Bookish Treats!

We’re in full-on Thanksgiving Retreat preparation mode over here at Gracepoint Berkeley church, so I’m going to be “taking it easy” and featuring photos and videos this week. As an evangelist of great stories, as well as THE Story, I’m very excited about this year’s retreat theme of God’s Story, but I’ll stop there, and leave the rest for this weekend!

It warmed my heart to receive this bookish treat from Emily, the 1st grader (not a present from myself), who went to Boston with her family. I was pleasantly surprised to find this waiting for me on my desk. Bookmarks are wonderful souvenirs because you can always use one (unless you don’t read!), and they don’t take up much space in your suitcase. So unlike some other souvenirs, they are definite win-wins for both the giver and the receiver! 🙂

I especially love the curly details in the fancy post-it note. They show a lot of care and effort!

Do you use bookmarks? Proper ones, or do you make them out of scraps or post-its? Or do you turn down (aka. “dog ear*”) your pages?


*Confession: I often dog-ear my pages. Gasp!

5 thoughts on “Bookish Treats!

  1. Too cute. 🙂

    I never dog-ear the pages of a book. It feels sacrilegious to me for some reason. I have a feeling I got in trouble for it as a kid and I just don’t remember. 🙂

    I have a few bookmarks, even a few beaded ones I made, but sometimes I just pick up the nearest scrap or receipt to use when I forget to grab one.


  2. That’s soo sweet!
    My favorite bookmarks are the magnetic flaps that stay in the book if you drop the book.
    I usually use paper clips because they’re easy to find, but they also warp the pages.


  3. I also wouldn’t dog-ear my books. I made a lot of bookmarks growing up–my favorite was a laminated bookmark with my name written in Egyptian hieroglyphs.

    I remember getting a bookmark with our key verse on it at our 2008 winter retreat, and I still have it! I also saved some leftover flyers from past NSWNs and use those as bookmarks now.

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  4. I like folding down the corner of pages and opening the book to make the binding well-creased. Makes the book feel well-loved and read 🙂
    Although I do remember receiving and making some pretty cool bookmarks as well, such as that Egyptian hieroglyph one…


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