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Memorial Bookmarks

Updated: Feb 2, 2019


Recently, I was asked to design and make 60 pressed flower bookmarks to be given as keepsakes for a memorial service for a 96 year old woman. Her daughter, who ordered the bookmarks and selected the quote and flower, explained that orange was her mother's favorite color and that books were a very, very important part of her mother's life. I was profoundly struck by the attention and thoughtfulness given by the daughter as she talked about her mother and selected a personalized momento that would bear the stamp of her beloved mother.

As I began working on these bookmarks I found myself thinking about this deceased mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and began feeling a connection to her. I imagined that if I had met her I would have liked her a lot; maybe we would have spent time talking about books or flowers or children.

It was a joy and honor to work on this project and I hope that all the recipients of this bookmark, will use the bookmark and be reminded of one special person who is no longer with them.

Get the pressed flower bookmark (B20) here.


I would be honored to create keepsake bookmarks for you for any occasion. Just select the flower design and let me know the text you would like on the bookmark

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