Saturday, 4 July 2015

Christmas in July 2015 day 4 / Noël en juillet 2015 jour 4

CIJ day 4 / jour 4

How about a gift of a journal in a jar?

Here are some prompts that you can use :

This shows you how to make your journal jar and gives ideas of prompts to use too

Examples of prompts (or make up your own).


Create Lists

You can create lists of many things, such as the following:

  • Places you’ve enjoyed visiting.
  • Things you’ve done that you previously thought you could never do.
  • The people you most admire.
  • Your favorite books.
  • Your favorite movies.
  • Your favorite songs.
  • Your top five short term goals.
  • Your top five long term goals.

The Most . . .

  • The most terrifying moment of my life was . . .
  • The most fun I’ve ever had . . .
  • The most surprised I’ve ever been . . .
  • The most disappointed I’ve ever been . . .
  • What are you looking forward to the most?

Visual Journaling Prompts

  • Leaf through a couple of magazines and cut out any images that catch your attention.  Use each one as a prompt.
  • Look through your photographs and choose a few to write about.
  • Buy art books that are at a discount and cut them up for images.

Three Things

  • Three things you can’t go without.
  • Three celebrity crushes.
  • Three favorite book characters.
  • Three favorite things to wear.
  • Three things you want in a relationship.
  • If you had to evacuate your home because of a natural disaster, what three things would you take with you?
  • Three pet peeves.
  • Three things you’d do if you weren’t so afraid.
  • Three favorite TV shows.

100 Things I Love

You’re going to make lists that will add up to 100 things you love.  Make sure you give an explanation for each of the things you add to your list.  For example, don’t just list your favorite restaurants, write down what you enjoy about each one (the warm bread they serve before the meal, the waiter who always remembers your favorite dish, the whimsical decor, and so on).

  • Activities
  • Restaurants
  • People
  • Foods
  • Games
  • Drinks/Beverages
  • Desserts
  • Web Sites
  • Writers
  • 10 Famous lines from books/movies


You could use the Christmas journaling prompts too.  I have put some in the CIJ 2013 blogposts.

I like the idea of a big jar where you can put a small journal with some beautiful pens and some prompts.



  1. Fabulous idea! So great for bloggers to have for that "I don't know what to write about today" moments or for a regular Journal Jar feature. I'm heading over to check out your CIJ 2013 journaling ideas post.