Ideas for Customizing Your Christmas Story

I started personalizing my {Joy to the World} journal over the holiday break.

I noticed a definite trend in the journal that I kept last December.  The first pages were beautiful embellished; then the last two weeks of journaling became simpler.  They were just journaling.  I was too busy celebrating. So this year, I thought I’d balance everything out by having the pages all ready to go.

They aren’t in the exact order that I think I’ll use them.  But they’re all ready.

Now you don’t have to do this.  The journal is ready to go as is.  I just want to add a little scrapbooking flair for fun.  I also wanted to be absolutely sure I wouldn’t forget some of my favorite details like a place for keeping my gift list:

I love looking at old lists to see what gifts we have pick out for family and friends over the years.

Here’s a video that takes you through some of the extra embellishments I’ve added (plus sometimes it’s nice to hear what someone sounds like on the other side of the computer screen!):

Christmas Daily Journal – Personalizing from Gadanke on Vimeo.

I hope it gives you some good ideas.  If you have any questions about what I did, let me know in the comments.

I still have a few Christmas journals in the shop, and they’re ready to ship today.

(Anyone else getting excited for December?!)