2020 is in full swing which means I’m already part of the way into my February bullet journal! February is one of my favorite months of the year because it includes my birthday! There’s just something special about your birthday month! Add in Valentine’s Day and it’s a fun month!
This year there’s a little extra fun in February too! It’s a leap year! So don’t forget to add that extra day to your journal spread!
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FEBRUARY BULLET JOURNAL
Because February includes Valentine’s Day and I love the colors pink and purple, it only made sense for my theme to be a heart theme featuring those colors! You could call it a Valentine’s Day bullet journal theme but it could also be used any time you want a heart-themed layout!
You can watch my Plan With Me video at the bottom of the post, but I’m going to walk you through the supplies I used and all of my February bullet journal ideas I put into this month’s spreads!
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IMPORTANT FEBRUARY DATES
- February 2nd – Groundhog’s Day (and my birthday!)
- February 14th – Valentine’s Day
- February 17th – President’s Day
- February 29th – Leap Day
There are some other fun days you might want to mark in your February bullet journal too!
- February 2nd – Super Bowl Sunday
- February 6th – National Frozen Yogurt Day
- February 11th – International Day of Women and Girls in Science
- February 13th – Galentine’s Day
- February 17th – National Random Acts of Kindness Day
- February 20th – National Love Your Pets Day
- February 27th – International Polar Bear Day
- February 28th – National Floral Design Day (do some doodling!)
FEBRUARY 2020 IS A LEAP YEAR
Just another reminder! One of the biggest mistakes you could make that could bother you this month would be missing that extra day on your monthly and weekly spreads!
FEBRUARY PLAN WITH ME
I’ve had a lot of bujo newbies reach out over the past few weeks and I want everyone to know that they can bullet journal! It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new or if you’ve been doing it for years!
We can do it!
This month I focused on doing some minimalist spreads that anyone can get started with while using some of my most basic bullet journal supplies!
If you’re concerned about being able to set up your journal and don’t want to try these easy layouts. You can always snag our February Printable Pack and print it to use in your bullet journal!
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There are so many pens and markers out there. But if you’re just getting started, I highly recommend getting a big pack of Crayola Washable Broad Line Markers because they’re very affordable and you get a lot of color options. This month, I only used the Crayola Markers for the color in my bujo!
Here are the supplies I used for my February bullet journal:
- SEQES Dot Grid Notebook (160gsm, Lake Blue Squirrel
- Sakura Pigma Micron Pens
- Crayola Washable Broad Line Markers (40 count)
- Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser
- 3 Piece Drafting Tools (Green Rulers)
- Journal Stencil Set (20 stencils)
- Kelly Creates Month Stamps
- Small Days of the Week Stamps (these are similar to the ones I use in the video)
- Ranger Archival Ink Pad, Jet Black
- Inkadinkado Acrylic Mounting Blocks
FEBRUARY BULLET JOURNAL COVER PAGE & QUOTE PAGE
If you look through quote pages for inspiration, you might feel like you have to be an expert at hand lettering to create a page.
You don’t have to! I promise!
I create this month’s quote page by browsing fonts until I found one I liked! Then you can either draw it or trace it. I used my iPad and a light table app to trace it onto the page. A lot of you have asked me for that tutorial and it’s on its way!
So don’t let the lettering worry you! Don’t be afraid to use something you see online and don’t be afraid to trace! It’s one of the best ways to learn!
ONE PAGE WEEKLY SPREAD & HAPPY BIRTHDAY BULLET JOURNAL PAGE
This is my birthday month so I wanted to do a little something special for myself! Since the first few days of February landed on the weekend, it worked well to do the birthday page opposite a one-page weekly spread since most of my journaling is still on my January pages for the last week of the month.
Even if you’re going for a minimalist vibe because you like the look or because you’re new to things, you can still get your cute factor!
I’ve been in a more minimal mood recently but I still crave color and a cute factor. I feel like my hearts really helped me get that feeling this month!
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION MOOD TRACKER
This year I’ve changed up my monthly mood tracker and have started using one to specifically track my anxiety and depression.
I rate both symptoms each day and color in one half of each heart with the color that corresponds with my rating. I like seeing the correlation between the two. I’m hoping after a few more months I’ll be able to look back and see if there are any monthly patterns.
PLAN WITH ME VIDEO
MORE FEBRUARY BULLET JOURNAL IDEAS
Here are some more fun ideas that you can try in your bullet journal this month!
Image by @jess_journals. I love the use of color and the simple lines she uses to create this monthly spread. Putting a gratitude log on the monthly layout is a wonderful idea! That will make it easier to keep up with!
Image by @_by_el_. This is a beautiful and minimal cover page that shows how simple you can keep it. So elegant!
Image by @egg_letters. This is another fun use of color paired with an easy doodle we can all do! This is my favorite style of monthly spread because it’s so easy to draw. If you can draw squares and rectangles, you can set up your monthly spread, I promise!
Image by @lilaboxx_creative. This layout is completely different than most! I love the huge space for notes if you’re more of a brain dump type of bullet journaler. Also, check out the use of washi tape and photos!
Image by @nera_bujo. This spread is proof that you don’t always have to use bright colors. Going darker works well too! Pairing a darker shade with blacks and grays is a simple way to add some color to your journal!
Image by @calaimatbujo. I love how this layout uses less traditional colors! Even though I’m always pulled to use pinks and purples in February (because they’re my favorite colors too), you don’t have to do that at all! The floral paired with a beautiful quote gives this a very romantic feel.
Image by @barbarahaegerart. CUTE factor alert! I’m all about the cute factor! One of my favorite thing about this weekly spread is the use of borders. They’re simple but add such dimension!
Image by @carlinginink. While you don’t have to do intense art and drawing in your bullet journal, if that’s your thing — please do it! This is a gorgeous February cover page. I love the simplicity in the use of black and white. And proof that you don’t have to do all things hearts in the month of February!
If you have a February bullet journal you’d love to share, I’d love to see it! You can also comment to share what theme or colors you chose this month! I love hearing about them all!
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