make your own bookplates

April 26, 2010

Here's a peek inside the front cover of some of Juliet's books. Notice anything? They all have SOMEBODY ELSE'S NAME in them! 

Poor kid. All her second hand books are pretty much filled with other kids' names and strange messages like this one:

You can probably tell by the large brown smudge, that the kids who used this book before Juliet did not heed it's advice. 

There are even a few books with MY name in them! I wrote this as a child--don't know how old I was, but evidently, I had some sort of secret code that I liked to add to the end of my name. I have no idea what that was supposed to be!

I cannot tell you how many times I have thought about ordering some bookplates with Juliet's name on them or even just sitting down one afternoon with a sharpie and writing her name in all her books, but it has never actually happened. 

So, when I saw this post by Christianne @ Little Page Turners about how to make your own book plates, I knew I had to share it with you! She walks you through how to create your own using some of your child's own artwork. And if that's not for you, she has a great list of free printable ones you can download! 

So now I really have no excuse. 

What do you do to personalize your children's books? 


Little Page Turners

I also wanted to mention her Love My Library Link-Up on Wed. May 12! It's a chance for you to share your local library with everyone. Head over to her site for all the details! I'm joining in and it's going to be fun!


Jenny said...

Great idea! When I started my book collection before Abby was born, I made address labels that just had my name on them. Now I wish I didn't, because they don't come off.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Thanks for the shout-out, and for the plug for the party! I love your kiddy signature with encoded last name... I remember how proud I was of being able to write my first name - all 11 letters!

Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up said...

We're going to join the Love My Library link up, too!

Janna said...

Sounds fun!

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