Deck your journal with boughs of holly!
If you read my blog, you already know what a fan I am of bullet journals! If you don’t already have a bullet journal, check out this post to start your own. Bullet journals allow you to get creative and start your own lists instead of the planners that are generic.
There are two ways to go about creating your Christmas themed lists. If you already have a bullet journal, simply add any Christmas lists that apply to you in your regular bujo. Or, as many die hards do, they actually have several planners and will have one just for Christmas. In doing so, you can have your lists as well as a Christmas scrapbook of sorts, adding any photos or other memorabilia for that years Christmas.
An added benefits besides the obvious of organizing everything around Christmas is that your creativity creates a calm as well as taking the time to be grateful for all that you have. While we should do this everyday year round, life tends to get in the way. Am I right? Adding a page to your journal to take a few minutes to think about what we are grateful for creates a mindset of thankfulness, giving you more of that calming effect.
What you need so you can start:
Before you move into the lovely bullet journal spreads I have to show you, I want to recommend some of the products I use for my own bullet journaling. This post on bullet journal ideas contains affiliate links, which means I may earn some money if you click on one. Read the full disclaimer here.
- This is the exact Bullet Journal I use.
- These are the markers I personally use. You can go with fancy Tombows, but I like these.
- These are the stencils I use. I like these because they are metal with their own case.
- This is the washi tape I use. I like skinny tape.
Make Your List and Check It Twice!
This is as simple or as elaborate as you like. This one they simply set up columns to keep track of who, what, and amount. It’s also good to keep a list of what you and your family have received in order to send thank you notes.
Stuff Those Stockings
Keep a running list of stocking stuffers when you think of them. Keep it handy when you are out shopping to grab items.
Countdown To Christmas
Keeping a Christmas countdown will help you keep track of the days when they start running together.
Your monthly calendar can keep track of activities to menus. Personalize to fit your needs!
Keep a running list of activities that you have scheduled.
Another idea for listing activities as well as what you are grateful for.
Business and Personal Layout
I love this layout for keeping track of Business and Personal tasks, goals as well as what you are currently into such as music, reading,etc.
Another great layout that includes gratitude, birthdays, habits, etc.
Keep track of your menu ideas and the guest list with this Christmas dinner layout.
Favorite Holiday Movies
Document your favorite holiday movies with this list.
Keep Christmas Card lists for whom you’ve received cards from as well as who you’ve sent a card to.
Keep a list of Christmas plans from a To-Do list to tickets to where to go.
Movies To Watch
Keep a list of Christmas movies to watch.
What to do over winter break.
List of Lists
Here is a list of possibilities for your Christmas journal.
For those less artistic like me, there are tools to help you such as rulers, stencils,markers and more. Remember that no one needs to see your Christmas journal. You don’t have to be artistic nor elaborate. A bullet journal is a great way to relieve stress and have downtime during the stressful holidays.