Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Bookmarks

As promised, and with at least an hour to spare, I give you holiday bookmarks. I'm giving these to my students and my kids' classmates this year. I'd stick them in the girls' stockings too, but then they would know that I'm Santa Claus. Thanks to Peanut Head, the girls still very much believe in the Fat Man.

What do you think of these little Santa stamps? I love Santa.

I have a thing for snow people too.

And you know me, I'd never turn down a cookie.

Now that you've seen all the designs, below are the jpgs. for the bookmarks. Don't forget to click on each of them to get the best resolution before you save them to your desktop. Otherwise, they might be blurry and that would probably make you mad.

If you need a refresher on how to turn out the finished product, go here.

When I posted the birthday bookmarks, someone asked me why the heck a bookmark needed a magnet, and I couldn't respond to the question because there was no e-mail attached to the commenter's profile. I hate that. People ask me questions all the time, and I can't respond for that reason, or because a commenter's blog is set to private, or worse yet, it's an anonymous comment and I don't even know who it is. How am I supposed to respond to that?

I really didn't come here to whine tonight. Sorry about that. Anyway, to answer the burning question, the bookmark doesn't need the magnets, they're just nice to have. Think about it.

You're having a hard time? Okay, I'll illustrate.

Peanut Head picks up my book with an average, everyday, garden variety bookmark in it, he yells "Go long, Clyde!" and he launches it across the room to the fictitious dog.

Now I ask you, is your average, everyday, garden variety bookmark going to stay put? 

No. It is not. It's going to jump ship the first chance it gets and then you will never be able to finish your book. Do you really want that?

I think not.

With the magnetic bookmark, the magnets cling to your page and they don't let go until you pull them apart. It's every magnet's dream. No lie.

I hope that clears things up. Enjoy the bookmarks!


  1. wow I asked and you are amazing!

  2. You are so sweet to go into such great detail and give the files. Love your blog.

  3. These are great! Thank you! Besides myself, I have several readers in the family that I'm sure would appreciate these bookmarks.

  4. That is just the cutest thing ever!
    Your students will love them!

  5. BEAUTIFUL Christmas bookmarks!!! Thanks for sharing.♥

  6. Awww...thank you talented woman! Hope all is well for you out your way!

  7. peanut head needs to go stand in the corner for mistreating a book like that!!! tsk tsk, mr. peanut head! Now we know how you got the name! ;)

    But thank goodness your bookmark was magnetic so you didn't loose your place!

  8. Totally loved your analogy! Crack up. Bookmarks are fantastic!!!

  9. Thank you!! These are so cute -- I don't know how you do it, but your blog is great! I've been printing off your recipes as 4x6 pictures. It's sooo easy and very very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I made these the other day for my girls' teachers and friend. They were so adorable and they loved them. Thanks so much! It was so fun being creative with your help!

  11. Printed on cardstock also makes a great Christmas card to put a gift card in last minute if you happen to forget a Hallmark Card!!!! AHHHHH. Thanks for saving my behind Jill!

  12. I'd say the magnets are what makes your bookmarks so neat! Little kiddos need them because they're always a mess and going five ways at once and this is the only way to keep their part marked.

  13. I just found your site, and I am 'glued' :-)
    I love your creativity and most of all your kindness for sharing!
    What software do you use to make the bookmarks?
    Thanks again!