The beauty of bullet journals is that they are versatile. They can be adjusted to fit any part of your life, from grocery shopping lists to scheduling study dates. They are also used for fun activities like planning a road trip or documenting your favourite songs. A fun topic, that you may not have considered, is using your bullet journal to document a birthday. There are many ways that people prep and plan for their birthday, each one unique. Why not document them in your journal? We have 5 creative ways that will help you get started!
- Create A Birthday Calendar Spread
Do you have trouble remembering everyone’s birthday? You know how special it makes your grandpa feel to get a call on his birthday or how happy your friend is to get balloons in her locker on hers. Make a point to remember all the special days by making a separate calendar in your journal just for birthdays. If you need inspiration, take a look at these printable birthday calendar templates by Shari’s Berries.
- Document Your Own Birthday
Document your own birthday by creating a birthday page spread. Try adding a fun balloon border to the page or a birthday cake to the day on the calendar. Write down everything you love about your birthday. What’s your birthday tradition? What’s the best birthday gift you’ve ever received and why? Who will you be celebrating with? Write down every detail of what makes your birthday special.
- Create a Party Planning List
If you’re throwing a birthday party, your bullet journal is the perfect place to plan it. Create a timeline on the page that lists out the time leading up to your party. Add a bullet list below each date on the line. For example, one of the first things you’ll have to do is send out invitations, so make sure that’s at the beginning of your timeline.
- Reflect on the Past Year
Create a page that is dedicated to your past year of life. Start by describing what you did for your last birthday and then proceed to bullet out every memorable event of the last year. What’s one new thing you tried this past year? Are there any new people in your life that weren’t part of it a year ago? When is a time that you felt happy or sad or surprised? Fill the page with important memories for your past year.
- Look Forward to the New Year
Similar to the reflection page, a page of looking forward will be a good indicator of where you’re at. Create a list of things you want to accomplish at this new age. Maybe age has been holding you back and you can finally get your driver’s license or start working or maybe there was a goal you made last year that you didn’t quite accomplish. Either way, include it on this page. Try filling the page with books you want to read, concerts you want to attend and trips you want to take in the coming year. This will serve as your birthday checklist and in a year you can see how far you’ve come.