Christmas is almost a month away, and I bet a lot of you are already getting in the holiday mood. This means – it’s time to Christmas-up our Bullet Journals! I gathered here 7 Christmas Bullet Journal ideas which are fun and useful in preparation to the upcoming holiday, as well as some ideas and inspirations on how to add a happy holiday mood to your pages.
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One of the disadvantages of living in China is the fact that Christmas is not a holiday here. Christmas spirit is missing big time, and we don’t even have a day off on the 25th. So for me to stay happy and cheerful about the upcoming holiday I need an extra boost. This year this boost will be my Bullet Journal.
This post has everything you need to create the most Christmasy Bullet Journal setup ever! Starting from page ideas and ending with doodle tutorials and Christmas themed stationery.
I’m also including a Plan With Me video of Christmas Bullet Journal spreads, so be sure to scroll down and check it out as well.
Moreover, I created a sheet of Christmas stickers sheet, which you can download in the Resources Vault.
If you aren’t a part of Planning Mashers, be sure to join us in the signup form at the end of the post and get access to these stickers and tons of other free printables for your Bullet Journal.
11 Christmas Bullet Journal Page Ideas
I thought for a long time of many ways you can bring Christmas to your pages and special holiday-themed spreads that can keep you happy and relieve some stress of the holiday preparation. Come the weekend, I’ll be definitely lost in my bujo, creating some of these spreads to get myself in the mood!
Quote pages are a great way to add the mood to your Bullet Journal, bring together the monthly theme and moreover – they are a great way to fill empty pages you might have between your other spreads.
When I was a kid every December my parents would buy me a chocolate Christmas calendar. Each day on the calendar had a little piece of chocolate hidden and it was an absolute pleasure for me to do a countdown to the best holiday ever and have an added bonus of a delicious choco! This spread gives you the same effect: it will remind you every day that you’re one step closer to the X-day and every day you’ll be building up your excitement by filling up this tracker.
It also has a productive side to it. This spread will remind you daily how much more time you have for all the preparations, so you can schedule all your to do’s accordingly. “Oh but Masha, for that we already have a monthly log” you’d say! Well, yes we do, but be honest – do you look at your monthly log every day? I certainly don’t, and I guess that’s why my every month just flies by! However, this tracker is definitely something you’ll be checking every day.
One of the most important things about Christmas are presents. Ok, as an adult in a wonderful marriage, I know that’s not really what matters the most, but then again, go and ask little Masha and she will tell you it totally is! Maybe it’s not the most important thing, but you definitely don’t want to forget to buy something cute and special for your family and loved ones.
That’s why you definitely need a gift list! You can store here some gift ideas, or you can just make a list of people who you want to buy a present for and tick them out as you get your presents ready.
I personally live far away from my family and most of my friends. Honestly, the holiday season is pretty hard when you start missing them even more… But back to the point – I definitely don’t need a gift list, because I actually just need to buy one gift (gifting policy among expats in China is not really usual). But, I do need to make sure I send my love to all the important people. So for me, it’ll be a “send my best wishes” list.
I would say that food is one of the core things at Christmas. Bonding with the loved ones while enjoying a succulent dinner just sounds like the real magic of Christmas. Of course, we all have already a set of dishes we have every year (gravy and chocolate cake for me, preferably separately). However sometimes you just want to try out something new, so why not write it down in a special holiday-themed spread?!
When it comes to my Christmas dinner – definitely no experiments this year! Last year for dessert I cooked marshmallow yam casserole, and later on, I discovered I’m actually not a huge fan of yams, so that was quite a failure. Most likely, hubby and I will be hosting a small Christmas party, so instead of a recipe page I’ll have a list of dishes we’ll have for the dinner.
Christmas Cards List
Christmas mail is definitely something you need to keep up with. Sending the cards to your friends and loved ones on time is an important way to say you care to people who unfortunately aren’t physically next to you. So creating this list will be not only useful but also a nice reminder of how many people you love.
Movies To Watch
When I was growing up Christmas was great TV time. It was a time channels were showing all the best movies. That was my chance to watch again some classics of all genres – from Die Hard to The Lord Of The Rings. Plus of course an endless amount of Christmas movies like Love Actually.
I know for sure for every one of us (ok maybe not everyone, but you know what I mean) Christmas is special movie time. Make a list of all those holiday movies that make you happy and bring joy and treat yourself to a popcorn and movie night!
December brings us a lot of fun activities, a lot of which are made special by the holiday joy. I know I always miss out on many things, because I keep working and working and absolutely forgetting to think outside the box when it comes to my free time.
Having a bucket list for Christmas is a great idea. It’ll help you to completely immerse yourself in Christmas spirit and not miss out on any fun!
Christmas Favorites List
A great way to make sure you’re staying happy and finding some peace in these hectic pre-holiday days, is a list of things you actually love about December. A list of all the songs, foods and activities you enjoy the most this month. Remember all those cozy evenings with a hot cup of mulled wine next to the blinking lights of your Christmas tree. Don’t all these things deserve a special happy spread?
Stockings Filling Ideas
When I was a kid it was the greatest part of my day in December – to run in the morning to the living room and check the stocking for that little chocolate bar or any other cute little gift.
Create the same sense of wonder for your loved ones with this spread of little gift ideas. If I had to choose some for myself, it would totally be tons of stationery.
I created some planning pages for Thanksgiving dinner, but I think the same ones would be pretty useful for Christmas.
Christmas Memories Page
These are some of the best pages to preserve the warm and happy Christmas memories and they will be a nice thing to look back at later on.
Plan With Me: Christmas Bullet Journal Spreads
Watch me set up 7 out of these 11 page ideas in my Bullet Journal.
How To Decorate Your Bullet Journal
Just creating Christmas related pages is not enough! I require more more MORE Christmas! For nutty people like me, I have here some ideas on how to decorate your usual Bullet Journal spreads with the symbols of the upcoming holiday.
December is a perfect time to letter something holiday-themed. Decorate your planning pages with lyrics of your favorite Christmas songs or quotes from Christmas movies. They’ll bring warmth to your heart every time you see them.
Of course the best way to add Christmas to your pages is to make holiday themed headers. Try out some of these ideas.
Or check out this video tutorial.
I simply can’t wait to start on Christmas doodles! Doodles are great therapy, but also a great way to add character to your pages. So make sure you add something holiday themed to your planning pages and make them that much happier.
You think you can’t doodle? I beg to differ and you can check my post on how I learned to doodle with no creative skills before.
Also, check out my Christmas edition of Doole With me video series for more ideas.
Stickers And Washi Tapes
What a wonderful time it is – time to use those stashes of the holiday-themed sticker and washi tapes. You have just one month a year to do so, so don’t miss out.
Here are some amazing goodies I found on Amazon, and remember you can get them that much faster if you get a 30 days FREE trial of Amazon Prime.
As always I went through my other favorite place for stationery shopping to bright you some of the best holiday-themed goodies – Etsy.
Christmas Bullet Journal Theme Inspiration
Finally – nothing inspires more than work of other amazing artists, so here are a few of holiday-themed Bullet Journal spreads to keep your imagination running.
Bullet Journal Trackers
Free Printable Christmas Stickers
To make sure you can create your own pretty Christmas themed Bullet Journal pages I created a set of Christmas themed stickers, you can get them in the Resources Vault.
You‘ll then be able to download a PDF file, which you can open with Adobe Acrobat (completely free and safe download). The file is US Letter.
Next step – use some sticker paper and print it out! Just make sure you choose “fit” in “Size Options”. and TA DAAAA! You got your sheet of stickers!
If you’re using just a normal paper to print them out, a great option would be to use a special adhesive tape to stick them to the pages.
Final step – use an X-ACTO knife or a pair of scissors to cut them out.
Sign up in the form below and get access to this fun sticker sheet, all the goodies I’ve already created and all the ones to come!
I think with all this information you’ll be more than ready to Christmas up your Bullet Journal!
How are you planning to add Christmas to your pages? Share with us your ideas in the comments section below.
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