Now that the new year is rapidly approaching, why not pick up a few journals for yourself and others this holiday season?
At the start of each year I try to write my personal thoughts and reflections in a journal. I credit my mom for instilling in me the importance of the written word. She's kept a journal throughout most of her life. Me on the otherhand, I'm not as consistent, but I do have several journals.
Actually, journal writing doesn't have to be consistent or contain certain thoughts. All that matters is that you write down exactly how you feel at that particular moment in time. From random thoughts to a rant about an annoying co-worker at your office, journals are your personal space to vent and reflect.
I recently read one of my journals from college and found it to be quite funny and entertaining. Although at the time, my circumstances were far from humorous. The affairs that were going on in my life during that time are totally irrelavant now, but it was fun and interesting to read years later.
So head to your nearest Papyrus or local stationery store to buy a journal. They make great stocking stuffers!
Here are a few pretty journals to check out **Please note that some of these journals are pricey, but you can find more affordable ones at Borders and Barnes and Noble bookstores**:
Leather Monogrammed Diaries & Journals Available at Neiman Marcus www.neimanmarcus.com from $40-98
12 Monthly Journals Available at www.redenvelope.com for $98
Seagrass Journal Available at Papyrus www.papyrusonline.com for $24.95
Leather Journals Available at Neiman Marcus www.neimanmarcus.com from $45-80
Pink Flowers Journal Available at Target www.target.com for $14.99
Cashmere Journal from Neiman Marcus www.neimanmarcus.com for $95
Allegra Leather Journal from Kate's Paperie www.katespaperie.com for $32
Copper and Teal Embossed Pattern - Journal from Papyrus www.papyrusonline for $19.95