So it starts with “a celebration of life” and you put the loved one’s photo here
and the date of their birth and the date of their death.
Then you can go on to “the journey of their life”,
talk about the place where they were born, other places they visited along the way,
and their final resting place. Then you can have here their family tree,
Family history, family photos. Their favorite things like food, their sports,
favorite sayings. And their personal achievements, from their
education, their honors and awards, and creative projects.
You get the idea, it’s more than just a guest book,
it captures the whole memory of their life, the essence of their life.
And this part is about a legacy, what kind of legacy that they’d like to leave.
Their philosophy on life, their dreams, their goals,
The results of their ambition, their final wishes.
And their intentions to fulfill that legacy. This area is about love, of course you put
a photo there of the people that they loved, their first meeting, how the fell in love,
and what they learned from eachother. And here are memories of the couple.
And these are family memories. This is another idea that is included,
The book includes 50 cards, and what you do with these cards is that you
write your special memory on them at the service, and then these cards are incorporated
throughout the book with photos. And here’s another card,
They can be distributed throughout the book. As it relates to a photo.
This one happens to be written to Grandma Rose,
About the good time they had in Hawaii, And how they used to drink wine at sunset.
And more photos. And then it also is a guest book, it can be
used as a register book at the service, at the life celebration.
It’s nice that it has three rings on it because You can pull this out, and if there’s a crowd
of people, instead of everybody waiting in line, one
group can go over to one side, and sign it and other people can stay here
and sign the book. So it makes it go twice as quickly.
And then at the end, there’s a place that can be a journal,
Thoughts to share. And here’s an area where you can keep track
of what people donated, The name of who donated it, and the donation,
and if you sent them a thank-you note or not, you can keep track of that here.
And here’s an area for flower cards, for people who gave flowers you can put the cards
in here, and later go back and make sure that you sent them a thank you note.
And at the very end is another place to put the memory cards.
So hopefully you see that this is more than just a general book.
It’s a memory book to capture the essence of your loved one.