Headers are an understated, yet huge part of bullet journaling. Essentially, the header sets the stage for that layout and sometimes even a collection of layouts. Because of this, there are so many ways to use them in your journal. Check out these amazing bullet journal header ideas organized by month.
Overall Header Ideas
Here are a couple of common and unique ideas for spicing up a simple header of any time. These ideas range from simple lettering changes to making a whole scene with a few subtle details.
Here are a few great ways to use shadowing or layering to amplify a good header!
Here are a few more great header ideas that really focus on bolder fonts and ideas. There is some great use of thicker and thinner lines here too.
Only have liner pens available? Check out these banner and header ideas!
Check out these title example using brush pens! This is a great sample of what you can do with only one pen type!
This spread is a great example of each month and weekday in various styles using liners and a brush pen.
Want to use a frame in your bullet journal spreads? Here are some super adorable framed header ideas!
If you are looking for something more decorative, these designs might be a good start! Floral themes are so common and easy to do, there are some easy ways to get started.
If you are interested in liner-styled headers, but also want more variety and more colors, then here are some perfect examples for you!
I chose to break more of these examples into the twelve months because, sometimes, each month presents themes of its own that can be incorporated into the header styles. So, naturally, I’ve started in January. Here are some themed and not-so-themed ideas for you to decorate your January headers with.
February is a month where people tend to theme their bullet journals with pinks, reds, hearts, and other valentine’s day items. Additionally, in some places, it is wintertime during February. So, here are some February header ideas both to fit these themes and for more general styles.
March is known for holiday’s such as St. Patrick’s Day; however, I was not able to find any St. Patty’s themed header ideas. So, instead, here are some more general ideas and inspiration for the month of March.
April is the month of spring! It is at this time of year that we start seeing pastels, bright colors, flowers, bunnies, and other spring-themes in bullet journals.
May is another super fun spring month. For May, themes and concepts are very similar to April. You will notice that a lot of these header ideas feature pastel colors, florals, and curly styles.
Check out these more decorative examples of headers! These ones use more curly lines!
June is a fun month that fits both summer and spring seasonal themes. More fun and bubbly styles are common. Here are some June header ideas!
July is a full-on summer month! A lot of July themes are bright colors, outdoor activities, and more tropical concepts. I love summer bullet journal themes, they are my favorite. To pair with fun July themes as well as more general ideas for your July headers!
August is another fun summer month. However, in addition to summer themes, school is starting and bullet journals often become more serious. Here are some great headers for you to try out this August!
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Often, in September, bullet journal starts getting a more autumn vibe. Colors become cooler and more muted. Check out these cool headers for September!
October and November are generally very similar; however, there are major differences. October features Halloween! In October, themes become more dark and creepy, and sometimes they simply remain fall-themed or more general. Regardless of theme, here are October ideas!
As I mentioned, November is fairly similar to October and September. Generally, a fall or general theme is kept. So, to mirror these trends, here are some headers you can try out in your November bullet journal layouts.
Last month of the year is December! December is the first winter month and features not only the end of a year, but also Christmas and the general holiday season. It is extremely common that Christmas and winter are used for December themes. However, here are both holiday and non-holiday themed header ideas for December!
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