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Have a stress-free December with a bullet journal Christmas planner

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Even if Christmas is your favourite time of year, the month of December can be pretty stressful.

With events to plan and attend, presents to buy and hosting on the big day, there’s a lot to keep track of and it’s easy to let things slip your mind. But what better way to take the strain out of December than to plan out your festive period in a Christmas bullet journal?

Not only can bullet journalling help you get organised, but it can also be a fantastic way to relieve holiday stress and get a little ‘you’ time during one of the busiest periods of year. So take the pain out of planning for the season with these creative and festive bullet journal ideas.

Take the stress out of gift giving

Some buy gifts little and often throughout the year, while others like to get it all done at once – either way, it can be difficult to keep track of where your money is going. Make a list of everyone you need to buy for, jot down ideas and prices, then track which ones have been bought and wrapped with this simple layout.

Plan a holiday party

Hosting a festive party can be a daunting task but using your bullet journal to break the party planning down into sections makes it much more manageable. Create a menu and guest list, and keep a running list of party to-dos. Your Christmas decorations may already be up but don’t forget to plan some additional decor touches to make sure your party sparkles. Some tapered candles or a small bunch of white flowers displayed amongst the festive food can make all the difference.

Keep all your recipes together

Whether you’re travelling to stay with family or hosting from home this Christmas, don’t waste time searching for your favourite recipes in different cookbooks on the big day. Avoid the last minute rush by taking the time to collate your favourites in your bullet journal early on. That way, you’ll have your go-to festive dishes to hand wherever you are.

A few more ideas for your Christmas bullet journalling:

-       The big Christmas food shop: creating a list ahead of time means you won’t forget the cranberry sauce!

-       A cooking timeline for the big day: no more burnt dishes

-       Christmas card lists, sent and received

-       A list of gifts received and from whom, ready for sending out thank you cards

-       For a beginner’s guide to setting up a bullet journal, check out How to Start a Bullet Journal over on Sarah’s Chapter

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