A pitcher and cup of cold brew coffee sitting on a table next to a book

 

Written by Samantha Watson

 

Growing up, I always made scrapbooks and albums. I had a scrapbook for my best friend, a scrapbook for my pets, an album for me as a baby, the list goes on.

 

I’m not alone, either. A lot of people enjoy saving memories and photos in some form of book — whether it’s an elaborate scrapbook or a simple album. It’s a good way to protect your pictures and those precious memories.

 

It’s no surprise, then, that photobooks have grown in popularity in the last few years. Sites like Shutterfly, Snapfish, and many others have popped up everywhere, allowing people to have whatever pictures they want printed into a book to keep on their coffee tables and bookshelves forever.

 

People have begun turning to these books rather than scrapbooks and albums because they take up less space and are easier to create, especially since people have begun storing photos digitally rather than keeping hard copies.

 

Some of the most common books are created for:

  • Weddings
  • Births
  • Graduations
  • Birthdays
  • Vacations

But one type of book that is sometimes forgotten is a memorial book for the loss of a loved one. While many have tried to make these hardcover books on their own, your funeral home can help them make one that really stands out.

 

Because our Social Tribute Walls allow family and friends to share photos, memories, and messages for their loved one, it’s much easier to get a variety of material to add to one of these photobooks. When a family makes a book on their own, they may not have all of these wonderful pictures and messages in their possession.

 

Creating one of these books through a third-party website also takes a lot of time, something your family likely has very little of when trying to plan a funeral. To make these books, they have to create an account, upload all the photos they want, place them on the different pages, choose themes, etc. Even then, they are missing a lot of personality.

 

By using Tribute Center, your funeral home can create one of these books for your families in less than 15 seconds. The Tribute Center Autofill Wizard places all Social Tribute Wall photos and condolence messages, all service and obituary information, and all Tribute eGuest signatures in the book, saving you a lot of time. After the book is created, you can easily go in and make any changes you want to make it more personalized for your family.

 

On top of being incredibly easy and fast to make, these books include features your family wouldn’t likely be able to recreate on their own. It’s more than just photos — it’s a book about their loved one’s life as told by their family and friends, and a record of the impact they had on their lives.

 

In addition to a hardcover copy, your funeral home also can share a digital copy of the book on the Tribute Wall of the family’s loved one. Families can then share the book on their social media sites, and family members and friends have the option of buying the book for themselves by simply clicking a button.

 

Check out a few examples of books our customers have created for their families by visiting these obituaries and clicking “View Now” on the Tribute Guestbook links:

 

Wright & Salmon Mortuary (Website here)

Tribute Memorial Care (Website here)

Chapman-Black Funeral Home (Website here)

Creating these books for your families is a great way to provide them with a keepsake that they will cherish forever. Let us show you how easy they are to make!

 

Do you already use this feature of Tribute Center? Share some of your examples in the comments below!

 

Interested in using Tribute eGuest? Call 866-372-9372 or fill out the form below to request a free demonstration!