Gather sentimental thoughts.
When a person has worked in one place for a number of years, you become "family" with co-workers. There are those who keep you laughing and encouraged during the stressful times and those who have quirky behaviors, such as whistling all day long, who you'll miss. Be sure to include information in the retirement scrapbook from these co-workers.
Here's a simple, yet clever idea. Adhere background paper that looks like cork onto a spread (two side-by-side pages). The cork will give the appearance of a bulletin board. Contact one of the co-workers and ask him or her to handout a blank post-it note to each close co-worker. Post-it notes come in various sizes and shapes so make it fun. Encourage the co-workers to write about a special memory, what they'll miss about the person, or happy retirement wishes. Writing needs to be on the front side of the notes only. Also ask the co-worker to take a close-up photo of each person.
Title the top of the scrapbook page with "Farewell (Person's Name)". As you begin to design your layouts, determine how many post-it notes you want per page. If need be, create a second spread. For each post-it note, adhere it to the page and attach a bracket to the top. This will look as though the note was attached to the "bulletin board". At the bottom of the note, attach the co-worker's face. Use a circular template to crop each photo. For most notes, the cropped photos will probably hang off of the note which is fine. Just try to overlap it a little onto the note.