Hey there, Masha here from Masha Plans and we’re about to create one more super fun Bullet Journal page, the perfect fit for the holiday season.
What are we doing today? A holiday bucket list of course!
Together with the Christmas tree lights and holiday shopping, come tons of fun activities, that are available only during this season. So, I always find it useful to create a bucket list and make sure you remember all the best things to do in the spirit of this holiday season!
Plus, creating a bucket list is a great way to build excitement and anticipation for the holiday to come. And I bet you could use extra cheer in this cold season, I know I totally did when Beijing winter hit!
Before we dive into activities I chose, here are a few ideas for you:
- Buy and decorate a Christmas tree
- Hang stockings
- Decorate the house with Christmas lights
- Drink some hot cocoa
- Watch a Christmas movie by the fire
- Enjoy looking at Christmas lights
- Get a holiday coffee drink
- Buy Christmas socks
- Build a snowman
- Have a family board game night with Christmas music in the background
- Drink eggnog by the fire
- Try a new winter recipe
- Watch the snow fall
- Visit a Christmas fair
- Build a gingerbread house
- Go ice skating
- Make an advent calendar
- Wear your favorite tacky Christmas sweater
- Go sledding
- Send out Christmas cards
- Visit a tree-lighting ceremony
Now I hope you have an idea of what you want from your bucket list, so let’s get planning!
Notebook: as always I’m with my favorite B5 Archer and Olive notebook.
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Fineliners: my selection this time is Faber Castell Pigment Pens
Colors: of course you want your holiday spread to be joyful and colorful, so be sure to grab your favorite markers. I used my Karin Markers.
Pick the activities
As I always say, it’s all about preparation, so before you take your pencil in your hand be sure to think about what kind of activities you want to include.
I’ll be honest - this time I didn’t do it. Partly because I came up with activities for this blog post and that was kind of my preparation. But also partly because these are just too many awesome things you can be doing and I knew it would be impossible to fit them all.
Sketch the page
The next step is, of course, sketching the page.
You can just barely sketch to make sure are properly spaces, or you can go more details (like I usually prefer). The more detailed option helps me to avoid mistakes.
Use that fineliner
Once you’re done sketching, it’s time to use the fineliner and draw all the elements properly.
Since I did a very detailed sketch, this step is usually pretty simple.
This is my absolute favorite part of creating any spreads.
As you can see, my spread has some very generic ideas. It’s because this is the first Christmas I’m spending in the southern hemisphere, so I tried to come up with ideas that will be available to me here. Obviously, fun things like ice skating were off the table.
Doodle With Me Video
Hopefully, I got you all pumped up for creating your own holiday bucket list. So here is a little bonus for you - a Doodle With Me video which will show you how to doodle all the things you'd want to add to your list!
And remember! Keep Bullet Journaling and Don’t be a Blob!