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Fourth of July Weekly Bullet Journal Spread Ideas

A fun fact about me is that my favorite holiday is the 4th of July. I love that its a holiday in the summer that I get to celebrate with friends who I don't spent other holidays with. My love for the holiday came from attending over-the-top 4th of July parties in the neighborhood I grew up in. The neighborhood as a whole celebrates on the 3rd with a lake wide poker run and a gigantic firework show. Now that I have explained why the 4th of July is my favorite holiday lets move on to what this blog post is all about. In this blog post I will share a variety of different bullet journal weekly planner spreads to help you celebrate the United State's Independence.

I plan digitally, using an iPad and the application GoodNotes and Bargain Depot Stylus 2 Pack from Amazon. Currently I am still using GoodNotes 4. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning.

My weekly layouts include a food log for each day. If you do not track your food feel free to change this tracker into a daily to do list, habit tracker, appointment scheduler or really anything that you need it to be.

For this first weekly spread I took a base layout with some highlighted areas and then added to it to fit more planner styles. The base for this weekly spread is perfect for those who have a more minimalistic planner style. For the purpose of transforming this spread with more and more detail I chose to start with a basic capital font, but recommend changing the font to match your particular planner style.

The first variation of this spread includes a light grey drop shadow to all of the boxes. The addition of the drop shadows not only adds dimension to the layout but it also softens the red and blue highlight of the text.

Similar to the first variation I added another drop shadow, but instead of it just being a highlight I went for a diagonal design. This is a more bold option compared to just the highlight.

To enhance this drop shadow for the next spread I added it to all of the boxes and also used red highlight to color it in.

 As you can see from this series of spreads you can take a base layout and add more color and design elements to make it match your individual planner style. For these weekly spread I used a traditional red and royal blue, but as you will see with the following spread you can change the shades of the colors to be softer and more pastel or deeper and more dark.

Another idea for a way that you could transform this base spread is to add clusters of stars into the corners of each daily box. I chose to not add a highlight color to them, but you could either use the same red and blue already in the spread or soften the doodles by using a light grey. Instead of stars you could also doodle a small firework burst into each corner.

When I was first thinking of the weekly spreads that I wanted to make for this blog post I knew I had to use a popsicle or bomb pop theme. When I think of summer and the 4th of July I think of backyard barbecue foods like popsicles. To make this spread fit the 4th of July theme I went with bomb pops because of their red, white and blue coloring. I knew I wanted the focus of this spread to be on the bomb pops, so I went with a layout that incorporated the popsicles into the daily dates. I chose to use a lighter shade of blue to soften the spread and to better represent the true blue color of the popsicles. As I showed with the last series of spread you can add more design elements like drop shadows to the boxes to further enhance the spread. On this spread I also showed you an idea of how you could write the 4th of July into Thursday's box.

For this next weekly spread I recycled a spread that I made for my Star Themed Weekly Bullet Journal Spread Ideas. I took the original spread and added a true red and a light navy to the existing design. I feel as through this spread is a subtle way to incorporate the holiday into your bullet journal.  Like all of these spread you could add more stars or take some away depending on what you think looks best. An idea for how to make this spread fit more with the whimsical planner style is to change the font to a more loose cursive with lots of loops and tails.

Like the last spread I recycled a spread that I made for my Star Themed Weekly Bullet Journal Spread Ideas blog post. For this spread I changed the light blue highlight on the stars to have one be red, one be a royal blue and one be a light grey to represent white. If I were to remake this spread I would add a light grey highlight to the corners of the daily food trackers to match the three dimensional feel that the stars have.

As I did with the first weekly spreads I also took this spread to the next level by adding more design elements. To make this spread even more interesting I highlighted the daily food log box according to the daily star. I also kind of made it look like the 4th of July threw up by adding maybe way too many shooting stars to fill the open/white space. But honestly I kind of like it. Obviously this spread is not going to be appealing to everyone, but I think it represents the happiness that the 4th of July brings.

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