strange but true - LO pages at a viewing - dont call me crazy i thought of it many a times

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Posted 1/10/2013 by arelys1228 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 422,247
May 2009
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Posted: 1/10/2013 12:30:27 PM
i wld probably love to have my LO page of me at my viewing

i have seen collages but GOD FORBID someone dear to me that i know i wld def do a slide of their pages i have seens collages that were just put together with thumb tack and stuff

i heard a comedian once say as a joke that his gf took so many pix he was going to print them for his funeral

really LOL back to business what do you think

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PeaNut 60,064
January 2003
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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:50:31 PM
When my MIL passed away, I brought in a scrapbook of all the layouts I'd done with her in them. We also did the photo memory boards. Our funeral home does the digital slide show on TVs too.

People are really comforted by these items.


PeaNut 508,490
May 2011
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Loc: Illinois

Posted: 1/10/2013 2:11:53 PM
I had made a scrapbook of my dad's life for his 70th birthday. When he passed away last year (at age 73) I had the scrapbook out along with with photo memory boards I made. Everyone seemed to enjoy his scrapbook and a few people told me they learned some fun facts that they never knew about him. And I had some photos that people had never seen. So it turned out nice.


PeaNut 360,716
February 2008
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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:38:41 PM
When my mom passed in June we had picture boards too. The funeral home also did a video slide show and I even (GASP) had a friend take some pictures. None of the casket or body but she took beautiful pictures of the flowers and the friends and family who came out to celebrate my mom. I then took those photos to make a photo boom for my siblings for a Christmas gift.


PeaNut 89,251
June 2003
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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:46:01 PM
A dear friend's son passed away almost two year ago. She is a scrapper and I just told her to give me the pictures. I made a book with his pictures along with blank pages for his friends to write a message to him or the family. Her daughters did a Board also -

I think I'd love for some layouts to be there of me when the time comes, but I hardly do any of me ~ just the rest of the family!

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PeaNut 193,655
February 2005
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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:52:52 PM
When a very dear friend passed while still in HS, I made her mom a framed LO with mini pics of her drawn self-portrait and a poem she had written. It sat on a table during the funeral.

When my grandmother died, I couldn't find a picture of her and dd in my stuff, so I gave them a picture of the whole LO I had done of the two of them to put in the slideshow.


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July 2002
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:57:14 PM
I took 3 of my MIL's albums that I did for her to her funeral and the lunch after. I also did 3 LO's specifically to display at my grandmother's service.

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February 2005
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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:23:38 PM
I did a funeral program scrapbook style...I used digital scrapbooking elements. I have also done collages for funeral books using digiscrapping stuff.


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PeaNut 509,641
May 2011
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Posted: 1/10/2013 5:29:55 PM
My dad was 47 when he died unexpectedly. We had a celebration of life party instead of a depressing funeral. He was cremated. We took 5 of the tri-fold panels and filled it with pictures of his life. We also had a slideshow of pictures and his friends did a compilation video of his various skydives.

I later took the pictures down and scanned them since the majority weren't mine. I hope to make a book out of them one day.


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PeaNut 532,261
December 2011
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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:13:51 PM
My family job is to bring scrapbooks and make the picture boards for most showings at the funeral home. I think most family members are comforted by these photos. My grandmother passed away at 92...I searched until i found a photo of her with each of her 15 great grandchildren and filled one board with just those photos...those grandkids loved seeing those pictures of them with grandma when they were little. The scrapbooks were a hit with her friends and older family members who enoyed seeing "The life and times of Mary Perkins". I had made her a scrapbook starting with pictures of her parents from the early 1900's until the 1960s.

I selected the photos for my ex-husbands funeral and the funeral home was kind enough to put them together for the slideshow and the boards...I couldn't put the boards together because the time was limited and I had prepare the kids for saying goodbye.

The photos/scrapbooks also give people an easy subject to talk about when sometimes the words are hard to come by.

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PeaNut 93,152
June 2003
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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:19:44 PM
I think it is a great way to honor the death of someone you love. Picture boards, slide shows, scrapbooks, etc. are much more common now. As my parents and in-laws get older and have had a few health scares I hope to do some type of photo display when God calls them home.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 6:23:24 PM
A friend of mine lost her teenage son suddenly. She was an avid scrapbooker. She took her favorite layouts and displayed them around the room where he was being shown. It brought everyone comfort that viewed these as his death was so tragic.


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March 2002
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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:16:50 PM
When my cousin's son died at 18 months, I did a huge 36x48 scrapbook layout of his short life. She kept it and displays it a year later. It was very cathartic for me since my youngest is only 3 days older than her son.

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PeaNut 518,528
August 2011
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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:31:24 PM
I used both the scrapbooks that I made for my grandmother when she passed away and we did a small video at the end that had her famous motorcycle ride that she had done with her pastor just a few months before she suddenly became ill. She was 97 when she rode that motorcycle and happy as could be about it, she even had a princess wave as she rode off. it brought us all to tears and laughter

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December 2003
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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:34:46 PM
Old lady here. I've planned my funeral and my husbands, right down to the music and the party(s) after. No one knows what we want like we do, so we're not leaving it to chance. My book of me will be at mine. And since he doesn't scrap - my book of HIM will be at his.

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June 2004
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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:58:02 PM
I had created a layout of my mom wearing her cap and gown from her high school graduation and gave it to her for her birthday a few years back. My sister had it placed next to the guest book at the funeral home when she passed away 12/22. I was thrilled and honored to see it there. RIP mom <3 u always and forever.

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