Journaling Seasonal



If you’re a long time reader of my blog you will know that I absolutely love Christmas! This year I decided to make a little Christmas journal/planner to help me remember everything I need to do, and also write down some recipes and make some mood boards and inspiration pages. I’ve really been loving it so I thought I’d share what a few of my pages look like to get you all in the Christmas mood and maybe help you get organised for the holidays. 

I am the kind of person who needs to write everything down or it just doesn’t get done so earlier this year I started a Bullet Journal (find out more about it here.) which I will be posting about monthly in the new year. It has really helped me keep my life in order and it has even helped me become a morning person which I honestly thought would never happen. Since I enjoyed that so much I thought starting a Christmas one would be a huge help!

Every year we like to send out Christmas cards to our friends and family (you can see our 2016 Christmas card here) so I made a page where I can write down everyone’s names and addressed and make sure I don’t forget anyone. Even right now as I am writing this I have remembered someone I forgot, so this page has really been a huge help!

Buying gifts for everyone can be really stressful and I’m always seeing things and thinking that it would be great for certain people so now I have a place to write it down and make sure we don’t leave anyone out!

I have written out a few recipes in my Christmas journal, the one I decided to share is last week’s blog post, Shortbread 6 Ways. This is one of my favourite spreads in my entire journal. Almost all of the imaged I’ve used in this journal are from FreePik, you can find a lot of free vectors, PSDs and photos. Others are from Pinterest and can most likely be found on my Christmas board.

One page I am really loving right now is my online orders tracker page. I buy so much stuff online that it is hard to keep track of sometimes. This page has already got a few things written in it (that I have edited out) and it’s been a great help.

One thing I really love to do at Christmas is wrap gifts. I want to our gifts to all be wrapped really simple, in brown paper with twine and maybe some greenery. I really love brown paper for Christmas gifts because then you can add things like different twine, wash tape, candy canes or greenery and have that be the main focus.

I have a few quote pages in my journal (mainly because I used pens and markers that would bleed through to the other page) but I really love how they look so I’ll share some more of them down below.
Jason and I are planning on doing a Christmas Cake Bake Off so I thought a cake inspo page would be fun to add. I’ve been thinking about how I want to decorate my cake for a while, but I finally think I’ve figured it out and I’m really excited to make it.

Before I figured out exactly how I wanted to style my house for Christmas I made this page of photos and colours and stuff that I love to try and narrow down the style I like. What I’ve ended up with is a little more white and minimal compared to what I put on this page and I’m really excited to write up a Christmas house tour post (You can see last year’s post here)!

This post was a lot longer than I expected and I didn’t even add all the photos that I took! I’ll probably share those over on my twitter if you want to see them.
Do you have a Christmas planner? If you do, I’d absolutely love to know what kind of things you put in yours.

If you are interested in more journal photos, follow my Bullet Journal Instagram page.




  • Reply Sonam 18/11/2017 at 11:12 PM

    This is such a great idea, it actually reminds me a bit of when I used to keep scrapbook when I was growing up ☺️

    Is it to late to start?

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 19/11/2017 at 8:09 AM

      You should definitely start one! I wanted to start scrapbooking at the start of the year, but I much prefer this because it keeps me organised and is a great place to keep memories!

  • Reply Erika 18/11/2017 at 3:18 PM

    I love this idea! I really need to get with it and get a bullet journal. I bet it would help organize my life a bit better.

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 18/11/2017 at 3:20 PM

      Bullet journaling has really helped me! Trackers are super motivating because it makes you want to fill in the boxes!

  • Reply Amberly 18/11/2017 at 11:15 AM

    What a cute journal!

  • Reply Sian 18/11/2017 at 7:05 AM

    Your Journal is soo cute and I love the pics too 😀

  • Reply Lizzie 18/11/2017 at 1:35 AM

    AHH so cute!! The photos look amazing too!

  • Reply Sophie 18/11/2017 at 12:58 AM

    Omg this is amazing, I don’t have a Christmas planner but I need one asap! You’ve just completely put me into the festive spirit! Thanks for sharing!- x

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 18/11/2017 at 6:19 AM

      They are super helpful!! Thank you for reading! x

  • Reply kris 18/11/2017 at 12:22 AM

    ahhh i love these posts! your journal is set up so cute I adore it!

  • Reply Keziah 17/11/2017 at 10:23 PM

    I love your planner and all those lovely photos you took they turned out great!!! I love the idea of the simple gift wrapping I normally go all out with different designs because I like seeing all the different colours under the tree

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 17/11/2017 at 10:47 PM

      I think next year I’ll use different kinds of wrapping paper! It’s been years since I’ve done anything like that! Thank you for reading! x

  • Reply Becca 17/11/2017 at 9:53 PM

    Omg I love this! So cute and such a great way to keep organised xx

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