Last year, I came across the idea to cut out magazine pictures to paste into my journal as a backdrop for my musings. As the holiday season arrived, so did many catalogs and I bought some of my favorite magazines at the store.
I stacked them up on my dining room table. Of an evening, I would thumb through the pages ripping out images, ideas for gifts and words. Then another evening or two, I arranged pictures and words, glued them in place onto the blank pages creating a welcoming space to journal and keep track of ideas for Advent and Christmas.
It was like a mini getaway each time I opened to the next page. Sometimes the image and words would prompt me to write on a certain topic. Other pages became my go to place for checking off the gift shopping list or for preparing the menu for Christmas brunch.
This type of journal was a gift to myself, making my experience of the holidays, so much more pleasant.
Here are some photos of the cover and some inside pages.
|Cover: What You Love (Essential Guide) stamped with “Gloria In Excelsis Deo”|
|Holiday Gift Ideas|
|Curl Up with a Book|
|Inviting Me to Sit At Jesus Feet and then to Go!|
|Time to be With God|
Now hop on over to the Modern Day Disciple to see how she journals through the holiday season. (Click here)
Also check out her review about The Detailer, a innovative personal organizer.