I’ve gathered some ideas for you to add holiday spreads for your bullet journal:
Maybe the most obvious and useful of all of the holiday bullet journal spreads you can make is the gift planning bullet journal page. On this page, you collect ideas for Christmas gifts to purchase for your friends and family.
Starting this page as early as possible can help tremendously because it gives you time to think about and listen for what the people you are buying for would like. In fact, you could probably start this as early as the day after Christmas!
Here are some gift idea tracking ideas from Instagram:
Track what you’ve already purchased and what you still need to purchase. You can check off where you bought things, keep track of the costs and your budget, and keep track of where these gifts are. For example, if you purchased top selling gifts on Amazon, you could track whether they’ve been received or whether you are still waiting for them to arrive. Nothing is worse than noticing at the last minute that a gift for your cousin that you see once a year won’t arrive on time.
This is why I use Amazon Prime! I can get everything in two days. I’m a huge procrastinator and having Amazon Prime during the holiday season is a lifesaver since most things arrive in two days.
In addition to tracking purchases, a shopping or spending tracker can also be used to keep you on budget. Going off budget can increase holiday stress.
What kinds of meals would you like to create for the holidays? Is there anything new you’d like to create?
Your bullet journal is a great place to collect the different ideas you have for holiday meals and to make a plan for what you will make for the holidays.
Are there cookies you’d like to try baking? What about cookies that are tried and true that you plan to make? These could all be listed in your meal plan spread.
You can plan for sending out Christmas cards. I love the idea of collecting all of the addresses you need on this spread. Then you can refer back to it in the future to get the addresses of important people in your life.
The best part of looking at social media sites like Instagram is seeing all of the talent of other people who bullet journal. Do not let this intimidate you though because you can have a simple bullet journal and it is just as nice.
Your own holiday wishlist could be made into a bullet journal spread. My husband and I have always relied on Amazon wish lists since we have very different interests. A bullet journal spread of ideas to put on my wish list would help me to populate it before he does his shopping. 🙂
Every year people lug out boxes of decoration to put up around their house. These include ornaments, holiday lights (these look really neat), Christmas trees, and other decorations. Throughout the year you might forget what you have. A bullet journal spread of your inventory can help you plan for next year. It also may help you with your wish list spread!
Holiday To Dos
Keep track of all your have to dos and want to dos on a bullet journal page!
Best of all, keep track of memories in your journal.
Moments pass by so quickly and often we forget the good things that happened. Take some time as you go through your holiday to take out your journal and jot down things you did that brought you joy. Write down important gifts, reactions to gifts, nice things that were said, and fun things to remember. If you need some extra help on how to remember to pull out your journal, read this post.
Marlena is the blogger behind apenandapurpose.com, where she writes about using journaling for self improvement and reaching goals in life and business. Using her experience as a Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s in Business, she teaches people how to break through negative thoughts and fear to do what matters. For more about me read my about page.