Photo Album

The benefit of an album is that it’s easy to have it in the lounge on the coffee table i.e. it’s available to see at any time. Not just for you but for friends and family too. It helps people to talk about the deceased person and trigger positive happy memories of holidays, football matches, dance classes etc. An extra bonus is that friends can often recall something from a certain picture, which you weren’t even aware of, or had possibly forgotten. Allowing family members and close friends to write a comment under pictures also helps to build up a lovely supporting commentary about the person who has died. As you move forward the album might not be on top of the coffee table but on the shelf underneath. As you move further forward you might put it in the drawer under the shelf. It’s still close to hand but you may not be looking at it every day. You are actually moving along your grief journey and this is really positive for you. An album can also trigger tears when required…