Title:Memory Books for Bereavement
Author: Marcelina Hardy
Full Text & Source: http://dying.lovetoknow.com/coping-grief/memory-books-bereavement
The Internet, Online, 20/11/2016
Memory books are the perfect way to remember a loved one who has died. They can hold some of the most precious memories and life stories of a special person in your life who deserves to be remembered. Whether you want to make one for yourself or give one to a friend who is grieving, you will be delighted at the powerful effects it can have on survivors.
Choosing a Memory Book
The first step in creating a memory book is to decide what type of book you want to capture the memories. Most people use either use a photo album or scrapbook, so what’s the difference?
Photo Album: Photo albums have several different ways to lay them out. You can put the photos in order from the earliest to the oldest one or you can start with the oldest photos so that the person viewing it can go from the present to past through the deceased’s life. Some individuals will write a memory on the back of the photos or on a small sticker to place on the front of the picture.
Scrapbook: For this type of memory book, you place pictures on a blank cardstock and can add embellishments to highlight the photos. Many people also journal on the page by writing about the feelings they have when looking at the photos or about the stories behind them…………….. ( I prefer scarp books as I like to write about the person and the photographs)
Journal Ideas for Your Book
Poems and Quotes
Feelings and Thoughts
Pass on the Gift of Family History
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Some people like to make bereavement boxes containing personal belongings of the deceased.