What does your Word of the Year look like?

One of the ways to focus on and contemplate my word of the year is through visually designing the word itself. If you aren’t interested in doing that, you can always look for a font on your computer and print out your word in the font, adding color, definitions, quotes, symbols etc.

Each year I dedicate a page to this in the journal used for everyday things, but you can also post it where you can see it each day.

Visual Examples of Words of the year with journal pages

If you’ve read some of the recent posts, you know this year my word is Spirit. I’ve decided on a Celtic style of lettering because of my personal journey of growing spiritually through discovering Celtic Christianity and the beauty of illuminated manuscripts.

For the ‘S’ I used the dove designs from the Christian Symbols 1 & 2 I designed for StencilGirl Products.You can find them when you scroll down to the bottom of the page on the link. The Celtic letters are also a stencil inspired by illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and Lindesfarne Gospels.

Along with the dove being a symbol of the Holy Spirit, there is also the symbolism of the flame, water and wind. The flame and water drops were added as the dots on the ‘i’ and then I used the Spirit Swirl Mask stencil to look like wind in the background.

I’ve decided to use the stencils as the lettering for the months of the year in my journal. The capitals are hand drawn, outlined in pen and then colored with colored pencils. Then the lower case letters of the month and numbers are stenciled with pen. The letters are then steciled with Gelatos®. You’ll notice I’m also adding Celtic designs and knots to each monthly calendar page. February’s Celtic spirals are made using the StencilGirl® Products Celtic Spirals Mask Stencil with Gelatos, accented with colored pencils. January’s calendar has a hand drawn knot and a Celtic tile pattern stencil: the StencilGirl® Products

Previous Years' Words & Journal Pages

Questions to Consider

  • What style of lettering, or font fits well with your Word?
  • What colors would you choose to color your Word?
  • Are there any symbols that remind you of the meaning of your Word?

Living Your Word 2020 Opportunity!

Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for creatively living a word of the year. In our Facebook group, we encourage one another by posting questions and prompts to inspire living out a word focus, keeping a journal etc. It is a safe place to ask for prayer and support. If you would like to connect with others in creative ways about living your word, you can ask to join our Living Your Word of the Year 2020 by clicking on the link below.

URL for Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingyourwordoftheyear/

URLs for Instagram:  #livingyourword2020


Bernice: https://newlycreative.com

Mary:  www.foundonbrighton.com

Valerie: https://valeriesjodin.com/blog/ (this one :-))

Stencils Used in This Post

Word of the Year – Everyday Journal Posts

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