How To Create A Winter Bucket List In Your Bullet Journal – Plus 40 Bucket List Ideas!

Last Updated on October 26, 2020 by Keri

Are you thinking about making a winter or holiday bucket list in your Bullet Journal!?

Bucket lists are one of my favourite ways to plan some fun activities to enjoy during the holidays, and winter is no exception! In this blog post, I am going to share how you can set up your bucket list in your Bullet Journal, as well as provide ideas and inspiration for your own bucket list!

What Is A Bucket List?

Bucket lists are a collection of your goals, dreams, and activities that you want to accomplish in a certain amount of time! You can create a bucket list for the year, a certain event, season of the year, or even the month ahead!

The Bucket List will also vary depending on personal preference. For some, it may be a simple list. For some, it may include images and photos, doodles, quotes, and anything else that will motivate and inspire you!

If you want to learn more about Bucket Lists, check out this really helpful post from

Recommended Supplies For Your Winter Bucket List Layout

The supplies you need will depend on how artistic you are on your Bullet Journal layouts! On my layouts, you will see that my vision boards typically only contain really simple doodles and a lot of writing. That is just my personal preference, and I encourage you to use whatever supplies you will enjoy using for this process!

If you want to try painting, you will need to get some paints that will work well on the paper you are using. If you want to decorate your layouts without having to get too artistic, you might enjoy using stamps, stencils or even stickers!

My #1 Notebook Recommendation

Scribbles That Matter make really good quality notebooks, and since they are the notebooks I am currently using myself, they are also the notebook I recommend!

The notebooks feature 160 gsm paper, pages set up for journaling, and they come in a wide variety of colours. Check out their website here!


If you are going to be doodling, I would recommend getting some coloured pens! This will add a lot of variety to your doodles which will be extremely pleasing to look at! Here are some of my top pen recommendations for this kind of project!

Miscellaneous Supplies

To take your bucket list one step further, you could use these supplies:

  • Stencils
  • Stickers
  • Photos
  • Paints
  • Stamps

A bucket list is a chance to be really creative, so don’t be afraid to try new supplies out as well!

How To Create A Simple Winter Bucket List Layout In Your Bullet Journal

The first step to creating a winter or holiday bucket list in your Bullet Journal is to get the basics of the page set up. On my layout below, you will see that I started with a really simple header that reads ‘Holiday Bucket List’. Below that, I doodled some cute little holiday light strands to add a small amount of decoration.

Create a really simple winter bucket list in your Bullet Journal with a simple header, some doodles, and a splash of colour!

Your layout can be as simple as this, or you can get even more elaborate. I have included some more ideas and inspiration from Instagram to give you more ideas below!

When creating layouts like this, I highly recommend decorating after you have finished brainstorming your bucket list items and adding them to your layout. This will ensure you have enough room to include everything you want to include!

Related: How To Doodle Simple Snowflakes

How To Fill In Your Winter Bucket List

Once you have created your Bullet Journal layout, you can start filling the layout in with the different things you want to do!

To help you start brainstorming ideas for your winter bucket list, I have included 21 winter related ideas and 24 Christmas related ideas for you below! Hopefully these ideas will help you come up with some ideas of your own!

21 Winter Bucket List Ideas

  • Ice skating
  • Snowboarding or skiing
  • Snowshoes
  • Tobogganing
  • Go to a hockey game
  • Take a winter walk
  • Build a snowman
  • Make snow angels
  • Build a snow fort
  • Bake cookies
  • Drink hot cocoa
  • Try a new hot drink at your favourite coffee shop
  • Wear slippers all day
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Family movie night
  • Family game night
  • Build a puzzle
  • Read a new book
  • Go on a cabin vacation
  • Soak in a hottub
  • Take a family photo

24 Christmas Bucket List Ideas

  • Donate toys
  • Volunteer
  • Do a random act of kindness
  • Hand out candy canes
  • Go sing Christmas carols
  • Visit Santa
  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Have a secret Santa
  • Write a Christmas story
  • Decorate a stocking
  • Drive/Walk to see the Christmas lights in your neighbourhood
  • Decorate your house
  • Go to a festival of trees/lights
  • Decorate a Christmas Tree
  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Try a festive drink
  • Drink eggnog
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Host a dinner for friends or family
  • Listen to Christmas music
  • Watch your favourite Christmas movies
  • Make holiday cards
  • Wrap presents
  • Wear a Christmas sweater

More Winter Bucket List Layout Ideas

There is so much inspiration to be found on places like Pinterest and Instagram, and I have included some links to my personal favourite ideas below!

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Составила свой #winterbucketlist и поэтому, если вдруг вы не можете найти новогоднее настроение, то теперь вы знаете, что вам поможет😁 Я некоторые пункты из списка уже выполнила, поэтому моего настроения хоть отбавляй, готова поделиться😍🎄 Что же нужно сделать в декабре: •Сварить горячий шоколад и глинтвейн☕️ •Покататься на коньках⛸ •Сделать семейное новогоднее фото👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 •Посмотреть новогодние фильмы🎞 •Украсить дом🎄🕯 •Упаковать подарки🎁 •Прочитать Рождественскую историю📖 •Испечь печенье🍪 Вот и все🙌🏼 Мы сами создаём своё настроение💫 • • • #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalideas #bulletjournalers #bulletjournals #bulletjournalss #bujobucketlist #bujo #bujolayout #bujoart #bucketlistbujo #bujochristmas #winterbulletjournal

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Happy December! I think this may actually be my favorite month of the year. I got the Christmas cries late this season but they still came. I just get so overwhelmed with excitement and joy of decorating, giving, drinking warm drinks, loving hard on friends and family, campfires and coffee, and all of the goodness, hygge and coziness of this month. What is on your winter bucket list? • • • #bulletjournal #bulletjournaladdict #bulletjournals #bulletjournalinspo #bulletjournalmonthly #bulletjournalmonthlycover #bulletjournalmonthlyspread #bulletjournalmoodtracker #bulletjournalmoodtracking #bulletjournalmood #bujo #bujoinspiration #bujomonthly #bujomonthlylayout #bujomonthlyspread #bujomoodtracker #bujomood #winter #winteriscoming #winterishere #christmas #christmaslist #christmasbucketlist #christmasdecor #christmascookies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #hallmark #christmastree #winterbucketlist #bulletjournalss

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Bucket lists are a great way to try new things, plan fun activities for you and your loved ones, and enjoy the season.

I hope that you have found some great ideas and inspiration for your winter bucket list here, and I can’t wait to see how your layouts turn out!


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