Scrapbooking to Remember

J Geils Funeral Services


Scrapbooking for a Lifetime

We can keep hundreds of photographs on our technological devices, but having a physical record of these moments caught on camera is something unique. Scrapbooking is an excellent method to conserve photographs and honor the memory of a loved one who has died. Here are some suggestions for making a lovely scrapbook that may be passed down through the generations.

Collect your supplies

To begin, decide which photographs you want to print for your scrapbook. Reliving memories shared with your loved one while scrolling through photographs on your computer or phone is also a fantastic way to do so. Choose images of them that remind you of happy times. Make a folder with all of these photographs and submit them to be printed. You’ll also need a book and scrapbook paper, both of which may be purchased at any craft store.

Set Up Your Creativity Center

Scrapbooking may take up a lot of room, so set aside a spot in your home for it, such as an empty desk or a spare bedroom. Scrapbooking should be a peaceful activity, and candles and a warm blanket can help to create a soothing ambiance. Putting on your favorite music might also assist you in entering the creative zone.

Assemble each of the pages

Putting your photographs in chronological sequence is a great approach to put a scrapbook together that honors someone’s life. Four to five photographs can be shown on each scrapbook page. Each page will have its own theme whether you use photos from the same event, location, or time period. After you’ve organized your photographs, you may adorn them with stickers, gel pens, and markers, or any other decorations you choose. Writing captions for pictures that describe who is in the picture and what is occurring can help you remember each moment and pass the information on to future generations.

Tell your friends and family about it.

One of the most satisfying aspects of scrapbooking is being able to show off your hard work to friends and family. People who knew your loved one, as well as others who never met them, will enjoy reminiscing with you as they flip through the lovely pages you’ve prepared.

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To all the families who have supported and put their trust in me over the last 40 years as a licensed funeral director/embalmer there are some exciting changes coming.

I will be moving from Bensenville to a bigger office at 1199 S, Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village. My office will be situated in Grove Memorial Chapel, one of the many chapels to better serve and accommodate my families with their funeral concerns and needs.

I will also be able to conveniently meet you at your residence or one of the many funeral homes that I am associated with in the Northern Suburbs and Chicagoland areas.

I am available 24/7 by phone or if you would like to make an appointment please call Jim “Jimmy” Geils at J Geils Funeral Services NOT Geils Funeral Home at 630 247-6623 or email me at to discuss any of your questions. Please visit my website at

Thank you for your trust and continued support
James W. Geils