Happiness Postcard Calendar Journal & International Happiness Day

Did you know that today is the world’s first International Happiness Day, declared by the UN? According to The Huffington Post, The UN decided to create this day “to signal the importance of going beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of progress. We need, says the UN, better measures of society’s real wellbeing — including happiness.” Read more about International Happiness Day here.

In honor of International Happiness Day, I wanted to post about a project that I started a few months back called the Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal. I found the idea on Pinterest and changed it slightly to be more about positivity and happiness. The journal is made out of notecards, vintage post cards, and a fruit box. The original idea was to flip to the current date each day and write down something that happened. I decided to create this journal, but to specifically write something each day that made me happy. I absolutely love the journal because years down the line, I’ll be able to see all of the happy things that happened on that day. For example, I’ll be able to see the happy moments I wrote down on March 19th for 2013, 2014, 21015, etc. all on one notecard. Click here for the full how-to on creating this journal.

journal, diy journal

Question of the day: Do you journal? Do you find that it helps you organize your thoughts after a busy day?


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27 thoughts on “Happiness Postcard Calendar Journal & International Happiness Day

  1. I LOVE this idea! I’d say my blog is my gratitude journal, and it most certainly helps me organize my happy thoughts. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I love love love this idea! I write down 3 things that I’m happy/grateful for every day and it makes me happier/more appreciative of the every day things I used to not see!! This is a much prettier idea!

  3. love it – I started my blog because I thought we have forgotten how to enjoy and treasure the little things. Great to remind yourself of all the good things.

  4. What a fun idea! I imagine it sometimes has you thinking during the day about what one special event of happiness you might add to your journal. And a focus on happiness is always a great thing!

  5. Beautiful idea – reflecting on the positives will naturally increase the amount of positives that come and that we appreciate! Love it.

  6. I don’t journal… I’ve never taken the time… I have girlfriends who do, but I never quite understood why they need to….

  7. What a great idea! I try to journal but as with most things in life, am not as consistent as I’d like to be… this calendar journal would be an easy way to add a little happy and gratitude to my day!

  8. The happy book or journal has good directions for someone wanting to remember happy things, though it is a format meant for twenty somethings more than any other age, just based on its informality.

  9. Reblogged this on The Treasure Trove and commented:
    Okay, I realize that I am a week late on this (but I was out of commission, so to speak, getting ready for and going on my trip to DC)… I just saw this! Amazing that the UNITED NATIONS would do – has done – something like this. Pretty neat. I wonder if other countries make more of it than the U.S.?

  10. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. I love what you’re doing here! I have had a gratitude notebook for some years that has fallen by the wayside. Time to revive it – and yes, focus on happiness:)

  11. I love your idea for a journal. I started a simple daily journal at night with three things I am grateful for, 3 things I am proud of/like about myself and 1 goal for tomorrow. Not only does it remind me to be grateful, but it also helps me to develop self-love. Without self-love, how can you truly love anyone else?

  12. Lovely extended creative idea ! I make every now and then a *vintage style* postcard out of my photos….now to make them for a whole year of journalling …. that would be something 🙂

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