Retirement is a milestone that should be celebrated! Aside from hosting a retirement party for your retiree, why not celebrate their entire professional career from A to Z in a beautiful scrapbook album? 🤩
Quite often when a person announces their 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.
But a retirement scrapbook album will be a sentimental gift that anyone will be happy to receive and cherish for years! It's something that they can happily and proudly show to their kids and grandkids for a heartwarming story-telling and bonding time!
As you begin to explore inspiring scrapbook ideas design about retirement scrapbooking, here are three things you must include to create the best album for your retiree!
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1. Capture the early years
What jobs did the person have prior to their current job?
Try to find photos to document each job. The early years are most likely very special and memorable since these moments are usually filled with excitement and enthusiasm. Try to find photos of them in action with their workmates!
If you're not able to get these types of photos, include photos of the work building or a picture of the town's name where the retiree has worked before. Google can easily provide you with an image of the workplace or even the logo of the business.
Here's how to do this!
1. Go to Google Search.
2. Type the workplace location or name:
3. Then make sure you're in the "Images" tab of Google so you'll only see the images that you need:
4. Then download the pictures you need and print them on your photo paper!
Make sure you create your scrapbook pages in chronological order. This will help in the storytelling of the retirement scrapbook album. Anyone who will browse the album will be able to clearly see the journey of the retiree--from their very first job to their retirement day!
It will also be fun to browse through as it shows the transformation of the retiree from their younger and energetic self to their older and wiser years!
Lastly, don't forget to journal the retirement scrapbook album. Include some witty sentiments and titles like the following:
"I'm Not Old... I'm Chronologically Gifted!"
"Like a fine bottle of wine.... Aged to Perfection"
"The Golden Years"
"Souls Never Wrinkle!"
Then make sure you talk to their colleagues and find out about the following so you can add them to your pages!
✔ Their funny work habits
✔ Their work sayings
✔ Their embarrassing yet funny moments
✔ Their notable contributions at work
Then include the following for a more informative scrapbook album:
💼 Years Spent on a Job
💼 Job Location
💼 Job Title
💼 Special Awards/Recognition
Including these fun details in your journal will take the retiree to memory lane and help them recall and re-experience a special time in their lives.
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2. Include close co-workers.
From Co-Workers to Friends
Make it more personal by gathering sentimental thoughts from colleagues! Ask them to write a sentence or two about your retiree. You can specially ask them to write "thank you" messages to make your retiree feel more appreciated for everything they have done throughout the years!
Another tip is to include nicknames they were once called at work. You may even use these nicknames as a title for your pages for a quirky retirement scrapbook page!
3. Create a fun "To Do" theme retirement scrapbook layouts
As you work on creating a retirement scrapbook album, you'll come up with additional scrapbooking ideas as well. Note all of them and start creating awesome retirement scrapbooking pages for your loved one.
Creating a retirement scrapbook album is such a special way of honoring someone. 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.
Need more ideas for differently themed scrapbook albums? Here's more Scrapbook Ideas for Different Events so you'd always know what to put in your pages no matter the theme!