My teenaged daughter has discovered the coloring books that have become popular for teens (and adults) right now.
I have to admit, I've been tempted to rip out a few pages from her books and lose myself in them with colored pencils or markers. She guards her books too well though, so none have been nabbed yet. She has done some beautiful pictures, carefully tearing them out before she starts them and, when completed, neatly filing them in her treasured notebook.
I thought it might be fun to make a coloring "Christmas card" for friends that is actually a bookmark rather than a card. Something inside me hates the thought of a Christmas card getting thrown out, so I'm hoping a bookmark will be more practical and may have a longer lifespan. (Is it strange or does anybody else relate to feel a perplexing dilemma when it comes to Christmas cards? I can't keep them all forever, but throwing them away seems so sad. I loved looking through and cutting up my mother's old Christmas cards she kept rubber-banded in old shoe boxes...they seemed to hold a bit of the glitter of cheer from years gone by...)
Anyhow, I thought I'd share the bookmark here in case anybody else might enjoy coloring it.
Here is the colored version I did using Copic markers.
If you have paper-wasting issues like I do,
or "Christmas-can't-be-lost-to-trash-cans" dilemmas,
or if you just feel the love of coloring calling to you from days gone by,
this may be a happy choice for you.
Here is an image you may print up with four bookmarks on it.
As are all the printables I share on my blog, these are free for personal use, just not for resale.
You are welcome to use them in Sunday school classes or such as well.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas!