Tuesday, March 03, 2009

You can never have too many bookmarks!


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!

7 comments:

Iliana said...

What a cute story. And, yes I'm a fanatic about bookmarks too! I love collecting them.

Your bookmarks are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Melanie I LOVE your bookmarks.... that story is so YOU too... I'll have to suprise you with a book mark sometime my friend...
Judi

Anonymous said...

Hey hope this is a POTD one day...
Judi

Melissa Clifford said...

Love the bookmarks!! What neat gifts.

ashjoy said...

That is a sweet story. So are you a librarian now>?

ashjoy said...

Delete last comment. LOL That is a great story and I figured it out. How could I not know you were a librarian. LOL

Janel said...

I agree, you can never have too many! This batch is really cute and what a great idea to use special cards. I'll have to do that with some of my old cards!