I love bookmarks. My mother tells the story of when I was a child and I would save all the bookmarks I got from the public library so someday I would have bookmarks to give to patrons when I was a librarian. Aww, isn't that cute? My first job was at the neighborhood Carnegie Public Library, which was a block from our house. All the public school elementary classes came to our library every week because the school didn't have a library. One of my jobs was to make bookmarks for each kid in each class for each holiday. I would cut poster board, add a holiday sticker, punch a hole, cut yarn and tie it through the hole. Now I wish I'd saved some of them.
Needles to say, I'm a fanatic about using a bookmark when reading a book. I hate bent over pages and broken spines from laying a book open. We read a lot at our house, so we have bookmarks all over the house. If I'm in the middle of a book and can't find a bookmark handy, I will sit down at the craft table and make one from whatever supplies I have laying out. The little red bird bookmark was made from birds leftover from Christmas cards and other paper that was on the table. The other bookmarks I made from cards. The B Mine bookmark was the Valentine card I made Tim. So instead of looking at it and throwing it away, we can keep it. The blue and peach card was a birthday card from my friend Donna. And the other two were made from a beautiful winter card my friend Mary sent me.
You can never have too many bookmarks!