As we all know by now (and if you didn't already know, here's your memo:), most of the colored styles of Filofaxes are limited edition, usually for one year only.
In fact, all of my Filofaxes (with the exception of only my red A5 Domino) are either completely discontinued or in the process of being phased out. Which means...each one is irreplaceable.
Which makes me almost too afraid to use any of my Filofaxes!!
My Buckingham, which is my very first real Filofax, has had a very hard life and is only barely starting to show signs of wear on its smooth leather. It holds a position of high honor in my Filofax collection. It's the wise old grandpa with loads of stories of life on the road.
My gorgeous Deco, in the being-phased-out Ivory color: should I preserve it rather than risk spoiling its beauty??
My Finsburies in purple and green are no longer made in those colors.
Even my purple Domino, which is certainly affordable enough to be replaced if needed, is no longer made in the Grape color I love.
On the one hand, I think what a shame it would be for any of these to get ruined, especially the Deco, my "Dream Filofax." How could I bear an ink splotch or deep gouge, knowing I could never replace it??
But on the other hand, life is meant to be lived, and Filofaxes are meant to be used. Yes I might mess up my Filofaxes. But what fun is it to just look at them on the shelf? They are not museum pieces. They are meant to be used, filled up, and loved.
Do you have a Filofax you are almost too afraid to use? Or any that hold a position of "high honor" in your collection?