digital calendars that stretch on into infinity, paper calendars can be individualized to the hobbies and interests of the receiver and mark the passage of time. Not only are they attractive, they’re actually useful! What better way to show someone you care?

Come to the Paper Plus 50% Off Calendar sale, while supplies last! These titles go fast!

2015 Calendars are IN! Everything 50% OFF

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Paper Plus has reorganized its shelves for the annual 2015 Calendars & Planners sale!


Come in to the store and browse thousands of titles from dozens of publishers. These aren’t the cheap swag calendars the insurance salesman gives away — these are high quality, hi-definition calendars you will love to hang in your office or kitchen. With so many titles, you’re bound to find something you adore — from animals to landmarks to California places, celebrities, art collections, and just plain eclectic. (Lop-eared bunnies calendar? Yeah. We have that.)


2015 Calendars in All Shapes & Sizes


Our 2015 Wall calendars, Pocket calendars, Mini Wall calendars, Mega-Grid calendars, and formal Engagement planners make excellent Christmas presents. Many include 16 months, starting Fall 2014 through December 2015, making them extra-useful. The average regular price for a 2015 calendar is $13.99. But EVERY 2015 CALENDAR is 50% off the marked price!

It’s a great deal, and it only happens once a year!



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