Adding clock changes to your planner design is crucial. I consider them to be just as important as US federal holidays and a must-have for all calendars. These two key dates directly affect our daily routine—and often wreak havoc when forgotten about—so it’s best to include them on your calendar pages.
But what’s the correct way to display them?
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME OR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?
My team of editors and I see this one written incorrectly a lot! Because “Daylight Savings” is colloquial, people assume that’s the way to write it. The correct wording is actually “Daylight Saving”—singular—and it should be listed in your planner design as Daylight Saving Time begins and Daylight Saving Time ends. And keep in mind that while the US begins daylight saving time in March and ends in November, territories in the Southern Hemisphere do the opposite.
Do you have it listed correctly in your designs?
If you got it wrong or are wondering what else might be incorrect, I’ve got the perfect resource for you—The Ultimate Holiday Guide. My team of editors and I personally curate this collection each year for our proofreading and planner design clients. And we don’t mess around! We triple proof each list to ensure each date is accurate—because we reference these lists with every planner we proof.
So stop wasting hours googling dates and holidays! Our Holiday Guides are available for 2019, 2020, and 2021 because we know you need to work far in advance.
PS: Did you know that not all areas within the US observe Daylight Saving Time? Arizona, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico are just a few. Likewise, most areas of Africa and Asia do not observe DST, while Central and South America, New Zealand, and Australia are mixed. #themoreyouknow