Scrapbooking can help you heal during those times when you’ve suffered a loss, whether it’s the loss of a friend, family member, pet, home, job, or anything else you care about.
If this festive time of year brings you together with others who have suffered the same or a similar loss, collect their photos and thoughts together with yours on a layout, in a video, or using another form of artistic creation, making something you can turn to for comfort later. Who knows—you may even make a few friends you wouldn’t have otherwise!
Favorite Memories from 5.9.08 by Allison Davis, as seen in 101 Expert Solutions for Scrapbooking, p. 85.
Include the memories of others on your scrapbook layout, as Allison Davis did on this layout about the birth of her child.
If you’ve lost a family member, friend, or a pet, gather memories, photos, and stories from those who share your loss and make a scrapbook about the person or pet. Scan the pages, and share them electronically with all those involved.
If you’ve lost a home or job, talk to others who have been in your situation. Record the advice or comfort they give you as part of a layout that shows how the experience has affected you.
-Dorathy Gilchrist, associate editor
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