These vintage bookplates are just the ticket to put in the books you’re planning to give the kids or grands. Books are such a long lasting gift… especially when they’re signed by you.
Book plates seem to be a thing of the past. I used to see them in old vintage books at thrift stores. Now, folks seem to grab them up quickly because they’re such collectors items. Designing these old vintage bookplates from old free domain artwork was fun.
Print these book plates on sticker paper (I use Avery)… or on a nice matte photo paper. If you use photo paper, apply a thin coat of glue to the back of the bookplate and apply it to the inside of the book.
My sister, Sheila, gave me a great idea that I thought I would pass on to you.
Make a memory for your kids or grands by recording yourself reading a book. Then… give the book and recording to your sweethearts. When you long gone… singing with the angels… it will be a prized possession for those left behind. (However, don’t leave anytime too soon.)
If you have a Mac… you can record in Garageband and burn disks. If your on a PC… there is free software at Audacity. This software is for Mac as well as PC. If you need a manual… which I always do… you can get one to help you over the rough spots. Actually… forget the manual and find one computer savy teenager and treat them to a burger for a little help.
Here a a few books my grands love. We read them over and over again. You can click on the book cover and it will take you directly to Amazon.
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