33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

It is the holiday season and soon enough (if not already) we will all be creating our December layouts! Since December is the Christmas month, Christmas-themed layouts will be incredibly popular! Finally, this article shows off over 30 Christmas-inspired bullet journal layouts to inspire your December bullet journal this year!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Hello December by@journal_junkies

How beautiful is this hello December layout? I love Santa in the forest at night!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Hello December by@tombowid

How beautiful is this December calendar? Love the use of multimedia!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

December by @malwal94_bujo

I love the black and white yet still very Christmas feel to this December layout!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

December by @planningmindfully

The use of pine branches and bulb ornaments in this weekly spread is fantastic!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Hello Christmas by@luckyletters

Hello Christmas! I love how fun yet simply this hello page is. Love the chosen fonts!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Hello December by @plantosucceed

Here is another hello page that I love! This one, in a way, inspired my December spread. The triangle trees are fantastic!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Merry Christmas by @bujo.aubrey

This daily Christmas-inspired layout is very unique because of its use of black paper. I love this new take!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

December by @pauliencornelis

I love the use of pictures in bullet journal layouts. This weekly spread does a fantastic job at using holiday images!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Mistletoe by @_studycat

Do you decorate with mistletoe? I love the use of it in planning! It just looks so good.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

December 25 – 31 by @journal.alot

This layout is really neat because it reads like a treasure map of Christmas week. 

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Merry Little Christmas by @bujobalou

Quote pages can be really nice to have. I love this holiday quote page!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Bulbs by @pienimuistikirja

You know I love watercolor and at this point you might notice that I love Christmas bulbs. That being said, I love this little holiday detail!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Merry Christmas by @showmeyourplanner

More watercolor! This super artistic title spread is simply gorgeous!

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Christmas Food Groups by @journalbyjos

This quote page is a really fun holiday page. The fonts used are simply perfect.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Merry Christmas by @didpanpie

I love the use of gold ink on this layout. The doodles are a must, they look absolutely perfect.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Day by @diario_tropical

This daily layout uses a black background as well, and I love it! It looks amazing.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

ChristmasStories by SublimeReflections

This is a fun list layout! Here are all the best Christmas-themed layouts!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Doodles by @luckyletters

How can you not love these holiday doodles!?

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

What I Love About Christmas by @my_blue_sky_design

What do you love about Christmas?? Here is an awesome layout to list these things!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

December To-Do by @alexandra_plans

I simply love the use of artwork in this weekly December spread.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Stamp Collection by @bluebearjournaling

What a great idea for keeping track of your stamps! I love this!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Winter Wonderland by @journautical

How beautiful is this winter/holiday inspired layout. I love the minimal yet festive feel to it.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Hello December by @violette.bujo

How cute is this little reindeer!? Adorable!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

December Weekly by @faithplanns

How cute are the Christmas doodles in this weekly spread. Cute!

Christmas World Recordsby @tcstudies

Did you know there are Christmas record!? This layout is super unique but awesome.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Themed Bujo by @pfantaiseey

Loving the use of images in this weekly bullet journal spread. 

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Weekly Spread by @mintprintcess

This diamond shaped weekly spread is super unique and I love it! 

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Weekly Spread by @maduiixa

Did I mention how fun mistletoe is in a holiday-themed bullet journal spread??

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Happy Christmas by @iwheeljournal

This spread is really unique because the tree is made of holiday words. Fun!

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Weekly Layout by @paperiprinsessa

A reindeer will always be a perfect addition to any holiday spread.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Bullet by @mailanskreativa

Do you use a notebook just for Christmas?? How crazy is this! I love the use of holiday lights here.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Merry Christmas by @journautical

This is one of my favorite Christmas spreads. I love the black and white minimal feel, yet it is still gorgeous and detailed.

33 Festive Christmas Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

December Weekly from @showmeyourplanner

This weekly spread is super neat because of the creativity put into it. The Christmas tree and gift image represents the days of the week! Super unique.

December by JihiElephant

This is one of my own layouts. I chose the christmas tree to keep with the holiday theme I had that year.

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16+ Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

It is the holiday season and soon enough (if not already) we will all be creating our December layouts! With holiday preparation getting started, Christmas planning layouts are a must! Here are over 15 Christmas planning bullet journal layouts to help prepare you for this holiday season!

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Gift Layout by @savvyplanner

This gift layout is similar to that which I personally use. It is great because each person you are shopping for gets their own section and you can keep your gifting organized by person.

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Bucket List by@journal_junkies

I love a bucket list. Particularly that for fall and Christmas. There are so many holiday traditions and festivities to take part in, it can sometimes be difficult to remember to do it all. This is one way to remember everything you want to do this holiday season!

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Festival Plans by @danistudiesss

How neat and subtle is this holiday title page? I love the classy simplicity.

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Bucket List by@robbie.n.kita

Here is another bucket list! Gotta love all the holiday-themed doodles on this one.

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Gift List by Stationery Nerd

Here is another gift list where each person gets their own little section. This one is beautifully created. 

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Waiting on List by @anncakes.art

This time of year we are making so many online orders and buying so much it is hard to keep track of your orders. here is one way to keep track of what you ordered and whether or not you have received it.

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Card from Pinterest

Do you send Christmas Cards? Here is an easy way to remember who has sent you a card, so that you can send them a card back!

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Gift Tracker by @colourmanic

I love this gift planner! It includes the cutest train doodle and ticket reference to the movie The Polar Express. I love that it includes gift boxes, who to buy for, what to buy, AND a little december calendar to keep you one track.

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16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Gifts of Christmas by SublimeReflections

Here is a gift calendar if you are giving Christmas gifts to someone every day of December! This is a great way to keep track of gift-giving daily or by day.

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

4 Gift Christmas Plan by Sublime Reflections

Here is an easy way to track what to give using the 4-gift plan. I love this idea for when you are struggling to figure out what to give someone!

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Gift Planning from Pinterest

This is another type of gift list which I have used myself. I find it to be a nice way to keep track of your gift-giving process. This tracker does not stop at the gift given, it also tracks if you’ve wrapped it, how much it cost, and if you’ve given it!

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Countdown to Christmas by @the_ sisters_bujo

A Christmas Countdown! I love this ornament countdown! What a great way to get even more excited for the holiday.

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Family Dinner by PlanningMindfully

Does your family do a meal? Here is a layout that is perfect to help you plan for that dinner or event!

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Countdown by @aweinspiringmom

Here is another great countdown layout! This one is way easier for those who are not artistically inclined. 

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Countdown by @basically.bujo

I love a good countdown. Here is another great countdown layout idea!

16 Festive Christmas Planning Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas by @wallpaperbujo13

Here is another awesome title page for gift planning in the holiday season! I love a good classic string of lights! You could also turn this into a countdown page, using each light for a day up until Christmas.

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Gift Ideas by JihiElephant

Here is another gift planning layout. This was my first Christmas layout and I love it! I may need to reuse it again this year!

Collection and List Bullet Journal

Christmas Packing List by JihiElephant

If you travel for the holidays, you will likely need a packing list! I love this one, but I am also biased because this is my own packing list. 

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Meditation | How to Keep Calm During the Holidays

Meditation is one of those commonly misunderstood forms of self-care. This post will talk all about meditating to stay calm and to lessen anxieties during the holidays.

The holidays are a hectic time full of great times, but also full of stress and anxiety. It can sometimes be hard to stay calm and avoid these feelings. When experiencing holiday anxiety or stress it is important to find a way to combat it. There are countless ways to do so, one of the most effective forms of holiday relaxation is meditation and mindfulness.

What is Meditation?

Meditation is often thought of as a religion. While it is used by religious people and has ties to religions such as Buddhism, on its own it is not a religion. A good resource for learning more about meditation, or self-examination, is Gaiam. Gaiam states, “Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body.”

So, meditating is all about your mind. There are many ways to meditate. One way that we will focus on is mindfulness meditation.

Meditation | How to Keep Calm During the Holidays

How Meditation Will Help Calm During the Holidays

Mindfulness meditation refers to a focus on experiencing what is going on. You focus on your body and your mind and you become aware and mindful of your surroundings and how they influence your body and your mind. Learn more about how to practice mindfulness meditation here.

So how exactly will self-examination help to keep you calm during the holidays? Well, it’s like yoga (in fact, yoga is a form of meditation really), so it allows you to be aware of how you’re feeling. And the more you practice it, the more in tune with yourself you will become.

Once you can recognize the incoming holiday stress or anxiety, you will be able to then practice self-examination to counteract those negative feelings.

Meditation | How to Keep Calm During the Holidays

Meditation Using Yoga

Yoga is most definitely my favorite form of meditation. Yoga places a huge focus on breathing and being aware of what you are feeling in your mind and in your body. Finding time in your schedule to do some quick yoga is super beneficial!

One of my favorite yoga practices is done at home. YouTube has a plethora of yoga videos, but Yoga with Adriene is my go-to. I particularly enjoy her 30-days of yoga challenges.

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Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decorations

This time of year is my favorite time as the leaves have fallen and the holiday festivities are beginning! This is the time of year that brings people together as we celebrate togetherness, kindness, gratitude, family, and giving. In celebration of the upcoming holidays and this season, I have put together some beautiful and amazing holiday quotes, a list of holiday DIY projects, and some great charities to take part in!

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Holiday Quotes

I love all the holidays and getting to see my family a lot during the fall. I also love the weather and getting to wear sweaters and jackets.

Melissa Ordway

The holidays are a rough time for the homeless, but it’s a year-round problem we have to solve.

Mike Binder

Holidays have been commercialized. It has become about material things. But the holidays are about sharing stories and being in each other’s presence.

Malcolm D. Lee

Holidays are all different depending on the company and time of your life.

Dominic Monaghan

Holidays are about experiences and people, and tuning into what you feel like doing at that moment. Enjoy not having to look at a watch.

Evelyn Glennie

I love everything about the holidays: the decorations, the parties, and spending time with friends and family. What I love most is that feeling of giving back. Every bit counts.

Brad Goreski
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Thanksgiving Quotes

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward

I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

Marcus Samuelsson

Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.

Willard Scott

Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.

Amy Grant

We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and there’s people that are not with their families. There are people that are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line to keep our country free, and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day.

Guy Fieri

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.

Bill Gates

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.

Joyce Giraud

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

Henry Van Dyke
Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Christmas Quotes

Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.

Gisele Bundchen

The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree – those to me, are the scents of the holidays.

Blake Lively

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

Alexander Smith

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.

Dr. Seuss

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Charles Dickens

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

Charles M. Schulz

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

Calvin Coolidge

Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.

Edna Ferber

Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.

Stephen Graham Jones
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Gratitude and Kindness Quotes

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

John Ruskin

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Arthur Ward

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey
Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Family Quotes

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.

Richard Bach

Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.

Irina Shayk

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.

Michael J. Fox

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns

I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.

Amy Adams

I love holidays. It’s such a wonderful time for the whole family to be together and not have to worry about schedules and that kind of thing.

Toni Collette

Holiday DIY Ideas

Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

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Burlap Gift Boxes

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Smart School House

Felt Christmas Trees

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Little House of Four

Decorative Sign

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: My DIY Envy

Decorative Candle Holders

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Inspiring Pretty

Thanks Pumpkins

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

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Paper Leaf Branch

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Happiness is Homemade

Canning Jar Pumpkin

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: YellowBlissRoad

Decorative Fall Candle Centerpiece

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

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Means of Giving

Amongst all this joy and wonder, it is also important to recognize that this is not the case for everyone. Not everyone feels blessed and joyful this time of year and this is important to recognize. Here I would like to share some great charities for the holidays.

MAP International

MAP International provides medicines, prevents disease, and promotes health in some of the world’s poorest communities. They also provide immediate assistance and relief aid to people after disasters.

Oxfam America Unwrapped

These guys provide practical gifts to those in need and simultaneously send a card to a loved one.

Heifer International

Like Oxfam, Heifer allows you to pick a gift that is practical such as a cow or beehive.

Family Holiday Association

This association provides a holiday or vacation for “families struggling with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence.”

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