Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult times of our lives that we can go through, but their memory and stories will always remain dear to our hearts. Being able to go through all the photos of them, all those wonderful memories, is a great way to celebrate the life they had. Creating a memorial photo book for a loved one can be an emotional task, but we at FlipChap want to help you through this difficult time in order to truly create a book to remember and a lovely way to honor your loved one.
A memorial photo book will help you to preserve those precious moments you can share with your family and friends to look back on this fantastic journey your beloved had. This can also be an important way for everyone to come together and heal. Sharing stories of those that have passed on, whether they are sad or funny, can help you as a supportive group to grieve. Through our memories, stories we tell, and photos we share, the legacy they left behind will always live on.
The first step is always the hardest step and when it comes to creating a memorial photo book specifically, it will be emotional. Always remember your initial intention of why you are creating this album in the first place. To create a beautiful tribute album in their honor that showcases their life and once you see the final outcome, it will all have been worth it! We promise you this!
First of all, you want to decide on the different moments of time you want to showcase. This will help you to gather photos and information needed to create this photo book. If you are like us, we are sure you have a ton of photos yet we can't fit everything!
Especially if you prefer a Layflat Photo Album, having less photos will help the album to look more elegant. The memorial album is describing their whole life’s journey; the dash line that is in between the birth and death date. Deciding which chapters you will showcase can help to choose a specific time or moment to highlight instead.
Falling in Love
More examples of chapters you can feature:-
Once you have these themes, gathering and choosing from the array of photos will be much easier for you and will also help you to not worry about the specific time of your loved ones life. They can all be grouped together in this one chapter. Don't feel like you have to showcase these titles in the book itself. Whilst you can if you want, these titles are more to help you group the photos.
We understand that you may need to digitalize older photos and we suggest to have these photos properly scanned into your computer to make sure the quality of the pictures, especially the brightness and colors, remain as intact as possible. For scanned photos, they can be featured in the photo albums but it is best if they remain as smaller photos as enlarging them too much may cause them to be too blurry.
Once you have your chosen photos, we recommend to organize them into the chosen chapters and this will be easier to upload the folders into our editor to begin creating.
Whether this memorial book will displayed at the funeral, given as a gift to a family member, or a special book of remembrance for yourself to treasure, having a unique title on the cover will make it more personal.
If you want to have more than one personalized title, we recommend having the personal title, such as 'In Loving Memory' on a Handmade Box. This way, you can place their name and the dates on the actual photo book itself as well and the handmade box will keep the album more safe and secured to last for future generations to see.
Hearing stories about those that have passed on from others can help you to learn more about them, especially when it is a new story. It can show just how much of an impact they made on others and even though they will be dearly missed, the memory will always live on.
We recommend to leave a few empty pages at the end of the photo book for those that wish to leave messages or to write their stories there. Especially if the memorial book is also the funeral guest book. This will create a special space for these memorable messages to be looked upon with fondness.
Creating a memorial photo book as a gift for your family members or those that have lost a loved one recently will truly be the best gift for them during this difficult time. It becomes a piece of their loved one that they can treasure for years to come.
If you are creating a Hardcover Photo Book, you can dedicate the first page for a simple message to the person who is receiving the photo book. This can help to set the tone for the recipient and to know that even though times are sad, you are still there to help them through this.
For a Layflat Photo Album, the special message can be next to a beautiful photo of the departed that captures their very essence will be a wonderful way to start of the beginning of this memorial photo album.
Creating more than one tribute photo book can take more time to arrange. To help you with this task, you can simply 'Duplicate' your project and edit a few of the photos plus the first page message with ease. This can help you to save time yet allow you to further personalize this special album.