With approach of each new year is the resolution to be more efficient and organized. This is why year-round planners abound in bookstores and paper supply stores at the onset of the holiday season.
Lately, brands have launched their own custom planners, giving their loyal customers a way to experience their brands throughout the year, while contributing to their #organizationgoals.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the coffeehouse founded by Herb Hyman in Southern California in 1963, has a slightly different perspective.
With The 2019 Giving Journal, CBTL brings the spotlight towards generosity. It highlights the Real LIFE Foundation, CBTL’s beneficiary since 2011 which receives support for its endeavors to provide educational assistance to the less fortunate.
I was given a copy of The 2019 Giving Journal by a friend but as I already have another planner, and in keeping with CBTL’s aim to be generous this year (and with my friend’s blessing, of course!), I am giving this journal away.
For the recipient of this journal, here’s what you can do with it:
Plan your year (of course!). The journal has pages where you can set your monthly goals (whether in your finances, reading, relationships or health), as well as the monthly overview and weekly notes that let you break down your tasks and celebrate your accomplishments.
Look back on how you can do and be better. At the end of each month, the journal encourages you to reflect and resolve on how you can further improve.
Treat your friends to a good ole’ cuppa. In keeping with the theme of generosity, why not invite a friend to a coffee date that’s on you? That’s easy to do with the Buy 1 Take 1 coupons for coffee drinks and other upgrades and freebies included in the planner.
Appreciate the creativity of Filipino artists. The journal features the works of twelve Filipino artists, many of whom were CBTL customers themselves who showcased their talents through CBTL’s initiatives such as Brew Your Best Year and #CoffeeBeanOceanArt contest or by volunteering in the company’s events.
This is a great planner to have around, either to look forward to the coming months or to document what goes on throughout your year.
So the next question is: How do you get this copy of The 2019 Giving Journal?
Simple: just join my Instagram giveaway coming soon. Look out for it at instagram.com/beingjellybeans.
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