We’ve made it through a week of blogmas. I can’t believe it’s day 7 already! Welcome one and all to another post. Yes, enjoy my daily corny intros. I can’t resist. Anywho, welcome to a new post here on the blog. I’ll be talking planners for the next 10 days or so, so buckle up. I can promise no redundancies. Each day will be a different option with plenty of tips to help you choose the right one for 2019. Today’s post is fun. Break out all those Christmas goodies you’ve been hoarding, and let’s get to decorating / setting up our Christmas planners.
As always, be sure to click the links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.
Planner I’m Using
I decided to create a discbound planner for my Christmas planner this year. Last year I used a traveler’s notebook as that was the system I was using that time. I decided to go with a discbound as it was easy for me to create. Also, I tend to add the same thing to my Christmas planner every year. This way with the discs, I have an expandable system that I can not only make larger if need be, but add/take pages out as well.
With my Levenger hole punch and extra discs, I whipped the foundation of the planner together in no time. Plus, I have a pretty large scrapbook paper stash so this was also a great way for me to put it to use.
Other popular options include:
- Ring Planner
- Mini Traveler’s Notebook
I’ve accumulated quite the Christmas craft stash over the years and I was determined to use as much as possible in creating this planner –
- Scrapbook paper
As for goodies to jazz up your pages –
- Die cuts
- Washi Tape
- Christmas Cards
- Gift Tags
- Gift Bags
I was able to build my craft stash by purchasing Christmas gift wrapping options that many may would pass by. I see a much bigger purpose for them. 3D Christmas cards can be turned into die cuts even pockets and page markers. Stickers are stickers. It’s pretty self explanatory that there’s so many uses for them. Gift tags can be embellished and can serve the same purpose as 3D cards. Gift bags in particular are great to transform into planner covers.
I was at first going with a touch of more glam – as in metallic scrapbook pages and glittery embellishments. That wasn’t a representation of who I am. I found this sweater card at Dollar Tree and that became my cover. then I pulled out the Hobby Lobby, Cozy at Christmas, paper pad and that served as the foundation for the pages within. The scrapbook paper was not double sided so for the back of the page that was blank, I added stickers or die cuts and wrote within one of my sections (listed below). I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to add this year’s memories to it.
Since this is a planner I’ll be referring to for years to come, here’s what I decided to add:
- Christmas playlist
- Movie list (classics, Hallmark, Netflix, Hulu)
- Movies I’ve seen on Christmas Day
- Christmas countdown
As for pages that I will add in yearly:
- Yearly memories
- Christmas Eve/Day menu
For these pages, I simply used scrapbook paper and cardstock and all my other Christmas goodies to decorate. I didn’t type anything out when it came to these pages. Just simple crafting (for some it may be considered elaborate) and my pen.
Enjoy my Christmas favs below –