Journal Your Christmas traditionally begins with setting your manifesto for the season. It helps to cement what your aims are for doing the project and is a gentle nudge towards remembering the importance of the season. I think I need a manifesto for the year!
I used the manifesto from Shimelle as she always puts thing so well but I added the tag for my own journalling too. I'm thinking that there will be a lot of pockets for journalling this year! I basically wrote a note to myself about not stressing over the little things that are only important to ME. I get grumpy trying to do everything the way I want it but failing which then impacts on other people. I need to plan my time wisely and remember why I'm trying to do all this - its to make people happy after all! I still need to add my tiny numbers onto the tree but I can't lay my hands on the sticker sheet right now - typical! I added one of the rosette embellishments that I pre-made and added the Joy charm as it sums up, for me, what the whole season should be about.
I'm still behind of course, but getting that one day under my belt has made me feel a bit better and reminded me to do the fun stuff too :-)
How about you? I love hearing about people's different Christmas preparations and it is part of why I love JYC so much because you really do get a worldwide perspective.
Bye for now