Custom Journals for Businesses, Bands, Concerts, Events, and More!

Vintage Vinyl Journals is now able to customize journals for events, promotions, weddings, giveaways, awards, and gifts.

We can create journals with custom-printed record labels that feature corporate logos, event-specific branding, and unique artwork.  Our back covers can also feature your specific design or we can use a vintage album cover.  We can also brand the inside end sheets with your logo or design.  Custom packaging can also be created.  The minimum quantity is 1,000 journals.

For smaller businesses and events we also offer the option of branding the back covers or front label.  We are able to offer this option with only a minimum quantity order of 250 journals.

You can also send us new vinyl releases and we can make these into journals for band merchandise, giveaways and promotions. We have created giveaway journals for Journey and they were thrilled with them!

There are many options with customization!  6-10 weeks lead time is required for most jobs, depending on the customization and quantity.

Just use the form below and we’ll get back to you to discuss your specific needs.   Don’t like forms? Email us at or call Katie Pietrak Diec at 484-238-0513.

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Wholesale Information

Thank you for your interest in carrying Vintage Vinyl Journals! Please email us at for additional info and our wholesale buyer pack.

We offer wholesale prices to businesses in the U.S. and globally that would like to sell our journals. To receive our  wholesale order form and pricelist, just fill out the form at the bottom of this page and click ‘Submit’. We normally respond to wholesale inquiries within 48 hours.

We carry high quality journals made from acid-free paper and vintage albums. Since our journals are made from recycled albums slight imperfections may exist.

Shipping costs will vary depending on the size of the order. We pack our wholesale orders with great care and will make sure that box dimensions remain as small as possible. Our preferred shipping vendor is UPS.

Contact Us

By Phone
We are available by phone during normal business hours. We can be reached Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
Phone: (484) 238-0513
Fax: (413) 653-3683

By Mail
Vintage Vinyl Journals
P.O. Box 6162
San Mateo, CA 94403

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About the Journals

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.” – Truman Capote

To us, this quote perfectly captures how we feel about both writing and music.

We rescued the forgotten vinyl record and lovingly crafted a one-of-a-kind blank writing notebook for those who appreciate a simpler time – when albums started with a pop and a hiss as needle met groove and thoughts were recorded pen to paper.

This journal contains 220 acid-free high quality unlined pages. Adding to the uniqueness of each journal is a carefully handcrafted cover and finish work. The fronts and backs of the journals are made from actual old albums, not reproductions of the art.

Let the words flow. Create your own music.

About the Company

It all began when Katie Pietrak Diec, a music enthusiast and craft hobbyist, was organizing her own record collection one afternoon – a collection of several thousand albums she started amassing when she was 15.  Something clicked while she was admiring the shiny black vinyl, the colorful circular labels and the vintage album art.  Why not take these beautiful albums and make them into notebooks?

Vintage Vinyl Journals, started in Pennsylvania, was then born and launched in the Spring of 2011 creating unique handmade gifts from recycled vinyl records and high quality acid-free paper.  Most of the albums are damaged and unplayable and would otherwise wind up in a landfill.

Since launching, Vintage Vinyl Journals have been sold on their e-commerce website, in over two dozen retail stores and at local art, craft and music festivals.  Vintage Vinyl Journals is now located in Northern California and they are a member of the Green Business Network and have been certified Silver with Green America. The offices have also been certified green.

Katie has recently launched her own blog, Busy Bee Kate, where she blogs about being a small business owner, DIYing, upcycling, thrifting, and being a Mom!

We have been featured as part of the following newspapers, tv shows, websites and blogs:

The Souderton Independent – “Vintage Vinyl Journals Spins Records Back Into Use
The Reporter – “Spinning a New Career
The Intelligencer – “Old Records Get New Life as Handmade Journals
Diane Sawyer’s World News – Made in America gift product list
Manayunk Eco Arts Festival – Eco Artist Sneak Preview and on CBS3 Philadelphia Talk Philly television program – Item of the Day
Modern-Vinyl – Journals Created for the Love of Music
The Alternative Consumer – “recycled musical memories – vintage vinyl journals
greenUpgrader – “Vintage Vinyl: Recycled Record Sleeve Journals” feature article and interview
Upcycle Magazine – Hands-on review | Earth to Philly news – “Grooviest book covers ever – Friday Find
Journal For You – feature article
Handmade in PA – feature article
Athens Music Junkie – Gifts for Your AMJ Valentine
Eco18 – The Art of a Hand Written Love Letter

Green LA Girl, Green Living Ideas, Moms Going Green blog, EcoSmartProducts,, Wellsphere,, Large Hearted Boy,, ReUse Connection, The Culture of Me

A Small Sampling of Past Journals