Its graduation season and we’ve added two new charm bookmarks to the online store just for grads! Our graduation cap bookmark and a diploma bookmark make the perfect gift for any proud graduate:

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We have also done several custom bookmarks for schools and universities to give to their students at commencement, contact us today for a free quote on a custom bookmark for your organization!

Tea pot bookmarkWe were delighted when a local chapter of the Sistahs Sippin’ Tea Book Club chose our adorable teapot charm bookmark to give as a gift to their members at their April event.

But we were even more delighted when we received this lovely email from the event hostess Jacquii N. Leveine who ordered the hookmarks from us:

“Hi Michael,

I received the teapot/cup hookmarks today and am very pleased with the final product, the presentation, and the quick delivery of the order.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.  It is nice to know that there are companies that still value their customers’ business whether the order is big or small.  I will definitely recommend your  services to family, friends and colleagues. Thank you again :-).

Best Regards,
Jacquii Leveine”

We thank Jacquii so much for letting us know how well the bookmark gifts were received and are glad that the bookclub members have such an enduring keepsake of their event!

High Heel Shoe BookmarkWith the recent addition of so many charm bookmarks to the site, we thought it appropriate to give them a brand new category!

How are these charm hookmarks different than the “dangling hookmarks” you ask?

Good question.  The dangling bookmarks are regular bookmarks whose decorative top is soldered onto the hook and also have other decorative elements dangling from them such as a bead or a little cross, or Star of David.

The charm bookmarks have a hole through the hook and dangle from a jump ring much like a piece of charm jewelry. They are also irresistibly cute, like this very popular high heel shoe bookmark. We hope you agree!

Heart valentine's day bookmarkWith valentine’s Day just one week away we wanted to let you know about the new valentine’s day section we added to the store. There you’ll find hearts, photo frame bookmarks, flower bookmarks and other beautiful valentine’s day gift ideas.

Remember that if you’re shipping your hookmark directly to your valentine you can choose a free gift card to send with your order!

The last day to order for priority mail shipping is this Friday the 9th…

Hookmarks as Wedding Favors

Wedding logo bookmark in cloissoneOur bookmarks make incredibly elegant and memorable wedding favors - they are beautiful and practical, so not likely to end up in your guest’s junk drawer, or worse yet, their trash can! We have a few different choices for the bride and groom…

For maximum customization, couples can have us create a custom bookmark using their wedding monogram or logo. (see our epoxydome and cloissone custom bookmark styles.)

The other option is to choose from our hundreds of stock bookmarks and find a match for almost any theme. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, chances are we can get it for you easily, there are only so many styles we can show on our website, but we have access hundreds more. Below are examples of a few of our popular wedding favor bookmarks.

Starfish wedding favorShell beach wedding favor bookmarkwedding cake favorWedding bands favor bookmark photo frame wedding favor bookmarkheart wedding favor bookmark

Whichever type of bookmark you decide on, you will have the option to use our free white fold up box, or to upgrade to our deluxe gift box. The benefit of the deluxe gift box is that you can have us create a custom band that uses your monogram or matches your wedding colors or invitations like this one:

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If the deluxe boxes stretch your budget a little too much, don’t worry, there are other ways to incorporate bookmark favors into your special day!

Consider laying a bookmark on each placesetting just above the menu.

Or, a very practical use for hookmarks is to use them as both favors and table cards! A simple piece of cardstock printed with the guest’s name on the front can open to reveal their assigned table. Or, print the Bride and Groom’s name and wedding date on the front and write ‘Thank You’ or just leave the inside blank.  Below is an example of sunflower bookmark displayed in a garden themed favor tag:

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You can easily create these favor tags and customize them to compliment any theme and decor. To make things even easier, we’ve prepared a a few different MS word templates so all you have to do is print them out on your home computer (or bring them to your local kinkos) and cut!

Even the way you display the bookmarks can enhance your wedding theme, for example these galvanized containers filled with sand are the perfect way to display our starfish bookmarks for your beach themed desitnation wedding:

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For a rustic country themed wedding, fill a wicker basket with spanish moss and pick any of our nature themed bookmarks such as the the beautiful Elm Leaf shown here:

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As you can see, the possibilities are endless.  Browse through the stock bookmark section of our custom /wholesale website and request a quote or call us at 845-638-0495 anytime… and congratulations on your engagement!

Our bookmarks come in a really pretty gift box -  the presentation is quite beautiful and many of you choose to ship gift orders directly to the recipient. But there has never been an “official” way to designate that your order is a gift..until now!Valentine's Day Gift Card

We have created six complimentary vintage style gift tags for you to choose from to include with any order being sent directly to a second party.

Here’s how it works: After you have added a hookmark to your shopping cart, below the cart’s contents you will see an image and a link that says “Complimentary Gift Card”. Click on that image, choose a gift card style, then enter Your name, the Recipient’s name and an optional message. That’s it!

We tried to come up with enough styles of gift cards to cover most types of gift giving occassions, but please let us know if there’s something else you’d like to see added and we’ll do our best to make sure it happens.

We hate getting charged too much for shipping.. and we recognize that it can often be the deciding factor whether to purchase or not from our store.  We have been using UPS shipping within the continental US, but with gas prices on the rise, we’ve seen a corresponding rise in the price our customers have to pay for UPS ground delivery.

So we’ve decided to give the Postal service a try! With a priority mail flat rate envelope costing just $4.05, we figure most of you will be saving at least a few bucks on shipping, and for those of you on the west coast, it will arrive faster too.

We’ve left UPS as an option for those of you who need more extensive expedited shipping services such as 2nd Day Air. 

And here’s a little hint for our New York City customers:  since we are in such close proximity to the City, most UPS ground shipments will actually arrive overnight to Manhattan, so you may want to stick with UPS!

Hookmarks has a blog!

Stay tuned for news about our online store www.hookmarks.com such as new product announcements and our new (cheaper!) shipping options.

We will also feature case studies of some of the logo bookmarks we have designed for various companies and organizations.

And lastly, we will have some exciting decorative templates and ideas of how to use hookmarks as favors for your wedding, bridal or baby shower (coming soon!)

We’ve mostly just been waiting to have a place to put these little tidbits of info, so now that we do, there may be no stopping us…