Catherine here with a simple way to include more journaling in a pocket page layout.
I’ve been on a major minimalist-documenting kick lately, which means when we take a trip, I print just a few photos alongside some journaling about our itinerary or specific memories from that trip.
At the end of the summer we took a road trip from our home in Germany to France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. I easily could have printed 100 photos from the trip, but I wanted to keep the trip contained to just one layout.
However, there were lots of memories to include.
For each stop on the trip, I printed just a couple of photos using templates to include more than one in a pocket, and some journaling to describe what we did in each place. The journaling is really the star of the show in this layout.
Here’s the full layout:
On the left side, I documented our two stops in France.
For our trip to Disney, I used one of the pockets to add the dates and a digital stamp as kind of a “title” for the layout.
On the right side I documented the rest of the trip to Belgium and the Netherlands.
Again, I included a few photos, a handwritten card with the location, and a 3×4 with details about our time.
The 3×4 cards add some white space mixed with the colorful photos, and they also give me room to include details about those memories.
Photos are so critical to my memory-keeping process, but including some of those details in writing really helps us remember what mattered to us in those moments.
Do you include journaling in your memory-keeping projects? I’d love to hear what memories you like to include in writing.