There are many types of journals to keep. There are lists and planners, calendars and diaries. All are useful, and most people usually have one or two that works for them more than the other.
Keeping a Christmas journal is probably something you get if you are a journal-type person. A Christmas diary is a journal that you will find yourself using to its capacity.
It is a perfect way to jot down your thoughts, to do lists, write down movies to watch or places to go this Christmas. Use a Christmas notebook to write down your shopping lists, things to do this Christmas, people you hope to see and your feelings and desires as the year come to an end. Ten or more years will go by and you will have a beautiful Christmas scrapbook document of the lovely Christmas you spent this year. The Christmas notepad is a memory journal that you can read year after year on how special this Christmas was to you.
If you’ve never kept a Christmas journal before, there’s no need to worry that you’ve missed out on several years of recording holiday memories. You can start now and as the years pass by, soon they will become family artifacts.
Giving Christmas Gifts
The heart of a Christmas journal will no doubt be the gifts you exchange: the cute gifts you receive from friends and loved ones, as well as the gifts you give. What you choose to give others says something about each person.
Recording your gift giving and receiving has other significance. It reveals our popular culture—what the rave of the moment was that year. It can also reveal economic status—were you better off financially some years and not others?
And, of course, flipping through the pages of your journal can bring back fond memories of each Christmas, causing you and your family to relive those special moments of receiving or giving the perfect Christmas gift.
Christmas Card Letters and Lists.
You can also keep the list of people to whom to send Christmas cards and annual letters in a Christmas notebook. Over the years, you find out that your Christmas card list changes with the years; so you can easily track who you received cards from, and how some particular friends disappear from your list and life. However, if you want to try and track down lost family members or friends, you can use your Christmas lists from years ago with old addresses to start your search.
Writing annual Christmas letters has become a style in the past decade or so. Save the ones you send and receive in your Christmas diary.
Here are some suggestions and ideas to help you begin your Christmas Journal.
- Start with a title and the year and anything that may be unique about this year – such as Christmas in some other town, or a specially themed Christmas
- Use it to write down your Christmas gift list this year. Include ideas for gifts and what you ended up getting each person.
- Use it to make a Christmas shopping list and Christmas card list. Include who you sent to and who you received from.
- Add anything else, like new Christmas recipes you’re making or crafty gift projects you’re working on.
- Add decorations of washi and cute Christmas stickers if you like. While writing Christmas letters, cards or wrapping gifts, there might be little bits left you can throw on the page
- After Christmas, grab a few extra Christmas tags you like and add to the cute Christmas journal.
- Write in what you received as gifts from family and friends, note special Christmas dishes you liked or funny things that happened this Christmas.
The main thing is to make sure you use it to make your Christmas lists, and because this cute journal has your gift, card and letter lists, you’ll reach for it every year.
The journal will help you create your list each new Christmas season because you can base it on last year. Soon, you’ll have this cool Christmas scrapbook that shows you how you spent Christmas with your loved ones and family over the years. It makes you see the way the gifts change; how the names of people come and go on your lists as lives change and friends move.
It’s a very cool journal that your kids will definitely love to see. Adding in the scraps of gift tags and paper lets you save some of those beautiful artworks (that will be old-fashioned one day), and you’ll have a preserved a sweet Christmas tag from loved ones forever.
A simple Christmas journal is all you need to start, and it doesn’t matter whether you purchase a particular journal-type book, or a scrapbook, the content in between the covers is what’s important.
I particularly recommend this Christmas journal here.
Give this Christmas diary as a gift to someone else or keep it for yourself. Keep this special journal during Christmas season to remember the joy of that time of year.