December, I’ve been waiting for you the whole 2018! It’s the most magical month of the year and all I want is to add some more of this magic to my Bullet Journal. What’s my theme you may ask? Christmas movies! Read on and see how I added some holiday spirit to my pages!
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First a small roundup of all the things I used for this setup. I’ll be honest I’ve been pretty picky about the colors, so I used a significant amount of stationery I own for these pages. I’ll just make a list here for your convenience.
December is almost here and I just knew I had to make it Christmas themed! I’ve been waiting for this ever since January, when I started Bullet Journaling. However I wanted to have my own spin on a Christmas monthly theme, and it made me think.
I thought of my childhood and what December meant for me (apart of course playing with my Barbie dolls under the beautifully lit Christmas tree, yes I was that kind of a girl haha). And I realized it always meant good tv. Pre holiday season is when they would broadcast all the amazing movies, most of which can only be seen at that time of the year!
And that’s a story of how I picked this monthly theme. It’s a bit of a revisionist story, because maybe it was my husband who gave me the idea. But I like my version better!
The world is divided by people who love Gremlins and people who don’t. I saw these movies this year for the first time and I LOVED them. Like really, I think Gremlins 2 might be my favorite movie of all time!
Why did I choose this for my December cover? – because the first Gremlins movie is actually happening on Christmas! Even though this is a copy of the poster for the second movie, in my mind Gremlins will always be a part of holiday season.
This month I’m doing something interesting with my fonts. I try to make headers on each page look similar to the official movie font. I feel like it would bring the page together better. If you’re looking for a place where to find fonts and try it out – give a look at this website. I basically was just redrawing from there.
Monthly Log And To Do List
Nothing really new here – this format has worked for me forever and I’m sticking with it. I did make my to do list bigger than last month though, because December is usually a very very busy month as you know I’m sure.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is the second movie I think about when I think Christmas. It’s not like it’s my favorite holiday movie, but I feel like it’s sooooooooooooo Christmasy! I drew this cutie little Grinch from this wonderful tutorial – it’s super easy and it turned out just adorable, didn’t he!?
Habit Trackers And Monthly Goals
Last month I did one big horizontal tracker and, guess what? It didn’t work for me at all. I kept messing up rows and accidentally filling out wrong habits, and generally it wasn’t easy to figure out where it is what day of the week. That’s why I’m back to the best format for me – using separate little calendars for each habit.
I also decided to cut out most of my habits, because I noticed these are being moved from month to month and don’t really get done. I reviewed these habits and I realized they just aren’t a priority for me at the moment. In December there are only essential habits.
There is no change in monthly goals, still the same and I’m keeping my weekly checkups .
The theme for this page as you can guess is the movie Elf. I’ve been struggling to think of a good way to add this movie and then I saw this quote. I feel like it fits the page perfectly, since it basically means be a better person and that’s an essence of my December goals.
Best This Month
My new favorite page of best memories for the month. I thought I wanted to decorate it with something cute and heartwarming, so I automatically thought of Snoopy. I just can’t wait to start filling in this page with all the great things that await for me in December!
Being an expat in China means that people celebrate it by clubbing, and nobody gets a day off. So it’s a bit difficult this year, when Christmas is on Tuesday. For our family it means that there is a lot of planning going on, starting from picking a date where we will be celebrating and checking with some of our friends if they’ll be available to picking the menu and starting to order those rare delicious western foods.
So this Christmas spread is about our plans and main things we should prepare to bring some holiday spirit to our house. I know one page might not be enough, but I’m planning to write only the essential big details here. Things like shopping list will go to weekly spreads.
I was searching Pinterest for some inspirations and I saw this drawing with Snoopy and Christmas tree. It just made me feel so cozy and warm I couldn’t resist.
I personally can’t wait to get into planning my weeklies as well, there are still so many movies to include! What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?
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