Junk journal

What shall I call my journals?

I’ve now sold 11 junk journals, I’ve got custom orders, and people have been asking if I have a website where I sell my journals.

So I’m looking at setting up a business and maybe even going to markets.

The only thing is people really don’t like the name junk journal. They look confused when I tell them I make junk journals and they picture something made from trash.

Yes, I upcycle unwanted books and give new life to them, but they are works of art. One-of-a-kind keepsake notebooks that are designed to inspire and every one of them is made with love.

Once people see my journals, they love them as much as I do, but they don’t want to call them junk journals.

I can totally understand this, and I want a name that reflects the beauty in these journals and the treasures they are.

Maybe I just call them journals. Would that work?

Then there’s the question of a business name. I want something that captures what junk journaling is all about for me: creativity, writing, memory keeping, inspiration, love. How do I capture that in a business name?

Or do I go for something that is more symbolic? E.g. I love blue butterflies and birds. So maybe Blue Butterfly or Bluebird or Fairy Wren?

I feel like I can’t start my business or website until I have a name.

Any ideas?

6 thoughts on “What shall I call my journals?”

  1. Your creations look beautiful.
    A suggestion for your journals could be Purposeful Journals.
    It is evident that each one is made with a lot of care and purpose and you also have quotes on some of them which I believe is to encourage people to fulfil a purpose so that’s my suggestion. Well done and good luck with your business!


    1. Thank you so much! Love that suggestion too. Definitely made with love, care, and purpose, and designed to be used with purpose.


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