5-Year Snapshot Journals – Capture Five Years of Memories | Paperblanks

5-Year Snapshot Journals

Capturing 5 Years of Your Life

Covers & Designs

Covers & Designs

By working in exclusive partnerships with museums and art collections around the world, we have curated a unique and evolving library of designs.

A theme that remains constant throughout this diverse selection of covers is a celebration of imaginations that make the impossible possible.

Interior Formats

Take a snapshot of an important period in your life or simply track everyday experiences over five years by filling in quick notes about each day. Each page is divided into dates with five year entries.

To begin, turn to today’s date and write in the year for the first entry. Fill in the corresponding year on every page until the end of the year and then begin again at the second entry for today’s date, and keep going until you’ve filled the book!

Sizes & Formats

All 5-Year Snapshot Journals come in our ultra format – the ideal size to accommodate five years’ worth of entries.


Smyth Sewn Binding

We take the durability of our products seriously and bind all our books using the sturdy yet incredibly flexible Smyth sewn technique. In the classic art of bookmaking, the sewing together of signatures (paper folded into groups of eight, sixteen or thirty-two pages) is seen as the heart of a well-made book, and we have followed this tradition in creating Paperblanks books.

Downloadable Booklets

Get even more out of your 5-Year Snapshot Journal with our helpful guided booklets! Whether capturing a snapshot of a specific relationship or time period, or creating a five-year plan for professional success, these booklets provide prompts and motivations to keep you on track.

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  • Memento Pouches

    Memento Pouches

    Our accordion-style horizontal memento pouch stores your loose papers, ticket stubs and business cards without adding extra bulk to your book.

  • Ribbon Markers

    Ribbon Markers

    All 5-Year Snapshot Journals come with a satin ribbon marker to help you mark where you left off.

  • Endpapers


    We are proud to give credit to the talented individuals and artistic movements that have inspired our designs. The back endpaper of every book contains credit and copyright information, as well as a fascinating historical background for the original artwork.

  • Note-Taking Pages

    Note-Taking Pages

    We’ve included extra pages for notes at the back of each journal for those truly momentous occasions that need a little more room.

  • Elastic Closure.

    Elastic Closure.

    Elastic band closures expand to fit your needs as you fill your journal over time..


Paper Quality

Inside every Paperblanks journal is our authentic laid paper in an eye-pleasing cream colour. Our 5-Year Snapshot Journals have a paper weight of 120 gsm.

Paper Sourcing

Considering the environmental impacts of doing business is important to us. That’s why all of our paper is derived from sustainable forest pulp, our binder boards are made with 100% recycled materials and we use paper that is FSC-certified in all of our books.