Ho Ho Ho Christmas Journal Printables – December Printable Journal Pages, December Journal Prompts And December Writing Prompts
Dear Joyful Journaler
With the end of the year in sight, and Christmas drawing near, are you getting all excited about the upcoming holidays? Have you started making preparations for the holiday season?
For this month, I have prepared a bunch of super fun Christmas Journal pages, which can also double up as Christmas Planner pages! You get 43 pages of Christmas printables in total!
Take A Peep Inside Your Beautiful December Set Of Journal Pages and Printables:
Inside Your Beautiful December Journal Pages Bundle Box:
- December Journal – this is a beautiful 14-page journal designed in the Christmas theme. I am giving you both a color version and a black and white version so that you have the option to print out in black and white. It consists of: a Holiday Shopping List printable, Elf On The Shelf Ideas printable, Christmas Shopping List printable, Holiday Party Planner printable, Guest List printable, Christmas Card List printable, Christmas Day Planner printable, Holiday Grocery List printable, Christmas Day Feast printable, Christmas Memories printable, 4 Lined Christmas Journal Pages.
- December Fun Word Prompts – this is a 1-page list of December-related fun words you can use for your fun journaling sessions.
- December Journal Prompts – this is a 2-page list of December-related Journal Prompts.
- December Events – this 1-page printable list of events for December sets out a list of events in December you can look forward to.
- December Posters/Dividers – this is a set of 6 printables you can use either as wall art posters or dividers for your journal.
- Extra Bonus Journal Pages For December – since I value you so much as a customer, I am gifting you an additional 5 pages of bonus journal pages to supplement your main journal for this month. I hope you love them!
Tips to Avoid Family Drama Throughout the Holiday Season
Before you go off and download your journal printables for this month, let me share with you some tips to avoid potential ugly family drama this Christmas!
The holidays are a time for indulging in joyous celebrations, tempting dishes, and enjoying the company of your loving family. This is the ideal, picture-perfect holiday sight, but most families live a far more hectic scene. If you’re sick and tired of dealing with holiday drama year after year, this is the perfect time to put a stop to your holiday fears.
Try these five tips to avoid unnecessary drama this holiday season:
1. The early bird gets the worm. Discuss your holiday plans well in advance. In doing so, you avoid being bombarded with pushy suggestions about what others would like to see you do during the holidays.
The safest time to approach your extended family with your desired holiday plans is in the early fall. Any sooner, and people are likely to forget your plans. Any later, and others will begin to approach you with their plans and ideas first.
2. Know your wants and needs. Are you tired of going to your mom’s house or your in-laws log cabin every Christmas? If so, speak up. Know your wants, know your needs, and be firm about your decision.
It’s entirely within your rights to want to start your holiday traditions. If your new custom is to spend Christmas with just your spouse and children, so be it. Your parents have had their chance to create their memories, and now it’s your turn. Grab the opportunity!
3. Compromise. The holidays are about family. It’s essential to get what you want during the holiday festivities, but be willing to compromise just a little during the holidays to satisfy everyone’s needs in the family.
An adequate compromise is to be open to ideas on centerpieces and side dishes. But if you’re being bullied into following someone else’s holiday traditions, stand your ground. Such a request isn’t a compromise; it’s an unfair demand.
4. The turkey debate. Many families debate about who gets to cook the turkey. But generally, the person who hosts the event in their home is responsible for cooking the turkey.
Speak with the hostess to ensure that you’re all on the same page. Ideally, one person will be in charge of baking the desserts. The hostess usually takes care of the turkey and decor, and the side dishes should be split up equally amongst willing family members.
5. Battle of the guest list. Another typical family tiff is battling over the guest list. Luckily, this debate boasts a simple fix: the hostess is generally the only person to invite guests. If the holiday is hosted at someone else’s house, it’s rude to impose by demanding that your hostess entertain guests that aren’t on her guest list.
If you’re the hostess and are receiving numerous requests to invite unwanted guests, simply say no. A simple, “this is an immediate family only event” will suffice. This response is short, inoffensive, and effective.
Believe it or not, most families have holiday drama. Whether it’s an unruly teenager, a demanding mother-in-law, or a rivaling sister that is always trying to outdo you, the power to put a stop to this unnecessary behavior is within your hands.
The ultimate combination to putting a halt to holiday drama is a big dose of speaking up, a pinch of compromise on the little things, and just a touch of strength to stand your ground. With these ingredients, you can create a family holiday celebration that’s remembered for all the right reasons.
May you make the most beautiful memories of Christmas with your journal!