Time For Themes! 3 Seasonal Theme Ideas For Your Journal
What is it with the last stretch of the year and festivities? All year round, holidays come and go, but there’s something about the golden quarter that feels extra special. That being said, this is the perfect opportunity to make your journal’s theme special too—and with particularly festive holidays to draw inspiration from, there are definitely enough ideas to go around.
The beauty of journaling is that we can keep our setup as simple or complex as we want, and if you’re all about making your journal as fun as possible, then this article is for you! Today, we want to look at some themes that you can incorporate so that you can ramp up your journaling journey this season!
1. Making the most out of autumn.
Two out of three months during the final quarter is all about Fall! Without a doubt, the autumn scenery is enough impetus for us to come up with more than enough ideas than we know what to do with, but that’s not all: there’s also a lot to do this time of the year. And what better way to track these activities as you do them than with a nifty little list? You can even use the activities themselves as themes too. Whether it’s apple picking, hiking, or simply enjoying county fairs and festivals, tick them off from your aptly themed autumn bucket list.
Want to track these activities on the go or just want your journal at the ready for when inspiration strikes? Then you’re in luck! Our Pocket Journal is compact and easy to carry around, with space for a couple of refills and a writing tool. So go ahead and write, sketch or do both whenever and wherever you feel like it. Don’t mind carrying something larger in size? Then the Field Journal is perfect as an alternative.
Pocket Journal Refill
Pocket Journal Refill
2. One word: Thanksgiving.
Arguably one of the biggest holidays that we celebrate every year, Thanksgiving is fraught with meaning, which gives us a lot to interpret and countless possibilities to choose from as far as ideas are concerned. The most basic that we can start with is a gratitude journal. Whether that’s an entire notebook or dedicated sections across your existing setup, there’s no better time than Thanksgiving to think about all of the things you’re grateful for.
And speaking of what we feel grateful about, one of them has to be food—something that Thanksgiving has an abundance of! If you’re tasked with preparing a special Thanksgiving dinner, then it’s time to dedicate a few pages for a meal plan featuring your most prized recipes! Spice it up by doodling something relevant: draw green beans as borders or sketch what you want your roasted turkey to look like.
Another big holiday in the country, there’s a lot we can do when it comes to Christmas journaling themes. Aside from decking out your journal as you would a Christmas tree, one of the non-visual themes you can go for is listing down the amazing people in your life who have stuck with you all year, the same ones that deserve a present from you, Christmas card or an item from their wish list, it’s the thought that counts—write those names down so you won’t forget! On that note, you probably want to start a Christmas shopping list too.
On the visual side, options are absolutely endless: candy canes, the North Pole and elves, Santa and his reindeers, a winter wonderland landscape… there has to be at least more than one thing related to Christmas that will tickle your fancy and get the gears in your head turning.
The holiday season is the perfect excuse to go all out on your journal, even if you’re not the type to utilize themes. It’s hard to feel like the Grinch when everything around you is festive, so don’t fight it! Give in and let the spirit of the holidays manifest in your journal spreads.
What specific themes can you think of or have planned out for your journal with the holidays upon us? Share your ideas—we’d love to hear from you!