Holiday Journals

We captured these images after completing our first bulk order of Cageless Birds journals.  We were honored to handcraft 75 of our Little’s for Bethel’s Gather event in Redding, California.  This was our largest order to date, and our journal-makers were excited to take on the challenge.

Justina Stevens is the Art Director at A Place for the Heart and oversees journal design and production.  Justina loves creating with her hands and is often dreaming into new prototypes and products, designing and experimenting in the Art Studio.  Assisting Justina with journal production and prototype design are Lindsay Armistead, Allie Sampson, and Emily Pell who are all on staff with Cageless Birds.  We originally began selling handmade leather journals at Cageless Birds worship events, and with their increase in popularity, we added them to our online store in May.  Since then, we’ve been stitching an average of 20 journals a month and mailing them all over the world.   Creating these journals fuses our love for quality, handmade products with our heart to continue the dream of discipleship here at A Place for the Heart.  All of the proceeds from Cageless Birds journals go directly toward supporting A Place for the Heart and the ministry of discipling a generation.  

We hope to continue bringing you beautiful, handcrafted products.  With the holidays approaching, we are excited to announce that we will be stocking our store with many Limited Edition items.  These one-of-a-kind products will be released on our website in early December and we believe that they will make for unique and exciting gifts.  Our three current journal designs, The Writer, The Sojourner and The Little will also be available for purchase over the holiday season.  You can access our online store at, with journals featured in the Cageless Birds section.  For bulk orders or inquiries about custom orders, please email us at  We hope that you have a lovely holiday season, and we are so thankful for your support!  

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