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The 3 Things You MUST Include When Creating A Retirement Scrap book!

Running out of Scrapbook Ideas for Different Events? Think about putting together a retirement scrapbook for someone you love! It is important to create scrapbooks to remember special events and milestones in our life especially when it involves someone who's special to you!

Retirement is a milestone that should be celebrated! Aside from hosting a retirement party for your loved one, creating a series of retirement scrapbook pages will serve as a memory book anyone would love to have.

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A Retirement Scrapbook Is A Beautiful & Personal Gift

Quite often when a person announces his or her retirement, people give funny gifts, such as large print books with a magnifying glass, or the office might give a watch or some other special memento.

retirement scrapbook album will be a sentimental gift that the person will be happy to receive and cherish for years. As you begin to explore inspiring scrapbook trends and ideas, here are three things you must include for an awesome scrapbooking experience!

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1. Capture the early years.

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What jobs did the person have prior to the current one? Try to find a photo to document each job. You might not be able to obtain a photo with the person in it for some of the jobs but include a photo of the building or a picture of the town's name. You can even get the best photo by Googling an image of the place or even the logo of the business.

As you create different retirement scrapbook layouts of the early years, design layouts in chronological order. Journal the years that the person spent at each job, the location, and job title. If a person received any special awards or recognition during these years, jot it down. You may even include a rewards page for the work they have done.

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2. Include close co-workers.

Gather sentimental thoughts from previous co-workers. You may ask them to write a sentence or two about your loved one. In fact, why not include common nicknames you were once called at work. You may use these nicknames as titles for your pages.

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.

Quick tip for your retirement scrapbook inner pages

Here's a simple, yet clever idea. Adhere a background paper that looks like a cork onto a spread (two side-by-side pages). The cork will give the appearance of a bulletin board on your scrapbook page. This is a great theme to have for the rest of your scrapbook pages.

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Ideas for your retirement scrapbook:

Contact one of the co-workers and ask him or her to hand out 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 you, 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.

Ideas for a retiree's scrapbook:

Have them write common scrapbook quotes that the retiree is well known for. Ask co-workers to write about memorable information about the retiree like how he has the weirdest Monday outfits or the day the retiree went to work with a horrible cowlick.

How to decorate post-it notes on a scrapbook for retirement

Title the top of the scrapbook layout with "Farewell (Person's Name) or the office space". 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.

3. Create a fun "to do" theme retirement scrapbook layouts.

Celebrate the future in your retirement scrapbook. Scrapbooking your career for your retirement is an ideal keepsake for your long line of occupations.

When a person retires, it's a time of mixed emotions. After dedicating so many years to a job, for many people, it's sad having to say goodbye. Yet, the retiree is happy as he or she thinks about the good things that are yet to come. Remind the retiree of these good things by creating a lighthearted "to do" theme spread.
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Come up with a few ideas that you know that the person will want to do upon retirement. Maybe it's spending more time with the grandchildren, playing a lot more golf, volunteering for an organization, or moving to a warmer state.

For every one or two scrapbooking ideas, create a scrapbook theme. For example, if the person is looking forward to hanging out with the grandchildren, include photos of each grandchild. If he plans on golfing, make a fun page showing him swinging a golf club and riding in a golf cart. If need be, crop his face into existing pictures. He will get a good laugh! On the first page of this section, title the page "My New To Do's".

Final Food For Thought

As you work on creating a retirement scrapbook you'll come up with additional ideas as well. A scrapbook is such a special way of honoring someone and it truly comes from the heart. Include elements that will make the person smile, laugh, and experience happy tears. You might want to conclude the scrapbook with a special poem regarding retirement or better yet, your own special wishes for the retiree.


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