Who has time to journal?? Probably not many of us, but it is so special to read if you do take the time to write stuff down. I rarely journal in my day to day life but I do like to journal during holidays to remember all of the fun things we did!
For our wedding, Logan and I were gifted a polaroid camera and that started the polaroid journals. We went on an Alaskan cruise and I took a picture everyday and journaled about what we did. I made it fun and just wrote down random facts, quotes of the day, interesting excursions and food and lots of doodles and drawings. It was a fun way to reflect on the day and I have looked at the journal many times since, as well as sharing it with our family and friends.
This is the first big vacation since our honeymoon and so I wanted to create a journal of our time and I am so happy I did! The style of polaroid photos is so romantic. I love the way it looks.
So all you need to make your own is:
- Polaroid Camera and film – I have the mini one like this
- Pen – I prefer the fancy Uniball pens or coloured fine tip markers
- Journal paper – I like writing my holiday diary in a journal as I am gone and then when I am home I rip it out and bind it together so that it’s on its own. This way, I don’t have a bunch of loose papers that I would likely lose while I travel.
- Tape or Corner Stickers to attach your polaroids.
I found this project really fulfilling and now it is a great keepsake for my daughters to look back on when they are older, because, I sure won’t remember all the details in even a couple years haha. #mombrain
Here are a couple other examples of the pages I created!
Hope you make time to create a holiday journal of your own! Whatever it may look like.