#Blogmas - How To Use Your Bullet Journal At Christmas
Yep, you bet I worked a bullet journal post into my festive content. I mean, how couldn't I? I love putting together bullet journal posts and they always seem to do well.
I hope you're all getting into the festive spirit. I've had a very Christmassy weekend - a long drive to my family's after work on Friday, Christmas tree shopping, lunch out and present shopping on Saturday, and then an unintended snow day on Sunday, meaning I couldn't safely drive back to my flat. Instead I spent the day by the fire, decorating the Christmas tree, and taking pictures in the snow.
Can you believe it's only two weeks until Christmas day? It's definitely come round quick. And as much as I am feeling festive, I'm definitely not prepared. I still have presents to buy and wrap, cards to write and an outfit to buy for Christmas parties. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks!
Of course I'm using my bullet journal to keep me a little bit organised. I have my monthly log as always for an overview of events happening this month, and my daily logs to keep on top of tasks and plans. I've got additional pages such as a page full of present ideas for family and a wishlist for myself because I can never think of anything I want when someone asks! I've got a Christmas card tracker too, and of course it's filled with festive doodles.
A walkthrough of my festive bullet journal;
My monthly log doesn't have any colour like previous ones, but I quite like it like this! Though I probably will end up adding colour at a later point ha. My 3 monthly goals are to enjoy the festive period, blogmas and to work on my photography. I'm hoping I'll be able to get lots of great photos this month with all the decorations and lights and wintery weather around.
In contrast to my monthly log, this week was rather colourful. Can you tell this is when I started feeling really Christmassy? Actually I think this week was a bit messy, but not every spread has to be perfectly polished does it?
Another couple of spreads with a lack of colour, but again, I like how these turned out. I've been using these pages a lot to keep track of any ideas for presents I have - and ones I could ask for. I'm really struggling to think of things this year, is this what getting old is like?
Cleary still enjoying the more minimal monochrome look, there's not a lot of colour on this week. Just some holly and mistletoe doodles and simple day headers. It's been a really busy week and I haven't had much of a chance to be creative so there's that too.
Looking at these photos, I'm starting to get bored of my week header. I'm thinking that definitely needs a revamp for the new year. This cheat-calligraphy is so easy, I think I'm going to make it my goal to practice some new fonts next year.
And finally, we have another couple of Christmassy pages. I have this very rough sketch of a Christmas tree, not sure if I like how it turned out but I started drawing before I had a plan. I also have a Christmas card tracker, so I remember which cards I still need to write because otherwise it's very probable I'll write someone two cards.
How to use your bullet journal at christmas
December is a month where a little organisation goes a bloody long way. It's very easy for everything to get left to the last minute and from years of retail experience, that pre-Christmas stress is not fun. This is a great time to add some extra pages to your bujo to stay organised and make sure you're on top of the game.
But December is also a month of fun too - with Christmas parties and markets and Winter Wonderlands and festivities. So for every 'organisation' page, you should definitely add something a little bit fun too. And go for all the colours and glitter and doodles and washi tape to make your journal look as Christmassy as Buddy from Elf.
Here's some festive page ideas and inspiration:
- Present tracker (ideas, budget, bought, wrapped)
- Festive recipes (Candy cane vegan brownies, maybe?)
- Addresses for cards you need to post
- A moodboard with tree decor inspiration
- December memories
- Festive bucket list (here's some ideas)
- A gifts received list, so you can send some thank you cards
- 2018 goals
- Christmas dinner shopping list
- Christmas day menu
- A bujo advent calendar (i.e colour in a doodle a day)
- Festive doodles
Do you use extra pages in your bullet journal in the run up to Christmas? Let me know in the comments!