If you have the time, feel free to watch the Christmas journaling videos x 3 – below and let me know if you enjoy them.

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we donít quite know how to put our love into words.
Harlan Miller

Christmas journaling in my December Daily TN junk journal by iHanna

Yes, I have continued to work in my Christmas Journal all through the month, and am kind of caught up, kind of.

I have also shared (so far) three videos on YouTube, and I am sharing them below in case you missed them there. In these three video clips I start filling the first couple of pages of my Christmas Journal, and I thought you’d be interested in seeing how they evolve.

Christmas journaling in my December Daily TN junk journal by iHanna

I filmed, edited and uploaded December 1 to 6th in my journal! Yay, right?

Watching Christmas journaling videos and Vlogmas from all around the world always puts me in the right frame of mind for the season. How about you?

Christmas Journal with me

Let’s start on the first page of my Christmas Junk journal.

If you feel inspired to do a similar project next year and document your own December, just remember that there are Christmas Junk journals ready to ship in the Studio iHanna Shop.

For Christmas is tradition time ó
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.
Helen Lowrie Marshall

Video 2.† Journaling December 2 and 3:

Video 3 for today: Journaling December 4-6 + making some candles:

I hope you enjoyed that!

This is how far I documented December, on video that is. I’ve kept working in my Christmas Journal, but haven’t filmed as much because that takes so much time. I am more impressed than ever with people who film, edit and plan their content to go out daily or even on a weekly schedule on YouTube! I could probably attempt it if it was all I had to do, but when there are so many other things in life that needs my energy and attention – I just can’t. No-one is probably more disappointed than me.

The reason I took the time to create these videos anyway was because (and this is a bit of a secret) making my Christmas Journals and working in them is not my only Christmas joy these past years… I also enjoy watching my own videos later on. Actually: I love it. They put me back in the candle light, winter mood, which makes me feel like I’m in Santa’s journaling workshop in a way – and I enjoy saving that feeling in video form.

I watch the journaling videos from December 2018 and December 2019 at least once a year.

Don’t tell anyone, it’s our secret now.

Christmas journaling in my December Daily TN junk journal by iHanna

I decided that the video of me making the Christmas Junk Journal last year was video number one, which means that I so far this December I have published part 2, 3 and 4 of the same series.

My Christmas Journal 2020

The Santa Cat Christmas Journal cover – watch it being put together here.

xoxo from iHanna in Sweden

And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent…
Taylor Caldwell

Happy Winter Solstice!