Inside the box is an instruction card and 43 heavy duty blue plastic folders with attractive labels: 12 folders for months and 31 folders for days. As I have come to expect, the quality is outstanding and the labels are laminated into the folder so they won't wear off. Unlike paper folders, they won't wear out, either.
I prefer to use the digital tickler file that's built-in to eProductivity, but for things that can't be digitized the David Allen Tickler files are ideal. Another benefit is that, like all David Allen gear, they are attractive. By attractive, I mean that I'm more inclined to use things that attract me to them. That's why I like certain tools, products, or services.
The instruction card includes an overview of the how and why a tickler system and offers examples of things you might use a tickler system for. Even if you are a mostly digital guy like me, you will find benefit in these instructions.
Sure, I could create my own tickler files from manilla folders and a labeler, but these folders are fun to look at and I'm more likely to use them as a result. You can find them here.