Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My Therapeutic Hobby - Making Bookmarks

Thank God for the joy of photography. I started to discover the beauties of God's creations in many wonderful ways recently when I started brisk walking. I enjoy my walks as I get to see many beautiful flowers, plants, birds and children :-)

When I started photography, I was thrilled at the advance technology of digital cameras that enables me to capture some of these beauties in God's creations and also precious moments with loved ones and friends. Thank God for this new hobby that is very therapeutic.

As I enjoyed making crafts and gifts for my friends, I used my photos and photos taken by my brother and friends, to make some bookmarks. Check out my Homemade Bookmarks Blog to download Free Bookmarks Templates and instructions on how to make simple bookmarks. Besides making bookmarks, I also enjoyed cross-stitch, making simple calendars and origami. Check out my Homemade Crafts and Gifts if you are also interested in making these crafts and gifts.

Making these crafts and gifts give me great joy and satisfaction. Thank God for the joy of sharing these gifts with my friends, and the joy of serving Him in this way.

I took these photo of the Orchid flower at Sentosa Flower exhibition at Sentosa Island, Singapore.



This flower’s actual name is Vanda Miss Joaquim. It was said to be first discovered in the garden of Miss Agnes Joaquim in Singapore in 1893. On 15 April 1981, this flower was chosen as the national flower of Singapore. Singapore has the distinction of being the only nation to have a hybrid as its national flower and whose distribution was confined to Singapore’s boundaries. This beautiful and enduring flower continues to show forth Singapore’s continual strive for progress and excellence in all aspects of life.

The official Chinese name for this flower is 卓锦万黛兰 (pinyin: zhuójǐn wàndàilán) meaning Orchid of Long-Lasting Excellence.

This Chinese verse is taken from Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever."

耶稣基督,昨日、今日、一直到永远 是一样的。希伯来书 13:8

If you are interested to make these Orchid Flower Chinese Bookmark for yourself or your friends, you can download these MicroSoft Word templates and make the necessary changes. I have 4 bookmarks in the template with different Bible verses.

Download Free Template : free-chinese-bookmarks-template-orchid.doc

You may wish to also check out my post on some simple instructions on how to make bookmarks.


These bookmarks are with English wordings and Bible verses. I have 4 bookmarks in the template and you can customized it to put your name or your friend’s name, if you wish to.

Download Free Template : bookmark-template-for-orchid.doc

You may wish to also check out my post on some simple instructions on how to make bookmarks.

Happy making your own bookmarks :-)

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